ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

CPR & AED TRAINING

Health Care Provider CPR (First Timers)

Health Care Provider CPR Program Time: 4 hours

American Heart Association Health Care Provider program is designed for the medical care provider. This program teaches, One-Person CPR, Two-Person CPR, Child and Infant CPR, and all the related choking techniques. Also the various risk factors associated with cardiac disease. The text for this program is the Health Care Provider. You will receive your card the same day and it is good for 2 years.
We offer training for the three major companies; American Heart Association, American Red Cross & American Health and Safety Institute.

Steps to get Certified

  • Register online
  • Choose the course and enroll
  • Once you complete watching all the videos you will print the Certificate for Completion at the end of the videos and bring it with you to our office.
  • Instructor will show you the skills and watch you doing it (Skill Test Phase).
  • Write a Test and If passed Certificate is Awarded to you.

Health Care Provider CPR Program Objectives

  • The Chain of Survival
  • ABCs of CPR (adult, infants, and children)
  • Choking
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Bag Valve Mask

FIRST AID TRAINING

First Aid Program

First Aid Program Time: 4 hours

This is a nationally recognized program that meets the OSHA standard for first aid training. The program is also approved for daycare providers and security officers. The topics cover, Good Samaritan, emergency response, triage, patient exam, BSI, bleeding, shock, burns, strains, sprains, fractures, splinting, spinal injury, medical emergency, asthma, diabetic, seizure, allergic reaction, stoke, poisoning, plants, bites, stings, heat, cold, and specifics body injuries. This program can take as long as four (4) hours to complete due to the class involvement and questions. The card is good for two years.

Steps to get Certified

  • Register online
  • Choose the course and enroll
  • Once you complete watching all the videos you will print the Certificate for Completion at the end of the videos and bring it with you to our office.
  • Instructor will show you the skills and watch you doing it (Skill Test Phase).
  • Write a Test and If passed Certificate is Awarded to you.

MED TECH (CMT) MD

Certified Medication Technician-CMT (Maryland)

Certified Medication Technician-CMT Program Time: 20 hours

First Career Center’s Certified Medication Technician-CMT is a twenty hour program taught by a highly trained Delegating Nurse approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing to teach Medication Technicians. The Curriculum used is written and approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing. This program consists of training on medication administration and medication management. Within a training period of 20 hours, you will gain the required skills and know-how in performing the job of a medication aide. First Career Center trains its students in appropriate patient care and medication handling while exercising the highest regards to ethics and professionalism. We also ensure that each student attain full understanding of the limitations of their position, how to aptly respond to a demanding situation, and perform flexible backup without jeopardizing the patient’s health.
Classroom work/skills lab follows the state of Maryland’s regulations on medication administration. Hands-on training is the teaching device used by a professional pharmacology specialist to expose the trainees to high-quality training and instruction. For more information about our Medication Aide Training Program, please contact us.

 Responsibilities of a Medication Aide include the following:

  • Administer medications and provide care to patients in the home or in a facility.
  • Document patient condition changes and responses to medication.
  • Keep a record of the patient’s medication profile.
  • Keep the assurance of safety medication storage.
  • Monitor patient adherence to the medication cycle.

NURSE AIDE CERTIFICATION

Nurse Aide Training Program

First Career Center provides a comprehensive Nurse Aide Training program approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing. The program covers a syllabus consistent with the Board’s approved curriculum. The content includes theoretical lectures and well rounded hands-on skills training in the skills Lab to impact the necessary knowledge and skills required of a highly knowledgeable and competent Nurse Aide. The program is run by experienced professional instructors who are very knowledgeable and experienced in the field of Nursing. Along with various training resources, state-of-the-art skills Lab, modern instruction tools and equipment available, each student is given the best opportunities to earn their certifications in no time.

Direct patient care involves duties such as:

  • Personal Care
  • Assistance with mobility and transfer
  • Safe Bathing
  • Fall Prevention
  • Monitoring vital signs and blood pressure, pulse, and temperature
  • Providing Daily Reports to Supervising Nurse

A certified Nurse Aide can gain a career in health care institutions such as:

  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Nursing Homes or Long Term Care Facilities
  • Hospice Homes
  • Private Residences
  • Care Homes
  • Retirement Homes

PERSONAL CARE AIDE

Personal Care Aide or Home Health Aide Program

Personal Care Aide or Home Health Aide Program Time: 40 hours

Personal Care Aide or Home Health Aide Program is a 40 hour introductory program approved by the Department of Medical Assistance. Our program is designed to put you directly into a career as a Personal Care Aide. The combination of 40hours of Classroom & Skills Lab Work will provide the PCA with the basic tools to succeed in home care. A Personal Care Aide cares for patients in the home. Their work enables the elderly, disabled, and ill patients to live in their own homes rather than in a health care facility. With their help, patients can spend less time in the hospital, which not only reduces health care expenses, but also allows a patient to enjoy the comforts of their own home.

Perform assistive duties such as:

  • Range-of-Motion exercises
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Grooming
  • Transfers
  • Proper positioning of the patient

Sometimes includes light housekeeping chores such as:

  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Light cleaning

MEDICATION AIDE

Medication Aide Training Program

Medication Aide Training Program Time: 32 hours

First Career Center’s Medication Aide Training Program is approved by the Virginia Department of Gerontology and the Department of Medical Assistance. This program consists of training on medication administration and medication management. Within a training period of 32 hours, you will gain the required skills and know-how in performing the job of a medication aide. First Career Center trains its students in appropriate patient care and medication handling while exercising the highest regards to ethics and professionalism. We also ensure that each student attain full understanding of the limitations of their position, how to aptly respond to a demanding situation, and perform flexible backup without jeopardizing the patient’s health.
Classroom work/skills lab follows the DMA’s regulations. Hands-on training is the teaching device used by a professional instructors to expose the trainees to high-quality training and instruction.

 Responsibilities of a Medication Aide include the following:

  • Administer medications and provide care to patients in the home or in a facility.
  • Document patient condition changes and responses to medication.
  • Keep a record of the patient’s medication profile.
  • Keep the assurance of safety medication storage.
  • Monitor patient adherence to the medication cycle.

ACLS TRAINING

ACLS Certification

First Career Center offers the best, most efficient way to earn your ACLS Certification! Our course is fast and easy and designed to accommodate your busy schedule without compromising quality. Our hands-on approach will give you the confidence to lead the team in those critical moments. The instructors here at First Career Center are American Heart Association (AHA) Certified Instructors, authorized to administer the AHA, ACLS and BLS courses. Our Program Director is also an AHA Certified Instructor for ACLS and BLS. Unlike some on-line courses you might find, our program REQUIRES hands-on training to gain your AHA certification, which is in accordance with American Heart Association Program Administration guidelines. ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiac arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.
The new 2010 ACLS algorithm has been simplified and streamlined to emphasize the importance of high-quality CPR (including compressions of adequate rate and depth, allowing complete chest recoil after each compression, minimizing interruptions in chest compressions and avoiding excessive ventilation) and the fact that ACLS actions should be organized around uninterrupted periods of CPR.

 Learn at Your Own Pace

Because there is no classroom schedule, you have the freedom to study for the ACLS certification at your own pace on your own timetable. You have an unlimited amount of time to process our training materials in preparation for the exam of 50 questions and the Mega-code. Part-One is the CD-based cognitive component that allows users to work through the ACLS training curriculum at their own pace, on the computer of their choice. Upon completion of Part One, the student arranges a mutually convenient time with First Career Center’s ACLS instructor to take Part to at our office in Woodbridge, Virginia. OR visit www.onlineaha.org and take ACLS part-1 online code #90-1405 print and bring your certificate to part-two Part-Two is the very important skills verification process which can only be administered by an American Heart Association instructor trained in ACLS. It includes demonstration of skills competency in all learning stations and passing the CPR and AED skills test, bag valve mask ventilation skills test, the Mega-code test and a written test.
Upon successful completion of all the above, the student receives an AHA & ACLS course completion card valid for two years. If you wish to avail of our training programs and exercises, please send us a message today. Our training programs contain advance syllabus and the latest workshops and seminars. We would be glad to have you.

HEART SAVER CPR

Heart Saver CPR Program

Heart Saver CPR Program Time: 4 hours

The American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR Program includes Adult, Infant, Child CPR, and choking procedures. The text used in the program can be purchased or ordered at the end of the class if the student would like to have a reference book. This program can take as long as four (4) hours to complete depending on the skills of the students. You will receive your card the same day and it is good for 2 years.

 Heart saver CPR Program Objectives:

  • The Chain of Survival
  • Symptoms of heart attack
  • ABCs of CPR (adult, infants, and children)
  • Choking

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