Hospital Care Assistant

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Hospital Care Assistant Training for Your Employees

The Hospital Care Assistant Program trains workers to assist the nursing staff in performing direct and indirect nursing activities; provide for the general comfort, safety and well-being of the patients; and support the general functions of the patient care team. The program also addresses how to prepare patients for treatments or examinations and monitor and collect lab specimens.

  • Prepares workers for roles such as hospital care assistant, nursing assistant, nursing aide, or patient care assistant. 
  • Includes wraparound learner support and access to instructors and coaches, ensuring your workers successfully progress through the training and excel on-the-job.
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What Your Learners Will Study

  1. Activities of daily living (ADLs) including cleaning and bathing patients, repositioning and transferring patients between beds and wheelchairs, and monitoring and reporting on patients’ health concerns and status.
  2. Assisting in patient lift equipment, fall precautions, and patient safety policies.
  3. Foundational medical terminology and body systems terminology that are used daily on the job.
  4. The importance of patient confidentiality, as well as understanding and closely following HIPAA guidelines.

Hospital Care Assistant Training Curriculum


Average completion time: 1-3 mo

The Hospital Care Assistant Training Program will teach employees the foundational skills and knowledge needed to be effective in the role on a daily basis. Online courses cover topics such as:

  • Patient communication and customer service
  • Patient confidentiality and HIPAA training
  • Medical terminology, including body systems and function
  • Use of adaptive equipment to support Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • OSHA and safe patient handling
  • Providing care for a variety of patients and situations, including assisting in emergency situation

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Our Proven Training Model

High-quality, online skills training for your employees

Online Delivery

  • Digital platform allows for studying any time, any where  
  • Content is available via computer, mobile device, or tablet  
  • 24/7 access to online resource library and knowledge base   

Engaging Content

  • Programs include simulations, videos, and virtual demos   
  • Varied learning methods help cement application of concepts 
  • Real-time feedback enables efficient mastery of material 

Robust Support

  • Self-service tools and unlimited multi-channel support 
  • Live and recorded webinars hosted by our faculty 
  • Access to peer-to-peer community of learners  

Real World Credentials

  • Training programs focus on today’s in-demand job skills  
  • Content developed by professional leaders in the field  
  • Courses align to industry certifications and accreditation 

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