Why become a Personal Care Attendant (PCA)?
Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, we recognize that people are eager to get into healthcare to help other people and we are here to support that calling and provide training. Becoming a PCA will allow you an opportunity to make a real difference in the life of a person suffering from an illness, disease or disability – similar to what a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) does. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training is on hold, but PCA training will get you into healthcare!
What is a Personal Care Attendant (PCA)?
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indiana State Department of Health has created a specialized training program to train healthcare workers called a Personal Care Attendant (PCA). This PCA position and training is a temporary accommodation to address work increases caused by COVID-19. A PCA can perform some of the resident care procedures for patients much like a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) would.
A PCA must be at least sixteen (16) years of age
PCAs will report to a Charge Nurse or Manager on Duty
What you will learn in Personal Care Attendant (PCA) training?
- Resident Rights, HIPAA, Abuse & Neglect
- Infection Control & Hand Hygiene
- Emergency Procedures
- Activities of Daily Living (including turning and repositioning a resident in bed, assistance with dressing/undressing, incontinence/perineal care, assist to toilet, & bed baths)
- Skin Care
- Oxygen Use
- Nutrition& Hydration
- Dementia Care
When is Personal Care Attendant (PCA) training offered?
Legacy CNA Training will be providing PCA training weekly during this COVID-19 outbreak.