Home Health Assistant Course


The HHA course is a 3-week course to prepare students to become a Home Health Aide and it is  designed to satisfy the Florida DOE

Please note: it is strongly recommended that you read the entire course before taking the exam. However, we understand that many of our students are already familiar with nursing skills and procedures. If you are familiar with the course material you can complete the course quickly and take the exam after registration in which case you may be certified within a few hours.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Nursing Procedures (20 Hours)

  • Proper Infection Control
  • Proper Hand Washing Proper
  • Glove Removal
  • Fire Safety
  • Emergency Situations
  • HIV/Aides Prevention
  • Food Born Illnesses Prevention & Kitchen Safety
  • Medical Error Prevention and Safety
  • Domestic Violence
  • Resident Rights
  • HIPPA Compliance

Lesson 2: Introduction to CPR (4 Hours)

  • Definitions
  • Scene assessment and appropriate response
  • A-B-C’s of Adult/Child/Infant CPR
  • Mechanics of Artificial Life Support
  • Fundamentals of human physiology (circulatory system)
  • What is expected during an emergency situations (including EMS response)
  • CPR Exam

Lesson 3: Introduction to Measuring Patient’s Vitals (20 Hours)

  • Medical Record Documentation and Legal Aspects
  • Measuring Pulse
  • Measuring Respiration
  • Measuring Blood Pressure
  • Measuring Blood Glucose Level
  • Measuring and Recording the content of Urinary bag
  • Measuring and Recording Vitals

Lesson 4: Assisting with Patient Hygiene (20 Hours)

  • Hair & Nail Care
  • Mouth Care
  • Denture Care
  • Partial Bed Bath
  • Assisting with Bedpan
  • Assisting with Medication

Lesson 5: Assisting a Disabled Patient (6 Hours)

  • Ambulation
  • Wheel Chair Transfer
  • Communication with Cognitively impaired clients

Lesson 6: Terminal Care (5 Hours)

  • Common Illnesses of the Elderly
  • End of Life Care
  • HHA Final Exam


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