Programs

Healthcare Education

Coming soon in 2022

Personal Care Aide (PCA) Training Program

For participants who desire to enter the medical field as caregivers and companions, TAP offers PCA training which will allow them to gain positions in nursing homes, home health care companies, hospitals, etc.  The PCA curricula is developed based on the requirements established by the state of Virginia. Upon completion of the training, participants will take an exam for certification.

The PCA training includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Taking vital signs
  • Accident prevention
  • Personal care
  • Rehabilitative services
  • Respite care

Certified Medication Aide (CMA) Training Program

For participants who are seeking employment in assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, drug clinics, group homes, shelters, etc., the position may require them to administer medicines.  TAP will offer CMA training which will allow them to meet this requirement. The CMA training curricula is developed based on the requirements of the state of Virginia. Upon completion of the training, participants will take an exam for certification.

The CMA training includes the following:

  • Preparing, administering, and maintaining medications
  • Assisting clients with self-administration of prescribed medications and aseptic techniques
  • Knowledge of basic pharmacology
  • Proper documentation
  • Administration of the following: oral medications, ear drops, nasal drops, topical preparations, eye drops and ointments, transdermal patches, nebulizer treatments, soaks and sitz baths, inhalation therapy products, and EpiPens.
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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Program

For participants who desire to enter the medical field in an entry level position, TAP will offer CNA training which will allow them to gain positions in nursing homes, home health care companies, hospitals, etc.  The CNA curricula is developed based on the requirements established by the state of Virginia and consists of a 120-hour course which is a combination of theory, skills lab, and clinicals. Upon completion of the training, participants will take an exam for certification.

The CNA training includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Safety and Infection Control
  • Taking Vital Signs
  • Personal Care Procedures
  • Communication and Interpersonal Relationships
  • Exercise and Activity
  • Admission, Transfer, and Discharge Procedures
  • Care for Clients with Special Needs
  • Dementia and Memory Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Nutritional Requirements and Techniques