Training Classes Offered by Dimensional Health Care Associates

DHCA training services successfully target all areas of safety and health, helping to educate the general public and medical service professionals as well. DHCA training is taught with specific industries in mind and can be customized to meet your needs. By facilitating a training center approach and providing professional instruction in the workplace and community, DHCA offers a wide variety of training classes.

Training's are conducted in a classroom and skills based setting to provide needed experience. Instructors have required certificates and experience for teaching.
 

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Choking Prevention and Dysphagia Diets / Basic Nutrition

The Diet Education course provides participants with basic nutrition training and the information necessary to have knowledge of special diets. Choking risk and altered consistency diet education provided.

Instructor:Registered Nurse and/or Registered Dietitian
Cost:$25
Length:3 Hours
Days Dates Times Registration Click to Register
MON March 5 11am - 2pm Open
MON April 9 11am - 2pm Open
MON May 7 11am - 2pm Open
MON June 11 11am - 2pm Open
MON July 9 11am - 2pm Open
MON August 13 11am - 2pm Open
MON September 10 11am - 2pm Open
MON October 8 11am - 2pm Open
MON November 5 11am - 2pm Open
MON December 10 11am - 2pm Open

Competency Course

This course is open to CMTs current on the Maryland Board of Nursing website and newly employed by Delegated Agencies.  Successful completion of this course along with successful completion of an in home practical examination by the delegating nurse and current CMT status on the Maryland Board of Nursing will provide the CMT approval from DHCA for oral and topical medication administration under the delegation of a DHCA nurse. This course includes a review of DDA specific rules and regulations as they pertain to medication administration, as well as a Competency Exam. 

Instructor:MBON Approved Registered Nurse Trainer
Cost:$Free to Delegated Agencies
Length:2 hours
Days Dates Times Registration Click to Register
WED February 28 2pm - 4pm Open
MON March 12 10am - 12pm Open
FRI March 30 10am - 12pm Open
FRI April 13 10am - 12pm Open
MON April 23 10am - 12pm Open
WED May 9 10am - 12pm Open
MON May 21 10am - 12pm Open
WED June 6 10am - 12pm Open
MON June 25 10am - 12pm Open
FRI July 13 10am - 12pm Open
MON July 23 10am - 12pm Open
MON August 6 10am - 12pm Open
FRI August 24 10am - 12pm Open

Medication Technician Training Program (MTTP)

The MTTP training course is a requirement for unlicensed staff to administer medications in a community based environment for all agencies that are licensed by the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) . This course encompasses the entire curriculum developed by DDA in which DHCA utilizes, lecture, hands on, case studies and practical applications to teach this course. Our faculty has been teaching the course since it’s inception, and has a long history of positive feedback by students, agencies and nurses that have taken the course. Upon successful completion of the course students will be Certified by the Maryland Board of Nursing as Medication Technicians (CMT).

Instructor:MBON Approved Registered Nurse Trainer
Cost:$180
Length:20 hours
Days Dates Times Registration Click to Register
TUE THU February 27 - March 1, 6, 8 - 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU March 6, 8, 13, 15 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU March 13, 15, 20, 22 4pm - 9pm Open
SAT SUN March 17, 18, 24, 25 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU March 20, 22, 27, 29 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU April 3, 5, 10, 12 4pm - 9pm Open
SAT SUN April 7, 8, 14, 15 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU April 10, 12, 17, 19 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU April 17, 19, 24, 26 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU April 24, 26 - May 1, 3 - 8am - 1pm Open
SAT SUN April 28, 29 - May 5, 6 - 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU May 1, 3, 8, 10 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU May 8, 10, 15, 17 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU May 15, 17, 22, 24 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU May 22, 24, 29, 31 8am - 1pm Open
SAT SUN June 2, 3, 9, 10 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU June 5, 7, 12, 14 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU June 12, 14, 19, 21 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU June 19, 21, 26, 28 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU June 26, 28 - July 3, 5 - 8am - 1pm Open
SAT SUN June 30 - July 1, 7, 8 - 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU July 10, 12, 17, 19 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU July 10, 12, 17, 19 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU July 24, 26, 31 - August 2 - 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU July 24, 26, 31 - August 2 - 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU August 7, 9, 14, 16 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU August 14, 16, 21, 23 4pm - 9pm Open
SAT SUN August 18, 19, 25, 26 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU August 21, 23, 28, 30 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU August 28, 30 - September 4, 6 - 4pm - 9pm Open

Skills & Bowels (Combating Constipation and Impaction) Combo

This course provides the student with a basic understanding of the path food takes throughout the body, defines constipation and impaction, lists high risk populations, provides prevention methods, reviews signs and symptoms as well as treatment measures and a discussion about possible consequences. The student will also be provided with the basic understanding of using the following skills....

Vital Signs
Blood Glucose Monitoring
Epipen Injector
Suppository Administration
Enema Administration
Inhalers
Diastat Administration
Thickened Liquids
Topical Medication administration
Hoyer Lift
Nebulizer

 

Instructor:
Cost:$10
Length:3 Hours
Days Dates Times Registration Click to Register
MON February 26 10am - 1pm Open
MON March 26 10am - 1pm Open
FRI April 20 10am - 1pm Open
FRI May 18 10am - 1pm Open
FRI June 15 10am - 1pm Open
FRI July 20 10am - 1pm Open
FRI August 17 10am - 1pm Open

Skills Training

  • Vital Signs
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Epipen Injector
  • Suppository Administration
  • Enema Administration
  • Inhalers
  • Diastat Administration
  • Thickened Liquids
  • Topical Medication administration
  • Hoyer Lift
  • Nebulizer
Instructor:
Cost:$20.00 (Free to Delegated Agencies)
Length:2 Hours
Days Dates Times Registration Click to Register
WED February 28 10am - 12pm Open
FRI March 9 10am - 12pm Open
FRI March 16 10am - 12pm Open
FRI March 23 10am - 12pm Open
MON April 2 10am - 12pm Open
WED April 11 10am - 12pm Open
FRI April 27 10am - 12pm Open
FRI May 4 10am - 12pm Open
WED May 16 10am - 12pm Open
FRI May 25 10am - 12pm Open
TUE June 5 10am - 12pm Open
FRI June 22 10am - 12pm Open
WED June 27 10am - 12pm Open
WED July 11 10am - 12pm Open
MON July 16 10am - 12pm Open
FRI July 27 10am - 12pm Open
WED August 1 10am - 12pm Open
WED August 8 10am - 12pm Open
FRI August 31 10am - 12pm Open

Two Year Clinical Update (Medication Class; MTTP)

The MTTP Two Year Clinical Update course is for those people who have successfully completed the initial MTTP Course, and is listed on the Maryland Board of Nursing Web site as a "Certified Medication Technician." This course provides a comprehensive review of the MTTP, provides didactic hands on review and incorporates updates of changes in the MTTP.

Instructor:MBON Approved Registered Nurse Trainer
Cost:$65
Length:4 Hours
Days Dates Times Registration Click to Register
FRI March 2 8am - 12pm Open
WED March 7 3pm - 7pm Open
WED March 14 8am - 12pm Open
SAT March 17 3pm - 7pm Open
MON March 19 8am - 12pm Open
WED March 28 3pm - 7pm Open
FRI April 6 8am - 12pm Open
WED April 11 3pm - 7pm Open
MON April 16 3pm - 7pm Open
SAT April 21 8am - 12pm Open
WED April 25 8am - 12pm Open
MON April 30 3pm - 7pm Open
WED May 2 8am - 12pm Open
FRI May 11 8am - 12pm Open
MON May 14 3pm - 7pm Open
SAT May 19 8am - 12pm Open
WED May 23 8am - 12pm Open
WED May 30 3pm - 7pm Open
MON June 4 3pm - 7pm Open
FRI June 8 8am - 12pm Open
WED June 13 3pm - 7pm Open
MON June 18 3pm - 7pm Open
SAT June 23 8am - 12pm Open
FRI June 29 8am - 12pm Open
FRI July 6 8am - 12pm Open
SAT July 7 3pm - 7pm Open
WED July 11 3pm - 7pm Open
WED July 18 3pm - 7pm Open
WED July 25 8am - 12pm Open
MON July 30 8am - 12pm Open
MON August 6 3pm - 7pm Open
FRI August 10 8am - 12pm Open
WED August 15 3pm - 7pm Open
MON August 20 8am - 12pm Open
SAT August 25 3pm - 7pm Open
WED August 29 8am - 12pm Open