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 December 4 11am - 2pm Open
MON January 8 11am - 2pm Open
MON February 5 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 November 29 10am - 12pm Open
FRI December 8 10am - 12pm Open
FRI December 15 10am - 12pm Open
WED January 3 10am - 12pm Open
FRI January 19 1pm - 3pm Open
WED February 14 10am - 12pm Open
WED February 28 2pm - 4pm 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 November 28, 30 - December 5, 7 - 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU December 5, 7, 12, 14 8am - 1pm Open
SAT SUN December 9, 10, 16, 17 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU December 12, 14, 19, 21 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU December 19, 21, 26, 28 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU December 26, 28 - January 2, 4 - 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU January 2, 4, 9, 11 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU January 9, 11, 16, 18 4pm - 9pm Open
SAT SUN January 20, 21, 27, 28 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU January 23, 25, 30 - February 1 - 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU January 30 - February 1, 6, 8 - 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU February 6, 8, 13, 15 8am - 1pm Open
SAT SUN February 10, 11, 17, 18 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU February 13, 15, 20, 22 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU February 20, 22, 27 - March 1 - 8am - 1pm 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
WED December 13 10am - 1pm Open
MON January 29 10am - 1pm Open
MON February 26 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
FRI December 22 9am - 11am Open
WED December 27 10am - 12pm Open
WED January 10 10am - 12pm Open
MON January 15 10am - 12pm Open
FRI January 19 9am - 11am Open
FRI February 2 10am - 12pm Open
MON February 19 10am - 12pm Open
WED February 28 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 December 1 8am - 12pm Open
WED December 6 3pm - 7pm Open
MON December 11 3pm - 7pm Open
SAT December 16 3pm - 7pm Open
WED December 20 8am - 12pm Open
WED December 27 3pm - 7pm Open
FRI January 5 8am - 12pm Open
WED January 10 3pm - 7pm Open
SAT January 13 10am - 2pm Open
WED January 17 8am - 12pm Open
MON January 22 3pm - 7pm Open
FRI January 26 8am - 12pm Open
SAT February 3 8am - 12pm Open
WED February 7 8am - 12pm Open
MON February 12 3pm - 7pm Open
FRI February 16 8am - 12pm Open
WED February 21 3pm - 7pm Open
SAT February 24 10am - 2pm Open