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 January 28 11am - 2pm Open
MON February 11 11am - 2pm Open
MON March 11 11am - 2pm Open
MON April 8 11am - 2pm Open
MON May 13 11am - 2pm Open
MON June 10 11am - 2pm Open
MON July 8 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 December 19 10am - 12pm Open
FRI January 4 10am - 12pm Open
MON January 14 10am - 12pm Open
MON January 21 10am - 12pm Open
FRI February 8 8am - 10am Open
MON February 18 8am - 10am Open
WED February 27 8am - 10am Open
WED March 6 8am - 10am Open
MON March 18 10am - 12pm Open
WED March 27 8am - 10am Open
FRI April 5 8am - 10am Open
MON April 15 10am - 12pm Open
WED April 24 10am - 12pm Open
MON May 6 8am - 10am Open
WED May 15 8am - 10am Open
FRI May 31 8am - 10am Open
MON June 3 8am - 10am Open
WED June 12 8am - 10am Open
MON June 24 8am - 10am Open
FRI July 12 8am - 10am Open
WED July 24 8am - 10am Open
MON July 29 8am - 10am 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
WED THU December 26, 27 - January 2, 3 - 4pm - 9pm Open
WED THU TUE January 2, 3, 8, 10 8am - 1pm Open
SAT SUN January 5, 6, 12, 13 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU January 8, 10, 15, 17 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU January 15, 17, 22, 24 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU January 22, 24, 29, 31 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU January 29, 31 - February 5, 7 - 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU February 5, 7, 12, 14 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU February 12, 14, 19, 21 8am - 1pm Open
SAT SUN February 16, 17, 23, 24 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU February 19, 21, 26, 28 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU February 26, 28 - March 5, 7 - 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU March 5, 7, 12, 14 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU March 12, 14, 19, 21 8am - 1pm Open
SAT SUN March 16, 17, 23, 24 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU March 19, 21, 26, 28 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU March 26, 28 - April 2, 4 - 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU April 2, 4, 9, 11 4pm - 9pm Open
SAT SUN April 6, 7, 13, 14 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU April 9, 11, 16, 18 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU April 16, 18, 23, 25 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU April 30 - May 2, 7, 9 - 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU May 7, 9, 14, 16 8am - 1pm Open
SAT SUN May 11, 12, 18, 19 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU May 14, 16, 21, 23 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU May 21, 23, 28, 30 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU May 28, 30 - June 4, 6 - 4pm - 9pm Open
SAT SUN June 1, 2, 8, 9 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU June 4, 6, 11, 13 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU June 11, 13, 18, 20 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU June 18, 20, 25, 27 8am - 1pm Open
TUE WED THU July 2, 3, 9, 11 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU July 9, 11, 16, 18 4pm - 9pm Open
SAT SUN July 13, 14, 20, 21 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU July 16, 18, 23, 25 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU July 23, 25, 30 - August 1 - 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:$$25 ($10 for delegated Agencies)
Length:3 Hours
Days Dates Times Registration Click to Register
WED January 16 10am - 1pm Open
MON February 25 10am - 1pm Open
WED March 20 8am - 11am Open
WED April 3 8am - 11am Open
WED May 22 8am - 11am Open
WED June 19 8am - 11am Open
MON July 15 9am - 12pm 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 December 19 2pm - 4pm Open
THU December 27 10am - 12pm Open
MON January 7 10am - 12pm Open
FRI January 25 10am - 12pm Open
WED January 30 10am - 12pm Open
MON February 4 11am - 1pm Open
FRI February 15 10am - 12pm Open
WED March 13 8am - 10am Open
MON March 25 11am - 1pm Open
WED April 10 8am - 10am Open
FRI April 26 8am - 10am Open
WED May 1 8am - 10am Open
FRI May 17 8am - 10am Open
WED June 5 8am - 10am Open
FRI June 14 8am - 10am Open
MON July 1 8am - 10am Open
FRI July 26 8am - 10am 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 21 8am - 12pm Open
FRI December 28 8am - 12pm Open
SAT January 5 3pm - 7pm Open
WED January 9 8am - 12pm Open
MON January 14 3pm - 7pm Open
FRI January 18 8am - 12pm Open
WED January 23 8am - 12pm Open
WED January 30 3pm - 7pm Open
FRI February 1 8am - 12pm Open
WED February 6 3pm - 7pm Open
SAT February 9 8am - 12pm Open
WED February 13 8am - 12pm Open
WED February 20 3pm - 7pm Open
MON February 25 3pm - 7pm Open
MON March 4 8am - 12pm Open
WED March 13 3pm - 7pm Open
SAT March 16 3pm - 7pm Open
WED March 20 3pm - 7pm Open
FRI March 22 8am - 12pm Open
FRI March 29 8am - 12pm Open
SAT April 6 3pm - 7pm Open
FRI April 12 8am - 12pm Open
WED April 17 8am - 12pm Open
MON April 22 8am - 12pm Open
WED April 24 3pm - 7pm Open
MON April 29 3pm - 7pm Open
MON May 6 3pm - 7pm Open
FRI May 10 8am - 12pm Open
WED May 15 3pm - 7pm Open
SAT May 18 3pm - 7pm Open
MON May 20 8am - 12pm Open
WED May 29 8am - 12pm Open
SAT June 1 3pm - 7pm Open
FRI June 7 8am - 12pm Open
WED June 12 3pm - 7pm Open
MON June 17 8am - 12pm Open
FRI June 21 8am - 12pm Open
WED June 26 3pm - 7pm Open
MON July 1 3pm - 7pm Open
WED July 10 8am - 12pm Open
SAT July 13 3pm - 7pm Open
WED July 17 8am - 12pm Open
MON July 22 8am - 12pm Open
MON July 29 3pm - 7pm Open