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 September 23 11am - 2pm Open
MON October 14 11am - 2pm Open
MON November 18 11am - 2pm Open
MON December 16 11am - 2pm Open
MON January 13 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
FRI September 27 10am - 12pm Open
MON October 7 10am - 12pm Open
FRI October 18 10am - 12pm Open
MON October 28 10am - 12pm Open
MON November 4 10am - 12pm Open
MON November 11 10am - 12pm Open
WED November 20 10am - 12pm Open
FRI December 6 10am - 12pm Open
FRI December 20 10am - 12pm Open
MON December 30 10am - 12pm Open
MON January 6 10am - 12pm Open
FRI January 17 10am - 12pm Open
WED January 29 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 September 17, 19, 24, 26 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU October 1, 3, 8, 10 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU October 8, 10, 15, 17 4pm - 9pm Open
SAT SUN October 12, 13, 19, 20 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU October 15, 17, 22, 24 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU October 22, 24, 29, 31 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU October 29, 31 - November 5, 7 - 8am - 1pm Open
SAT SUN November 2, 3, 9, 10 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU November 5, 7, 12, 14 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU November 12, 14, 19, 21 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU MON November 19, 21, 25, 26 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE WED THU November 26, 27 - December 3, 5 - 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU December 3, 5, 10, 12 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU December 10, 12, 17, 19 8am - 1pm Open
SAT SUN December 14, 15, 21, 22 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU MON December 17, 19, 23, 26 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU December 31 - January 2, 7, 9 - 8am - 1pm Open
SAT SUN January 4, 5, 11, 12 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU January 7, 9, 14, 16 4pm - 9pm Open
TUE THU January 14, 16, 21, 23 8am - 1pm Open
TUE THU January 21, 23, 28, 30 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 October 9 10am - 1pm Open
FRI November 8 10am - 1pm Open
WED December 11 10am - 1pm Open
FRI January 10 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 October 23 10am - 12pm Open
FRI November 1 10am - 12pm Open
WED November 13 10am - 12pm Open
MON December 2 10am - 12pm Open
FRI December 27 10am - 12pm Open
FRI January 3 10am - 12pm Open
FRI January 24 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
WED September 18 8am - 12pm Open
WED September 25 3pm - 7pm Open
MON September 30 8am - 12pm Open
FRI October 11 8am - 12pm Open
SAT October 12 3pm - 7pm Open
WED October 16 3pm - 7pm Open
MON October 21 3pm - 7pm Open
FRI October 25 8am - 12pm Open
WED October 30 8am - 12pm Open
SAT November 2 3pm - 7pm Open
WED November 6 8am - 12pm Open
MON November 11 3pm - 7pm Open
FRI November 15 8am - 12pm Open
WED November 20 3pm - 7pm Open
MON November 25 8am - 12pm Open
WED December 4 3pm - 7pm Open
MON December 9 8am - 12pm Open
SAT December 14 3pm - 7pm Open
WED December 18 8am - 12pm Open
MON December 23 8am - 12pm Open
MON December 30 3pm - 7pm Open
SAT January 4 3pm - 7pm Open
WED January 8 8am - 12pm Open
WED January 15 8am - 12pm Open
MON January 20 3pm - 7pm Open
MON January 27 3pm - 7pm Open
FRI January 31 8am - 12pm Open