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Continuing Care Assistant

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You will be introduced to the Continuing Care Assistant's role in assisting with special procedures. You will learn the concepts of delegation. You will learn how to carry out basic measurements, perform simple treatments and be introduced to client assessment. You will also learn the Continuing Care Assistant’s role in assisting clients with medications.

Students must attend an on-site 4-hour lab.

Prerequisites: Admission to the CCA program


This course currently has no offerings.

You will receive a basic introduction to body systems. You will study the structure of organs and systems in the human body and how they function efficiently.

This course currently has no offerings.

In the home/community services clinical setting, you will work under the supervision of a buddy or a staff member. You will demonstrate employability skills, comply with agency policies and procedures, communicate effectively, provide basic client care and ensure client and personal safety.

You must be assessed by the program head for practicum readiness prior to registration.

40 hours/41 weeks
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 7, 2016 - June 24, 2017
Registration deadline: May 1, 2017
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$221.00ClinicalCRN: 201609-151
In a long term care setting, you will participate in a supervised clinical experience following the hours of work of that clinical site. You will provide care for clients who require assistance with activities of daily living.

You must be assessed by the program head for practicum readiness prior to registration.

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 7, 2016 - June 24, 2017
Registration deadline: May 1, 2017
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$515.00ClinicalCRN: 201609-150
In a long term care setting, you will participate in a supervised clinical experience following the hours of work of that site. You will assist clients who require personal care/comfort.

You must be assessed by the program head for practicum readiness prior to registration.

Prerequisites: admission to the Continuing Care Assistant program.


Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 7, 2016 - June 24, 2017
Registration deadline: May 1, 2017
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$515.00ClinicalCRN: 201609-149
Your studies will address causes, stages and behaviours of dementia, behaviour mapping techniques and interventions that promote optimal level of functioning.

No class April 8 (Saskatoon)

45 hours/9 weeks Additional costs: Course materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
May 29, 2017 - August 25, 2017
Registration deadline: June 9, 2017
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$465.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201604-34
You will learn how those with dementia are assessed and how to intervene in emergency situations. You will discuss environments and issues related to institutional care placement and the impact dementia has on families.

This course currently has no offerings.

Your studies will cover death and dying in the Canadian context. You will study the basic needs and interventions of the dying client. You will also cover grief, the grieving process and the impact of life threatening illnesses on the family members.

This course currently has no offerings.

Formerly Communication Skills. You will utilize a communication framework to facilitate a helping relationship with your clients.

Saskatoon and Regina students are required to attend a 2-day weekend lab; travel costs are your responsibility. Prince Albert students will be in class Nov 1, 9a-4p.

18 hours/9 weeks Additional costs: Course materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 26, 2017 - May 31, 2017
Wed - 6:30-9:30 pm
Room: 106
Registration deadline: May 2, 2017
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$275.00ReginaCRN: 201603-764
You will learn the physical, social, intellectual and emotional aspects of human growth and development from infancy to old age. You will also study the effects of aging on society.

This course currently has no offerings.

You will develop employability skills through the study of interpersonal communications theory and applications in the workplace. Learning outcomes include the importance of self-awareness and self-esteem, perception problems, verbal and nonverbal messages, listening skills, creating positive communication climates and resolving interpersonal conflict.

The online course uses an asynchronous tool, allowing access to course material at any time convenient for the student. High-speed internet is recommended.

Additional costs: Text
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
May 20, 2017 - June 17, 2017
Sat - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: May 20, 2017
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$334.50Prince AlbertCRN: 201604-815
You will learn normal nutritional requirements based on Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide. Course content also includes exploring how to maintain optimal nutritional balance for your clients.

This course currently has no offerings.

Formerly Communication in the Workplace (COMM 198). You will learn written and oral communication skills required in the workplace. The course content includes basic medical terminology, message communication, observing and reporting on client’s status, client and personal work plans.

This course currently has no offerings.

You will have the opportunity to become skilled at assisting clients in meeting personal care needs. You will study infection control, body mechanics, bed making, grooming and dressing, oral care, foot and nail care, feeding clients, bowel and bladder care, turning and positioning clients and range of motion exercises.

Course materials must be purchased before first class

This course currently has no offerings.

Your studies will focus on the goals and philosophy of Health Care Services in Saskatchewan. You will learn how these goals are reflected in the activities of the agency and on your role as a caregiver. You will learn about your role in providing care services within a multicultural dynamic setting. The course content also includes interprofessional work environments, personal health, employability skills, and types of abuse (for example: caregiver, neglect and abandonment, sexual and financial).

This course currently has no offerings.

You will acquire the theory and develop the skills needed to help clients meet their needs in the post acute care phase. This may include post surgery or following other recent illnesses your clients may have encountered.

Print students are required to attend a 4-hour lab in Saskatoon or Regina; travel costs are your responsibility. Prince Albert students will be required to attend a lab on Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9-3 p.m.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Continuing Care Assistant program.


This course currently has no offerings.

You will participate in professional assault response training to provide you with defensive and preventative skills. This workshop is delivered in accordance with the Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health (SASWH) standards. Students must attend the full 12 hours and perform all required skills to qualify for the PART certificate.

Participants should wear long sleeved clothing with belted pants and low heeled, closed toe shoes. Clothing should be chosen with the understanding that it may be damaged during practice of physical interventions.

12 hours Additional costs: SASWH PART manual & workbook. Manual should be purchased and reviewed prior to class.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
June 3, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Sat - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Sun - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: June 2, 2017
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$195.00ReginaCRN: 201604-109
You will learn how to promote client independence in a safe, comfortable and pleasant environment. Course content includes fire safety, emergency response, and WHMIS.

15 hours Additional costs: Manual
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
June 5, 2017 - August 18, 2017
Registration deadline: June 19, 2017
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$195.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201604-36
Your studies will focus on the basic needs and interventions of clients with disruptions in their sensory organs, body systems (e.g., cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neurological and endocrine) and body functions (e.g., genital-urinary and gastro-intestinal).

Prerequisites: Admission to the CCA program.


45 hours Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
May 29, 2017 - August 25, 2017
Registration deadline: June 9, 2017
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$465.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201604-37
Your studies will cover the basic needs and intervention of clients with infectious process, cancer, altered mental abilities, disruption in mental health, alcohol dependency and drug dependency.

Prerequisites: Admission to the CCA Program and


30 hours Additional costs: Manual
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
May 18, 2017 - June 20, 2017
Tue, Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 250
Registration deadline: May 11, 2017
No classes Feb 21, 23, 2017
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$335.00Prince AlbertCRN: 201604-38
You will participate in activities to move and position clients/objects in health care settings using minimal physical effort and maximizing the use of mechanical aids and equipment. The course focuses on client/caregiver safety. Upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a Transferring, Lifting, Repositioning (TLR) re-evaluation wallet card.

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
May 13, 2017
Sat - 8:00-11:59 am
Registration deadline: May 5, 2017
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$95.00ReginaCRN: 201604-708
May 13, 2017
Sat - 1:00-4:59 pm
Registration deadline: May 5, 2017
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$95.00ReginaCRN: 201604-709
June 11, 2017
Sun - 1:00-4:59 pm
Registration deadline: June 2, 2017
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$95.00ReginaCRN: 201604-104
June 17, 2017
Sat - 8:00-11:59 am
Registration deadline: June 9, 2017
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$95.00ReginaCRN: 201604-710
June 17, 2017
Sat - 1:00-4:59 pm
Registration deadline: June 9, 2017
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$95.00ReginaCRN: 201604-711
May 6, 2017
Sat - 1:00-4:59 pm
Room: 419
Registration deadline: May 5, 2017
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$95.00SaskatoonCRN: 201604-802
May 6, 2017
Sat - 8:00-11:59 am
Room: 419
Registration deadline: May 5, 2017
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$95.00SaskatoonCRN: 201604-803
You will participate in activities to move and position clients/objects in health care settings using minimal physical effort and maximizing the use of mechanical aids and equipment. The course focuses on client/caregiver safety. Upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a Transferring, Lifting, Repositioning (TLR) certificate.

You are encouraged to wear scrubs but if you don’t have any, please wear clothes that allow ease of movement that also have appropriate coverage.

8 hours No additional costs in Regina.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
May 26, 2017 - May 27, 2017
Fri - 6:30-9:30 pm
Sat - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 106
Registration deadline: May 25, 2017
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$195.00ReginaCRN: 201604-108
June 3, 2017
Sat - 8:00 am-4:59 pm
Registration deadline: May 26, 2017
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$195.00ReginaCRN: 201604-707
June 10, 2017
Sat - 8:00 am-4:59 pm
Registration deadline: June 2, 2017
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$195.00ReginaCRN: 201604-99
May 13, 2017
Sat - 8:00 am-4:59 pm
Room: 419
Registration deadline: May 12, 2017
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$195.00SaskatoonCRN: 201604-798
May 14, 2017
Sun - 8:00 am-4:59 pm
Room: 419
Registration deadline: May 12, 2017
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$195.00SaskatoonCRN: 201604-799
May 27, 2017
Sat - 8:00 am-4:59 pm
Room: 419
Registration deadline: May 26, 2017
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$195.00SaskatoonCRN: 201604-800
May 28, 2017
Sun - 8:00 am-4:59 pm
Room: 419
Registration deadline: May 26, 2017
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$195.00SaskatoonCRN: 201604-801
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