CHHA : CERTIFICATE IN HOME HEALTH ASSISTANCE

Programme Type CERTIFICATE
Mode Open Distance Learning
School School of Health Sciences
Duration 0 Year, 6 Months
Medium ENGLISH
Specialization HOME HEALTH ASSISTANCE
Description

A Home Health Assistant (HHA) can be defined as a trained and certified health-care worker who provides
assistance to a patient in the home with personal care (as hygiene and exercise) and one who monitors the
patient’s condition. The Home Health Assistance (HHA) is a short duration skill based training program, with an
objective to develop a pool of trained workforce who can be employed to provide patient support and assist other
health care providers in home settings.
With the increase in non-communicable diseases, critically ill patients and accidental cases there is greater
evidence of requirement of home based assistance. Many home health assistants also work in assisted living
facilities, which provide independent living in a homelike group environment, with professional care available as
needed.
Outcome Objective:
The program aims at making a student competent to perform the following skills:

 Demonstrate Skills of general hygiene and grooming, bathing procedures and guidelines, mouth, eye, ear, skin,
hair, nail and foot care.
 Demonstrate Skills of feeding the patient, taking care of elimination needs and procedures.
 Demonstrate skills to enable geriatric/paralytic/immobile patient to cope with changes to their health and
environment including preventing risk of falls
 Demonstrate Basic Life Support, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and other actions in the event of medical and
facility emergencies.
 Practice infection control measures, promote safety, list usage of protective devices and right methods of bio
medical waste management at home level.

Eligibility

10+2 Pass

Fee Structure
Programme Coordinator Dr. Reeta Devi ; E-mail: chha@ignoui.ac.in

Course Details

Compulsory Courses
Course Code Name of Course Credit Semester
Year 1 Semester 1
BHT16 BASIC HOME HEALTH ASSISTANCE 4 1
BHT17 APPLIED HOME HEALTH ASSISTANCE 2 1
BHTL18 SKILLS FOR HOME HEALTH ASSITANCE 12 1
Year 1 Semester 2

Regional & Study Centre Details

Regional Centre Study Centre
BHUBANESHWAR 2137P: COLL OF NURSING,M.K.C.G MEDICAL (2137P)
ARMY-UDHAMPUR 5511: HQ 39 MTN DIV (5511)
VISHAKHAPATNAM 84015P: DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS HOSPITAL ELURU (84015P)
VISHAKHAPATNAM 84013P: DISTRICT HOSPITAL VIZIANAGARAM (84013P)
VISHAKHAPATNAM 84006P: OMNI RK HOSPITAL (84006P)