Helping Hands Trade School of Maine - Health Occupation Training Center
Course Descriptions:
Helping Hands offers ongoing classes in the Healthcare field. These courses are designed or both entry-level positions and advanced training in specific occupations.
Personal Support Specialist (PSS)
A comprehensive course of instruction designed to cover aspects of personal care including: body mechanics, environmental safety, client transfers and ambulation, universal precautions, nutrition and homemaking. Successful completion of the PSS - I course qualifies an individual to provide direct care to consumers in Assisted Living Facilities, Residential Care Facilities Adult Day Care Programs, and Home Care settings. Students completing the PSS - I course and starting a CNA training program within two years, may receive credit for Modules 1 - 6 of the CNA training course. 50 Hr ($295)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
A course leading to State Certification, which includes 90 hours of theory and 70/20 hours of clinical/laboratory experience utilizing the prescribed curriculum approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing. ($995)
Certified Medication Aide (CNA-M)
A standardized, 120-hour medication course approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing, which provides the basis of understanding needed for CNAs to administer medications accurately and safely. The course is designed to teach experienced CNAs how to administer non-injectable medications to patients who are 14 years of ago and older under the direct supervision of a licensed registered nurse in long term care facilities and state mental health facilities. ($1200)
Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA)
A 40-hour course designed to teach Residential Care Workers to administer selected non-injectable medications in a Licensed Residential Care or Group Home setting. The course provides the basic understanding needed to administer medications and to document safely and accurately. ($295)

Phlebotomy
A 150 hour course which includes instruction of the proper techniques in performing venipuncture and capillary puncture and the collection of blood specimens for the purpose of laboratory analysis. The student will develop knowledge of infection control and safety procedures, understand basic anatomy and the physiology of body systems. Total lab/clinical time is 100 hours. Candidates must be at least eighteen years of age, earned a High School diploma or GED and will be required to have a health assessment, which will include but not limited to a recent TB screen and hepatitis B vaccination before the start of the clinical portion of this course. ($1600)

Dental Assistant
This is a 120-hour instructional course designed to give students the maximum 'hands-on' training and experience in the classroom and in actual dental offices with real patients. Course instruction will start with explanations of medical terminology, insurance and office procedures. The student will be tutored in Universal Precautions, Periodontics, OSHA requirements, First Aid and CPR. The student will also be instructed in preparations of amalgamates and other laboratory techniques. ($1250)
Certified Residential Medical Aide (8 Hour) Refresher
This is to provide the CRMA with the required 8-hour biennial refresher course for recertification as mandated by Sec. 5110.4 of the regulations governing the licensing and functioning of assisted living facilities. ($75)
Call or email us for information on our course offering including CPR, First Aid, or for custom-designed training programs for your facility staff, and special tuition rates for block training requests. You can also learn about High School accreditation and diploma services available through Helping Hands Trade School.

Helping Hands Trade School of Maine