Every day, AFSCME home health care members provide vital services in their homes. For our members, these homes are their workplaces –each with unique challenges.
Safe Patient Handling – Offered daily, 5/23 – 5/27, at 9:00 AM at the locations below.
The patient-handling training is specific to the needs of home health aides. Students will learn proper body mechanics so they do not injure themselves when handling, transferring and re-positioning patients. They will also learn how to use gait belts, slide sheets, mechanical lifts and transfer boards to assist in such common transfers as wheelchair to toilet, bed to wheelchair, bed linen changings and other day-to-day activities.
Workplace Violence Prevention – Offered 2:00 PM Monday – Thursday, 5/23 – 5/26, at the locations listed below.
In this class, students will learn to adopt workplace violence prevention strategies used in facilities to the home health setting. The training will have three core parts, including identifying hazards in the home, developing crisis intervention skills and post-violence event response. Students will be involved in group activities, role-plays and a unique mapping exercise.
*Please note: The Working with Chemicals and the Bloodborne Pathogens & Infectious Diseases classes have been cancelled.
CLASSES & LOCATIONS
LyndonvilleMay 23rd Lyndon State College Burke Mountain Room 1001 College Lyndonville, VT
BrattleboroMay 24th Marlboro College Graduate Center Rooms 2-E and 2-C 28 Vernon Street Brattleboro, VT
RutlandMay 25th United Methodist Church 71 Williams Street Rutland, VT
WinooskiMay 26th & 27th O’Brien Community Center 32 Malletts Bay Ave. Winooski, VT
Classes are offered 9 am – 1 pm and 2pm – 6pm
To register, call 802-855-2853, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit AFSCME.org/vt-safety-class