In 2013, Holiday Health Care started SWIHSA not only to help shape the workers in our industry, but also to open an avenue of professional growth for our employees. Through SWIHSA, you can acquire three certifications: Personal Care Attendant (PCA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), and Qualified Medications Aide (QMA).
A Personal Care Attendant (PCA) helps patients with daily activities like eating, cleaning, bathing, and dressing. A PCA can fulfill most duties of a CNA, with the exception of any basic nursing services.
A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) provides direct patient care, assisting with activities of daily living, ambulation, and comfort and safety measures. Typical activities for a CNA include bathing and feeding patients, taking vital signs, changing linens, and other tasks relating to keeping patients rooms clean and safe.
The role of a QMA involves administering both prescription and non-prescription medications to patients and monitoring their reactions. All QMAs start as CNAs; once a CNA completes a certain number of hours of experience, that CNA can begin the QMA certification process. The certification process consists of approximately 100 hours of training in pharmacology and medication information.
To apply for one of our certification programs, click one of the links below!