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The Triad Connection for Healthcare Education Courses

Nursing Assistant 1 

The Nursing Assistant I course is a state approved course which teaches basic nursing skills to the student. Such skills are required to provide personal care for patients, residents, the elderly and others requiring medical assistance in a healthcare setting. Emphasis is placed on patient safety and infection control, the aging process, communication, legal and ethical issues, patient rights, personal care, vital signs, elimination, nutrition, emergencies, rehabilitation, proper body mechanics and mental health. This course includes a clinical component.

 

Students are prepared to take the North Carolina Nurse Aide Competency Examination, a requirement for listing on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry. Upon successful completion of the exam, the candidate will be considered a Certified Nursing Assistant I (CNA I). TB Skin test and CPR certification are included in the class and required to take by all students even if they hold a current certification.

Enrollment Process

Contact us at 336.999.7123 to receive clearance for enrollment into the Nursing Assistant I course.

Cost:  $ 940.00

Fees Include: CPR and TB Skin Test

Fees Not Included:* 

  • Books (not included in registration fee) – Contact us for current textbook prices.

    • NC Nurse Aide I Modules

    • Nursing Assistant, I Program Policy Book

  • Uniform – purchase from a vendor of your choice with white closed-toed, non-porous shoes•

  • Background check and Drug Screen 

  • Stethoscope and blood pressure cuff (optional, but recommended)

  • State Certification Exam ($140.00) 

* All prices subject to change
 

Occupation Description

The Nursing Assistant Level 1 (NA1) plays an important role in patient care. As the front line care provider, NA1’s spend more time in direct contact with the patient than any other member of the health care team. Under supervision of registered and practical nurses, the Nursing Assistant provides basic nursing skills and personal care activities such as measuring vital signs and assisting patients with activities of daily living (feeding, bathing, moving, or grooming patients), and maintaining a safe environment for the resident/patient.

 

Recommended Courses and Skills (Technical Skills)

Nursing Assistant 1 candidates must have a high school diploma or GED and successfully complete a placement test with reading at a 10th-grade level and math at a 6th-grade level.

 

Criminal Background & Drug Screening Disclosure

Healthcare facilities that provide clinical experiences for Innovation Institute of Healthcare Solution require criminal background checks and drug screenings. The healthcare facility holds the right to deny a student admission into their facility based upon the information presented in the initial background check and drug screening process.

 

Medication Aide

This NC Board of Nursing approved course is designed to meet the training requirements to become qualified as a Medication Aide. It will cover the six rights of medication administration for non-licensed personnel. Topics will include medication administration via the oral, topical, and instillation routes, medical asepsis, hand hygiene, terminology, and legal implications. Upon completion, students should be prepared to take the competency exam and demonstrate the skills necessary to qualify for listing on the North Carolina Medication Aide Registry. 24 Hours (No Clinical)

 

Enrollment Process

Contact us at 336.999.7123 to receive clearance for enrollment into the Medication Aide course.

 

Requirements
  • High School Diploma/GED/High School Transcript or College Diploma/College Transcript (showing graduation date)

  • Picture ID

  • Documentation of successful completion of a state-approved NAI course in the past 2 years but does not need to be a NAI

  • Absences/tardiness are not allowed

To pursue Medication Aide position in a Skilled Nursing facility, current state NAI Registry certification is required.

 

Estimated Cost includes 
  • Registration: $350

  • Book: Medication Administration – A Medication Aide Training Course Included State Certification Exam ($55.00)

* All prices subject to change

 

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification for Healthcare Providers 

The BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

The BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants

  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components

  • Important early use of an AED

  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device

  • Importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR

  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

 

Cost:  Initial Certification $65.00,  Recertifications 55.00
 

Enrollment Process

Contact us at 336.999.7123 to enroll.

 

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for Healthcare Providers 

The AHA’s ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

For healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies and for personnel in emergency response.

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED

  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest

  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia

  • Airway management

  • Related pharmacology

  • Management of ACS and stroke

  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

Cost:  Initial Certification $245.00,  Recertifications $215.00
 

Enrollment Process

Contact us at 336.999.7123 to enroll.

 

Follow These Steps to Become an AHA Instructor

After being accepted by an authorized AHA TC, complete an Instructor Candidate Application for the TC before enrolling in an AHA Instructor Course.


Have current AHA provider status in the discipline for that Instructor Course and be proficient in all the skills of that discipline. Disciplines include ACLS, BLS, PALS, PEARS and Heartsaver.


Successfully complete the Instructor Essentials Course for the discipline for which you are becoming an Instructor, including both the online portion and the classroom/hands-on session.


Successfully be monitored teaching within 6 months of completing the hands-on session of their Instructor Essentials Course (TC Coordinators may require additional monitoring, if needed.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor Course  

The ACLS Instructor Course develops proficiency in teaching, organizing, coordinating and conducting an ACLS Provider Course. ACLS Instructors must have a firm working knowledge and understanding of the ACLS material. They are also expected to demonstrate in-depth detailed knowledge of current emergency cardiac care. Participants learn to design a provider course to meet the needs of a specific student population. Currently accepted principles of adult learning, the ability to sequence instruction, the use of interactive teaching strategies and evaluation of student learning and progress are essential facets of this course.

Student Teaching:

Course participants will be required to conduct an AHA ACLS Course after successful completion of the AHA ACLS Instructor Course. An IIHCS Faculty will monitor the student teacher. After successful evaluation the student teacher will be provided with a course completion card and two year certification as an AHA ACLS Instructor.

Cost:  $1,345.00 includes "how to market business" sessions, training site acceptance, ACLS classes to be monitored to complete the instructor process 
 

Enrollment Process

Contact us at 336.999.7123 to enroll.

Basic Life Support Instructor Certification  

This American Heart Association credentialed course covers instructor proficiency in teaching, organizing, coordinating, and conducting Healthcare Provider and Heartsaver Courses.  This course will cover the 2020 AHA/ECC Guidelines.


Instructor Manual, Training Site acceptance, Monitoring and Class Assistance, Equipment Rental
 

Registration Fee: $776.00

Enrollment Process

Contact us at 336.999.7123 to enroll.

Heartsavers CPR/AED/First Aid

This American Heart Association credentialed course covers first aid basics -

  • Medical, injury, and environmental emergencies,

  • CPR, AED and choking relief for adults, children and infants.

 

Learn the basic steps of CPR, use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and FBAO (Foreign Body Airway Obstruction) for victims of all ages. Receive instruction to recognize emergency situations involving heart attack, choking, respiratory and cardiac arrest in adults, children and infant victims. Instruction will be provided to manage life-threatening environmental emergencies, injuries and medical emergencies such as, seizures, allergies, diabetes, heat stroke and snake bites.

Upon successful completion, you will receive an AHA Heartsaver CPR/First Aid certification eCard which is valid for two years.

Cost:  Initial Certification $115.00,  Recertifications $90.00
 

Enrollment Process

Contact us at 336.999.7123 to enroll.

Heartsavers CPR/AED

If you are not a healthcare provider, this is the AHA certification course for you!

 

This course follows the current American Heart Association guidelines and designed to teach you the basic steps of CPR, use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and FBAO (Foreign Body Airway Obstruction) for victims of all ages. You'll receive instruction to recognize emergency situations involving heart attack, choking, respiratory and cardiac arrest in adults, children and infant victims.

No written exam is required for this course. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded the American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR certification eCard which is valid for two years.

Cost:  Initial Certification $65.00,  Recertifications $55.00
 

Enrollment Process

Contact us at 336.999.7123 to enroll.

Certified Foot Care Specialist

Requirements
• Currently hold an RN, DNP, NP, LPN, OT, PT, DPT, MD, or DO  

 

This Program is a complete training program for nurses and other health care professionals who are preparing to add foot care to their practices. The participants' received 25 hours of lecture and 20 hands-on proctored foot care which meets the WOCN & AFCNA didactic prerequisite for their Foot and Nail Care Certification exams. Successful completion.  This program presents approaches to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of selected foot problems in older adults and provides opportunities to observe and selected diagnostic and treatment procedures.  Topics include assessment and diagnostic testing of lower extremity neurological and vascular disease; Bio-mechanical physical assessment of the foot; assessment and treatment of pedal skin conditions; and toenail assessment and care.



Successful completion of this program meets the didactic eligibility requirement for the Foot and Nail Care Certification awarded by the WOCN & AFCNA.org.



For complete information on eligibility requirements for foot and nail care certification, visit the WOCNCB.org and AFCNA.org websites.

Course Format

Five Day Onsite workshop (Completes all the requirements to sit for the certification)
Involves lectures, interactive demonstrations and hands-on skills training 

$1,417.00 includes lunch

One Day Onsite/Classroom Workshop 


Involves lectures, interactive demonstrations and hands-on skills training.

$455.00 per 10 hours proctoring packages

One Day Virtual Workshop / Live Session (Starting in August 2022)


Involves lectures, interactive learning and visual training

 

Enrollment Process

Contact us at 336.999.7123 to enroll.