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My Experience Becoming a Health Care Aide (& Advice for New Students)

Feb 12, 2019 10:35:40 AM

Susan Zirk in her health care aide scrubs, in Selkirk, Manitoba.

Updated June 2021

Are you considering becoming a health care aide, and wondering if you'd be a good fit for the role?

Looking to switch jobs, but don't want to spend years re-training? You're definitely not alone.

Susan Zirk was working a high-pressure finance job when she started looking around for other options. She wanted to do something with more meaning - work that actually helps people and feels rewarding.

Finally, she took the plunge and signed up for Health Care Aide training at Herzing College Winnipeg.

Now she's living a completely different life, working for a home-care company that helps seniors life safely and independently in their own residences.

We checked in with Susan this week to see how her new career is going, and learn more about her experience becoming a Health Care Aide. Read on for the highlights!

Health Care Aide Training: Top 5 CPR Myths & Mistakes

Nov 8, 2017 11:01:38 AM

Health care aides work on the front lines of health care, and support patients of all ages. They assist children coping with debilitating medical conditions, adults with special health care needs, and elderly patients striving to maintain independence in their homes or long term care facilities.

CPR and First Aid certification should be included in any reputable, high-quality health care aid training program. Students must be prepared to intervene in cases of emergency, and know how to perform potentially life-saving procedures on patients of all ages.

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