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Health & Safety Training

At ASU-Beebe, we strive provide standard health and industrial safety training for a broad range of workplace requirements. Our hands-on, direct engagement approach ensures satisfaction that the topic is covered thoroughly to improve worker safety. Our standard instructional formats currently include classroom lectures, audio-visual presentations, simulations, and practical assessments when applicable. The course overview below will provide a general summary of what is taught for each of the listed training events on our calendar.

The Nursing Assistant Program is offered on the Arkansas State University-Beebe Searcy campus.  The program integrates classroom theory with clinical education.  Classes are held on the Searcy campus and clinical rotations may be held at the Crossing at Riverside Nursing Facility, Oakdale Nursing Facility, and/or Unity Health.  

Program Overview

This course introduces the principles of personal and professional development including therapeutic communications, legal aspects, ethical concepts, and nursing responsibilities with emphasis on the patient, family, and co-workers. Included in this course is a study of growth and development, fundamental skills, principles, and attitudes needed to provide nursing care with skill, safety, and comfort for the patient. CPR certification is included in the program curriculum. The student will have the ability to meet environmental, hygienic, activity, and nutritional needs as well as specialized care for Alzheimer and dementia patients.

Enrollment Requirements

Step One: Provide Proof of Required Vaccinations

o   TB Skin test current through last day of class

o   Tetanus Shot, within the last 10 years

o   Flu Shot, within last 12 months (for classes meeting September through March)

Step Two: Complete Background Check Form with $35.00 fee

o   Misdemeanor convictions in the last five years, felony convictions in the last ten years, or ANY theft or battery conviction will prevent enrollment

Step Three: Tuition

o Pay $800 to secure seat in class (Career Pathways students must check with that office to assure they have completed program requirements)

Course Outline

Part I—Theory and Classroom Lab

Unit I:      Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Unit II:     Infection Prevention & Control

Unit III:    Safety & Emergency Procedures

Unit IV:    Promoting Independence & Respecting Residents Rights

Unit V:     Introduction to Resident Care

Part II – Classroom and Clinical Training

Unit VI:    Personal Care Skill

Unit VIII:  Basic Nursing Skills

Unit VIII: Cognitive/Behavioral/Social

Unit IX:    Basic Restorative Services

Part III – Classroom and Clinical Training

Barbara Broyles Alzheimer and Dementia Training Program

If you are considering Certified Nursing Assistant as a career, but would like to gather additional information about what it means to become a CNA, follow the link below. This resource provides information on where CNA's are hired, type of salary range you can expect, basic questions concerning requirements, and training involved to become a CNA. 

CNA Guide

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The Heartsaver First Aid course trains participants first aid basics for the most common first aid emergencies, including how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) and the 2015 AHA/Red Cross Guidelines for First Aid.
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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency medical procedure for a victim of cardiac arrest, or in some circumstances, respiratory arrest. Its purpose is to maintain a flow of oxygenated blood to the brain and the heart, thereby delaying tissue death and extending the brief window of opportunity for a successful resuscitation without permanent brain damage. 
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Many of the manufacturing partners that we assist in our area have positions available that require forklift experience. This course teaches the basic skills of operating a forklift through classroom instruction and by operating a forklift to determine practical understanding of the content taught during the class. There is a heavy emphasis on safety topics to promote responsible driving that can be applied in any situation. Some of the topics include a forklift equipment check, proper use of lifts, notifying pedestrians of your presence and how to properly assess weight distribution for loading elevated shelves.
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OSHA-authorized courses are designed to teach workplace safety and reduce jobsite hazards. ASU-Beebe offers this 10-hour training course as a convenient way for workers to learn about hazard avoidance, workers' rights, filing an OSHA complaint and more. This training can be used to make workers more knowledgeable about their rights related to workplace safety and health and overall workplace hazards. The OSHA 10-hour course is intended for entry-level workers. 

OSHA 10 training benefits include:

  • Promotes a culture of safety through peer training with those who have done the hands-on work, typically OSHA authorized trainers
  • Training is intended to be participatory, using hands-on activities
  • Trainers are able to tailor the training topics based on specific needs of their audience
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OSHA 30-Hour Training courses for General Industry teach health and safety awareness by helping supervisors and workers reduce the risk of workplace hazards. ASU-Beebe offers this 30-hour training course as a convenient way for supervisors or workers in leadership roles to learn about an expanded list of safety topics associated with workplace hazards, including the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of workplace hazards.

OSHA 30 training benefits include:

  • Identify potential safety hazards, e.g., lack of space around electrical equipment.
  • Reduce these hazards through proper handling of equipment, proper arrangement of the workplace, or donning the proper personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Eliminate these hazards in the future.
  • Report hazards to managers to create a safer work environment for all.
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For additional information, please contact 501.207.6249 or 501.207.6213.

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