Session I: Health Aide Training

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December 5, 2011 - Less than a minute read
Standing: Crystal Triplett, Kongiganak; Jaylene Pequeno, Chevak; John Nicori, Jr., Quinhagak; Kikiefer Myers, Pilot Station; Katrina Crane, Kwethluk; Myra Tuday, Emmonak. Seated: Carmen Brown, Aniak; Theresa Joe, Pitka’s Point; Alexandra Kerr, Chuathbaluk; April Mattson, Aniak; Janell Johnson, St Mary’s’ Annie John, Newtok. — Photo by Donna Bach

Becoming a health aide is a big committment, involving long training sessions in Bethel, away from home and family. During the four-week-long Session I, these new health aides have been focusing on basic history-taking and physical exam skills, filling out the Patient Encounter Form, learning how to use the Community Health Aide Manual, performing lab procedures, drawing blood, and mixing and dispensing the correct dosage of medicines—among many other things. Health aides are an invaluable part of the health care team in the Delta. Health Aides take care of the sick, the injured, the frail. Thank your Health Aide today!

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