Caregiving 3&4

automotiveTimings : Friday 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Duration : 10 Weeks
Fee : QAR 500.00
Uniform : QAR 30.00

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Providers serving vulnerable population, struggle to engage patients in their care and meet their physical, behavioral health, and other needs. Given that it has been a great challenge to render care to this group of individuals, many organizations nowadays, both private and public, offer rigorous training programs designed to hone potential caregivers. The job is not easy but with proper education and skills, coupled with the passion to care; this problem will at least be lessened if not solved.


The course is designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude of students in the care for patients especially those who belong to vulnerable population. It consist competencies that a student must achieve in order to provide care and support not only to infants/toddlers, but also to elderlies; manage and maintain healthy and safe environment at home, and provide care to people with certain medical conditions.


At the end of the course, the students would be able to:

    1. Understand the concept of growth and development for every age group.
    2. Make a sample meal plan tailored for specific patients.
    3. Provide care and support to patients belonging to the vulnerable population, infants/toddlers/elderly.
    4. Manage and maintain healthy and safe environment at home.
    5. Demonstrate safety skills in using assistive equipment and care for patients with special


The course structure for Caregiving 3&4 is composed of the following topics with corresponding sub topics in a ten-week timeline (3 hours per session).

WEEK 1 - Introduction to Growth & Development (3 hours)

        • 8 Stages of Development according to Erik Erikson
        • Stages of Life
        • Growth and Development Milestones (Physical, Intellectual, Social and Emotional )
    • Nutrition and Food Preparation 1: Introduction to Nutrition and Food preparation.
        • Basic Concepts of Nutrition and Hydration
        • Consumer Rights to food Preferences
        • Basic principles of food planning
        • Food labels
        • Food safety techniques
        • Special diets
    • Nutrition and Food preparation 2: Meal Planning.
        • Nutrition Information by USDA’s Myplate
        • Encourage healthy eating
        • Milk Storage and feeding guidelines
        • Reducing the risk of choking in young children at mealtimes.

WEEK 2- Baby care basics (3 hours)

    • Care of the infants/toddlers.
        • Lifting and Holding an infant.
        • Bathing and dressing an infant.
        • Cleaning umbilical cord.(infected vs. non-infected umbilical cord)
        • Cleaning circumcised / uncircumcised infant. ( infected vs. non-infected)
        • Changing Diapers (Normal vs. abnormal elimination pattern)
        • Preparing formula feeding and bottle feeding an infant.
        • Techniques for burping an infant.
        • Swaddling an infant.

WEEK 3- Geriatric Care (Care of the Elderly). (3 hours)

        • Changes in skin.
        • Heat stroke
        • Changes in elimination
        • Changes in respiratory system.
        • Changes in cardiovascular system.
        • Dehydration
        • Changes in bone and joints.
        • Preventing Falls
        • Changes in nervous system.
        • Promoting good sleep.
        • Accommodating poor balance.
        • Ideas on handling increased physical stress.
        • Ideas for exercise, meals and nutrition, speech and communication.
    • 18 Common Conditions affecting Elderly.
        • ALS Disease in Older Adults
        • Cerebral Palsy in Older Adults
        • Diabetes in Older Adults
        • Dysphagia in the Elderly
        • Heart Disease in the Elderly
        • Higher Cholesterol in the Elderly
        • Dehydration in the Elderly
        • Flu Complications in the Elderly
        • High Blood Pressure in Seniors
        • Hip Replacements for Seniors
        • Parkinson’s Disease in the Elderly
        • Pneumonia Risks for Seniors
        • Rheumatoid Arthritis in Old Age
        • Sleep Deprivation in the Elderly
        • Strokes in Older Adults
        • UTIs in Older Adults
        • Treatment Options for Older Adults with Chronic Conditions
        • Pain Management in Seniors
        • Physical Therapy for Seniors

WEEK 4- Home Environment Safety.(3 hours)

        • Cause of Accident at Home
        • Fall prevention
        • Proper storage of Hazardous Materials
        • Electrical Safety
        • Fire Safety

WEEK 5- Diabetic care (3 hours).

        • Diabetes
        • Types of diabetes
        • Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia management
        • Blood Sugar Monitoring
        • Insulin Administration

WEEK 6- Respiratory Care (3 hours).

        • Chest Physiotherapy
        • Anatomy of Respiratory system
        • Assessment criteria
        • 3 techniques of CPT
        • Safety Consideration and preventing complications of CPT.
        • Suctioning:
        • Nasopharyngeal Suctioning
        • Oropharyngeal Suctioning

WEEK 7- Feeding and Nutrition(3 hours).

        • Nasogastric Tube Feeding, Medication and skin care.
        • Nasogastric Tube Feeding
        • Types of Feeding, by bag, by syringe
        • Feeding and medication administration by bag and by syringe.
        • Skin care around NGT.
        • Problem during NGT feeding and First aid management.
        • When to call Healthcare provider.

WEEK 8- Elimination Care (3 hours)

    • Colostomy Care: Changing Colostomy pouch, Care of the periostomal skin.
        • Colostomy and types of ostomy.
        • Changing colostomy pouch.
        • Periostomal skin
        • Safety considerations in colostomy care.
        • When to call Healthcare provider.
    • Urinary Catheter Care: Changing urinary bag, skin care on perineal area, cleaning urinary bag.
        • Urinary catheter and its parts.
        • Indication of catheter care.
        • Changing bag
        • Cleaning bag
        • When to call Healthcare provider.

WEEK 9- Safety and Mobility (3 hours)

    • Assisting ambulation: Moving from bed to wheelchair/ wheelchair to bed.
        • Wheelchair, parts of wheelchair
        • Safety considerations
        • Assisting client in moving from wheelchair to bed(vice versa).
    • Assisting ambulation: Using cane
        • Cane
        • Types of cane
        • How to fit a cane
        • Assisting clients using a cane
        • Types of gaits
    • Assisting ambulation: Using walker
        • Walkers, types of walkers
        • How to fit a walker
        • Assisting clients using a walker
        • Types of gaits
    • Assisting ambulation: Using crutches
        • Crutch, types of crutches
        • How to fit a crutch
        • Assisting client using a crutch.
        • Types of gaits.



The delivery of training should adhere to the design of the curriculum. Teaching modalities that will be used are but not limited to the following:

  • Face to face and or online discussion
  • Self-directed learning
  • Video presentation
  • Role playing
  • Group activity
  • Demonstration


The evaluation should be done as following:

  1. Assessments:
    • After finishing the course, trainees are required to undertake assessment. The trainer should monitor the student’s progress through these assessments. Trainer provides the student with feedback where appropriate.
    • Assessments should include: group activity, role playing, individual written test and return demonstration. .
  1. Final Exam (Return demonstration)- at the end of the course, trainees are to return demonstrate the necessary competencies involved in this course. This will serve as their final exam Trainees are expected to reach a passing score of 75% or higher.


Total Passing Score for the Course is 75%

 Attendance & Behavior 10 % 
 Class Participation/Recitation  20 %
 Quizzes/Assignments  30 %
 Return demonstrations.  40 %


Note: After the successful completion of the Caregiving courses, the candidates will be awarded a certificate.

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