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Certificate in General Duty Assistance CGDA

The General Duty Assistant (GDA) program is a short duration skill-based training program, with an objective to develop a pool of trained workforce which can be employed by hospitals and healthcare facilities to provide support to nurses, doctors as well as other healthcare team members in ensuring quality care to the patients. This program focuses on the acquisition of skills necessary to provide support by undertaking non-clinical tasks or the activities that have been directed by the healthcare team members. Every healthcare setting big or small needs GDAs to undertake and manage non-clinical activities within a healthcare setting (e.g. patient sample transportation, documentation, infection control and cleanliness). The
GDAs can progress to take up similar profiles such as Home Health Aide, Nursing aides and assistants, or can also have vertical progression by taking up more responsibilities such as GDA supervisor, Floor supervisor etc. after the adequate experience.

Outcome Objective:

The program aims at making a student competent to perform the following skills:

  • Demonstrate skills inpatient positions and use of assistive devices, Preparation of Patient care unit, skills in transporting a patient, handling of samples, drugs and linen and use and aftercare of equipment
  • Demonstrate skills General Hygiene and Grooming, bathing procedures and guidelines, mouth, eye, ear, skin, hair, nail and foot care, feeding the patient, taking care of elimination needs and Procedures
  • Practice infection control measures, promote safety and demonstrate right methods of biomedical waste management

Eligibility: 10+2 Pass

Medium of instructions: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; admission in both January & July cycle.

Fee Structure: Rs.6,000/- for full Programme.

No. of Seats: 20-30 in each Study Centre.

Programme Structure:

Course Code Course Title Nature of Course Credits Download
BHT-1 Foundation of General Duty Assistance Theory 4
BHT-2 Basic Needs of Patient Care Theory 2
BHTL-3 Fundamental Skills for General Duty Assistance Practical 10
Total Credits 16


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