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Allied Health and Nursing

Course Description

PATIENT CARE- is a series of two courses, Patient Care I & Patient Care II, offered to students who are interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare industry.  With the transition to Classroompathways and courses, the Patient Care Program course of study is based upon the Ohio Department of Education’s (ODE) 2013 Health Science Standards, more specifically the Health Science Career Field Courses of Patient Centered Care, Medical Terminology, Principles of Allied Health, and Lifespan Development & Medical Intervention; in addition to the standards for the various certifications- STNA, Phlebotomy Technician, EKG Technician, OSHA and AHA First Aid & CPR.  

These standards integrate common healthcare related principles into the curriculum while exploring components of various health career occupations.  In addition to the classroom and laboratory components both Patient Care I & II offer a clinical experience that offers real world application.  Ultimately, the goal of the Patient Care Program is to prepare students for entry level healthcare jobs and/ or act as a stepping-stone for further education in a healthcare related field.  

 What Students Will Learn

 Patient Centered Care Subject Code: 072050 Students will apply psychomotor nursing skills needed to assist individuals in meeting basic human needs. Students will implement interventions following a nursing assistant plan of care. Students will collect the patient's vital signs including temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure. Students will perform phlebotomy procedures with emphasis on infection prevention, universal precautions, proper patient identification, specimen acquisition, handling, and processing. Additionally, students will observe patients' physical, mental, and emotional conditions and document any change. Classroom

Medical Terminology Subject Code: 072150 

This course focuses on the application of the rules for constructing and defining medical terms with an emphasis on building a working medical vocabulary. Topics include using the appropriate abbreviations and symbols for anatomical, physiological and pathological classifications and the associated medical specialties and procedures. Students will decipher medical terms by identifying and using word elements with an emphasis on derivation, meaning, and pronunciation. The goal is for students to develop a working knowledge of the language of medicine that can be used to interpret and translate medical records & documents. 

Principles of Allied Health Subject Code: 072035 

In this, first course students will apply knowledge and clinical skills necessary to assess, plan, provide, and evaluate care to patients in varied healthcare settings. Students will apply first aid principles and techniques needed for response to choking, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and other life-threatening emergencies. Emphasis will be placed on regulatory compliance, patient safety, pathophysiology, and medical interventions. Additionally, this course introduces psychomotor skills needed to assist individuals in meeting basic human needs. 

Lifespan Development and Medical Intervention Subject Code: 072060 

Students gain necessary skills and knowledge to meet the needs of individuals from infancy through the human life cycle in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Topics include physical, psychological, and cultural variations associated with maturing and aging. Emphasis will be placed on regulatory compliance, patient assessment, patient safety, and medical interventions. Additionally, students use psychomotor nursing skills to assist in day-to-day patient care activities.    


Nurse Aide Training & Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP):

Completion of an ODH-approved NATCEP will provide the training needed to become a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA).

ClassroomOSHA 10 Hour General Industry (Healthcare): 

This training course provides training for entry level workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in the healthcare industry. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Students who successfully complete the training course receive an OSHA 10-Hour General Industry wallet card from the OSHA Training Institute (OTI).

American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver (HS) First Aid, CPR, & AED: 

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrive. Students learn duties and responsibilities of first aid rescuers; first aid actions Classroomfor various types of emergencies, including heart attack, stroke, external bleeding, broken bones, bites and stings.  Additional skills covered in this course include choking relief in adults, children, and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants.

National Healthcare Association Phlebotomy Technician Certification:

Phlebotomy Technicians are critical team members at hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and blood donor centers.  As a Phlebotomy Technician, you may perform some or all of the following tasks: Draw blood from patients and blood donors; Evaluate patients’ ability to withstand procedure; Explain blood-drawing procedure to patients and answer questions; Perform basic point of care testing, such as blood glucose levels; Prepare blood, urine and other specimens for testing; & Maintain medical equipment such as needles, test tubes and blood vials

National Healthcare Association’s Electrocardiograph Technician Certification:  

EKG rhythms provide important data for the diagnosis of heart conditions. These tests can be performed during physical exams, when cardiovascular problems are suspected, or in preparation for surgery.  

American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS):  

The BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED.  In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations to recognize and respond as part of a team in healthcare facilities.

American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver (HS) First Aid: 

HS FA is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrive. Students learn duties and responsibilities of first aid rescuers; first aid actions for medical emergencies, including severe choking, heart attack, and stroke; and skills for handling injury and environmental emergencies, including external bleeding, broken bones and sprains, and bites and stings