Allied Health Assistant 1a: Introduction
Are you passionate about helping people and making a difference in their lives? Explore your options by learning how to properly care for your patients and provide for the administrative needs of healthcare. Learn to prepare exam room, schedule, bill, and document all while solidifying your professional skills in communication, privacy, safety, and ethics.
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of the role of an allied health assistant by identifying allied health assistant positions, explaining responsibilities and practice guidelines, and describing the importance of communication skills in a healthcare setting.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of safety in allied health care by describing safe spaces and explaining safety equipment and public health entities.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of hygiene by evaluating methods for assisting patients with hygiene and by describing the role of an occupational therapy assistant in movement and hygienic care.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of assisting patients with their daily living activities by assessing nutrition needs and describing elimination and dressing concepts.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of ambulation by explaining mobility concepts and by describing rehabilitation practices.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of a patient’s mental health by defining mental illness, explaining the use of pharmaceuticals, and describing the benefits of assistance animals.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of a lifetime of care by explaining stage of life care and comparing complementary and alternative medicine.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of medical office administration by describing clinical responsibilities and explaining administrative responsibilities.
Unit 1: From Classroom to Clinical Rotation
Unit 2: Safety First: Individual and Public Responsibilities
Unit 3: Helping Patients With Hygiene
Unit 4: Helping Patients With Eating and Dressing
Unit 5: Helping Patients With Ambulation
Unit 6: Mental Health, the Patient, and Furry Companions
Unit 7: Care Across the Life Span
Unit 8: Medical Office Administration