Building on the prior prerequisite course, you will further develop your understanding of health science. Starting with safety, you will analyze your responsibilities for ensuring patient and personal safety with special attention paid to emergency procedures. Infection control, first-aid, CPR, and measuring vitals are discussed in detail. You will also learn about numerical data, such as systems of measurement, medical math, and reading and interpreting charts. Finally, examine effective teamwork and leadership characteristics while building your employment skills.
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of bloodborne pathogens by describing bloodborne diseases, summarizing safety measures, and explaining the spread of infectious diseases in the community.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of employability in healthcare by summarizing professional qualities and behaviors, describing career goals, and creating elements of a career portfolio.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of healthcare team dynamics by describing multidisciplinary teams and explaining conflict management strategies.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of infection control by describing the chain of infection and explaining methods of preventing and fighting infections.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of math in healthcare settings by describing math terms and operations, converting among systems of measurement, and evaluating data visualizations. Ratings table
Students will demonstrate an understanding of safety in healthcare settings by describing patient and staff safety practices, explaining safety precautions, and summarizing responding and reporting procedures.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of vital signs of the body by identifying and assessing vital signs and explaining the importance of vital signs in emergency situations.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of technology in healthcare by describing types of technology used and explaining protecting patient information.
Unit 1: Health, Safety, Security
Unit 2: Infection Control
Unit 3: Bloodborne Pathogens
Unit 4: Signs of Life: Vital Signs and CPR
Unit 5: Data, Measurement, and Math
Unit 6: Technology in Healthcare
Unit 7: Teamwork and Leadership
Unit 8: Employability in Healthcare