- Nurse Aide Theory/Lab
Mandatory Ohio Department of Health (NATCEP) curriculum includes: safety; infection control; personal care; mental health; care impaired; residents’ rights; communication; data collection; basic nursing skills; role and responsibility; disease process; and older adult growth. In addition students gain valuable skills through hands-on lab experience taking vital signs/blood pressure; dressing/feeding dependent residents; catheter care; abdominal thrusts; basic activity planning/dosage calculation/medical terminology; safe transfers using walkers, gait belts and mechanical lifts. Students must obtain 80% to pass.
- Nurse Aide Clinical Experience
Gain hands on experience in a long term care facility putting into practice skills successfully demonstrated in Nurse Aide Theory/Lab. Students must obtain 80% on skills clinical check-off in order to pass.
- Healthcare Provider CPR
Learn how a healthcare provider performs basic life support (adult/child/infant) and AED in a variety of healthcare settings.
- First Aid
Manage illness and injuries within the first few minutes of their occurrence. Students will receive a Pass or Fail grade and a course completion card upon passing.
- Medical Terminology
Learn prefixes, suffixes, word roots, common abbreviations and pharmaceuticals used in medical language. Topics include medical vocabulary terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions and treatment of selected systems. Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as related to selected body systems and pathological disorders.
- Clinical Medical Assisting
This course instructs students in hands-on patient care. Students learn nutrition; patient education, history, interviews and documentation; vital signs and measurements; basic physical exams/assisting; instruments, sterilization and reprocessing; minor office surgery prep.; emergencies and basic clinical assessment; medical asepsis, infection/disease control, health promotion, rehabilitative medicine and therapeutic modalities. Clinical skills required for a variety of physician specialty offices will be identified.
- Medical Assisting Externship
Students apply clinical, lab, and administrative skills in a medical facility under the supervision of facility personnel or the instructor. Emphasis is placed on enhancing clinical and administrative skills necessary for effective patient care and professional communications and interactions. Students complete a total of 180 hours of externship between STNA clinical experiences, Phlebotomy and Medical Assisting externship.
- Orientation to Medical Assisting
Learn the history of medicine; roles/duties of the medical assistant; professionalism, communication, human relations, attitudes and behaviors expected in the healthcare environment; and types of facilities that employ medical assistants.
- Anatomy and Physiology
Learn the structure and function of the human body. Gain understanding of tissues and organs that make up body systems; body systems, functions, diseases and symptoms, diagnostic tests, disorders, diseases, treatments, medications and wellness.
- Medical Law and Ethics
This course covers legal relationships of physicians and patients, contractual agreements, professional liability, malpractice, medical practice acts, informed consent, and bioethical issues. Emphasis is placed on scope of practice, legal terms, patient's rights, liability, code of ethics, documentation, consent, HIPAA, release of information and standard of care as they apply to medical assisting.
- Pharmacology for Medical Assisting
Course focuses on preparation, dosage calculation and various methods of administration of medications. Students also learn proper documentation, identifying, spelling, and recognizing adverse reactions/interactions of the most commonly used medications in a physician’s office.
Students are introduced to and practice EKG terminology, lead application and procedures on an EKG MAC/5000 Machine. Functions of this particular machine and EKG results/interpretation and the cardiovascular system are also covered.
- Administrative Medical Assisting
This course introduces medical offi administrative procedures and the office environment in an ambulatory clinic. Topics include patient reception, appointment processing, telephone procedures, documentation and reporting, medical records management, HIPAA regulations, written and oral communications, screening/processing mail, patient orientation, office equipment and supply inventory; safety; medical insurance terminology and programs; Students should be able to successfully
complete patient registration, insurance forms, and simulate the processing of various types of claims and have an understanding of HIPAA.
An intense course in which students study: documentation; specimen handling and transportation; phlebotomy/venipuncture procedures; collecting capillary blood specimens; arterial, intravenous and special collection procedures; elderly/home/long-term care collections; urinalysis, body fluids/other specimens; forensic, toxicology, and workplace testing; infection control; safety; blood collection equipment and complications; and pediatric procedures.
- Phlebotomy Externship
Students complete 100 hours of externship through OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield Hospital and OhioHealth Shelby Hospital and outreach facilities.