This course is designed for students interested in allied health fields. The course introduces students to the healthcare delivery system, health professions, primary patient care, fundamental clinical skills and healthcare communications. Safety, healthcare professionalism, employability skills, basic infection control, HIPPA, and OSHA are also included. The course will prepare individuals to accurately perform electrocardiograms as a supportive diagnostic procedure. Basic arrhythmia recognition will be taught to enable the student to recognize familiar ECG patterns including major life threatening rhythms. Additionally, the student will learn basic venipuncture techniques and human specimen management for diagnostic purposes. The course will consist of theory and lab experience to promote competence in phlebotomy techniques and ECG acquisition. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
This course introduces students to the integral knowledge and professional skills required to be successful in healthcare careers. It prepares students for the rigor of healthcare career programs. It emphasizes understanding of the professional culture, retention and application of key foundational skills for professional healthcare practice, application of health information technology, and demonstrating cultural competence in interactions with others. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.