HLTH 041BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (CPR)

.5 Credit Hours (VSC)
This course presents the techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO) management. Upon successful completion of written and skills evaluations, the student will be issued an American Heart Association Healthcare Provider card.


HLTH 107BASIC ELECTROCARDIOGRAMS

1 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is designed to prepare the student to perform electrocardiograms. Emphasis is placed on lead placement, artifact, and machine operation. Basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiac system and electrophysiology are presented. Lethal dysrhythmias will be discussed. Practical skills experiences will be provided to correlate with the course content.

Pre-requisite: Department approval


HLTH 108ELECTROCARDIOGRAM INTERPRETATION

1 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is designed to prepare the student to identify key elements of the electrocardiogram in order to interpret and recognize patterns of dysrhythmias. Basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiac system and cardioelectrophysiology are presented. This course will prepare the student for advanced cardiac life support study.


HLTH 110FUNDAMENTALS OF STERILE PROCESSING

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course introduces students to an understanding of the decontamination, packaging, and handling of surgical medical products; processing and reprocessing of instruments and products; and the issues involved in inventory control and quality assurance of sterile products.

Pre-requisite: None


HLTH 112NURSING ASSISTANT TRAINING

5 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is designed to prepare the student to function as a nurse assistant in nursing homes.

Pre-requisite: Accuplacer reading score 44 or greater; or equivalent approved reading placement score; and completion of CPR for the Healthcare Provider or concurrent enrollment in HLTH 041


HLTH 116NURSE ASSISTANT: ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

1 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is an introduction to the study of Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias. Topics covered include aging and dementia, communication, care and treatment modalities, behavior issues and management techniques, activities, nutrition, family roles, community resources, and staff support.

Pre-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in HLTH 112 and Accuplacer score of 44 or greater, or equivalent, or departmental approval.


HLTH 120FIRST AID

2 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is designed to provide basic knowledge and skills needed to provide immediate first aid in case of accident or illness. Emphasis is placed on personal safety and accident prevention. Two lecture hours per week or equivalent.


HLTH 121MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a study of terminology used in all areas of medical and paramedical specialties. Emphasis is placed on word-building techniques and understanding of typical medical reports.

Pre-requisite: Accuplacer reading score 44 or greater; or equivalent reading placement score; or department approval.


HLTH 150FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is an overview of current health issues. In addition to physical/mental health conditions, the course also explores environmental factors, violence and health care costs as they relate to individuals, families and the community.