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HLTH 041: BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (CPR)

.5 hr. (VSC)

Prerequisite:

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 071: BASIC ELECTROCARDIOGRAMS

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

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.

HLTH 108: ELECTROCARDIOGRAM INTERPRETATION

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite:

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 110: FUNDAMENTALS OF STERILE PROCESSING

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: None

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.

HLTH 111: ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT (ACLS)

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Current American Heart Association - Healthcare Provider CPR certification; physician, nursing, EMT, paramedic, respiratory therapy, or other appropriate allied/clinical health personnel; department approval.

This course is designed to prepare emergency, intensive care, or critical care healthcare providers such as physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other appropriate healthcare professionals to provide treatment for a cardiovascular emergency. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will qualify as an American Heart Association ACLS provider.

HLTH 116: NURSE ASSISTANT: ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in HLTH 112 or department approval and COMPASS reading score of 62 or higher

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.

HLTH 120: FIRST AID

2 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite:

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 121: MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite:

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.

HLTH 150: FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite:

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.