Health Careers (HOSA)
COURSE TITLE: Health Science Education
PROGRAM: HEALTH SCIENCES
CREDIT HOURS: 2
TEXTBOOK AND WORKBOOK: Simmers DHO Health Science- Louise Simmers, Karen simmers-Nartker, Sharon Simmers-Kobelak
DESCRIPTION: This is a two semester course that presents information on the health care system and the variety of careers within it. Includes an overview of health care development, how health delivery systems are organized, legal and ethical issues pertaining to health care, introduction/review to anatomy/physiology and medical terminology, work skill basics, how to create a resume, college research related to major with costs, medical math, and professional behaviors.
1. Describe how health care is developed, delivered and organized.
2. Discuss health care delivery systems and trends.
3. Identify ethical and legal issues in health care.
4. Apply basic medical terminology principals.
5. Identify the basic organization of the human body, the body systems, and the stages of growth and development.
6. Analyze behaviors for success in the health care field, including lifestyles management, professionalism, and lifelong learning.
7. Describe personal and workplace safety measures including body mechanics, infection control, and environmental safety.
8. Discuss principles of communication in a health care setting including treating the patient with respect as an individual,
accommodation of cultural diversity, identifying and providing for patient needs.
9. Identify the purposes and procedures for medical documentation.
10. Compare various health care occupations, including education requirements, credentialing or licensing, scope of practice and workforce data.
At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Research career objectives
2. Use critical thinking skills
3. Identify and define medical terminology
4. Use good communication skills
5. Perform effective leadership skills
6. Utilize computers for research
7. Organization of the human body
8. Perform C.P.R./A.E.D- if you choose to be certified.
9. Current health care systems and trends
10. Ethical and legal responsibilities
11. Structure of the human body
12. Growth and development
13. Body Mechanics
14. Infection Control
15. Environmental Safety
16. Lifestyle management
18. Lifelong learning
19. The patient is an individual
20. Written communication
21. Documentation and medical records
22. Health care occupations overviews
HOW TO ACCESS THE IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE LIBRARY:
The Ivy Tech Library is available to students’ on and off-campus, offering full text journals and books and other resources essential for course assignments. Go to http://www.ivytech.edu /library/ and choose the link for your campus.
ATTENDANCE AND EVALUATION: Each student is responsible for being in class each day. It is the responsibility of the student to be present on the day a test is given. If a student is absent, the day of exam, he/she is expected to make-up the test upon their return. Make-up exam will not be the same as the original exam and will be an essay style test. If a student is absent from lecture the day before the exam that student will take the exam as scheduled and is responsible for gathering notes/worksheets. In the event of altered schedules due to snow, weather, pep sessions, etc. - you must call your supervisor, stay at your home school during that rotational period, and follow your school schedule. We must always know where you are during your assigned time with HOSA.
Expectations of students:
Students are expected to participate in classroom labs, and as such, should attend all class sessions. If a student is absent during a lab or project, the lab or project cannot be made up.
The order of components may be changed at the discretion of the instructor. Students are expected to keep up with changes, advances, issues, etc. involving health wellness and disease. This is done through current event articles and on-line research. Students are encouraged to use correct terminology on a daily basis. Slang for body parts, body functions, etc is not acceptable. All material utilized in this program can be used to enhance post-secondary study.
F 59 and below
Grades will be based upon chapter tests, career papers, quizzes, projects, weekly articles, assignments and class participation.
CLASSROOM POLICIES: Each student is expected to be respectful, courteous, prompt, prepared for class, have a positive attitude, participate fully, be cooperative, attend class daily and if there is a problem to report it immediately to the teacher.
Tentative Schedule: 1st Semester: Basic Knowledge and Skills
Chapter I Trends of Health Care and History of Health Care
Chapter 2 Health Care Systems
Chapter 3 Careers in Health Care
Chapter 4 Personal and Professional Qualities of a Health Care Worker
Chapter 5 Legal and Ethical Respondpondsibilites
Chapter 6 Medical Terminology
Unit I Pronunciation, Word Elements, and Terms
Unit 2 Medical Abbreviations
Chapter 7 Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 8 Human Growth and Development
Chapter 9 Cultural Diversity
Chapter 10 Geriatric Care
Chapter 11 Nutrition and Diet
Chapter 12 Computers and Technology in Health Care
Chapter 13 Medical Math
Chapter 14 Promotion and Safety
Chapter 15 Infection Control
Chapter 16 Vital Signs
Chapter 17 First Aid
Chapter 18 Preparing for the World of Work
Chapter 19 Dental Assistant Skills
Chapter 20 Laboratory Assistant Skills
Chapter 21 Medical Assistant
Chapter 22 Nurse Assistant Skills
Chapter 23 Physical Therapy Skills
Chapter 24 Business and Accounting Skills
PROCEDURES AND CHECK-OFFS IN THE LABORATORY:
*Measuring Vital Signs --Temperature, Pulse, Respirations and Blood Pressure
*Applying Personal Protective Equipment
*Removing Personal Protective Equipment
Admitting a Resident
*Measuring Weight and Height
Moving Patient and Belongings to Another Room
Discharging a Patient
Skin Care—Giving a Back Rub
Oral Hygiene—Self-Care, Denture Care, Unconscious Patient
Elimination—Offering the bedpan, Urinal, Bedside Commode
Transferring—Pivot Transfer from Bed to Wheelchair and back
Two-Person Lift from bed to chair and back
Transferring—Sliding from bed to gurney and back
Transferring—Moving a Patient on a Gurney
Transferring—Moving a Patient in a Wheelchair
Moving –Helping the Helpless Patient to move up in bed
Moving—Assisting Patient to sit up in bed
Moving—Turning Patient away from and toward you
Range of motion
Giving a complete bed bath
Giving a partial bath
Resident gown change
Shampooing the hair in bed
Shampooing in shower or tub
Arranging the hair
Shaving the patient
Making a closed bed
Making an occupied bed
Making an open bed
Preparing the patient to eat
Assisting the patient with meals
Serving food to the patient in bed
Feeding the helpless patient
Measuring urinary output
Oil retention enema
Tap water, soap suds, saline enemas
Inserting a rectal suppository
Changing an ostomy bag
Giving indwelling catheter care
Emptying the urinary drainage bag
Routine urine specimen
Mid-stream clean-catch urine male/female
Stool specimen collection
Occult blood hematest
Sputum specimen collection
How to tie postural supports
Postural supports: Limb. Mittens, Vest
Using a multilead electrocardiograph
Using the Holter Monitor
Using Reagent Strips to test urine
Centrifuging a urine specimen
Collecting urine from an infant
Collecting a sputum specimen
Finger stick with regular lancet
Ambulating with a walking belt
Walking with a cane
Walking with crutches
Walking with a walker
Dating and labeling sterile items
Cleaning the occupied patient room
Cleaning the unoccupied room
Putting on sterile gloves and removing
Assisting during the oral examination in a dentist office