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CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT     

150 Clock Hours / 6 Weeks

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Nurse Aide in Long-Term Care Facilities Course is a New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services approved training course, which consists of 90 hours of training (50 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of clinical instruction in a New Jersey licensed long-term care facility). This is offered based on the belief that all residents in long-term care facilities are entitled to receive an optimum level of health and personal care services. It is predicated on that belief and further embodies the concept of Human Caring. Human Caring is viewed as respect for the dignity, worth and uniqueness of the resident, other staff and self and facilitates the protection, maintenance and restoration of the resident. Excellence in the basic care given to each resident requires skill, information, commitment, compassion, respect and consideration. The concept of Human Caring encompasses the roles of the learner, caregiver, and humanitarian.
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of the Nurse Aide in Long-Term Care Facilities Course, the student will be able to:
  1. Utilize the required knowledge and skills to practice beginning level competencies for direct resident care under the supervision of licensed nursing staff.
  2. Apply communication principles when interacting with residents, peers and other health team members/providers.
  3. Demonstrate respect for the dignity, worth and uniqueness of the resident, other staff and self.
  4. Accept responsibility for the effectiveness of his/her own direct resident care.
  5. Identify the qualities required of a nurse aide caregiver.
  6. Consider from a caring perspective the residents’ beliefs, interests and needs at all times.
  7. Perform protective maintenance and restorative interventions with residents.
  8. Utilize problem-solving steps to meet the needs of the resident as part of the resident plan of care.
  9. Integrate knowledge into practice decisions that include values and the ethical, moral and legal aspects of performance.
  10. Integrate the concept of caring into his/her practice decisions.
COURSE OUTLINES
1.  INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (25 HRS)
AIntroduction to Medical Terminology Disease
B.  Diagnosis
C.  Treatment Cardiovascular
D.  Lymphatic System Respiratory and Digestive Systems Urinary
E.  Endocrine and Integumentary Systems
F.  Reproductive Systems and Development
G. Nervous system
I.  Special Senses Skeletomuscular System.
2.  MODULE 1 (20 HRS)
A.   Introduction to the concept of Long-Term Care
B.   Responsibilities of the Nurse Aide
C.   Communication and Interpersonal skills
D.   Resident/Staff Infection Control
E.   Infection Precautions
F.   Importance of Cleanliness and Sanitation
G.  Care of Resident Items/Equipment
H.  Maintaining a Pleasant Facility Environment
K.  Making an unoccupied bed
I.    The Resident Environment
J.    Comfort and safety in bed
L.   Accident Prevention
M.  Fire and Disaster Practices
N.   Disaster Safety Plan
O.   Life Saving Carries for Non-Ambulatory Residents
P.    Emergency Health Care
3.  MODULE 11 (20 HRS)
A.  Psycho-Social Characteristics of Resident Living in Long-Term Care Facilities
B.  Individual Responses to the Aging Process
C.  Emotional Needs and Support of the Resident
D.  Characteristics of the Resident with Abnormal Behavior or Cognitive Impairment
E.  Residents with Dementia (Alzheimer’s disease)
F.   Concept of Reality Orientation
3.  Module 111 (25 HRS)
A.  Lifting and Moving Technique Transfer and Positioning
B.  Bathing, Partial bed bath, showers, tub bath, backrub, and bed making
C.  Observation of Physical Changes
D.  Care of Hands and Feet
E.  Skin Changes with Aging
F.  Dressing and Undressing
G.  Mouth Care
H.  Personal Grooming
 I.  Shaving and Beard Care
 J.  Morning and Evening Care
K.  Rest and Sleep
L.  Importance of Fluids
M. Serving Fluids to Residents
N. Monitoring of Fluid Intake
O.  Cardiovascular & Respiratory Change with Aging
P.   Gastrointestinal changes with Aging
Q.  Endocrine Disorder Changes with Aging
R.  Urinary Changes with Aging
4.  Module 1V (20 HRS)
A.  Resident Needs for Activity & Recreation
B.  Spiritual Needs of the Resident
C.  Coping with Death &
D.  Age Adjustment to Loss
E.  Care Giver Skills
F.  The Resident with Terminal Illness
G.  Postmortem Care
5.  SAFETY (20 HRS)
Safety issues regarding Long Term Care in Nursing Facilities, OSHA Requirements/Guidelines Aesthetic and appearance issues
6.  JOB READINESS DEVELOPMENT (20 HRS)                      
This course is designed to help students develop the skills needed to fulfill their employment objectives.  Various concerns will be covered.  In this part of the course students will learn the following:
  • Punctuality
  • Leadership Development
  • Internship experience
  • Role playing techniques on interviewing
  • Proper appearance when interviewing
  • Resume preparation and procedures on filling out a job application

MEDICAL ASSISTANT 

600 Clock Hours /24 Weeks
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This Medical Assistant Program is designed to generate the Medical Assistant, a vital member of the healthcare team, who is expected to perform clinical and administrative duties in a medical office. At Healthcare Training Institute, the objective of this program is to prepare the graduate to apply for entry-level Medical Assistant position. The Medical Assistant is trained to carry out clinical procedures, conduct routine office-lab procedures, assist in minor surgery procedures, perform routine office diagnostic procedures, Medical Billing procedures, EKGs, preparing the patient for physical exams, and taking Vital Signs. The Medical Assistant can demonstrate knowledge of Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Clinical and Administrative, Medical Billing, EKG, Phlebotomy procedures, Pharmaceutical procedures, and Infection Control procedures. The Medical Assistant is expected to handle administrative office procedures including computer operation, filing and filling, billing, writing reports, preparing protocol, scheduling, and insurance claims. 
A Certificate is awarded to a student upon successful completion of all graduation requirements listed in the student catalog.
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Upon Completion of the Medical Assistant Technician Program, the student will be able to:
  1. Define and discuss the anatomy and physiology associated with cell-brain, spinal cord special sense organ
  2. Contrast the operation of negative and positive feedback system related to cardiovascular, blood, endocrine, digestive, urinary and nervous systems
  3. Describe the structure and function of cellular organelle and explain structure and function of plasma membrane and nucleus
  4. Define a tissue and list the structure, location and function for epithelial and connective tissue
  5. Identify the bones of vertebral column, thorax pectoral, upper limb, pelvic, lower limb and their principal markings
  6. Define an articulation and classify the joints on basis of structure and function
  7. Describe the different types of skeletal muscle fibers and compare them to cardiac and smooth muscle fibers
  8. Define the criteria employed in naming skeletal muscle
  9. Describe the protection, gross anatomical features and  circulation of central nervous system
  10. Define a cranial nerve and identify the 12 pairs of cranial nerves by name, number, types, location and function as well as a plexuses (cervical, brachial, lumbar and sacral)
  11. Define autonomic nervous system and its principle parts and function
  12. Define the major organs of endocrine system and discuss the function of endocrine and nervous system in maintaining Homeostasis
  13. Define the function and physical characteristic of the various components of blood and compare the origins histology and functions of the formed elements in blood
  14. Describe the location of heart and structure and function of wall, chambers, great vessels and values of the heart
  15. Identify the principal arteries and veins and describe the flow of blood through systemic, hepatic portal, pulmonary and fetal circulation
  16. Explain the purpose of medical terminology
  17. Define the terms word root, suffix and prefix
  18. Explain how combining vowels are used in forming medical words
  19. Pronounce words according to the pronunciation guide in this text
  20. Define the suffix and prefixes and its employed in medical terminology
  21. Understand the basic medical terminology associated with the cells, tissues integumentary, skeletal muscle, articulations nervous tissue, endocrine gland cardiovascular blood, immunity respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, reproductive and development
  22. Identify at least five skill areas in which the medical assistant should be proficient
  23. Differentiate between administrative and clinical responsibilities of the medical assistant
  24. Briefly describe the past and present history of medicine and its evaluation from stone age up to present
  25. Differentiate between the terms ethics and etiquette
  26. Identify the earliest written code of ethical conduct for medical practice
  27. Name the ancient Greek oath that remains an inspiration to physicians today
  28. Discuss the application of ethics in dealing with fees and charges
  29. Explain the difference between a crime and a tort
  30. Define a contract and explain its importance in a health care facility
  31. Define medical professional liability
  32. List the six components of informed consent
  33. List four nonverbal communication tactics
  34. List and summarize five communication methods other than listening
  35. Clarify sexual harassment
  36. Briefly explain four responsibilities of the student during externship
  37. Explain how a student will benefit from the externship experience
  38. Distinguish among the three types of computer systems
  39. Demonstrate the ability to use the elementary language of computer effectively
  40. Cite at least ten medical office functions that can be performed using a computer
  41. List six ways that a computer can improve the medical assistant’s working environment
  42. State the reason for establishment of security guidelines for computerized data in the medical office
  43. Briefly discuss seven steps in collating patient charts for a day’s appointments
  44. Identify and discuss the importance of the three components of greeting an arriving patient
  45. Discuss ways a medical assistant might help a physically impaired, uncomfortable, or ill patient
  46. List and explain the three basic guidelines to follow is scheduling appointments
  47. State the reason for recording a failed appointment on the patient’s chart
COURSE OUTLINE
1.  MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (25 HRS)
This area helps the participants to learn the Basic Medical Terminology used in the Medical profession. It also helps how to pronounce Medical Terms, prefix, suffix, roots according to the Medical terminology guideline. This area will also cover how they are applied, spelled and pronounced correctly.
2. ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (75 HRS)
This area covers Anatomy and Physiology related cells, tissue, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, endocrine system, circulatory system, immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, reproductive system and metabolism.
3. THE HEALTHCARE TEAM (50 HRS)
This segment addresses interactions of medical assistants with all health professionals and includes a brief history of medicine to provide background information on those events that have led to today’s medical accomplishments, modern forms of medical practice, and current types of medical care. The cornerstones of medical ethics, form historical codes to AMA’s Principles of Medical Ethics, are discussed in some detail. The legal responsibilities and limitations of practicing medical assistant as well as those of physicians are included in Medicine and the Law. This segment guides the medical assistant in relations with his or her employer, colleagues, and patients.
4. THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE (50 HRS)
The participant is introduced to clinical requirements for the front office such as accounts receivable, accounts payable, written correspondence, telephone techniques, appointment scheduling, and how to fill out health insurance forms for physician’s offices. This portion includes instruction in the areas generally described as “front-office” , including appointment scheduling and patient reception, records management, fees and collections, accounting systems, computer applications, banking, and health and accident insurance. An entirely new chapter on dictation and transcription has been added to this edition. Section IV includes extensive material on management responsibilities and the office environment.
5. MEDICAL BILLING (25 HRS)
The Medical Billing curriculum has been tailored in such a way as to allow the student to gain a full understanding of expectations, job knowledge, and mastery of skills needed for job performance. Through acquaintance and learning of Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Insurance Terminology, CPT, ICD-9, HCFA-1500, UB-92 Hospital Billing Form, General Office Procedures and logic knowledge of computerized billing or claims processing systems.
6. PHLEBOTOMY (60 HRS)
This course is providing the student with Basic Knowledge of Medical Terminology, of the Phlebotomist’s Role in the Healthcare Setting, History of Phlebotomy, Professionalism, Comprehensive Theory of the Cardiovascular System, Basic Infection Control Techniques, Phlebotomy Procedures, Special Collection Procedures as well as Hands-On Dummy Arms.
7.  EKG (75 HRS)
Students are introduced Basic Knowledge of Medical Terminology related to EKG, Cardiovascular System, Infection Control; Operation of the EKG Machine, Interpret and Analyze EKG Strips, Theory and EKG Applications of Disarrhythmia and Myocardial Infarction are taught in this course.
8. PHARAMCY (65 HRS)
Students are introduced to Basic Medical Terminology related to Pharamacy, Basic Math Calculations related to Drugs, Students get familiar with Prescriptions, Drug Order forms, and Drugs as well as Parental Applications.
9. CLINICAL PROCEDURE (75 HRS)
The participant is introduced to how to properly take a medical history, how to write it in a medical chart and how to file this chart. The participant will learn aspetic techniques, various types of instruments, how to sterile procedure, and how to position and drape the patient for an examination with the physician. The proper procedures for hand washing, cleansing, and disinfecting instruments in the medical office will be covered with the participants also receiving “hands on” experience in this course with actually taking his/her classmate’s vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and temperature).The participants learn how to operate and “hook up” a patient for an electrocardiogram, how to perform routine urinalysis on a urine sample, how to perform preparing of syringe for four types of injections, as well as bandaging. The participant will also learn how to look up medications in the physician’s desk reference. The student clinical procedures will be to learn the proper techniques for venipuncture, finger sticks, hematocrit and minor hematological procedures. This area presents basic clinical medical assisting principles and procedures. The chapter sequence follows the logical progression of training of the medical assistant, from the basic to the advanced level of learning and competency. Each chapter is an entire learning package and serves as a “learning loop” that ties to the previous chapters and to those that follow. Added every lesson are discussion of the medical assistant’s responsibilities concerning patient education and legal and ethical matters as they specifically relate to the content of that chapter. Highlights include Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), an updated material on nutrient, and on surgery. In starting with the generic examination techniques and procedures, unit, and concluding with types of specific to each type of examination, is described.
10. SAFETY (10 HRS)
Safety issues regarding Human body, OSHA Requirements/Guidelines Aesthetic and appearance issues.
11. EXTERNSHIP (100 HRS)
Participants will be sent for Clinical Externship at current institute-affiliated hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices and will be participating in assisting doctors in routine physical examinations, taking vital signs, assisting in minor surgery, and performing administrative tasks. Student must comply with rules and regulations of externship stated in the Student Bulletin.
The student will observe all cases and perform the physical examinations with assistance under the supervision of assigned licensed practice of their respective department; maintain log of studies; schedule appointments; maintain medical records in office.
12.    JOB READINESS DEVELOPMENT (20 HRS)                  
This course is designed to help students develop the skills needed to fulfill their employment objectives.  Various concerns will be covered.  In this part of the course students will learn the following:
  • Punctuality
  • Leadership Development
  • Internship experience
  • Role playing techniques on interviewing
  • Proper appearance when interviewing
                       ●   Resume preparation and procedures on filling out a job application

CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AIDE

76 Clock Hours /3Weeks
COURSE DESCRIPTION
The Home Health Aide program is designed for the individual seeking a career in home and patient care. Students will perform direct service tasks such as personal care, client ambulation and exercise, assistance with client medication, reporting changes in client condition and client needs, and documentation of clinical reports and program records. At the end of the training the students will be prepared to work with the acute and chronically ill, the elderly, new mothers and individuals with mental, physical or social challenges. This course provides sound preparation for Home Health Aide Certification.
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of the Home Health Aide Course, the student will be able to:
●    Utilize the required knowledge and skills to practice beginning level competencies for direct resident care under the supervision of licensed nursing staff.
●  Apply communication principles when interacting with residents, peers and other health team members/providers.
●  Demonstrate respect for the dignity, worth and uniqueness of the resident, other staff and self.
●   Accept responsibility for the effectiveness of his/her own direct resident care.
●   Identify the qualities required of a nurse aide caregiver.
●  Consider from a caring perspective the residents’ beliefs, interests and needs at all times.
●   Perform protective maintenance and restorative interventions with residents.
●  Utilize problem-solving steps to meet the needs of the resident as part of the resident plan of care.
●  Integrate knowledge into practice decisions that include values and the ethical, moral and legal aspects of performance.
●  Integrate the concept of caring into his/her practice decisions.
COURSE OUTLINES
The following is a sequence of Outlines:                      
1.  INTRODUCTION TO HOME CARE (2 HRS)
                        The roles of the UAP in nursing care settings
                         Responsibilities of a Home Health Aide
                         Working with people
2.  FOUNDATIONS FOR WORKING WITH PEOPLE (6 HRS)
                         Concepts of communication
                        Understanding basic human needs
Understanding and work with the ill                         
Understanding the elderly
Introduction to bed making and vital signs
3.  SAFETY (7.5 HRS)
                         Accident Prevention, home safety
                         Emergency care
                         Preventing Infraction                                                                                   
4.  SYSTEMS AND RELATED CARE (34.5 HRS)
            Nutritional Problems
                        Urinary and Bowel issues
                        Fluid Requirements
                        Understanding children
                        Nutrition and home management
                        Food & Nutrition
                        Comfort, sleep, and rest
                        Home management
                         Anatomy and physiology
                         Accident prevention and home safety (Review-       
                         Rehabilitation
                         Body mechanics
                         Exercise and activity
                         Assistive devices
                        Personal care
                        Reporting signs/symptoms and changes in conditions         
                        Simple procedures                                                     
                        Assisting with medications
                        Understanding mental health and illness
5.  HOME CARE MEDULE (10 HRS)
                        Nursing home
                        Bathing/feeding/vital signs
                        Transfers/dressing/weights
                        Total care and linen change
                        Customer Service/Bedside Manner
6.   JOB READINESS DEVELOPMENT (25 HRS)                     
This course is designed to help students develop the skills needed to fulfill their employment objectives.  Various concerns will be covered.  In this part of the course students will learn the following:
  • Punctuality
  • Leadership Development
  • Internship experience
  • Role playing techniques on interviewing
  • Proper appearance when interviewing
●   Resume preparation and procedures on filling out a job application 

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