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Dental Assistant Online
with ON LINE
Prepares students for an entry-level position as a Dental Assistant along with elements and principles of ethical decision making that underpin good clinical practice.
Prepares patients for dental treatments. Identifies necessary materials and instruments for various types of dental treatments and how to clean and sterilize them. Assists the dentist and/or dental hygienist by performing tasks such as handing them the proper equipment, using suction hoses to keep a patient's mouths dry, processing X-rays, properly noting dental charts, and dealing with emergency situations.
Advises patients how to maintain proper dental hygiene. Learns proper techniques to avoid the transmission of disease in the dental environment and learns the various types of anesthesia used.
Assists the dentist and/or dental hygienist during various types of composite restoration procedures and with the creation of crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and dentures. Identifies and explains different instruments and procedures used in the specialty dental fields of endodontics, periodontics, pediatrics, orthodontics, prosthodontics, and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Schedules and views appointments, maintains billing records, processes insurance claims, maintains employee time cards, adheres to confidentiality requirements, and creates e-claims using dental software.
Describes how to follow HIPPA requirements. Learns the process of an OSHA site visit.
Medical Terminology Online
with ON LINE
This course introduces and increases knowledge of common medical terminology used by health care practitioners. Applicable skills:
Analyze and interpret medical reports related to specific body systems.
Identify medical terms and words by their component parts.
Define the body structure and its systems, cavities, planes, and positions.
Explain the importance of medical terminology in health care profession.
NCHC052M Pharmacy Technician Certification Program
with CTBD Instructor
This comprehensive course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings - working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.
This course combines 84 hours of classroom instruction with an 80-hour volunteer externship opportunity with CVS Health to provide a complete learning experience. Students must be at least 18 years of age and have completed high school or equivalent. To participate in the externship, a criminal background check and drug screening is required. The externship experience component requires students to coordinate their schedules with our CVS Health partner.
Employment of pharmacy technicians and aides is expected to increase by 25 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) Students have the potential to earn $13 – 20 per hour according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
This course is WIOA Certified.
Required Text: Morton's The Pharmacy Technician, 6th Edition (ISBN-13: 978-1617314872) Morton's The Pharmacy Technician Workbook and Certification Review, 6th Edition (ISBN-13: 978-1617314889
NCHC104M Medical Administration Assistant Online
with ON LINE
Demonstrate proficiency in analytical and quantitative problem-solving along with computer and information literacy.
Understand laws and regulations regarding HIPAA and confidentiality in electronic health records.
Comprehend basic medical terminology, anatomy and physiology.
Understand basic pharmacology. Perform basic medical administrative tasks by using Electronic Medical Record software.
NCHC105M Medical Billing and Coding Online
with ON LINE
Prepares students for an entry-level career as a medical coder. Applicable skills:
Comprehend and apply CPT, ICD-10, and HCPCS coding guidelines to identify diagnoses, procedures for insurance reimbursement. Explain the role of a medical coder as a liaison between the health clinician and billing offices.
Identify the procedures for patient record retrieval. Apply computer and information literacy skills using electronic health records software. Identify terms, facts, methods, procedures, concepts, theories, principles, and processes within medical billing and coding scenarios.
Understand laws and theories, including issues relating to ethics and confidentiality. Calculate solutions to mathematical problems related to reimbursement and medical mathematics. Interpret and evaluate information to make proper coding decisions. Review basic written and workplace communication skills.
NCHC106M Home Health Aide Online
with ON LINE
Assist clients with Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, monitor and report changes in a client’s health, and be an instrumental part of a Home Care Team in the role of a Home Health Aide working in home or community settings. Applicable skills:
Learn ethical and legal rules and regulations for direct care workers along with oral and written communication skills for speaking with patients, family, medical personnel, and other caregivers using appropriate language and terminology. Apply skills in areas of science relevant to the home health aide’s role, including anatomy and physiology.
Utilize procedures to maintain clean and safe environments for both themselves and their patients, including residential, transportation, and outside locations. React appropriately to emergency situations.
Apply standard practices to assist patients with the activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, meal preparation, physical movement and mental exercises.
Assess physical and mental conditions by taking vital signs, behavior, activity level, and mental acuity. Administer medications, prescribed treatments, and basic first aid as directed by patient’s healthcare manager. Create meal plans according to prescribed dietary recommendations and restrictions.
Develop an instructional plan to teach families how to care for patients and react to emotional, medical, and physical situations and maintain accurate records of patient care, condition, progress, and change.
Discuss unique practices and procedures involved with caring for special populations.
NCHC123M Pharmacy Technician Online
with ON LINE
Prepares students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) or NHA ExCPT exam, and gain entry-level employment as a pharmacy technician. Applicable skills:
Demonstrates knowledge and skills in areas of science relevant to the pharmacy technician’s role, including anatomy/physiology and pharmacology.
Compares and contrasts the roles of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in ensuring pharmacy department compliance with professional standards and relevant legal, regulatory, formulary, contractual, and safety requirements.
Prepares medications requiring compounding of sterile and chemotherapy/hazardous products. Prepares medications requiring compounding of nonsterile products. Applies patient- and medication-safety practices in all aspects of the pharmacy technician’s role. Utilizes quality assurance practices with pharmaceuticals, durable and nondurable medical equipment, devices, and supplies.
Processes and handles medications and medication orders. Employs accepted procedures in purchasing pharmaceuticals, devices, and supplies. Initiates, verifies and assists in the adjudication of billing for pharmacy services and goods, and collects payment for these services.
Describes the use of current technology in the healthcare environment to ensure the safety and accuracy of medication dispensing.
NCHC24M Occupational Therapy Aide Online
with ON LINE
Occupational therapy aides help patients improve their movement and ability to perform everyday tasks, as well as assist therapists and other personnel with office procedures, Activities of Daily Living (ADL) therapy and adaptive equipment. Applicable skills:
Learn therapeutic treatment, medical and body systems terminology. Communicate effectively with patients, the rehabilitative team, and other personnel. Study the responsibilities of occupational therapy aides, including assisting with activities of daily living, administrative duties, inventory control, telephone etiquette, and good customer service.
Use appropriate medical terminology related to the body in order to communicate accurately with clients and supervisors. Show understanding of the importance of a safe health care environment, including potential hazards and fall prevention, and the aide’s role in maintaining a clean, safe workplace.