Applications of Therapeutic Services Syllabus
Eagles Landing High School
Instructor: Angela Keiser, RNC/WHNP
Phone: (770) 954-9515 ext 408
Introduction to Healthcare Science
Applications of Therapeutic Services is an intermediate course for the Therapeutic Services Career
Pathway and is designed to provide an overall framework of basic skills utilized in the provision of
direct client care. Monitoring and evaluating client status includes assessment techniques such as
vital signs, as well as, the application of mathematical concepts appropriate to clinical expectations
and/or work-based learning. The function and fundamental pathophysiology of each body system is
evaluated prior to community first aid and basic life support techniques which are expanded to
include rescue skills for infants and children. Students continue with the development of individual
career portfolios utilizing postsecondary program research, employability skills, and /or work based
learning and may receive recognition for their accomplishments through a variety of venues locally,
regionally, and nationally such as the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Health
Occupations Students of America (HOSA), and the National Consortium on Health Science and
Technology Education (NCHSTE). Upon completion of this course and pre-requisites students who
successfully master these standards will be eligible to sit for a National Certificate of Proficiency or
Mastery, issued in partnership between NCHSTE and National Occupational Competency Testing
Body Structures & Functions by Scott & Fong; Thomson Delmar Learning, 2004
Topics Covered in Accordance with the Georgia Performance Standards
Promotion of Safety/Infection Control review Preparing for the work place
Medical Terminology/ abbreviations Communication
Vital Signs/Infant, child & adult CPR, First Job seeking skills
Anatomy, physiology, & pathophysiology Classification of disease
(focusing on the disease process)
Ethical questions in Healthcare Advanced applied mathematics and dosage
Development of Treatment Plans Start a career portfolio that will continue
through the third year
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Georgia Performance Standards (GPS)
HS-ATS-1: Student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the academic subject
matter required for proficiency within their area. Academic Standards are integrated throughout
the standard statements within their applicable discipline areas and documented immediately
following the standard statement.
Career Planning and Development
HS-ATS-2: The student will engage in self-assessment, develop a detailed career
plan, initiate portfolio development, and recognize the need for continuous self-assessment and
goals modification in order to encourage personal and professional growth in the process of life-
Leadership and Intra-team Communication
HS-ATS-3: The student will demonstrate the roles and responsibilities of
individual members as part of the healthcare team and/or Career and Technical Student
Organization (CTSO), including their ability to promote the delivery of quality healthcare. They
will interact effectively and sensitively with all members of the healthcare team and/or CTSO.
Safety Practices and Infection Control
HS-ATS-4: The student will demonstrate the proper implementation of safe work
practices to prevent injury or illness as designated by each class, laboratory, clinical site, and/or
facility’s safety protocol.
Client Interaction-Progressive Communication Techniques
HS-ATS-5: The student will demonstrate accurate and grammatically correct
communications, both oral and written, utilizing medical terminology and other nomenclature
appropriate to environment.
Information Technology Applications
HS-ATS-6: The student will analyze appropriate information technology tool(s)
for information collection and their regulatory guidelines for collecting data and maintaining
client health care records.
Treatment Plans -Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
HS-ATS-7: The student will analyze the general purpose of a treatment plan.
Applied Anatomy, Physiology, and Fundamental Pathophysiology of the Body’s Systems
HS-ATS-8: The student will analyze the anatomy, physiology and basic
pathophysiology of each of the body’s systems and apply knowledge in performance of
evaluating, monitoring, and treatment of client(s) and/or simulations.
Monitoring and Evaluating Client/Patient Status
HS-ATS-9: The student will demonstrate the process for basic assessment (i.e.
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vital signs, height, weight, etc…), monitoring, reporting/recording patient/client’s health status.
Community First Aid
HS-ATS-10: The student will demonstrate the performance of first aid procedures
meeting and/or exceeding all standards of the American Red Cross (ARC) and/or American
Heart Association’s (AHA) utilizing personal protection devices and equipment in compliance
with all OSHA regulatory guidelines. Simulations may be used when necessary.
Basic Life Support Techniques Infants and Children
HS –ATS–11: The student will demonstrate basic life support techniques for both
infants and children while utilizing personal protective equipment devices and adhering to all
standard precautions within OSHA guidelines. Simulations may be used for demonstration
purposes as necessary.
Major Course Goals/Objectives
Set the foundations for each student seeking a career in the healthcare industry to ensure
success and fundamental knowledge.
Encourage each student to develop their communication styles according to their
audience while building respect, integrity, and teamwork skills within their class.
Each student should secure the following supplies during the first week of class:
3-ring binder w/ dividers
Loose Leaf Notebook Paper (No fringed edges)
Pens (Blue/Black) & Pencils
***The following supplies are EXTREMELY helpful, but not required:
USB Storage Device/Jump Drive
Possible costs associated with the course
1. Individual Supplies
2. *CPR Card
3. Joining HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)-$20
4. Replacement of Damaged Equipment (See Behavior Expectations)
*During the CPR unit of the course, students will have the option to purchase a CPR card upon
successful completion of the CPR course test and evaluation. The card cost $6. This is an added
perk for the students and is not required for course completion.
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Attendance Requirements/Make-up work
If a student must be absent, it is the student’s responsibility, to make arrangements for make-up
work. Students should check the “Make-up Work bin” for any missed assignments on the first
day they return to school. The number of days allowed to complete make-up work will not
exceed the number of days absent. Failure to comply with this procedure will result in a grade of
zero (0) being given for graded assignments missed during an excused absence.
Students will not be allowed to make up graded assignments missed during an unexcused
absence. Absences due to suspension from school are considered unexcused. Students assigned
to In-School Suspension who choose to serve their suspension at home will not be given the
opportunity to make up work missed during the period of suspension. Students are allowed to
make up schoolwork missed while suspended from school pending their disciplinary hearing. In
situations where students are suspended from school during the period of semester exams,
principals will make arrangements to allow students to complete their exams.
Policy on Tardies
Students are expected to be in class on time as listed on the bell schedule. Students who are late
to class will be subject to ELHS tardy policy.
*Grading Scale follows the Henry County Student Handbook:
A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 74 - 79
D = 70 - 73
F = Below 70
Class work/Daily Grades 35% Class work, Homework, Daily grades
Test/Quizzes 30% Tests, Projects, Clinical Lab Check-offs,
Semester Exam/Final Project 15% Semester Exam/Final Project
Employability 20% Self-reliance, professional conduct.
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*The development of self-reliance and professional conduct is one of the goals of the
Healthcare Science Program. A healthcare worker is expected to abide by the guidelines of the
facility in which he/she is employed. I expect the same of you regarding the guidelines in this
classroom. You will receive an employability skills grade reflecting your presence, participation,
and appropriate classroom behavior. Each student will begin the semester with 90 points. A
student with perfect attendance and no tardies for a six-week grading period will earn +2 points
to this grade with a possible total of +6 points earned by the end of the semester. Students
with no deductions for the semester will earn an additional +4 points to this grade at the end of
the semester. Deductions will be made for the following:
-3 points for: -2 points for:
each unexcused absence each unexcused tardy eating
in-class discipline referral to an administrator disrespect sleeping
willful damage to textbooks or equipment personal grooming profanity
failure to follow classroom rules
Enter classroom in an orderly fashion.
Give Respect, Get Respect.
Follow the Dress Code Policy aligned in the Henry County Schools Handbook.
Be in assigned seat before tardy bell rings.
Be quiet during announcements.
At the end of class, you are to stay seated until dismissed by the teacher.
There is an appropriate time and place for the use of electronic devices. Please refrain
from using your device in accordance with the Henry County Schools Student Handbook.
Use the equipment only after you have been instructed on how to use it AND have been
given permission to do so by the instructor. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary
action and replacement of the damaged equipment.
Notify the instructor of any broken equipment or safety hazards observed in the
Use proper body mechanics.
Report any injury that occurs in the classroom or lab to the instructor immediately.
All rules in the Henry County Schools Handbook are to be followed to ensure a safe and
effective learning environment.
Consequences of Inappropriate Behavior
1st Offense: Documented Verbal Warning w/ Student Signature
2nd Offense: Documented Verbal Warning w/ Student Signature and Parental Contact
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3rd Offense: Documented Warning w/ Student Signature, Parent/Teacher Conference,
and Teacher Detention
4th Offense: Office Referral
5th Offense: Immediate Office Referral
Students who display inappropriate conduct and violate any of the rules above will be
dealt with according to the severity of the incident.
Re-occurring incidents will involve contacting the parents and teacher detention.
For incidents that are severe, (safety concerns, damaging equipment, possible acts of
violence, etc.) immediate office referrals will be implemented.
*Please note that some of the material discussed in this classroom and videos that will be shown
can be viewed as graphic in nature due to the subject matter being covered. Please note that by
signing this syllabus, you are authorizing your student to view/discuss this information.
Please note that this syllabus is subject to change as needed.
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Applications of Therapeutic Services Syllabus
Due Date: August5, 2011
Your decision to continue in the Healthcare Science pathway places you in a very
special group of people who are interested in helping others. By providing a
service to others, you gain self-satisfaction as well as earn the respect of family
and friends. A career in the healthcare field offers many challenges and
responsibilities. By taking this course, you will be better prepared to meet those
challenges and responsibilities and will become aware of the rewards of being a
health care professional. I am excited to have the opportunity to work and share
this school year with you.
“I understand the course requirements and expectations outlined in the course
syllabus. I also understand that I may contact the instructor at OHS with any
questions or concerns I might have.”
Student Signature Date
Parent Signature Date
**Returning this signed syllabus will count as the first class work grade.
Student Name :______________________________
Class Period : ______
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