Kings County Board of Education Approval – November 2003 California Department of Education Certification – February 2004
Kings Regional Occupational Program
Course Title: CBEDS Title: Career Cluster:
Health Occupations I Course Number:
Hospital/Community Health Service Occupations CBEDS No.: 4226 F-6 Health Services Industry Sector: Health Services
Jobs Titles: Nurse Assistant Central Supply/Central Processing Worker Home Health Aide Environmental Services Tech/Housekeeper EKG Technician Home Information Technician Laboratory Assistant Clinical Medical Assistant Physical Therapy Aide Dental Assistant Course Description: This course is an introduction to careers in the health care field. In addition to the fundamental curriculum components, all students are required to observe and participate in a variety of settings including theory, classroom lab practice, and job shadowing. Health Occupations is offered to juniors and seniors in high school who are interested in careers in hospital occupations. The program is offered 2 period blocks, 5 days per week during the school year. Total Hours: 306 (226 Classroom hours, 80 Community Classroom hours)
Textbook/Materials: Introductions to Health Occupations Today’s Health Care Worker-5th Edition,
Prentice-Hall Inc., New Jersey, 2000
Recommended Prerequisites: This course requires job shadowing in local hospitals. Due to supervision and safety issues, numbers enrolled in the course must be limited. Depending on enrollment numbers students may be screened by the following criteria: School attendance during the previous year Students may be required to submit a writing sample or may be interviewed. Eligible juniors will have first preference Certification: Minimum grade of a “C” Demonstrate competency in HIPAA regulations
Academic credit: Hanford High School – 10 units per semester (2 period block) - Science credit toward graduation Lemoore High School – 10 units per semester (2 period block) - Science credit toward graduation Articulation: Last Update: September 2003
Health Occupations I
Course Outline I. Orientation Classroom 8 hrs A. Demonstrate good writing and communication skills by effectively completing all appropriate forms in a timely manner B. Demonstrate an understanding of the classroom policies and procedures regarding
Rules: classroom, transportation, and community classroom Policies: attendance, grading, time cards, and dress codes C. D. Understand occupational safety issues regarding hazards, safety procedures, and OSHA regulations. Demonstrate an understanding of required competencies for the classroom, community classroom, Certificate of Completion
Introduction to Being a Health Care Worker Classroom 4 hrs CC 1 hrs A. History of Health Care
B. Health Care Providers Identify the community health resources and services available Understand how the various health needs of the patients are served through the various systems, agencies, and services 1. Discuss the various health care delivery systems and the agencies
1 2 III.
Finding The Right Occupation Classroom 8 hrs CC 1 hrs A. Career Search
B. Overview of Careers Identify the responsibilities and roles of the occupation, as well as the education and / or training needed. Understand the delivery systems and employment opportunities Radiology Workers Occupational Therapy Worker Pharmacy 1. Select training in the health care industry that meets their own personal career goals
2 Workers Respiratory Therapy/Respiratory Workers Medical Records Worker Emergency Medical Service Workers Physical Therapy Workers Administrative Support Service Workers Electrocardiography Workers Admitting Department Workers Dental Workers Unit Secretaries and Health Unit Coordinators Nursing Service Workers Central Processing/Supply Workers Medical Laboratory Workers Food service Department Workers Hospital Cleaners (Housekeepers)/ Environmental Service Technicians
Medical Ethics and Law Classroom 4 hrs CC 8 hrs A. Understand their role and responsibility for the moral protection of themselves, the patient, their coworkers, and the facility where they work B. Ethical Roles and Responsibilities of a Health Care Worker
1. Discuss the necessity of strict adherence to professional ethics
C. Legal Roles and Responsibilities of a Health Care Worker. 1 Describe how to protect the right to privacy and the confidential nature of information gathered in the health care setting as required by HIPAA regulations 2 Understand the legal requirements of a health care worker 3 Define a mandated reporter V.
Meeting Your Needs and the Needs of Others Classroom 6 hrs Students will understand the importance of understanding that physical, mental, and well-being must be balanced A. Holistic Health B. Understanding Human Needs C. Cultural competency Effective Communication Classroom 8 hrs CC 9 hrs A. Communication and Charting
1. B. C. 1.
Report and record identified complications Writing 9/10-2.6 Understand basic human needs and that communicating effectively are necessary to succeed as a health care worker
Computers in Health Care Demonstrate the use of a computer for inputting information Demonstrate the use of a computer for researching information
Medical Terminology Classroom 8 hrs CC 5 hrs A. Demonstrate proper use of word elements, terms and pronunciation
Utilize correct medical abbreviations
Medical Math Classroom 15 hrs CC 5 hrs
Measure weight, length, liquid volume, using the metric system and convert other units of measure into metric units 1 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers Math 7-1.2 2 Calculate percentages of increase and decrease Math 7-1.6 3 Convert decimals to percentages and percentages to decimals and convert percentages to fractions and fractions to percentages Math 7-1.3 1 2 B. The 24-Hour Clock/ Military Time Understand and interpret time in both 24-hour time and military time Calculate time spans in time systems IX. The Body and How It Functions Classroom 48 hrs CC 15 hrs A. Overview of the Body Understand general anatomical reference terminology, anatomy, and physiology Relate body systems to specific health care careers Identify signs and symptoms of common diseases B. Cells Demonstrate the parts of a cell Biology 1.a Understand the effect of proteins as enzymes Biology 1.b Differentiate between cell types Biology 1.e Discuss the flow of nutrients and oxygen to cells and the removal of wastes and toxins from the cell C. Skeletal System D. Muscular System Differentiate between the structures of the muscular system Discuss voluntary and involuntary muscles Understand the mechanism for when a muscle contracts and relaxes Biology 9.h E. Circulatory System Understand the functions and classification of blood vessels Discuss the blood pressure and resulting effects on the circulatory system Understand blood as a transport system Biology 9.a F. Lymphatic System Discuss the relationship between the lymphatic and circulatory systems Understand the role of the lymphatic system in maintaining fluid balance Describe the activity of lymphocytes and function of antibodies Biology 10.f G. Respiratory System Identify the functions and structures of the respiratory system Understand the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide Biology 9.a Describe the effect of respiratory rate on the body H. Digestive System Identify the functions and structures within the digestive system Understand the role of enzymes, stomach acid and bile Biology 9.f I. Urinary System 1. Identify the functions and structures of the urinary system Biology 9.g J. Glandular/Endocrine System Understand the role of hormones as internal feedback mechanisms Biology 9.i Discuss how the endocrine system regulates the condition of the body Biology 9.c K. Nervous System Identify the functions and structures of the nervous system Biology 9.d Demonstrate how the nervous system relays communications throughout Biology 9.b the body. Differentiate between neurons and their functions Biology 9.e L. Reproductive System Identify the the functions and structures of the reproductive system Understand the role of DNA and chromosomes in genetic makeup Biology 2
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Diagram the inheritance of dominant and recessive genes Biology 3 Discuss the encoding of RNA Biology 4 M. Integumentary/Immune System Biology 10 Discuss the role of the skin in providing protection for the body Identify the different types of white blood cells Understand the role of antibodies X. Human Growth and Development Classroom 6 hrs CC 3 hrs Students recognize the factors that maintain wellness. Students identify the effects of illness on individuals and their families, including the spiritual and psychosocial needs. A. B. C. D.
Development and Behavior Aging and Role Changes Disabilities and Role Changes Psychological Stages in the Terminally Ill
XI. 1 2 3
Nutrition Classroom 12 hrs CC 3 hrs A. Basic Nutrition
Identify the essential nutritional elements in a well balanced diet Analyze the appropriate additions or deletions to balance the nutritional intake Understand the fundamentals of nutrition and fitness for health maintenance B.
Vital Signs Classroom 8 hrs CC 10 hrs
Students accurately obtain temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure. Students will be recognize abnormality and report and record appropriately
Temperature, Pulse, and Respiration B. Blood Pressure Controlling Infection Classroom 6 hrs CC 10 hrs A. Nature of Microorganisms 1. Identify how microorganisms are spread B. Asepsis
Demonstrate appropriate hand washing techniques
Patient and Employee Safety Classroom 20 hrs CC 10 hrs A. General Safety and Injury and Illness Prevention
B. C. D. E. F.
1. Discuss basic patient care services and procedures under a variety of circumstances Understand general guidelines in the health care system that insures environmental, personal, and patient safety.
Disaster Preparedness Principles of Body Mechanics Understand the principles of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Demonstrate basic First Aid
Employability and Leadership Classroom 10 hrs A. Job-Seeking Skills
Identify employment opportunities Create a resume and cover letter Writing 9/10-2.5 Complete sample job applications Demonstrate successful practices for job interviewing
B. C. XVI. 1 2 3
Keeping a Job
Becoming a Professional Leader
Understand how to terminate employment in a responsible manner
Nurse Assistant/Patient Caregiver Classroom 15 hrs A. Basic Roles/OBRA Care Skills/Long Term Care
Identifies responsibilities of a Long-Term Care Assistant Demonstrate how to do ambulating with gait belt, walker, and crutches Demonstrate proper body alignment B.
List types of services in the sub-acute areas
Explain the responsibility of a home health aide when there are children in the home Develop plan to use for children, aged, and dying Identify safety concerns specific to the client’s home Identify responsibilities of an EKG/ECG Technician Demonstrate how to perform an EKG/ECG
Classroom 4 hrs
Home Health Aide Classroom 4 hrs
A. B. C.
Electrocardiogram Technician Classroom 4 hrs
XIX. 1 2 XX.
Laboratory Assistant/Medical Assistant
A. Identify responsibilities of a Laboratory Assistant/Medical Assistant B. Laboratory Skills Follow laboratory guideline Demonstrate all procedures
Phlebotomist Physical Therapy Aide Classroom 4 hrs
C. A. B. C. Identify the responsibilities of the Physical Therapy Aide Demonstrate preparing patients for therapy Acknowledge use of equipment Describe the responsibilities of the central supply/central processing department worker Describe the responsibilities of the EVS/housekeeper Describe the responsibilities of the Health Information technician Discuss the importance of professional appearance for the office
XXI. XXII. XXIII.
Central Supply/ Central Processing Worker Classroom 4 hrs
A. A. A. B.
Environmental Services Technician/Housekeeper Classroom 4 hrs Health Information Technician Classroom 4 hrs
XXIV. Clinical Medical Assistant Classroom 4 hrs A. Describe the responsibilities of a Medical Assistant B. Identify symptoms of 12 physical conditions and state the appropriate client education for each
Dental Assistant Classroom 4 hrs
A. B. C. Describe the responsibilities of a Dental Assistant List eight recognized dental specialties Identify dental office equipment by name
Community Classroom Classroom 4 hrs Specific Hospital/Community-Based Training in Diagnostic, Supportive
Services, or Therapeutic Departments
Total hours Classroom 226 hrs CC 80 hrs