HEALTH COURSES (HLTH)

HLTH 041 - BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (CPR)

This course presents the techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO) management. Upon successful completion of written and skills evaluations, the student will be issued an American Heart Association BLS Provider card.

0.5 Credit Hours (VSC) - Lecture Hours: 0.5 Laboratory Hours: 0

HLTH 107 - BASIC ELECTROCARDIOGRAMS

Prerequisite: BIOL 106 with a "C" or better, or equivalent. This course is designed to prepare the student to perform 12 and/or 15 lead electrocardiograms. Emphasis is placed on lead placement, artifact, and machine operation. Basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiac system and electrophysiology are presented. Lethal and non-lethal dysrhythmias will be discussed. Practical skills experiences will be provided to correlate with the course content.

1 Credit Hour (OC) - Lecture Hours: 0.5 Laboratory Hours: 1.5

HLTH 108 - ELECTROCARDIOGRAM INTERPRETATION

Prerequisite: Department approval. This course is designed to prepare the student to identify key elements of the electrocardiogram in order to interpret and recognize patterns of dysrhythmias. Basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiac system and cardioelectrophysiology are presented. Skills align with American Heart Association guidelines. This course will certify the student in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

1 Credit Hour (OC) - Lecture Hours: 0.5 Laboratory Hours: 1.5

HLTH 110 - FUNDAMENTALS OF STERILE PROCESSING

Prerequisite: None. This course introduces students to an understanding of the decontamination, packaging, and handling of surgical medical products; processing and reprocessing of instruments and products; and the issues involved in inventory control and quality assurance of sterile products.

2 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 1.5 Laboratory Hours: 1

HLTH 112 - NURSING ASSISTANT TRAINING

Prerequisite: Completion of CPR for the Healthcare Provider or concurrent enrollment in HLTH 041 and department approval. This course is designed to prepare the student to function as a nurse assistant in nursing homes.

5 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 6

HLTH 116 - NURSE ASSISTANT: ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in HLTH 112 or departmental approval. This course is an introduction to the study of Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias. Topics covered include aging and dementia, communication, care and treatment modalities, behavior issues and management techniques, activities, nutrition, family roles, community resources, and staff support.

1 Credit Hour (OC) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 0

HLTH 120 - FIRST AID

This course is designed to provide basic knowledge and skills needed to provide immediate first aid in case of accident or illness. Emphasis is placed on personal safety and accident prevention. Two lecture hours per week or equivalent.

2 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 0

HLTH 121 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 095 or higher, or equivalent; or departmental approval. This course is designed to introduce the student to medical terminology, including roots, prefixes, and suffixes, with emphasis on spelling, defining and application in the health care workplace.

2 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 0

HLTH 150 - FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH

This course is an overview of current health issues. In addition to physical/mental health conditions, the course also explores environmental factors, violence and health care costs as they relate to individuals, families and the community.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0