Courses of Study : Career Tech: Health Science

General Patient Care
Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
1 ) Assist in admission, discharge, and transfer of patient.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 2
Unit Plans: 2
2 ) Implement basic patient care with direct supervision.

Examples: bathing, catheter care, apply anti-embolism stockings or TED hose, bedmaking, and assisting with ADLs

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 2
3 ) Monitor, record, and accurately measure intake and output.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 2
4 ) Monitor and record functions related to digestion.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
5 ) Monitor and record vital signs and patient assessment utilizing manual and electronic methods.

Examples: blood pressure, pulse, apical pulse, apical-radial deficit, respirations, pulse oximetry, and weight (standing, wheelchair, or bed scales)

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 1
6 ) Implement infection control guidelines including isolation techniques.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
7 ) Demonstrate principles of body mechanics in safely moving, lifting, and transferring patients to reduce risks of injury to patient and worker.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 1
8 ) Assist patients with orthotic or prosthetic devices.

•  Hearing aids, dentures, and artificial extremities
Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
9 ) Demonstrate safe Range of Motion (ROM) exercises.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
10 ) Assist with restorative rehabilitation activities.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 1
11 ) Prioritize patient care based on patient needs.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 1
12 ) Monitor environmental safety of patients.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 1
13 ) Implement safety procedures when using medical supplies and equipment.

Examples: lock hospital beds, lock wheelchairs, raise stretcher and bed side rails, and apply safety belts

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 1
14 ) Demonstrate skills required for certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and First Aid utilizing current standards.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 2
Unit Plans: 2
15 ) Simulate technical skills required for safe patient care as implemented by a Patient Care Technician.

Patient Care Related to Phlebotomy through Simulation
Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
16 ) Identify site specific anatomy related to venipuncture.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
17 ) Discuss steps and guidelines necessary to prepare a patient for blood collection.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 2
Unit Plans: 2
18 ) Review the requisition for testing requirement and patient identity.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 2
Unit Plans: 2
19 ) Verify patient compliance with testing requirements.

Examples: fasting, medication, and basal state

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 2
Unit Plans: 2
20 ) Identify proper equipment and supplies and assemble equipment for basic venipuncture.

Examples: Evacuated Tube Systems (ETS), syringes, winged blood collection sets, needles, sharp containers, evacuated collection tubes, transfer devices, tourniquets, PPE, gauze pads and bandages, slides, and marking pens

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
21 ) Classify the types of evacuated tubes by color code, the anticoagulants, and additives present, any special characteristics and purpose of each.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
22 ) Explain the phlebotomy procedures to be performed.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
23 ) Utilize appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), effective hand sanitization procedures, adhere to infection control, and safety policies and procedures.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 2
Unit Plans: 2
24 ) Demonstrate proper procedure for capillary blood tests based on age and condition of patient.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
25 ) Perform venipuncture steps in correct order utilizing simulation.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
26 ) Identify problematic patient signs and symptoms throughout collection such as syncope, diaphoresis, nausea, and seizure.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
27 ) Recognize common complications from primary sample collections such as lack of blood flow, hematoma, petechiae, and nerve injury.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
28 ) Discuss the preparation of a peripheral blood smear and collecting a blood culture.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
29 ) Discuss communication challenges of blood collection with pediatric and geriatric patients.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 2
Unit Plans: 2
30 ) Perform proper disposal of biohazardous materials and sharps objects set forth by OSHA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
31 ) Demonstrate patient safety throughout the simulated collection process.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
32 ) Simulate procedures required for processing, handling, transporting, and reporting special and routine specimen collection as implemented by a Patient Care Technician.

Patient Care Related to Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) and Cardiac Monitoring through Simulation
Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
33 ) Prepare the patient for cardiac monitoring and verify patient understanding.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
34 ) Demonstrate set-up and preparation of patient for ECG/EKG or cardiac monitoring.

Examples: 3-lead ECG/EKG, 5-lead ECG/EKG, 12-lead ECG/EKG, Holter monitoring, Stress testing, and Telemetry monitoring

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 1
35 ) Identify and resolve artifacts from the ECG/EKG tracing.

Examples: wandering baseline, somatic, and electrical

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
36 ) Identify waveforms of a cardiac cycle for symmetry, direction, and amplitude to include P waves, QRS complexes, ST segments, and T waves.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
37 ) Calculate heart rate from the ECG/EKG tracing using various methods.

Examples: 6-second method, Rate to Rate (R to R), and sequencing

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
38 ) Measure a patient's heart conduction from the ECG/EKG tracing to include PR-interval, QRS duration, and QT-interval.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
39 ) Identify the major classifications of arrhythmias from the ECG/EKG tracing.

Examples: sinus, atrial, ventricular, junctional

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
40 ) Compare and contrast various rhythms by evaluating manual or digital rhythm strips.

Examples: normal sinus rhythm, bradycardia, tachycardia, and asystole

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 1
41 ) Identify the major variances to waveforms related to ischemia, injury, or infarction.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 1
42 ) Identify the proper response to life threatening dysrhythmias.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
43 ) Simulate procedures required for ECG/EKG or cardiac monitoring as implemented by a Patient Care Technician.

Essential Workforce Skills and Professionalism
Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
44 ) Exhibit critical thinking and problem solving skills to locate, analyze, and apply information within an employment situation.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
45 ) Model workforce readiness skills required for success in the workplace.

Examples: punctuality, time management, organization, integrity, honesty, accountability, dependability, and respect for diversity

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
46 ) Exhibit a professional image through good personal hygiene, professional dress, behavior, attitude, and language.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
47 ) Understand the need for flexibility, accepting additional responsibility, willingness to adapt to change, and being a team player.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
48 ) Demonstrate integrity related to client privacy and client confidentiality.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
49 ) Communicate professionally and appropriately through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 1
50 ) Demonstrate and maintain policies and protocols of the healthcare facility.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 1
51 ) Understand regulations regarding operation standards.

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
52 ) Identify and describe the national regulatory agencies for quality assurance and healthcare.

Examples: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA), College of American Pathologists (CAP), National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
53 ) Adhere to regulations regarding workplace safety such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Health Science (2015)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Patient Care Technician
All Resources: 1
Unit Plans: 1
54 ) Demonstrate and maintain confidentiality and privacy to include Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.