This course is designed to present guidelines for current medication administration practices for the individual throughout the health-illness continuum. The course utilizes the nursing process to present a wholistic approach to medication-related patient care and teaching through the adult years of the life cycle. Ethical and legal aspects of medication administration in the community and society are included. The role of the nurse in drug dosage calculation is emphasized. (CSU)
This course is designed to offer instruction in one of the specialized areas of Health Science not covered by existing curricula. (CSU)
This course is an integration of the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of human development throughout the lifespan. The course is a study of the developmental tasks facing individuals at various points in the life cycle and the ways social interaction and cultural institutions shape the development of the individual. The course is designed as a foundation course for careers in educational, social service, psychological, and health fields. (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Certification, licensure or employment in health care area.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
This course is an elementary course designed to introduce the basic concepts related to electrocardiography, such as the pertinent anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, the systemic interpretation of tracings, and the recognition of normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms. (CSU)
H S 36 Medical Terminology and Speech Units 3
This course is designed to develop a basic medical vocabulary. Emphasis is placed on roots, prefixes, and suffixes that form medical terms. Basic anatomy and physiology is presented as each body system is introduced. (CSU)
This course is a survey course designed to provide information about a variety of health careers. The course also introduces students to concepts which must be understood before engaging in the helping process. This course also assists the student to identify strengths or weaknesses affecting admission into the health professions. Job functions, education and training, and employment opportunities are also included. (CSU)
Limitations on Enrollment: Licensed Vocational Nurse, Psychiatric Technician or graduate of an accredited vocational nursing or psychiatric technician program.
This course is designed to prepare the licensed vocational nurse, psychiatric technician, and graduate of vocational nursing and psychiatric technician programs for entry into an associate degree nursing (ADN) program. The course includes topics not included in vocational nursing (VN) and psychiatric technician (PT) programs: nursing process, role change, research skills, teaching-learning principles and development of the teaching role. The course also includes reviews of medical-surgical nursing, pharmacology, and medication calculation to prepare the student for success in an ADN program. (CSU)
This course is designed to provide learning experiences related to intravenous therapy for the licensed health care provider and student in health services who may be required to have completed an intravenous tuberculin course for employment. This group may include the registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, and emergency medical technician. The course meets the requirements for the licensed vocational nurse state certification in intravenous tuberculin. (CSU)
This course is designed to prepare the student to qualify for certification as a nurse assistant. The course's content follows the statewide approved curriculum designed to meet both federal and state regulations. The course focuses on the more common physical and psychological conditions found in the elderly and the nursing approaches to care of the elderly.
Limitations on Enrollment: Possess Nurse Assistant Certification or be enrolled in Nursing Assistant Program.
This course is designed to prepare the student to be a certified home health aide. The content follows the approved curriculum specific to federal and California state training regulations. The focus of this course is on the entry-level skills needed for employment as a home health aide.
This course is designed for the emergency worker who routinely responds to medical emergencies to provide treatment and support to sick or injured individuals until emergency medical services (EMS) support arrives. Topics include cardiac pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), cardiac and respiratory management, bleeding control, childbirth, splinting for fractures, and procedures for environmental emergencies (i.e., burns, drownings, hypothermia, poisoning, etc). Prior to completing this course, the student must provide proof of current CPR certification at health care provider level. This course meets San Joaquin County requirements for First Responder.
Prerequisites: Exempt from assessment; current First Responder certification; CPR certification at health care provider level.
This course is designed as a refresher course for the certified first responder. The course focuses on recent changes in laws, policies and procedures pertaining to the treatment, support of sick or injured individuals, and provides a review of emergency medical treatments.
This course is designed to prepare the the student to provide pre-hospital emergency medical care at a basic life support level. Content includes patient assessment and management of medical-surgical, trauma, obstetrical, and pediatric emergencies. The course is a combination of classroom instruction, skills training, and clinical observation. Successful completion qualifies the student to take the certification examination for Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-Basic).
This course is designed to offer instruction in one or more of the specialized areas of health sciences of already covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.
Prerequisites: Exempt from assessment; current EMT I and CPR certificate at health care provider level.
This course is designed as a refresher course for the certified Emergency Medical Technician 1. The course focuses on recent changes in laws and policies and procedures pertaining to pre-hospital emergency medical care. Successful completion of this course provides the student with 24 hours of continuing education toward recertification as an EMT I.
This course is designed to assist the nursing student and the professional nurse in the development of critical thinking skills and the application of these skills to the nursing process. The use of analysis and synthesis in development of nursing diagnoses and interventions is included. Case studies and nursing situations are utilized in the application of these skills. Units in this course do not count toward the Associate of Arts Degree.
This course is designed to increase the student's knowledge of the use of foods and nutrients for the prevention and treatment of diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, vascular disease, and cancer. Enteral and parenteral delivery of nutrition are reviewed. Nutritional concerns related to maternal and child health are covered. Emphasis is placed on application of knowledge to patient care. This course is for the student planning a career in nursing, other health professions, and food service in health care institutions.
Limitations on Enrollment: The student must enroll in a course that is directly related to the health care work experience. The student must enroll in a minimum of 7 units during the semester including work experience units. For summer session, the student must enroll in one related course in addition to work experience. The combined total number of units a student may take in internship, work experience, and occupational practice may not exceed a maximum of 16 units. Participation requires submission and approval of work experience program objectives and an employer work experience agreement.
This course is designed to give the student college credit for on-the-job experience when correlated with a course relating to that job. The student must demonstrate new and expanded learning experiences before being permitted to repeat work experience. To register, complete an application form available at the Applied Science and Technology Division Office, Holt 140. The course may be repeated for a maximum total of sixteen units.
This course is designed to provide information on mental disabilities. Course topics include an overview of mental health care systems, classifications of mental illnesses, etiology, symptoms, treatments, admissions, and conservatorships. Units earned in this course do not count toward an associate degree.
This course is designed to teach basic medical vocabulary and increase understanding of the psychotropic medications administered to the mental patient. The effects of these medications on modifying psychotic activity and behavior are examined. Selected topics include: major classifications of psychotropic medications, administration of medications, toxic reactions, medication non-compliance, benefits and side effects of such medications. Units earned in this course do not count toward an associate degree.
This course is designed to examine various behavior management techniques which include working with the difficult resident, recognizing decompensated behaviors, reducing problem behaviors, and exercising effective communication skills. Selected topics include anger, stress, suicide, and assertiveness. Units earned in this course do not count toward an associate degree.
This course is designed to help the care provider become more aware of his/her attitude toward the mentally disabled resident and the importance of understanding individual differences. The student develops skills for increasing self-sufficiency and normalization experiences of the resident. Topics include: attitudes, listening, loneliness, self-esteem, and reducing dependency of the resident. Units earned in this course do not count toward an associate degree.
This course is designed to help the care provider understand areas that are vital to the development of independent living skills needed by the mentally ill client. The student develops techniques for use with the client to increase his/her independence. Topics include socialization, money management, coping skills, activities of daily living, and Community Re-Entry Program. Units earned in this course do not count toward an associate degree.
This course is designed to familiarize the care provider with available community resources. These resources are used to help the caretaker assess the social, emotional, and physical needs of the client. Topics include community resources, therapeutic recreation, motivation, and factors affecting client participation. Units earned in this course do not count toward an associate degree.
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the problems of the aged client, including reality orientation and death, and dying. Specific topics include: Alzheimer's Disease, diabetes, stroke, death, and dying. Units earned in this course do not count toward an associate degree.
This course is designed to focus on developing and implementing a problem-oriented record-keeping system for board and care homes. The student becomes familiar with state and county forms, client's rights, confidentiality, and ethics. Units earned in this course do not count toward an associate degree.
This course is designed to give the student basic knowledge of nutrition, including the special needs of mentally ill clients. Topics include basic food categories, preparing safe and sanitary meals, maintaining safe and sanitary conditions, special diets, cultural foods requirements, and snacks. Units earned in this course do not count toward an associate degree.