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AHE 120 – Medicine Aide Update

This course meets Maryland Board of Nursing regulation regarding the 8-hour update requirement for medicine aide certification renewal. Mandatory attendance for all sessions. No one is admitted after class starts. Students must complete a written examination with a minimum score of 80% to pass the course. Student's MAU expiration date must be within 90 days of the first day of class. All students must bring the following documentation to the first class: Original, current, active, unencumbered Maryland CNA/GNA/CMA registry card signed. Signed letter by the DON typed on LTC facility letterhead verifying a minimum of 8 hours of compensated employment as a CNA/GNA/CMA during the past two years.

Course Objectives:
1. Identify current State regulations related to the role of the certified medicine aide.
2. Explain current trends in drug therapy.
3. Identify actions, related precautions, uses and possible interactions of current medications used in the care of the geriatric patient.
4. List the resources available to clarify and expand the knowledge of the certified medicine aide.
5. Relate the administration of medications to one or more aspects of long term care which could include but is not limited to: nutrition, documentation, physiological systems, diseases, other aspects of pharmacology and the de-institutionalization of psychiatric and mentally retarded clients.

AHE 467 – Medicine Aide Training

PreReq's - Original, current active, unencumbered Maryland cna/gna registry card.
Proof of currect negative TB skin test or a negative chest x-ray
Signed letter of recommendation from the director of Nursing and typed on facility letterhead indicating currect employment and verifying a minimum of 2000 hours of compensated experience as a CNA/GNA over the last 3 years.
Assessments - After registration and one week before class begins, complete reading and math assessments at the Dundalk campus. Call 285-9572 for appointment.

This course leads to certification by the Maryland Board of Nursing upon successful completion of course.
They receive grades and will be rewarded a certification at the end of the course from CCBC

Students need to bring text book to first class - Administering Medication - 70$ available at Dundalk bookstore
Street attire for theory and scrubs for clinicals

Course Objectives:
1. Prepare, administer and chart non-parenteral medications safely.
2. Identify the role of the medicine aide as a health team member.
3. Identify major drug classifications, representative examples and common side effects.
4. Perform basic mathematical computations necessary for the administration of medications.
5. Use drug abbreviations and symbols.
6. Relate the drug administered to the health problem of the patient.

AHE 512 – Lifeguard Training Review

Recertification course for individuals with a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard certification or equivalent. Satisfactory completion enables recertification in lifeguarding and CPR.

Course Objectives:
1. apply all the physical skills to be certified by the American Red Cross as a lifeguard;
2. employ knowledge to make intelligent decisions when faced with possible drowning of individuals;
3. discuss the techniques used to complete the back boarding procedures for a victim of suspected spinal injury, and
4. demonstrate the physical conditioning needed to perform all the skills involved in lifeguarding a pool facility.

AHE 515 – Basic Patient Intake/Heal Occu


Course Objectives:
1. Demonstrate appropriate communication techniques for the telephone, when interviewing a patient, and when providing patient education.
2. Enter accurate patient data into a selected software package.
3. Show the proper procedures for measuring vital signs, height, and weight.
4. Teach another student how to implement universal precautions.

AHE 517 – Advanced Card Life Sup Prov Cr

Course Objectives:
1. identify and use: suction catheter; pharyngeal suction device; airway; nasal cannula; oxygen face mask; and venturi mask in the ventilation of adult and pediatric manikin;
2. insert esophegeal airway on adult and pediatric manikin;
3. perform or demonstrate intravenous cannulation, peripheral and central venipuncture, intracardial injection, arterial puncture, emergency treatment of pneumo thorax;
4. recognize and demonstrate correct management of cardiac arrest with ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia;
5. identify dysrhythmias on static ECG tracing or oscilloscope and outline appropriate course of therapeutic intervention, and
6. supervise, direct, monitor and perform on an arrest team toward successful resuscitation.

AHE 519 – Anatomy & Physiology For Health Occupations

PreReq for health programs

Course Objectives:
1. Define medical terms as they are presented.
2. Identify selected parts of the body.
3. Describe a common disease for each body system.
4. Explain a major function of each body system.

AHE 522 – CPR/First Aid For Infants And Young Children

This course is designed to provide the student with training in pediatric/infant basic life support (CPR) and information on related child health issues. Topics include: pediatric/infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), emergency measures for choking children, injury prevention, common childhood illnesses, child injury assessment, and safety awareness.

Course Objectives:
1. Describe a situation wherein a child or infant is in distress.
2. Identify how to quickly and efficiently obtain help.
3. Demonstrate emergency measures for a choking infant or child by performing the appropriate maneuvers for relieving a foreign body airway obstruction.
4. Perform CPR on an infant or child who is not breathing and/or is without a heartbeat.
5. Assess an injury to a child and take proper action.
6. Describe common childhood illnesses and inform parents accordingly.

AHE 525 – Venipuncture & Specimen Collection Techniques

Learn to collect blood and body fluid specimens used in throat cultures, urinalysis and stool cultures and prepare samples for testing in a lab. Gain an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the various systems that require specimen collection, processing and handling of specimens and laboratory operations.

Course Objectives:
1. Demonstrate asceptic technique.
2. Describe the role and responsibilities of the health care worker doing venipunctures and specimen collection in a variety of health care settings.
3. Show how to perform various venipuncture techniques.
4. Explain specimen processing.
5. Identify factors to ensure patient safety.

AHE 528 – Medicine Administration

Continue to develop knowledge of pharmacology by learning the proper handling, storage, documentation and administration of medications, plus correct usage of Universal and Standard Precautions. Practice of these skills takes place in class.

Course Objectives:
1. Recognize commonly prescribed medications and their adverse reactions.
2. Calculate correct medication requirement.
3. Describe the varying methods, routes, and techniques of medication administration.
4. Perform and document medication administration by oral and parenteral routes.
5. Illustrate the correct Universal and Standard Precautions utilized with all of these skills.

AHE 534 – Medical Terminology for Health Occupations

Learn the correct pronunciation and meaning of medical terms. Recommended for all students interested in any health care occupation whether in direct patient care or medical office and insurance work.

Course Objectives:
1. Identify body systems.
2. Review types of medical practices and procedures.
3. Discuss medical terms as word elements.
4. Demonstrate use of medical dictionary for term meanings and pronunciation.
5. Review numbers, amounts, colors and positions as applied in medical field.
6. List common medical abbreviations.

AHE 544 – Medical Terminology

Gain an introduction to medical terminology. Designed for the job trainee or office support staff entering the medical secretarial field.

Course Objectives:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of medical terminology and format.
2. Identify most commonly used report formats for medical records.

AHE 545 – Medical Transcription

Obtain an introduction to medical transcription. Intended for job trainees or office support staff person entering the medical secretarial field.

Course Objectives:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of medical transcription practices.
2. Transcribe medical information from dictation equipment.
3. Identify most commonly used report formats for medical records.

AHE 550 – Adv Cardiac Life Sup Renewal

Student must be EMT / Paramedic, Doctor, Critical Care Registered Nurse.
Requirement: Unexpired ACLS card
If ACLS card has expired; must take AHE 517

Course Objectives:
1. Review core curriculum.
2. Insert esophageal airway on adult and pediatric manikin.
3. Demonstrate correct management of cardiac arrest with ventricular fibrillation.
4. Identify dysrhythmias on static ECG tracing or oscilloscope and outline appropriate course of therapeutic intervention.
5. Supervise, direct, monitor and perform on an arrest team toward successful resuscitation.

AHE 553 – Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

This course is designed to meet the National Standard Curriculum for Emergency Medical Technician Basic. This course covers the theory and skills of basic emergency medical care in the out of hospital setting. Basic pathophysiological principles related to the recognition and management of a variety of patient conditions are discussed. Includes such topics as the well being of the EMT, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, patient assessment, aireway

AHE 566 – Medical Transcription I

Course Objectives:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of medical transcription practices;
2. Transcribe medical information from dictation equipment;
3. Identify most commonly used report formats for medical records;
4. Use medical dictionaries, spelling guides, and reference guides, and
5. Demonstrate appropriate use of transcribing equipment.

AHE 571 – Surgical Tech Laboratory Studi

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate proper surgical attire;
2. perform a surgical scrub and don a gown and gloves;
3. create and maintain a sterile field using aseptic technique;
4. demonstrate how to drape a patient and surgical equipment using aseptic technique;
5. identify basic surgical instruments;
6. demonstrate proper handling and passing of surgical instruments and surgical sutures;
7. demonstrate a basic mayo stand and back table set-up;
8. demonstrate safety when handling and disposing sharps;
9. demonstrate use and applications of O.R. equipment;
10. discuss applications of anesthesia machine and supplies;
11. demonstrate how to safely transport a patient;
12. demonstrate safe and proper positioning of the surgical patient;
13. identify special instrumentation and equipment used in minimal access surgery;
14. demonstrate minimal access surgical techniques, and
15. demonstrate the use of thermaregulatory devices.

AHE 573 – Surgical Technology Clinical I

Course Objectives:
1. identify how other departments of the hospital affect the surgical patient and the operating room;
2. identify how the operating room affects the workings of other departments of the hospital;
3. identify interdepartmental communication processes;
4. identify the effects of relationships of departmental personnel;
5. demonstrate respect for the patient¿s rights;
6. identify the patient¿s emotional, physiological, and psychosocial needs, and
7. demonstrate a complete understanding of all learning objectives specific in each department.

AHE 575 – Surgical Anatomy

Course Objectives:
1. identify surgical incisions associated exposure of anatomical structures;
2. identify anatomical structures within the following regions of the human body: thorax, abdomen, perineum and pelvis, back, lower limb, upper limb, head, neck;
3. identify the twelve cranial nerves and the structures they innervate;
4. discuss surgical approaches to expose internal anatomical structures, and
5. identify the anatomical relationship between structures of different body systems.

AHE 577 – Pharmacology

Develop an understanding of commonly prescribed medications, their classification and schedules and common adverse reactions. Learn about the legal and ethical boundaries involving drugs, how and why medications work and proper drug handling and storage procedures.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss legal and ethical boundaries of drugs;
2. recognize commonly prescribed medications and their adverse reactions;
3. describe the varying methods, routes, and techniques of medication administration;
4. describe how medications act when administered to different ages; and
5. identify proper handling and storage methods required for medications.

AHE 578 – Intermediate Patient Intake

Learn to assist the physician with a variety of physical examinations, minor surgeries and testing procedures and how to practice proper standard precautions. Learn to maintain office equipment and properly document the skills.

Course Objectives:
1. recognize different diseases and disorders;
2. demonstrate how to assist with the physical exam and minor surgical procedures;
3. demonstrate techniques used to care for wounds and injuries;
4. apply the correct Universal and Standard Precautions;
5. perform a 12-lead electrocardiogram and determine any gross abnormalities;
6. operate and care for office equipment;
7. describe how to inventory and maintain supplies;
8. demonstrate proper documentation of all of these skills for the attending physician, and
9. demonstrate appropriate techniques to prepare a patient for minor surgery.

AHE 624 – Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Refresher

Pre-requisites - current AHA, Red Cross, or NSC adult and pediatric CPR.
No Assessment needed.
Documentation required - Bring CPR card to first day of class.
Recertification by Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Service Systems.
Student gets satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade and a certificate if they complete the course satisfactorily.
No outside testing unless they are taking this course to A) meet legal recognition requirements (transferring from another state to Maryland) or B) Re-entering after a lapse in their certification. In either case, they pay the MIEMSS for the testing.
How long is the course?
AHE 624 EMT-Basic Refresher 18.13 to 24.17
AHE 625 EMT - Basic Refresher for Skills 9.38 to 12.50
Demand in the job market is high. Pay is around $8 - $11.00 an hour.
Bring pen and papers to class. Text: Title - N/A
Uniform of presentable civilian clothing can be worn to class.
No extra training is required. They are either volunteers (Maryland EMS system is 85% volunteer)or they are employed by the 30-40 commercial EMS transportation providers in Maryland.
Person needs to be extremely disciplined and extremely self-motivated. Able to work either independently or in a group.



Course Objectives:
1. Review and discuss practices and protocols for on-the-scene safety, personal safety and medical/legal issues;
2. Review and discuss protocols and practices for patient assessment, airway management, pharmacology and cardiac emergencies (including CPR and AED review);
3. Review and discuss protocols and practices for medical/behavioral scenarios including altered mental status, allergic reactions, poisoning/overdose, behavioral emergencies, IV maintenance, shock, wounds, injuries to bones, joints, head and spine and rapid extrication, and
4. Review and discuss protocols and practices for scenarios including childbirth (normal and abnormal deliveries) and medical and trauma problems in children.

AHE 632 – Introduction to Medical Billing

Gain a fundamental knowledge of medical insurance billing, claims processing, major insurance carriers, managed care, accounts receivable management and more.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and know where to use basic billing resources,
2. assist patients in a professional and courteous manner,
3. demonstrate knowledge of major insurance payers and claims remittance,
4. discuss how to organize the billing process,
5. follow-up on outstanding claims, and
6. demonstrate an understanding and post Explanation of Benefits (EOBs).

AHE 640 – GNA Skills Exam Review

Enhance the potential for successful completion of the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) skills examination through individualized instructor guidance and feedback.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate a familiarity with the skills testing process,
2. demonstrate proficiency with the various skills contained in the MGNAC handbook,
3. perform a timed skill scenario demonstration, and
4. identify the critical elements listed in the skills contained in the MGNAC handbook.

AHE 641 – Introduction to Health Care Systems

Learn more about the American health care system from the view of both provider and patient. Find out about the impact that managed care has on the quality of care, different types of health insurance and providers and their roles in the delivery system. Examine the legalities and ethics of the health care delivery system.

Course Objectives:
1. compare and contrast different health care settings,
2. compare different medical management models and their influence on healthcare delivery,
3. identify members of the healthcare team and their roles in delivering patient care,
4. compare and contrast available health insurance,
5. determine the effects of culture in the public¿s willingness to participate in the healthcare system,
6. review medical ethical codes, and
7. discuss the influence of regulations/laws on the healthcare system.

AHE 642 – Medical Assisting Clinical I

Apply the knowledge learned in the classroom to a clinical setting. Topics covered include telephone techniques, patient communication and confidentiality, appointment scheduling, filing, basic accounting, purchasing and medical billing and insurance. Students meet with the Clinical Supervisor throughout the Clinical experience to review professional growth.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate appropriate telephone techniques to include answering the telephone, screening calls, and taking accurate messages;
2. demonstrate the ability to triage phone calls and refer to appropriate staff;
3. ensure patient confidentiality via the telephone;
4. prepare daily appointment sheet and a daily worksheet;
5. demonstrate an understanding of correct filing procedures to maintain medical records,
6. discuss the importance of documentation in a patient file,
7. prepare bank deposits, write checks, record checks, prepare receipts, and reconcile accounts;
8. purchase equipment and supplies for a medical setting;
9. communicate effectively with patients about the fees for healthcare; and
10. demonstrate a basic understanding of medical billing and insurance.

AHE 643 – Medical Assisting Clinical II

Continue to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom to a clinical setting. Topics covered include patient communication, importance of medical history and recording medical information, taking a patient's vitals, sequence of a physical exam and proper technique to examine body parts. Students meet with the Clinical Supervisor throughout the Clinical experience to review professional growth.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the importance of the medical history;
2. demonstrate an understanding of effective communication with patients;
3. record medical history in a patient's files;
4. differentiate between charting and documenting;
5. demonstrate the ability to take and document accurately a patient's temperature, height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate;
6. identify the sequence of events during a physical examination;
7. demonstrate the ability to properly examine different body parts; and
8. demonstrate cultural sensitivity during communication with patients.

AHE 644 – Medical Assisting Clinical III

Further apply the knowledge learned in the classroom to a clinical setting. Topics covered include prenatal exam; the female reproductive system; Estimated Date of Conception (EDC) and Estimated Date of Birth (EDB); gynecological and pre-natal exams; Breast Self Exam (BSE) and Testicular Self Exam (TSE); the male reproductive system; obtaining the vitals of a newborn; immunizations; the aging process; urinary catheterization; cast application and removal; applying dressings, suture removal, and sterilizing instruments and work areas; neurological evaluation; nasal irrigation; visual acuity and audiometry, transferring patients and Electrocardiograms (EKGs). Students meet with the Clinical Supervisor throughout the Clinical experience to review professional growth.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the importance of the initial pre-natal exam,
2. identify diseases and symptoms that could affect a pregnancy,
3. calculate EDC and EDB using Nagel's Rule,
4. identify the tests conducted during a gynecological exam and pre-natal exam,
5. instruct a patient in the BSE and TSE,
6. identify diseases and symptoms that could affect the male reproductive system,
7. demonstrate the ability to perform measurements related to the growth of a child and record vital signs,
8. demonstrate an understanding of childhood immunizations,
9. identify functional changes during the aging process,
10 demonstrate the ability to perform a urinary catheterization, and
11. demonstrate the ability to assist the physician in specific skill areas.

AHE 648 – Learning About Speech or Language Impairments in Children

This course is designed to enable parents, professionals, and teachers to develop or enhance their understanding of speech or language impairments in children. Topics to be covered include defining speech or language impairments, history of speech and language field, prevalence in the US, causes and prevention, learning characteristics, educational interventions, and family issues.

Course Objectives:
1. identify characteristics of youth with speech or language impairments,
2. classify critical factors related to the prevalence and history of youth with speech or language disorders,
3. demonstrate an understanding of the causes and prevention of speech and language disorders, and
4. apply educational interventions appropriate to the characteristics of youth with speech and language disorders.

AHE 657 – Clinical Experience I for Ophthalmic Medical Assistant

Practice the knowledge and skills learned during Ophthalmic Medical Assisting I and II, including medical terminology; anatomy and physiology of the eye; HIPAA regulations; infection control procedures; patient intake duties and discussing basic eye care with patients.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate proper infection control procedures;
2. demonstrate proper HIPAA procedures;
3. demonstrate the ability to perform patient intake skills to include patient history, basic eye care, and ocular history;
4. respond professionally to patient inquiries; and
5. demonstrate proper front office skills for scheduling, telephone inquiries, and triage.

AHE 658 – Clinical Experience II for Ophthalmic Medical Assistant

Use the knowledge acquired in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant I and II in a clinical setting, including the principles of tonometry and basic pharmacology; medication administration; functions and maintenance of ophthalmic instruments and patient flow and customer service. Final course in the series to prepare students for the Certified Ophthalmic Medical Assistant (COA) exam.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to properly use and maintain ophthalmic instruments,
2. demonstrate proper infection control procedures,
3. administer appropriate medications during ophthalmic exams,
4. discuss ophthalmic issues with patients,
5. demonstrate outstanding customer service skills,
6. demonstrate an understanding of patient flow techniques,
7. respond professionally to patient inquiries, and
8. direct patients to appropriate professionals.

AHE 659 – Ophthalmic Medical Assistant I

No PreReq's.
No Assessments
Certification given by JCAHPO (Joint Commission on Allied Health Professionals in Ophthalmology) Course is 80 hours long. Starts out paying 16$ per hour. Makes around 25$ after two years of service. Must bring text book first day of class - 150$. Wear regular clothing to class, scrubs to clinicals
Students must work alone, follow orders and be self-motivated, be pleasant in dealing with patients and staff, handle a fast-paced atmosphere. Multi-task. Self motivated, be able to work with various levels of supervision, outstanding vision, good eye-hand coordination, and stand for long period of time.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA);
2. discuss how medical ethics and laws affect the professional performance of a COA;
3. demonstrate proper infection control procedures;
4. explain HIPAA and its role in patient privacy;
5. identify anatomical structures of the eye and their physiological purpose;
6. identify common diseases of the eye and causes, treatments, and preventions;
7. demonstrate proper adult CPR procedures;
8. demonstrate patient intake and front office skills; and
9. discuss proper eye care with patients.

AHE 660 – Ophthalmic Medical Assistant II

No PreReq's.
No Assessments
Certification given by JCAHPO (Joint Commission on Allied Health Professionals in Ophthalmology) Course is 80 hours long. Starts out paying 16$ per hour. Makes around 25$ after two years of service. Must bring text book first day of class - 150$. Wear regular clothing to class, scrubs to clinicals
Students must work alone, follow orders and be self-motivated, be pleasant in dealing with patients and staff, handle a fast-paced atmosphere. Multi-task. Self motivated, be able to work with various levels of supervision, outstanding vision, good eye-hand coordination, and stand for long period of time.

Course Objectives:
1. explain the basic principles of tonometry and how they relate to a COA,
2. list basic drug categories and identify most commonly used drugs in an Ophthalmic practice,
3. identify and explain the function of basic ophthalmic instruments,
4. demonstrate the proper use of each ophthalmic instrument,
5. demonstrate proper infection control procedures,
6. discuss how customer service is critical to patient care, and
7. demonstrate an understanding of patient flow principles.

AHE 672 – Anatomy & Physiology for Health Care Workers-Online

Online version of Anatomy and Physiology for Health Occupations (AHE519) covering cellular structure and function, and the structure and function of each body system.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and label major structures of each system,
2. label the structures of a cell,
3. explain how each system functions during wellness and illness,
4. explain how cellular functions maintain homeostatis, and
5. describe how bodily systems are interrelated

AHE 680 – Medical ICD-9-CM Medical Coding

Pre-requisites: Medical Terminology, Computer Literacy, Fundamentals of Coding and Anatomy and Physiology
Books are required the first day of class. ICD-9-CM Coding Handbook without answers by Faye Brown, current year edition and books from Fundamentals from Coding...ICD-9-CM for Hospitals, Volumes 1,2, & 3 (current year, professional edition and Current Procedural Terminology, CPT-4 (Professional Edition-Current Year); HCPCS Level II, Professional Edition, Current Year. Workbook: Coding Workbook for the Physician's Office (without answers) current year by Alice Covell
Ruth Burke 410-679-3020

Certifications: American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
American Health Information Management Associations(AHIMA)
Prefessional Healthcare Institute of America(PHIA)
Practice Management Institute(PMI)

AHE679 Becoming An Online Learner 25 hours
CPT Coding for Medical Practices 45 Hours CPT Coding wrkbk/HCPCS
AHE680 Medical ICD-9-CM Coding 45 hours Faye Brown's Coding handbook
AHE534 Medical Terminology for Health Care providers 30-36 hours Medical Term. Fourth Edition

Demand is high - pays 17-45$per hour
Students wear street clothes to classes
Career Opportunities - Physician offices, hospital medical records department, medical billing agencies, law firms, accounting firms, insurance firms, and medical consulting firms
Students must be able to work alone, self motivated

Course Objectives:
1. explain similarities and differences in coding outpatient and inpatient settings;
2. demonstrate proficient coding of a series of diagnostic scenarios provided by the instructor; and
3. demonstrate proper coding procedure in a 'virtual diagnostic coding center'.

AHE 681 – CPT Coding for Facilities and Medical Practices

Obtain the knowledge needed to assign valid codes for medical services and procedures performed by physicians in an outpatient office or ambulatory care setting.

Course Objectives:
1. explain the coding system for procedures and services;
2. compare CPT coding in an inpatient and outpatient setting;
3. utilize HCPCS I/II guidelines in scenarios; and
4. demonstrate correct coding procedures and services by completing operative reports and scenarios.

AHE 700 – HEALTHY EATING/HEALTHIER LIVIN

Course Objectives:
1. develop a plan when shopping for healthy food;
2. implement reading labels when shopping;
3. explain how to detect, manage, and prevent common disorders and disease; and
4. develop and maintain healthier eating habits.

AHE 701 – TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the incidence and prevalence of TBI;
2. list common behavioral and physical effects of TBI;
3. describe mental health and substance abuse connections that co-occur with TBI;
4. identify the importance of screening; and
5. identify resources for medical, rehabilitation, employment, and community supports.

AHE 702 – SISTA FACILITATOR TRAINING

Course Objectives:
1. describe the theoretical frameworks for SISTA interventions,
2. explain the core elements of SISTA interventions,
3. explain fundamental facts about HIV/AIDS,
4. describe mechanisms for behavioral self-management,
5. describe the process for submitting and evaluating data,
6. demonstrate effective communication and facilitation skills in the implementation of the SISTA curriculum,
7. use culturally specific session enhancements with SISTA interventions, and
8. demonstrate effective implementation/facilitation of the SISTA curriculum.

AHE 703 – FALL/PREVENTION/TECHNIQUES

Course Objectives:
1. identify the different environmental, physiological, and anatomical contributions to patient falls,
2. demonstrate administration of at least one fall screening technique,
3. translate fall screening information into recommendations for fall intervention,
4. develop fall prevention protocols to identify patients who are high risk of falling,
5. demonstrate at least two intervention activities, and
6. implement a Fall Prevention Program at a specific work site.

AHE 704 – DELEGATING NURSE TRAINING

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the background of the DDA and the COMAR regulations involved in responsibilities of the delegating nurse,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the nurse delegation law and how it relates to the delegating nurse responsibilities,
3. implement the new medication technician training program,
4. identify case management principles, and
5. discuss adult learning and communication.

AHE 706 – Heartsaver CPR

Obtain information about the American Heart Association (AHA) chain of survival, skills in CPR and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for adults, infants and children. Completion card presented upon successful completion of skills demonstration. Intended for lay rescuers who are expected to respond to emergencies in the workplace and anyone who needs a credential documenting completion of a CPR course.

Course Objectives:
1. determine when and how to call 911;
2. demonstrate the ability to perform CPR for adults, children and infants; and
3. demonstrate the ability to perform relief of foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO) in a responsive victim.

AHE 707 – Mentoring

This course is designed to advance the skills of a student who is a hospital employee to become a mentor by attending classroom theory. Topics to be covered include the role of the mentor, mentoring benefits, the differences between a preceptor, mentor, and coach, active listening skills, roadblocks to communication, mentoring porcess and role play.

Course Objectives:
1. define the role of the mentor,
2. discuss the benefits of a mentorship program,
3. discuss the roles and characteristics of a mentor,
4. discuss how the mentor differs from a preceptor and a coach,
5. discuss the mentoring process, and
6. discuss and review the mentoring process.

AHE 710 – Anesthesia Technician Training Clinical

Learn to assist staff anesthesiologists in performing a variety of anesthesia preparations and procedures in multiple settings. Topics include general operating duties, the use of medical equipment, monitoring the patient, types of anesthesia, IVs, medications and calculations, surgical considerations, emergency procedures, aseptic technique, intubations, pain management and instrumentation. Train under direct supervision of the clinical operations supervisor or another appointed staff member. Prerequisite: All other courses in the Anesthesia Technician Series must be completed successfully, including Anesthesia Technician Theory I and II.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the different types of anesthesia preparations and procedures used in the pre-operative and post-operative settings;
2. describe the different types of anesthesia preparations and procedures used in remote anesthetizing locations;
3. list the considerations related to age and developmental needs of the patient, in preparation for the administration of anesthesia;
4. identify and explain the operation of the types of equipment found in an operating room setting, pre and post- operative settings, and in remote anesthetizing locations;
5. cite the surgical considerations in relation to the administration of anesthesia;
6. identify the components of the medical and surgical sterilization techniques used in an operating room;
7. explain the care, cleaning, hazards, precautions, and basic electronics in relation to medical instrumentation;
8. describe pain management and its relevance in the pre-, peri-, and post-operative environments;
9. explain aseptic techniques;
10. describe the intubation process; and
11. demonstrate an understanding of the role of an anesthesia technician and his/her duties under normal and emergency situations.

AHE 711 – ANESTHESIA/TRAINING/THEORY I

Course Objectives:
1. describe the different types of anesthesia preparations and procedures used in the pre-operative, operating room and post-operative settings;
2. describe the different types of anesthesia preparations and procedures used in the remote anesthetizing location;
3. list the considerations, as it relates to age and developmental needs of the client in preparation for administration of anesthesia;
4. identify and explain the workings of the different types of equipment found in the operating room setting, pre and post operative setting and in the remote anesthetizing locations;
5. list the various types of anesthesia;
6. explain the surgical considerations related to the administration of anesthesia;
7. identify the components of the medical and surgical sterile technique used within the operating room;
8. explain the care, cleaning, hazards, precautions and basic electronics related to medical instrumentation;
9. describe pain management and it¿s relevance in the pre, peri, and post operative environment;
10. explain aseptic technique; and
11. describe the process of intubation.

AHE 712 – ANESTHESIA/TRAINING/THEORY II

Course Objectives:
1. describe the different types of anesthesia preparations and procedures used in the pre-operative, operating room and post-operative settings;
2. describe the different types of anesthesia preparations and procedures used in the remote anesthetizing location;
3. list the considerations related to age and developmental needs of the client in preparation for administration of anesthesia;
4. identify and explain the workings of the different types of equipment found in the operating room setting, pre and post operative setting, and in the remote anesthetizing locations;
5. list the different types of anesthesia;
6. explain the surgical considerations related to the administration of anesthesia;
7. identify the components of the medical and surgical sterile technique used within the operating room;
8. explain the care, cleaning, hazards, precautions and basic electronics related to medical instrumentation;
9. describe pain management and it¿s relevance in the pre, peri, and post operative environment;
10. explain aseptic technique; and
11. describe the process of intubation.

AHE 713 – ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY/SURGICAL

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to participate in detailed discussions of each body system,
2. discuss surgical procedures on an introductory level,
3. demonstrate an understanding of how the anatomy relates to various surgical procedures, and
4. discuss common diseases of each body system.

AHE 714 – Surgical Technology Capstone

Learn additional tools to transition to a working professional as a Surgical Technologist. Share clinical experiences and review areas that need reinforcement. Topics include clinical review and feedback, resume writing and interview skills, clinical preceptorship, professional continuing education and current developments in this field. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all courses in modules I-III in the Surgical Technology Series.

Course Objectives:
1. evaluate performance in a clinical setting;
2. receive, evaluate, and apply constructive feedback;
3. demonstrate appropriate constructive feedback techniques and articulate those techniques to others;
4. write a professional resume and cover letter;
5. demonstrate acceptable employment interview techniques;
6. discuss the benefits of professional memberships and certification;
7. discuss the benefits of professional continuing education;
8. discuss current developments in the profession and the importance of active participation in the issues,
9. describe the role of a clinical preceptor;
10. identify and demonstrate positive preceptor attributes;
11. prepare and present a final research project;
12. interpret performance on the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting¿s self-assessment examinations;
13. implement a plan of action to review problematic areas of performance on the self-assessment examination; and
14. identify traditional and non-traditional employment opportunities for the Surgical Technologist.

AHE 715 – Technological Sciences for the Surgical Technologist

Develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of science and technology as related to current and developing technologies in the operating room, care for the surgical patient and general operating room safety. Topics include computer skills, electricity, physics, robotics and lasers.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the basic components of a computer system;
2. demonstrate basic computer skills and apply them in the operating room;
3. define electricity and physics and identify terms and basic principles of electricity and physics;
4. define types of electrical currents and the components of an electrical receptacle;
5. identify the basic components and mechanisms of a robotic system;
6. cite surgical applications of robotics;
7. identify the components of a laser system;
8. discuss how lasers work, types of lasers, and how they are used clinically; and
9. demonstrate safe patient care practices in the operating room.

AHE 716 – Introduction to Surgical Technology

This course is designed to provide the student with didactic instruction in the profession of surgical technology. This course prepares the student for laboratory skills, the clinical portion of the program, and preparation for Surgical Technology 2. Topics to be covered include the meaning of professionalism for the health care provider; basic surgical instrumentation; surgical teams; surgical technologist environment; legal, moral, and ethical responsibilities of a surgical technologist; surgical patient emergencies; principles of asepsis and sterilization; principles of hemostasis and blood replacement; and care and handling of specimens.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the duties of a surgical technologist and the physical environment in which he/she will work;
2. identify health care facilities and its management and financing;
3. define a surgical team;
4. define the legal, ethical, and moral responsibilities of a surgical technologist;
5. discuss the principles of and importance of asepsis and disinfection in surgery;
6. demonstrate the ability to recognize patient emergencies and to identify the needs of a surgical patient;
7. discuss the history of surgical technology and the organizations related to the profession;
8. demonstrate the principles of patient safety while transporting, transferring, and positioning;
9. define the principles of hemostasis and blood replacement;
10. demonstrate the proper technique to take blood pressure and to insert a urinary catheter; and
11. identify 133 basic surgical instruments and discuss their care and proper use.

AHE 719 – Surgical Technology Laboratory Studies

Obtain practical experience related to the duties of a Surgical Technologist in a laboratory setting. Practice theory learned in the classroom without the benefit of a surgical patient.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate proper surgical attire,
2. perform a surgical scrub and don a gown and gloves,
3. create and maintain a sterile field using aseptic techniques;
4. identify basic surgical instruments and maintain surgical equipment using aseptic techniques;
5. demonstrate proper handling and passing of surgical instruments and surgical sutures;
6. demonstrate a basic mayo stand and back table set-up;
7. properly handle and dispose of sharps;
8. demonstrate an understanding of the applications and uses of operating room equipment;
9. discuss applications of an anesthesia machine and supplies;
10. demonstrate how to safely transport, properly position, and drape a surgical patient;
11. identify special instrumentation and equipment used in minimal access surgery; and
12. demonstrate the use of thermoregulatory devices.

AHE 723 – AUTISM

Course Objectives:
1. identify different techniques that can change a disruptive behavior,
2. implement a positive technique when dealing with atypical behavior, and
3. list three reasons why positive interventions rather than negative are successful with individuals with autism.

AHE 724 – DDA QUALITY ASSURANCE

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an enhanced ability to provide quality services to individuals with developmental disabilities,
2. implement techniques learned to provide quality service, and
3. discuss the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities.

AHE 725 – HEALTH PSYCHO-PHARMACOLOGY

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the impact of developmental delay and environmental factors upon the development of behavioral health concerns;
2. discuss the importance of an integrated approach to treatment;
3. review treatments utilizing biological, behavioral, and psychotherapeutic modalities; and
4. identify behavioral aspects of developmental disabilities.

AHE 727 – INTELLIGENCE IMMIGRATION LAW

Course Objectives:
1. define emotional intelligence,
2. demonstrate how emotional intelligence can influence the behavior of others,
3. identify ways emotional intelligence can initiate change and make change more acceptable to others,
4. describe how emotional intelligence can be a key factor in workplace success and promotion,
5. describe emotional behaviors that might be associated with unusual actions in others,
6. demonstrate the ability to perceive various emotions and react effectively to them,
7. identify characteristics of various emotions, and
8. demonstrate how emotional intelligence is used the decision making process.

AHE 728 – HIV Refresher

This course will present to the student an expanded look at the issues regarding HIV/AIDS. Topics to be covered include basic HIV education, treatment, testing and precautions, and prevention.

Course Objectives:
1. illustrate the importance of clear and concise communication,
2. explain what testing options are available,
3. demonstrate what medications are best for the patient,
4. demonstrate how prevention plays a big part in the disease, and
5. examine the legal issues.

AHE 729 – Surgical Technology Clinical II - A

Apply the skills and knowledge obtained in the didactic portion of the Surgical Technologist program to real life, hands-on situations of the operating room. Preceptor assigned by the hospital provides daily supervision, while a college faculty member provides weekly evaluations/counseling in conjunction with the clinical liaison/preceptor. Topics include method of preparation and surgical attire for observation, method of preparation and surgical attire with a preceptor, method of preparation and surgical attire in various surgical specialty areas.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the accepted method of preparation and surgical attire for observation,
2. demonstrate the accepted method of preparation and surgical attire as a second scrub with a qualified preceptor,
3. demonstrate the accepted method of preparation and surgical attire for simple surgical procedures,
4. demonstrate the accepted method of preparation and surgical attire in various surgical specialty areas, and
5. demonstrate preparation to assist as a surgical technologist with a qualified preceptor.

AHE 730 – Surgical Technology Clinical II - B

Apply the skills and knowledge obtained in the didactic portion of the Surgical Technologist program to real life, hands-on situations of the operating room. Preceptor assigned by the hospital provides daily supervision, while a college faculty member provides weekly evaluations/counseling in conjunction with the clinical liaison/preceptor. Topics include method of preparation and surgical attire for observation, method of preparation and surgical attire with a preceptor, method of preparation and surgical attire in various surgical specialty areas.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the accepted method of preparation and surgical attire as a second scrub with a qualified preceptor,
2. demonstrate the accepted method of preparation and surgical attire for simple surgical procedures,
3. demonstrate the accepted method of preparation and surgical attire in various surgical specialty areas, and
4. demonstrate readiness to assist as a surgical technologist with a qualified preceptor.

AHE 731 – Surgical Technology Clinical II - C

Apply the skills and knowledge obtained in the didactic portion of the Surgical Technologist program to real life, hands-on situations of the operating room. Preceptor assigned by the hospital provides daily supervision, while a college faculty member provides weekly evaluations/counseling in conjunction with the clinical liaison/preceptor. Topics include method of preparation and surgical attire for observation, method of preparation and surgical attire with a preceptor, method of preparation and surgical attire in various surgical specialty areas.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the accepted method of preparation and surgical attire as a first scrub with a qualified preceptor,
2. demonstrate the accepted method of preparation and surgical attire for simple surgical procedures as a first scrub,
3. demonstrate the accepted method of preparation and surgical attire in various surgical specialty areas, and
4. demonstrate readiness to assist as a surgical technologist with or without a qualified preceptor, and
5. demonstrate the accepted method of preparation and surgical attire for more complex procedures as a first and/or second scrub with a preceptor.

AHE 732 – Surgical Technology Clinical II - D

Apply the skills and knowledge obtained in the didactic portion of the Surgical Technologist program to real life, hands-on situations of the operating room. Preceptor assigned by the hospital provides daily supervision, while a college faculty member provides weekly evaluations/counseling in conjunction with the clinical liaison/preceptor. Topics include method of preparation and surgical attire for observation, method of preparation and surgical attire with a preceptor, method of preparation and surgical attire in various surgical specialty areas.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the accepted method of preparation and surgical attire in various surgical specialty areas, and
2. prepare for surgical assist with a qualified preceptor,
3. demonstrate the accepted method of preparation and surgical attire for more complex procedures, and
4. assist as a surgical technologist without a preceptor for the majority of cases performed.

AHE 736 – CCS Examination Review

Prepare to sit for the certification examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Build on present levels of knowledge, including compliance, coding guidelines, coding principles and coding concepts. Learn study tips and practice with mock examinations. Prerequisite: CPT Coding for Facilities and Medical Practices.

AHE 737 – CPC Examination Review

Prepare to sit for the certification examination offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Build on present levels of knowledge, including compliance, coding guidelines, coding principles and coding concepts. Learn study tips and practice with mock examinations.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the key components that comprise the CPC coding certification examination,
2. demonstrate readiness to sit for the AAPC coding certification examination through a thorough review of diagnosis and procedure codes,
3. demonstrate enhanced exam taking skills through the use of mock exams, and
4. demonstrate flexibility in taking the CPC examination by adjusting to topics that change from question to question.

AHE 739 – Pharmacy Technician Training I

Learn the role of the Pharmacy Technician in a pharmaceutical setting. This is the first of two courses leading to national certification as a Pharmacy Technician. Topics include roles and responsibilities of the pharmacy technician, drug classification, dosages, history of drugs in the US, legal and ethical issues surrounding drugs/medications and names, usages and contraindications of 100 drugs. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology and Basic Math for Health Care Workers.

Course Objectives:
1. list and explain the major historical moments as they relate to pharmaceuticals and drugs in the U.S.;
2. list and explain legal and legislative earmarks as related to pharmaceuticals and drugs in the U.S.;
3. explain the role of the pharmacy technician in the pharmacy;
4. use appropriate terminology in discussing pharmaceuticals;
5. identify appropriate responses to ethical issues facing health care workers (especially those in the pharmaceutical field);
6. list and apply drug classifications;
7. develop the ability to learn brand name, generic name, purpose and contraindications for approximately one hundred (100) drugs;
8. demonstrate proficiency in reading and filling prescriptions; and
9. develop the ability to begin to perform basic dosage calculations.

AHE 740 – Pharmacy Technician Training II

Expand upon the knowledge and skills gained in Pharmacy Tech Training I. Topics include the classification of the top 200 drugs, parenteral medications, therapeutic drugs, customer service, stocking issues, complex dosage formulas and customer service. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pharmacy Technician I (AHE 739) and recommendation of coordinator.

Course Objectives:
1. use appropriate terminology in discussing pharmaceuticals;
2. demonstrate proficiency in reading and filling prescriptions;
3. list and apply drug classifications;
4. identify brand name, generic name, purpose and contraindications for approximately one hundred (100) drugs;
5. explain the proper procedure/protocol in ordering, storing, dispensing and disposing of medications;
6. demonstrate the ability to set up IV medications;
7. demonstrate the ability to perform more complex dosage formulas;
8. demonstrate proper mixing and handling of drugs; and
9. demonstrate and explain outstanding customer service.

AHE 752 – Veterinary Assistant Training I

Gain an introduction to this career. This first of four courses focuses on the operation of the front office, role delineation, prevention and education. Learn about basic veterinary terminology, anatomy and physiology, taking a medical history, euthanasia, and customer service.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate good customer service skills;
2. identify and define basic terminology;
3. identify the basic anatomy of animals to include abbreviations, planes, structures and functions;
4. demonstrate the ability to take a medical history;
5. define how to clearly delineate the roles of the veterinary personnel/staff; and
6. demonstrate skills in communicating and educating a patient's owner.

AHE 753 – Veterinary Assistant Training II

Build and expand on the introductory course and further prepare for a job as a Veterinarian Assistant. Topics include animal restraint, animal nutrition, basic laboratory procedures and parasitology. Prerequisites: Instructor's permission and successful completion of Veterinary Assistant Training I.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate various animal restraint techniques;
2. list important aspects of animal nutrition;
3. demonstrate proper patient education of nutrition;
4. identify major parasites and their transmission, treatment, prognosis and symptoms; and
5. demonstrate the proper use of laboratory equipment to include slides and the microscope.

AHE 754 – Veterinary Assistant Training III

Expand on knowledge and skills learned in Veterinary Assistant Training I and II. Topics include vaccination schedules, pharmacology, small animal care and therapeutic strategies. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Vet Assistant Training I and II AND recommendation of instructor.

Course Objectives:
1. explain the immune response and ways to receive immunity to diseases;
2. list vaccination schedules and explain how they are developed;
3. identify basic drug classifications;
4. explain labeling, storage. dispensing and disposal of commonly used drugs in a veterinary office;
5. identify proper procedures and protocol in small animal care; and
6. list and explain the purpose of various therapeutic techniques.

AHE 755 – Veterinary Assistant Training IV

This course is designed to enable the student who has been approved to continue in Veterinary Assistant Training to be placed in a clinical setting to further expand his/her knowledge and to apply what has been learned in the classroom. Topics include front desk protocol, assisting the veterinarian during medical exams, terminology, customer service, and routine clinical tasks.

Course Objectives:
1. apply knowledge of front office practices in a veterinary practice;
2. use appropriate terminology to discuss patients with other veterinary personnel and the owners of the pets;
3. develop the ability to assist in medical examinations and history taking;
4. provide sound education information to pet owners;
5. provide outstanding customer service to pets and their owners; and
6. develop the ability to participate in other assigned duties in the clinical setting (grooming, cleaning cages, pet walking/exercise, feeding).

AHE 756 – First Aid

Learn basic first aid for medical emergencies. Also cover prevention and treatment of injuries and environmental accidents along with the major risks associated with them.

Course Objectives:
1. identify major causes of accidents, injuries, and medical emergencies;
2. identify the appropriate protocol for accident, injury, and medical emergency situations;
3. demonstrate the appropriate procedures to apply first aid in accidents, injuries, and medical emergencies; and
4. discuss the importance of the 911 emergency medical system.

AHE 757 – Autism and the Job Environment

This course will provide participants with an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders and will also help them to develop strategies to assist this population in gaining and maintaining employment. Topics to be covered include techniques that can change a disruptive behavior into a functional skill; positive techniques for atypical behavior; intervention techniques used when dealing with individuals with Autism; Case studies; strategies for assisting with employment; and maintaining employment.

Course Objectives:
1. identify techniques to change disruptive behavior into functional skills,
2. implement positive techniques to manage atypical behavior,
3. cite why positive interventions are successful over negative interventions,
4. implement strategies to assist with employment,
5. discuss case studies to assist individuals to obtain employment, and
6. implement strategies to enable an individual to maintain employment.

AHE 758 – Health Care Decision Making

This course will present a legal framework that will assist providers in preserving the autonomy of the individuals with disabilities they support while adhering to the requirements of the law. Topics to be covered include informed consent; competency; legal issues when working with individuals with disabilities; and making informed choices about treatment.

Course Objectives:
1. identify pertinent legal concerns with regard to individuals with disabilities,
2. discuss and define informed consent,
3. discuss and define competency, and
4. make informed choices for treatment on behalf of a disabled individual.

AHE 759 – Trauma Informed Care

This course will provide participants with an understanding of Trauma Informed Care the approach to providing behavioral supports that recognize the high incidence of trauma among individual's with developmental disabilities. Topics to be covered include incidence of trauma among individuals with developmental disabilities; impact of trauma on physical, emotional, neurobiological, and social wellbeing; myths about use of restraints; strategies for reducing the use of restraints; and strategies for providing trauma informed systems.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the impact of trauma on physical, emotional, neurobiological, and social well-being;
2. discuss the incidence of trauma among individuals with developmental disabilities;
3. discuss the myths on the use of restraints;
4. implement strategies to reduce the use of restraints; and
5. implement strategies to provide trauma informed systems of care.

AHE 760 – Introduction to Sports Massage for the Contemporary Clinician

A brief history of sports massage plus the anatomy and physiology of basic techniques will be presented. You will be actively involved in hands-on practice of strokes, use of heat and cold and relaxation/stimulation of muscle groups. This course is approved for 14 CE hours with NCBTMB.

Course Objectives:
1. identify major historical, theoretical and scientific foundations of sports medicine;
2. identify basic techniques that address relaxing, stimulating muscle groups;
3. practice and demonstrate basic techniques that relax/stimulate the body and the use of heat/cold; and
4. apply knowledge of sports massage to current clinical practice.

AHE 762 – Fluid Facilitation for the Contemporary Clinician

Learn how to be actively involved in applying protocols that facilitate fluid flow and exchange, eliminate toxins and influence blood pressure. Fluid Facilitation is a technique that can be used to manage pain, increase mobility, increase or decrease blood pressure and decrease edema and bruising. This course is approved for 14 Continuing Education Units with NCBTMB.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to learn techniques that facilitate fluid flow and exchange,
2. review related anatomy and physiology,
3. identify neurological and physiological principles related to fluid movement,
4. demonstrate an understanding of how to modify fluid facilitation for different populations (elderly, athletes), and
5. apply this strategy to current clinical settings.

AHE 763 – Nursing Support Technician I

Review the basic skills learned in CNA courses and learn new skills necessary to become a Nursing Support or Patient Care Technician. Skills include trach care, wound care, Foley catheters, NG Tubes, ostomy care and tube feeding. Successful completion of this course leads to eligibility to participate in other courses leading to national certification as Nurse Support Technicians. Prerequisite: CNA or CNA/GNA in good standing with MBON. Must bring a copy of license to the first day of class. CPR for Health Care Providers or current card required.

Course Objectives:
1. identify anatomy and physiology related to proper patient care,
2. identify proper chain of command for communication in the health care setting,
3. illustrate how to assist physicians or nurses in patient care,
4. demonstrate proper trach care, wound care, and ostomy care, and
5. demonstrate the insertion and removal of catheters, maintenance of feeding tubes and NG tubes.

AHE 764 – Nursing Support Technician II

Continue to expand your CNA knowledge and skills to become a Nurse Support or Patient Care Technician. Review all nursing and health care skills learned in Nursing Support Technician I as final preparation for clinical placement as an NST student. Prerequisites: CNA or CNA/GNA in good standing with MBON. Must bring a copy of license to the first day of class. CPR for Health Care Providers or current card required.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate CNA skills, NST skills, venipuncture, IV therapy and EKG;
2. demonstrate appropriate communication skills with other health care professionals; and
3. correctly identify procedures that follow HIPAA regulations and OSHA standards.

AHE 766 – Coding for Coverage and Analysis

Begin to develop an understanding of Coding Systems including evaluations and diagnostic information, procedural information and reimbursement information. Topics include overview of coding systems, E/M codes, ICD-9-CM (International Classification of Diseases), Level I - CPT codes (Current Procedure Terminology), Level II - HCPCS codes (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) and reimbursement methodologies.

Course Objectives:
1. review guidelines/regulations governing coding systems;
2. explain ICD-9-CM and CPT/HCPCS coding systems;
3. demonstrate an understanding of E/M codes and the decision making process for physician services coding;
4. review sections of claims to include anesthesia, surgery, radiology, pathology, laboratory and medicine;
5. develop the ability to examine codes for coverage indicators and billing indicators;
6. explain reimbursement systems for physician and ambulatory settings and medicare inpatient prospective payment system; and
7. review factors of assigning and influencing DRG's (Diagnosis Related Groups).

AHE 767 – Medical Coding

This course is designed to provide training on how to use the CPT manual and ICD-9-CM to find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or surgical procedure, in preparation for a career as a medical coder.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss patient privacy and confidentiality issues;
2. locate codes in the CPT manual, and code a diagnoses;
3. describe major features of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and digestive systems and how to code these conditions;
4. list three components of a E/M service; and
5. use modifiers to inform insurance companies about special circumstances.

AHE 768 – Understanding and Achieving Outcomes

This course is designed to enable the student to learn various ways that people with disabilities have been perceived and the ways that they have been short sighted for possible achievements in their lives. Topics to be covered include the ways people with disabilities are perceived, how people with disabilities can be short sighted, how to apply the Logic Model when working individuals with disabilities, and ways to help individuals with disabilities to pursue their dreams.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the different ways individuals with disabilities can be perceived,
2. discuss the ways individuals with disabilities are short sighted, and
3. apply the logic model when working with individuals with disabilities.

AHE 770 – Re-Certification for CPR, AED and First Aid

This course is designed to enable law enforcement officers to review techniques on how to assess injuries and illnesses. Officers will review various first responder techniques such as: how to operate life saving equipment, and perform life-saving techniques. Topics to be covered include knowing how to work an AED machine, how to respond to spinal cord and neck injuries, how to treat identify and treat open wounds, and how to handle obstructed airways in adults children and infants.

Course Objectives:
1. identify various types of open wounds,
2. demonstrate how to treat open wounds,
3. demonstrate how to respond to air-way and breathing emergencies,
4. demonstrate techniques used in cardiac emergencies,
5. demonstrate how to control bleeding in various areas of the body, and
6. demonstrate how to properly utilize an AED.

AHE 771 – Health Care Provider - Skills Check Off

Gain the necessary skills to obtain a new healthcare provider card. Health care providers who have previously taken an American Heart Association online health care provider course may take the skills testing (Part 2) with an AHA instructor to complete the certification process. Prerequisite: Current valid American Heart Association CPR for Health Care Provider card.

Course Objectives:
1. perform adult 1 and 2 rescuer CPR,
2. perform pediatric 1 and 2 rescuer CPR,
3. develop the ability to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and
4. develop the ability to treat foreign body airway obstruction.

AHE 772 – Forensic Training for Community Providers

This course provides training for Community Forensic Aftercare Program (CFAP) staff to plan for the conditional release of individuals found not criminally responsible by the Court system and to monitor individuals' compliance with conditional release orders. Topics to be covered include conditional releases and community forensic aftercare program, aftercare best practices with forensic clients, and mental healthcare and stigma.

Course Objectives:
1. cite reasons why the court system will declare individuals charged with a criminal offense as being Not Criminally Responsible (NCR);
2. explain the release order outline of an individual's aftercare treatment plan to be implemented in the community;
3. identify the CFAP's authority, responsibility, and obligations to the court;
4. list staff responsibilities with regard to forensic patients;
5. discuss stigma associated with working with clients who have a forensic condition; and
6. utilize strategies to reduce stigma amongst mental health providers when working with forensic patients.

AHE 773 – Introduction to Sexually Transmitted Disease Intervention Training

This 9-day course is designed for full-time disease intervention specialists (DIS). It emphasizes the development of skills and techniques for interviewing people with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in order to identify sex partners for referral to medical evaluation. Participants also learn how to help patients manage current infections and prevent future ones. Participants practice communication, problem solving, and motivation skills in role-plays, and receive feedback from the instructor. The course includes an introduction to visual case analysis for syphilis, case management, and the Lot System. Prior to attending this course, participants will need to successfully complete the CDC "2006 Employee Development Guide".

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate appropriate communication about sexuality and STI's,
2. demonstrate the ability to dissect a problem and identify the anatomy of problem solving strategies,
3. identify and discuss appropriate ways to prevent the spread of STI's and manage current ones, and
4. demonstrate a mastery of communication skills for interviewing patients.

AHE 774 – CCS Certification Review

Prepare to successfully pass the Certified Coding Specialist exam by developing a better understanding of Medical Coding System guidelines; diagnostic, procedural and reimbursement information and test-taking skills. Topics include an overview of guidelines and conventions; ICD-9-CM (International Classification of Diseases) diagnosis and procedures; CPT codes (Current Procedural Terminology); HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) and reimbursement methodologies.

Course Objectives:
1. cite guidelines and regulations governing coding systems;
2. demonstrate proficiency in coding systems and clinical vocabularies;
3. demonstrate an understanding of diseases/diagnosis to include sepsis, pregnancy, HIV/Aids, injuries, adverse effects and E codes, hypertensive heart and renal disease, complications of medical care, neoplasms;
4. explain the Table of Drugs and Chemicals;
5. review diagnostic procedures such as cardiac catherizations and bypass grafts;
6. discuss diagnosis and procedure code combinations;
7. demonstrate familiarity with procedural terminology to include endoscopies, cardiac catherizations, anesthesia and radiology;
8. identify reimbursement systems for ambulatory settings and Medicare inpatient prospective payment; and
9. demonstrate familiarity with DRGs (Diagnosis Related Groups) and Code sets.

AHE 775 – Introduction to Coding Systems and Reimbursement

Begin to developing an understanding of coding systems for evaluations and diagnostic information, procedural information and reimbursement information. Topics include overview of coding systems, E/M codes, ICD-9-CM (International Classification of Diseases), Level I - CPT codes (Current Procedure Terminology), Level II - HCPCS codes (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) and reimbursement methodologies.

Course Objectives:
1. review guidelines/regulations governing coding systems;
2. explain ICD-9-CM and CPT/HCPCS coding systems;
3. demonstrate an understanding of E/M codes and the decision making process for physician services coding;
4. review sections of claims to include anesthesia, surgery, radiology, pathology, laboratory and medicine;
5. develop the ability to examine codes for coverage indicators and billing indicators;
6. explain reimbursement systems for physician and ambulatory settings and medicare inpatient prospective payment system; and
7. review factors of assigning and influencing DRG¿s (Diagnosis Related Groups).

AHE 776 – Art Therapy for the Contemporary Clinician

Obtain practical information and skill development in art therapy through this two-day training. Designed for students already working in the health care field.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and explain how art therapy makes a positive mental, physical and emotional difference to disabled individuals;
2. discuss the most recent research and the practical applications of art therapy, and
3. recognize and demonstrate how to apply art therapy in a clinical setting.

AHE 777 – Keeping the Bowels Moving

This course will provide students with an understanding of bowel issues that are common for individuals with developmental disabilities. Topics to be covered include signs and symptoms of problems leading to constipation, bowl tract, medications, and role of diet and fluids in healthy bowel regimens.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss early signs and symptoms of possible problems leading to constipation,
2. review the bowl tract,
3. list medications used to treat constipation, and
4. discuss the role of diet and fluids in a healthy bowel regimen.

AHE 778 – Sensory Awareness

This course will provide participants with an understanding of how to support someone with blindness or low vision. Topics to be covered include diseases that lead to vision loss, safety needs, assistive devices for individuals with low vision, and alternative leisure activities.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the causes of diseases that lead to vision loss,
2. identify safety needs for getting around indoors and in the community,
3. differentiate low vision from total blindness, and
4. identify alternative leisure activities to TV.

AHE 779 – Dysphagia

This course will provide students with an understanding of Dysphagia symptoms and what strategies they can use to promote safe swallowing and prevent complications for individuals with developmental disabilities. Topics to be covered include overview of Dysphagia, Dysphagia symptoms, strategies to promote safe swallowing, and how to prevent health complications.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss dysphagia,
2. recognize symptoms of dysphagia,
3. implement strategies to promote safe swallowing, and
4. discuss how to prevent health complications associated with dysphagia.

AHE 781 – Ophthalmic Medical Assistant (OPMA)

Study to become an Ophthalmic Medical Assistant. Learn basic anatomical structures of the eye and skull, common ophthalmic diseases and their symptoms and treatment. Acquire the skills necessary to operate equipment in the ophthalmic office, assist with eye examinations and provide patient education. This course is based on the program approved by the Joint Commission of Allied Health Professions-Ophthalmic (JCAHP-O). Completion of this course and successful work experience enables students to sit for national certification as an ophthalmic assistant. Prerequisite: CPR for Health Care Providers (AHE 805) and successful completion of Medical Terminology, HIPAA Training (AHC 360 or AHL 719). Students must participate in clinical to complete the training.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate correct infection control procedures,
2. identify basic structures of the eye and skull,
3. list common eye diseases, their symptoms and treatments,
4. identify common medical treatments for each disease studied.
5. demonstrate professional behavior,
6. demonstrate proper use of equipment in the ophthalmic office, and
7. demonstrate appropriate eye examination skills and basic patient intake skills.

AHE 782 – Applied Behavior Analysis

This course is designed to provide an understanding of Applied Behavior Analysis. Students will learn through the use of video how Applied Behavior Analysis emphasizes the teaching of verbal behavior and how it is being applied effectively in public schools to teach children with Autism language, academics, and other important skills. Topics to be covered include promoting peer interaction and social skills, communication skills, IEP goals for each students, problem behaviors in the classroom, and assessments.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to build rapport with students,
2. develop the ability to promote interaction and social skills,
3. prepare to teach functional communication skills to vocal and non-vocal students,
4. implement functional IEP goals, and
5. manage problem behaviors in the classroom.

AHE 783 – Introduction to Medical Billing Online

Obtain a fundamental knowledge of medical insurance billing. Topics include an overview of claims preparation and submission; major insurance carriers; managed care; medical accounts receivable management and the use of information systems in the process. This is the online version of the Introduction to Medical Billing Course.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the life-cycle of a medical claim,
2. demonstrare a basic knowledge of major insurance payers and claims remittance,
3. discuss how to organize the billing process,
4. explain how to follow up on outstanding claims,
5. demonstrate an understanding of insurance Explanation of Benefits (EOB's), and
6. develop the ability to produce and analyze necessary reports.

AHE 784 – Community Connections

This course will provide students with an understanding of basic approaches, specific strategies, and exercises that directly apply to helping individuals with developmental disabilities to fully be part of their communities and to build relationships. Topics to be covered include successful strategies for planning, connecting, and supporting individuals in having more community involvement; Expanding variety and types of social roles; role of staff as "community connectors"; and supporting community members in having friendships with individuals with disabilities.

Course Objectives:
1. implement strategies for planning, connecting and supporting individuals in community involvement;
2. discuss social roles with individuals and their families;
3. discuss what it means to be a 'community connector'; and
4. provide support to community members by having relationships with individuals with disabilities.

AHE 785 – Medical Office Support Extended Learning

Learn office practices, study skills, professional behavior and billing/front office practice. Prepare for the national certification exams and jobs in the medical office setting.

Course Objectives:
1. apply medical terminology and anatomy and physiology to 'real world' situations;
2. distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate office behaviors; and
3. practice billing, coding, and front office duties as assigned.

AHE 786 – The Experience of Trauma

This course will enable the student to learn about the nature of trauma, the effects on victims, and the impact of the use of restraint on the trauma experience. Topics to be covered include incidence of trauma among individuals, impact of trauma on physical, emotional, neurobiological, and social wellbeing, myths about restraints, and impact of restraint on individuals.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the incidence of trauma among individuals with developmental disabilities;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the impact of trauma on physical, emotional, neurobiological, and social well being;
3. examine the myths about restraints; and
4. demonstrate an understanding of the impact of restraint on the individual.

AHE 787 – Housing 101

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about housing resources in the state of Maryland in the area of affordable and accessible housing in order to assist disabled clients. Topics to be covered include housing development process and resources, financial resources for making housing affordable, opportunities for advocacy, and tenant based rental support programs.

Course Objectives:
1. implement resources learned for using the housing development process,
2. discuss financial resources for making housing affordable,
3. implement opportunities for advocacy for the disabled, and
4. discuss tenant based rental support programs.

AHE 788 – Surgical Technology Clinical I

You will receive a brief overview of different departments of the hospital as they relate to the operating room by observing the daily functions of that department. Also, observe both minor and major surgical procedures in the operating room. Topics covered will include pathology, radiology, operating room, central service, pre- and post- op units, ambulatory surgery, and central core. Prerequisite: Must have completed Modules I and II of the Surgical Technology Program, HIPAA training, and additional clinical preparation requirements per program guidelines.

Course Objectives:
1. identify how other departments in the hospital affect the surgical patient and the operating room;
2. describe how the operating room affects the operation of other departments in the hospital;
3. recognize how interdepartmental communications process information;
4. define the effects of relationships of departmental personnel;
5. demonstrate an understanding of the respect one should have for the patient's rights;
6. identify a patient's emotional, physiological, and psychosocial needs; and
7. demonstrate a complete understanding of all learning objectives specific to each department.

AHE 789 – Surgical Technology II

Learn the basics of how to identify and handle surgical instrumentation and supplies and how to open, set up and maintain the sterile field in preparation for hands on application in Laboratory Studies. Learn the progression of surgical procedures, the duties of a surgical technologist, and have the opportunity to reflect on experiences that occurred in Clinical I in the hospital setting. Topics will include correcting breaks in sterile technique, passing instruments, specimen handling, surgical counts, wound healing and closure, sutures and staples, and other intraoperative and post operative duties. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Modules I and II of the Surgical Technology Program.

Course Objectives:
1. identify resources of information related to specific procedures;
2. describe proper gowning and gloving of self and other team members;
3. describe techniques of passing and handling surgical instruments;
4. describe the progression of a surgical procedure and the importance of anticipation and efficiency;
5. discuss the phases of wound healing;
6. discuss the closure of a surgical wound including layers, drains and dressings;
7. identify surgical sutures and stapling devices;
8. demonstrate an understanding of the preparation and handling of materials and needles;
9. identify and discuss safety in the operating room as it pertains to fire and radiation;
10. identify stress factors and priorities related to emergency procedures;
11. describe hypothermia, thermoregulatory devices and techniques for maintaining a patient¿s temperature;
12. identify how other departments of the hospital affect the surgical patient and operating room team members; and
13. describe the importance of communication in interdepartmental personnel relationships.

AHE 790 – Surgical Pathology and Procedures

This course is designed to enable the surgical technology student to learn the basic, intermediate, and advanced surgical procedures as outlined in the Association of Surgical Technology's Core Curriculum. The student will also learn the related pathological conditions that would require surgical intervention and specialty instruments that may be used during these procedures. Topics to be covered include mechanisms of disease, review of anatomy as related to the procedure, supplies and instrumentation for the procedure, steps in the procedure and the surgical technologist's duties, draping, and specimen care. Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed previous Surgical Technology Program Modules.

Course Objectives:
1. describe and discuss commonly performed surgical procedures,
2. identify appropriate specialty surgical instruments,
3. discuss pathologic conditions related to the procedure being performed,
4. demonstrate an understanding of the relation of topics covered in Surgical Technology II to the process of preparing for various procedures,
5. evaluate the role of the surgical technologists in various procedures and how their preparation can affect the surgical team and patient care.

AHE 791 – Surgical Anatomy with Laboratory Studies

This course is designed to enable the surgical technology student to learn about the human anatomy as it relates to specific regions of the human body. It will allow the student to associate the relationships of anatomical structures as they would be identified during a surgical procedure. Topics to be covered include the organization of the human body, anatomy and physiology of the major organ systems, basic pathophysiology, and introductory surgical applications. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous Surgical Technology Program Modules.

Course Objectives:
1. identify anatomical structures within the following regions of the human body: thorax, abdomen, perineum, and pelvis, back, lower limb, upper limb, head, neck;
2. discuss the physiology of the major organ systems;
3. describe basic pathophysiologies related to major organ systems;
4. identify the twelve cranial nerves and the structures they innervate;
5. identify the anatomical relationship between structures of different body systems; and
6. apply critical thinking skills to the topics covered as they relate to surgical practice.

AHE 792 – Oral Radiography

Prepare for Maryland state certification in oral radiography. Learn basic anatomy and physiology, fundamentals of radiography, safety, film processing and mounting and viewing. Successful completion of this course leads to eligibility to sit for the Maryland State Radiography Exam with the Maryland Dental Board.

Course Objectives:
1. identify critical anatomy of the head and neck,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the proper placement (intraorally) of film,
3. create and develop a full set of oral radiographs,
4. identify basic radiographic landmarks, and
5. demonstrate an understanding of the proper safety procedures to protect patients and staff from exposure to radiation.

AHE 793 – Nurse Refresher Skills Lab

Become reoriented to the procedures and equipment used in the acute care hospital setting in this 8-hour skills lab. Topics include IV therapy, physical assessment, catherization, trach care & suctioning.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate proper techniques for sterile field and isolation;
2. perform a head to toe physical assessment; and
3. demonstrate proper use of hospital medical equipment used at the bedside including IV therapy, catherization, trach care and suctioning, dressing changes and medication injections.

AHE 795 – Forensic Wound Identification

This course is designed to enable the student to learn techniques for improving written and photographic forensic documentation of clients with possible abuse or neglect related injuries. Forensic terminology will be presented in a format useful to professionals from multiple disciplines. Topics to be covered include medical forensic terms, physical indicators of intentional abuse, principles of forensic documentation, and intentional and non-intentional injuries.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and document violence related injuries using correct medical forensic terminology,
2. identify the physical indicators of intentional abuse,
3. apply the principles of forensic documentation, and
4. define intentional vs. non-intentional injuries.

AHE 796 – Basic Patient Intake

Gain the understanding and learn the skills required to process, assess, document and provide follow-up to medical office patients. Learn to obtain vital signs, measurements, use Universal and Standard Precautions and communicate proper patient instructions for follow-up care.

Course Objectives:
1. list effective communication strategies and barriers to communication;
2. demonstrate an understanding of effective communication strategies;
3. list the correct steps for taking vital signs, height, weight, and patient history;
4. demonstrate an understanding of proper patient history, weight, and vital signs procedures;
5. record items in number four correctly in patient charts;
6. develop consistent practices for universal precautions; and
7. demonstrate an understanding of critical thinking and problem solving in medical situations.

AHE 800 – BEHAVIORAL HEALTH VOLUNTEER TR

Course Objectives:
1. identify expected operations and functions of the Disaster Behavioral Health Corps;
2. identify normal and pathological responses;
3. identify intervention approaches including individual behavioral groups, psychopharmacology and spiritual care;
4. explain the needs of special populations that include children, elderly and disabled, chronically mentally ill and cultural competency;
5. demonstrate an understanding of State of Maryland protocol for disaster behavioral response to include credentialing/liability, alert, activation and deployment.

AHE 801 – HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS TRAINING

Course Objectives:
1. describe the stressors affecting HIV+ clients,
2. explain coping skills that can assist HIV+ clients in reducing stress,
3. demonstrate the teaching of coping skills that reduce stress,
4. explain the benefits of status disclosure,
5. explain safe sex behaviors,
6. demonstrate teaching problem-solving and decision making skills regarding disclosure of HIV status and the use of safe sex behaviors, and
7. demonstrate the use of scenarios in teaching disclosure and risk reduction behaviors.

AHE 802 – Basic EKG Technician Training

Prepare for the National Certification as an EKG Technician with this first of three courses. Obtain introductory knowledge of cardiac anatomy and physiology, including basic cardiac anatomy, patient preparation and patient confidentiality. Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED

Course Objectives:
1. identify the basic structures of the heart and how they function;
2. identify the components of the EKG wave and explain how they relate to cardiac system;
3. perform a technically correct 12-lead EKG strip on a fellow student;
4. review basic EKG strips and make impressions of the tracings in relation to rate, rhythm, axis, hypertrophy and infarct; and
5. recognize various conditions/disease (cardiac insult, ischemia, infarct) based on the EKG strip.

AHE 803 – Intermediate EKG Technician Training

Expand on the knowledge and skill acquired in Basic EKG. Learn to identify irregularities of the heart and distinguish more complex arrhythmia. Cardiac Modalities and Pharmacology are also covered in this course. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Basic EKG Technician Training.

Course Objectives:
1. practice skills learned in Basic EKG Technician Training;
2. using EKG strips, identify cardiac irregularities;
3. using EKG strips, distinguish more complex arrhythmias and recognize myocardial infarction and its evolution;
4. list cardiac modalities and how they are used; and
5. demonstrate knowledge of basic cardiac pharmacology.

AHE 804 – Advanced EKG Technician Training

Last of three courses in preparation for the examination to become a nationally certified EKG Technician. Builds on principles and skills attained in Basic and Intermediate EKG Training. Emphasis on complex heart rhythms, electrical disturbances, disorders and pacemakers. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Basic and Intermediate EKG technician Training.

Course Objectives:
1. identify cardiac anatomy,
2. identify cardiac rhythms, electrical disturbances and pacemaker disorders using EKG strips;
3. recognize cardiovascular disorders from EKG strips; and
4. demonstrate appropriate attachments of leads to patients and operation of equipment.

AHE 805 – CPR for Health Care Providers

Acquire information about cardiopulmonary resuscitation including signs and symptoms of cardiac and/or respiratory arrest, risk factors of heart disease and the skills needed to perform CPR and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Intended for nurses, allied health workers and general students.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the signs and symptoms of cardiopulmonary arrest,
2. demonstrate one and two rescuer CPR,
3. demonstrate automated external defibrillation,
4. demonstrate management of an obstructed airway, and
5. demonstrate infant resuscitation.

AHE 806 – APOTHE CARRY TRAINING

Course Objectives:
1. assess readiness of staff at state and local levels to respond to a public health emergency,
2. test and assess the implementation and maintenance of public health emergency response centers during a public health emergency,
3. apply emergency response plans using the National Incident Management System (NIMS) with emphasis on interagency communication and decision making processes and the merger into a unified command (UC) structure, and
4. assess local and state public health agencies Joint Information Center (JIC) processes for coordinating and disseminating public health information to the public.

AHE 808 – AGING & DEVELPMNT DISABILITIES

Course Objectives:
1. assess one¿s own actions and agency¿s policies and procedures relative to the quality of person-centered planning,
2. cite factors that can be barriers to self-determination for people with disabilities who are aging and help these people pursue the lives they wish in retirement,
3. establish adaptations to the home that support a person with dementia,
4. review different types of activity programming that have proven to be successful for individuals with dementia,
5. discuss alternatives to guardianship for aging and developmentally disabled persons and circumstances where guardianship may be the only mechanism available,
6. assess nutrition risks and needs for seniors and the importance of regular physical activity,
7. discuss challenges related to home-caring for individuals with multiple health issues and resources, and
8. discuss challenges related to home-caring for individuals with multiple health issues and resources available to enable a person to age in place.

AHE 809 – FRIENDSHIPS & CONNECTIONS

Course Objectives:
1. explain what an ¿inclusive community¿ means;
2. determine ways to avoid labeling, and to promote acceptance of people with disabilities in the community;
3. list step-by-step approaches on creating new friendships to try; and
4. discuss the meaning of ¿full community participation¿ for people with disabilities.

AHE 811 – INTELLECT/DISABILITY/BEHAVIOR

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the impact of developmental delay and environmental factors upon the development of behavioral health concerns;
2. discuss the importance of an integrated approach to treatment; and
3. review treatments utilizing biological , behavioral, and psychotherapeutic modalities.

AHE 814 – Basic EKG Technician Training

EKG Technician
1. Are there any pre-requisites?
Student must have High School diploma or GED. Anatomy and Physiology is not required but would be helpful.

2. Do students need to take assessments? If so, when and where? NO

3. Do students need to provide documentation of any sort before they can register? No.

4. Does this/these courses lead to a certification? If so, by whom?
National Health Career Association

5. How do students get grades if there is no certificate? Should these be official or unofficial transcript?
Students get certificates when they finish the entire series, it would say Successful Completion of EKG Series(60 hours)
They can obtain an official or unoffical transcript if they want.

6. If outside testing is required, ie board of nursing, what is the cost and what is the name of the agency?
none

7. How long is the course (s)?
3 courses
Basic EKG Technician Training: AHE 814 - 25 hours
Intermediate EKG Technician Training: AHE 963- 24 hours
Advanced EKG Technician Training: AHL 606- 24 hours

8. What is the demand for this knowledge in the job market? How much does it pay?
Student could work in private offices, or in trauma center
Approximately $12 to $18 an hour

9. What do students need to bring to class?
Text: Title Basic EKG Approx. Cost Where to purchase - bookstore
Text: Approx. Cost Where to purchase
Text: Rapid Interpretation of EKG's by Dale Dubin
Approx. Cost Where to purchase-book store
Papers, pen

10. What do students need to wear to class?
Instructor will tell them if they need special attire.

11. What are the career opportunities for this student with little or no extra training?
They can continue their education and become a cardiovascular tech (CVT) The student would work in a hospiatal or cardiac care setting/office.

12. What type of slf-discipline does the student in this career need? Does this person need to be able to work alone or in group, needs to follow orders be self motivated?
Person must be a people person, task oriented & able to work in stressful situations. Good HR skills, can work with little supervision. Detail oriented, good visual acuity, can stand for long periods of time, strong math skills.

Course Objectives:
1. List the basic components of the cardiovascular system, including the chambers and valves in the heart.
2. Describe the EKG wave form and the relationship to the cardiac conduction system.
3. Perform a technically correct EKG, including a 12 lead with rhythm strip.
4. Review an EKG and make basic impressions of the tracings regarding rate, rhythm, axis, hypertrophy, infarct.
5. Identify the criteria for normal PR interval, normal QRS, complex, and T wave.
6. Explain the electrical even occurring during P wave, PR interval, QRS, complex, and T wave.
7. Recognize superventricular rhythm and rates, and ventricular rhythm and rates.
8. List the criteria, Q waves and ST elevation/depression, to determine cardiac insult, ischemia, infarct.
9. Identify the mean cardiac by lead I and AVF.

AHE 816 – Pharmacy Technician Training

Course Objectives:
1. Differentiate between the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR) and the U.S. Pharmacopia.
2. Pass dosage calculation examinations with a satisfactory score.
3. Safely and accurately dispense medication.
4. Use a computer software package to maintain a patient's drug profile.
5. Identify duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician.
6. Discuss basic pharmacology and develop a knowledge of drugs and their interactions.
7. Practice patient education and interpersonal skills needed to provide customer service.

AHE 820 – ORAL RADIOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES

Course Objectives:
1. Define the process of ionizing radiation and its use through x-rays to produce diagnostic radiographs.
2. Use techniques of proper placement and expose x-ray film intraorally using paralleling and bisecting angle techniques.
3. Identify basic radiographic anatomical landmarks.
4. Process and mount radiographs.
5. Use proper safety procedures to protect patients and office personnel from exposure to radiation during x-ray procedures.

AHE 821 – RADIATION SAFETY UPDATE

Course Objectives:
1. Define the process of ionizing radiation and its use through x-rays to produce diagnostic radiographs.
2. Use proper placement and expose x-ray film intraorally using paralleling and bisecting angle techniques.
3. Identify basic radiographic anatomical landmarks.
4. Use proper safety techniques to protect patients and office personnel from exposure to radiation during ex-ray procedures.

AHE 829 – Surgical Technology Clinical II - A

Apply the skills and knowledge obtained in the didactic portion of the Surgical Technologist program to real life, hands-on situations of the operating room. Preceptor assigned by the hospital provides daily supervision, while a college faculty member provides weekly evaluations/counseling in conjunction with the clinical liaison/preceptor. Topics include method of preparation and surgical attire for observation, method of preparation and surgical attire with a preceptor, method of preparation and surgical attire in various surgical specialty areas.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate method of preparation and surgical attire for observation;
2. demonstrate method of preparation and surgical attire as a second scrub with a qualified preceptor;
3. demonstrate method of preparation and surgical attire for simple surgical procedures; and
4. demonstrate method of preparation and surgical attire in the areas of general, rectal, obstetric, gynecologic, ENT, plastic, genitourinary, and orthopedic surgeries.

AHE 830 – Surgical Technology Clinical II - B

Apply the skills and knowledge obtained in the didactic portion of the Surgical Technologist program to real life, hands-on situations of the operating room. Preceptor assigned by the hospital provides daily supervision, while a college faculty member provides weekly evaluations/counseling in conjunction with the clinical liaison/preceptor. Topics include method of preparation and surgical attire for observation, method of preparation and surgical attire with a preceptor, method of preparation and surgical attire in various surgical specialty areas.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate method of preparation and surgical attire for observation;
2. demonstrate method of preparation and surgical attire as a second scrub with a qualified preceptor;
3. demonstrate method of preparation and surgical attire for simple surgical procedures;
4. demonstrate method of preparation and surgical attire in the areas of general, rectal, obstetric, gynecologic, ENT, plastic, genitourinary, and orthopedic surgeries; and
5. prepare for surgical assisting with a qualified preceptor.

AHE 831 – Surgical Technology Clinical II - C

Apply the skills and knowledge obtained in the didactic portion of the Surgical Technologist program to real life, hands-on situations of the operating room. Preceptor assigned by the hospital provides daily supervision, while a college faculty member provides weekly evaluations/counseling in conjunction with the clinical liaison/preceptor. Topics include method of preparation and surgical attire for observation, method of preparation and surgical attire with a preceptor, method of preparation and surgical attire in various surgical specialty areas.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate method of preparation and surgical attire for observation;
2. demonstrate method of preparation and surgical attire as a second scrub with a qualified preceptor;
3. demonstrate method of preparation and surgical attire for simple surgical procedures;
4. demonstrate method of preparation and surgical attire in the areas of general, rectal, obstetric, gynecologic, ENT, plastic, genitourinary, and orthopedic surgeries;
5. prepare for surgical assisting with a qualified preceptor;
6. demonstrate method of preparation and surgical attire for more complex procedures; and
7. demonstrate method of preparation and surgical attire for additional specialty areas of vascular, peripheral vascular, thoracic, and neuralgic surgeries.

AHE 832 – Surgical Technology Clinical II - D

Apply the skills and knowledge obtained in the didactic portion of the Surgical Technologist program to real life, hands-on situations of the operating room. Preceptor assigned by the hospital provides daily supervision, while a college faculty member provides weekly evaluations/counseling in conjunction with the clinical liaison/preceptor. Topics include method of preparation and surgical attire for observation, method of preparation and surgical attire with a preceptor, method of preparation and surgical attire in various surgical specialty areas.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate method of preparation and surgical attire for observation;
2. demonstrate method of preparation and surgical attire as a second scrub with a qualified preceptor;
3. demonstrate method of preparation and surgical attire for simple surgical procedures;
4. demonstrate method of preparation and surgical attire in the areas of general, rectal, obstetric, gynecologic, ENT, plastic, genitourinary, and orthopedic surgeries;
5. prepare for surgical assisting with a qualified preceptor;
6. demonstrate method of preparation and surgical attire for more complex procedures;
7. demonstrate method of preparation and surgical attire for additional specialty areas of vascular, peripheral vascular, thoracic, and neuralgic surgeries; and
8. assist as a surgical technologist without a preceptor.

AHE 852 – Direct Care Assistant Update

This course is designed to allow the student to update the skills to observe patients and report adverse behaviors to a nurse. Topics to be covered include a review of major mental disorders, observational skills, anti-psychotic medications, documentation, communication skills, and re-motivation guidelines.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the signs and symptoms of major mental disorders,
2. discuss frequent side effects of anti-psychotic medications,
3. list two factors involved in accurate observations,
4. identify basic rules for proper documentation and effective communication, and
5. describe the 're-motivation process'.

AHE 868 – Reiki Master Training - Reiki Level III for Health Care Providers

Complete Reiki training with a Reiki Master.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to perform Reiki on oneself and others,
2. develop the ability to identify the major meridians in the body and explain how the meridians are related to the chakra,
3. demonstrate an understanding of how to unblock chakra and increase chi through related meridians,
4. document eighty (80) hours of outside practice I Reiki, and
5. demonstrate an understanding of how Reiki can be incorporated in the traditional western health care.

AHE 870 – Fundamentals of Coding

Use the ICD-9, CPT coding/classification system in inpatient and outpatient settings to learn about the professional requirements and personal commitment necessary to become a certified coder.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate knowledge of the difference between ICD-9 and CPT coding procedures;
2. develop the ability to identify the correct coding guidelines for ICD-9, CPT and HCPCSII codes;
3. demonstrate basic coding skills through the use of various coding guidelines;
4. develop the ability to discuss ethics related to coding and privacy issues; and
5. describe the education and skills required for an entry level coding position.

AHE 876 – PRINCIPLES OF SPLINTING/PAMS

Course Objectives:
1. examine and review the general principles for splinting;
2. describe splinting principles for peripheral nerve injuries, tendon injuries, tendonitis, and cumulative trauma;
3. identify special precautions regarding splinting with each diagnostic group;
4. demonstrate construction of one splint for each diagnostic group;
5. review general principles of PAMS;
6. describe therapeutic rationale for hot packs, cold packs, paraffin, fluidotherapy, and icing;
7. identify precautions when applying superficial PAMS, and
8. describe how splinting and superficial PAMS augment function in the performance areas of occupation.

AHE 952 – Dental Assisting: Chair Side Techniques

Learn basic knowledge and skills to become an entry level dental assistant. Students are required to participate in online activities, in-class sessions and laboratory activities.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to identify important elements of the oral exam and charting;
2. develop the ability to identify different instruments, equipment and dental materials and explain the proper use for them;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the steps required to prepare a dental room for four-hundred dental procedures (operative, evacuation, dental dams, bands and retrievers, restorative materials, pharmaceutical drugs);
4. demonstrate the ability to accurately explain the procedures used in a variety of four-hundred dental procedures, (see #3);
5. demonstrate an understanding of how to list drugs used during dental procedures and the proper storage, use, and disposal;
6. develop the ability to identify a variety of dental specialties and explain the role that each plays in the field of dental health;
7. develop the ability to explain the steps used to obtain dental radiographs; and
8. successfully demonstrate skills in the oral exam, charting, and a variety of four-handed dental procedures.

AHE 971 – Principles of Cardio-Vascular Technology

Review the role of the CVT (Cardio-Vascular Technician) in the health care setting, basic anatomy and physiology, CV diseases and disorders and basic information about the tests and equipment the CVT uses daily.
Prerequisites: Basic Math for Health Care Workers, Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care, and Medical Terminology for Health Care.

Course Objectives:
1. list the role of the CVT in health care,
2. identify basic anatomical structures of the body and their physiological purposes,
3. list and explain ten major diseases or disorders of the CV system; and
4. identify and describe the tests and equipment used to help diagnose these diseases/disorders.

AHE 978 – IV Therapy Technician Training

Learn to initiate, maintain and discontinue intravenous therapies. Recommended for certified phlebotomists, emergency care providers, nurses, or others in the health care field. Prerequisites: knowledge of how to draw blood and proof of training.

Course Objectives:
1. explain critical components of IV initiation and maintenance,
2. demonstrate sterile techniques,
3. demonstrate the initiation and maintenance of IVs,
4. describe clinical clues of ineffective IV initiation or maintenance,
5. demonstrate discontinuation of IV lines, and
6. demonstrate the use of IV catheter locks.

AHE 985 – CPR/First Aid/AED Training

Get training in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid techniques. Automated External Defibrillator, techniques for external cardiac compression, causes of shock, controlling severe bleeding, and sun stroke/heat stroke.

Course Objectives:
1. explain the first aid needs of an injured person,
2. demonstrate the basic steps to control severe bleeding,
3. identify the causes of shock and respiratory failures,
4. demonstrate the treatment for victims of heat stroke and sun stroke,
5. demonstrate effective CPR, and
6. demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator.

AHE 988 – CPR FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

Course Objectives:
1. describe the signs and symptoms of cardiopulmonary arrest,
2. demonstrate one and two rescuer CPR,
3. demonstrate automated external defibrillation,
4. demonstrate management of an obstructed airway, and
5. demonstrate infant resuscitation.

AHE 991 – FUND/CHINESE/MEDS/CONTP/CLINIC

Course Objectives:
1. identify major historical developments in Chinese medicine;
2. describe the laws of nature and the universe and explain how they relate to Eastern Medicine;
3. define Yin/Yang, Qi, and meridians and how they are related to healing and well being;
4. explain how the five seasons, five elements, and the eight principle theory relate to healing;
5. identify various pulses and tongue diagnoses and explain how to use them to identify health/disease issues and assist in treatments;
6. discuss patterns of disharmony, the use of vital substance and the use of acupuncture as a treatment plan; and
7. apply fundamentals of Chinese medicine to his/her current clinical position.

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