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Health Care Technician Skills HECT 1000

4 Credits

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0
Pre-requisite(s): ALHS 1010, ALHS 1040, ALHS 1090, ENGL 1010, MATH 1012
Co-requisite(s): None

Provides an introduction to the health care techniques and skills needed to perform in a hospital and/or health care setting in the professional (ancillary) services areas. Provides an overview of the health care field, professional ethics and malpractice, certification and licensure, duties and responsibilities of the health care technician, review of safety, infection control, standard precautions, related anatomy and physiology and related medical terminology. Also introduces blood collecting techniques, including complications, specimen processing, special collection techniques, electrocardiography techniques, point-ofcare testing, basic patient care skills and basic respiratory techniques.

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