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This course is for students who are currently Certified Nursing Assistants in the state of Florida or who have successfully completed HCP 0121C and HCP 0332C and want to obtain the additional skills necessary to work in a healthcare facility other than a nursing home. Lab fee required. Students must complete HSC 0003 and HCP 0121C with a grade of “C” or higher to continue in this course.
This course is designed to provide classroom, nursing laboratory and clinical experiences for selected tasks related to personal hygiene, comfort and safety measures for residents in long-term care facilities. Resident care is performed under direct supervision of a registered instructor. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: TABE scores or TABE exemption-no minimum scores required.
The course content includes instruction in those supportive services that are required to provide and maintain bodily and emotional comfort and to assist the patient toward independent living in a safe environment as stated in the Rules of the Department of Health - Minimum Standards for Home Health Agencies.
This course prepares Certified Nursing Assistants for employment in the home healthcare field. Current Florida Certified Nursing Assistants and students who successfully complete the Nursing Assistant program are eligible to enroll in HCP 0332C. The course will prepare students to deliver care to clients wishing to maintain their independence by remaining in their homes. The role of the Home Health Aide and legal and ethical considerations are discussed. Personal care, maintaining activities of daily living, food preparation and household management are included in the course. Lab fee required. Students must complete HSC 0003 and HCP 0121C with a grade of “C” or higher to continue in this course.
Students will learn the history, purpose and content as well as professional ethics and legal principles of the medical record and health information. Topics pertaining to the Health Information Management Department, including the functions, workflow and quality considerations, will be discussed. Students will compare the paper medical record to the electronic health record. Furthermore, course content includes an introduction to Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Joint Commission, The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information and professional organizations affiliated with health information, medical coding and medical documentation integrity.
This course is a study of the principles and language of pharmacology and laboratory medicine, including drugs and drug classes, diagnostic tests, indications, techniques, expression of values and significance of findings.
This course provides an overview of all body system diseases and conditions, including etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic treatment modalities, prognosis and prevention. This course will provide the student the opportunity to explore basic concepts regarding the most common therapeutic medications prescribed to treat the most common human disease conditions. The five rights of drug administration and causes of medication errors will also be identified in order to enhance medical record review.
This course is a presentation of the essential anatomy and physiology of the human body. All body organ systems are discussed in a format of lecture, diagrams and audio-visual material. The course will introduce some aspects of chemistry and microbiology as it relates to healthcare, although emphasis is not placed in these areas. A knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body as a basis for later study of disease processes is an essential part of the curriculum for students in the health profession.
This course will introduce students to the structure of the American legal system and the principles of health law, including healthcare case studies. The course surveys the federal and state court structure and legal proceedings pertaining to healthcare. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the role that medical record information has in legal proceedings, healthcare legislation and regulations. Emphasis will be placed on medical record confidentiality, access, release and disclosure and laws pertaining to retention and patient rights. Knowledge of the legal issues surrounding computerized medical records will be explored. Medical professional ethics and HIPAA privacy and security issues will be reinforced. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course provides an overview of healthcare information systems with a concentration on computerized health information management (HIM) functions. Through hands-on learning, students will be introduced to common software applications utilized to perform HIM processes. Emerging technology issues in healthcare will be explored. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course will provide students with knowledge and understanding of the collection, computation, compilation and presentation of internal and external reporting of statistical healthcare information in the following four categories: administrative, quality, utilization and financial. Topics include the use and application of statistics in healthcare, commonly used healthcare utilization statistical computations, vital statistics, uniform reporting requirements, health information indices, databases and disease registries, Institutional Review Board processes and knowledge-based research methods. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course provides an understanding of the healthcare reimbursement methodologies and issues including PPS, DRGs, APCs, ASC groups and applicable state and federal regulations related to HIPAA mandated electronic claims transaction and UB-04 claims processing. Requirements for payers and Quality Improvement Organizations (QIO) are discussed. Included is an introduction to regulatory compliance, revenue cycle and Charge Description Master (CDM) maintenance. This course will help prepare the student to pursue a multifunctional career path in areas dealing with health information management, healthcare claim and reimbursement in physician offices and/or acute care facilities. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course covers advanced medical coding in the integrated use of ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT and HCPCS. Students will learn the key attributes of ICD-10-PCS, including the organization, structure, conventions and tables. The student will apply the medical coding skills acquired through academic instruction to select diagnoses and procedures based on the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS) guidelines. This course is designed to increase the quality and accuracy of coding selection by applying official coding guidelines and policies. Regulatory changes and updates affecting coding and reimbursement will be discussed, including concepts related to hospital MS-DRGs, case mix and APCs. Students will gain hands-on experience in the use of encoders and groupers to code medical charts. This course will also explore the physician query process. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course develops an understanding of the quality management initiatives in healthcare, including utilization review, case management, risk management, medical staff credentialing and peer review. The study of quality management in healthcare will be based upon the roles and influences of accrediting bodies, regulatory agencies, legislation, society and payers. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is an introduction to the management of health information operations. Subjects of focus will be principles of human resources, planning and budgeting, orientation, training and staffing of personnel, organizing work processes, including ergonomics considerations and evaluating and improving work performance. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is designed to provide a detailed approach to accurately using the physician's current procedural terminology (CPT) for proper coding in an outpatient setting. Students will continue to apply the skills acquired in HIM 2722 ICD-10-CM. Emphasis is placed on practical simulation of computer-assisted activities which are common to the daily routine of the electronic medical office. The practice management system and electronic health record is used as a typical example of computer programs that are available for efficient practice operations. Strong emphasis will be placed on regulatory compliance and auditing. Students who have completed HIM 2253C and HIM 2273 do not need to take this course. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course provides a thorough demonstration of the international classification of diseases ICD-10-CM. Students will understand general equivalency mapping for ICD-10 and the use of other vocabulary and classification systems such as SNOMED, DSM IV, ICD-O, RXNORM, and LOINC. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the organization, structure, conventions and guidelines of ICD-10-CM in order to accurately code and sequence diagnoses. Students will learn the purpose and uses of diagnosis coding. The importance of the standards of ethical coding, coding compliance and maintaining patient privacy will be stressed. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course provides an introduction to the International Classification of ICD-10-PCS. Students will learn the key attributes of ICD-10-PCS, including the organization, structure, conventions, tables and will interpret healthcare data and apply coding guidelines for ICD-10-PCS code assignment. Students will differentiate between ICD-9-CM procedure codes and ICD-10-PCS codes and understand the use of code mapping between different classification systems for retrieval of historical data. The benefits of ICD-10 for health information exchange standards and interoperability will also be explored.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
This course allows the student to use software and other tools and resources to support clinical classification, coding and grouping following regulations and guidelines, validate coding accuracy based on documentation in the health record, apply guidelines applicable to reimbursement methodologies, compile data and review accuracy. The student will be able to demonstrate their employability skills and identify professional standards appropriate to healthcare workers. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This is a capstone course for the Health Information Management A.S. program where students will complete a supervised professional practice experience in a Health Information Management (HIM) department of a hospital and alternative healthcare setting. The student will review HIM workflow and perform advanced HIM functions in order to bridge the academics of HIM to current HIM workforce needs and responsibilities. Emphasis will be placed on records retrieval and retention, assembly, qualitative and quantitative record analysis, inpatient and outpatient coding, abstracting, statistical compiling and reporting of healthcare data, release of information and use of specific HIM software applications. Students must meet all general education requirements for the degree prior to being eligible to enroll in this course. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course introduces the organization, financing and delivery of health care services, accreditation, licensure and regulatory agencies.
This course presents the use of an integrated medical practice management and electronic health record system (PM/EHR) in a medical office setting. Students first learn the conceptual framework for medical billing and for the use of electronic health records in medical documentation and patient management. By working through exercises of increasing difficulty that simulate the use of a PM/EHR, students develop transferable skills needed to manage the required software tasks across the total patient encounter.
In this course the student will become familiar with common medical billing practices, the health insurance industry, legal and regulatory issues and differences in reimbursement methodologies. The student will learn principles of medical billing related to proper claim form preparation, submission and payment processing and the follow-up process.
This introductory course provides an overview of the health professions and the healthcare delivery system. Topics include disease prevention and wellness promotion, guidelines for legal, ethical and moral practice and communication skills. Students will be introduced to the use of computers in healthcare including diagnostic and monitoring capabilities. Lab fee required.
This introductory course provides an overview of the health professions and the healthcare delivery system. Other topics include disease prevention and wellness promotion, guidelines for legal, ethical and moral practice and communication skills. Students will be introduced to the use of computers in healthcare, including diagnostic and monitoring capabilities. The emphasis of this course is to establish a firm foundation of professional characteristics, behaviors, values, skills and knowledge for students to build upon in their healthcare careers.
This is an introductory course to the language of medicine utilized by healthcare professionals. Basic word structure and formation, medical terms, abbreviations, definitions and spelling are included. Major disease processes and pathological conditions of specific body systems will be discussed.
The student will gain knowledge about theories of care when dealing with different dementias, activities for meaningful dementia care, medication administration, behavior management, communication and methods of involving the family in the care of the patient.
This is a travel/study course combining preparation on campus, travel and study in the discipline of health sciences. Content is variable depending on the program in which the student enrolls and the specific topics to be covered. Students must be 18 years of age on or before departure. Permission of the instructor is required.
This course is designed as an introductory course focusing on the basic principles of nutrition for non-majors. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to make healthful decisions to support good nutritional status.
This course provides instruction in the scientific principles of nutrition, including the role of specific nutrients, digestion of each, absorption, metabolism and sources of the nutrients and requirements of the various age groups. Emphasis is on the factors influencing the ability of individuals to maintain good nutritional status.
A study and application of science-based nutrition concepts within healthcare focusing on medical nutrition therapy in disease management.
This course focuses on the scientific principles of normal nutrition, including specific nutrients, digestion, absorption, metabolism and nutritional requirements of different age groups. This course has a special focus on the application of nutrition principles to physical health. Emphasis is placed on the interdisciplinary team approach to disease prevention and health restoration.
This course provides knowledge and skills necessary to perform phlebotomy. Laboratory activities are an integral part of the program. After completion of the 165-hour Phlebotomy program, students may wish to receive national certification through the National Career Association. Certification is not required to secure employment as a phlebotomist and is voluntary. Students must show proof of Hepatitis B series or declination form to the instructor the first week of class.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
The nursing skills laboratory course introduces basic nursing skills utilized and delegated by the nurse to implement the nursing process. This course complements the foundations of nursing course and provides students an opportunity to integrate evidence-based practice into the clinical skills laboratory. This course introduces the student learning outcomes of caring, clinical competence and decision-making, communication, commitment to professionalism and collaboration and management of care. Demonstrations of basic nursing skills, therapeutic use of medication, client responses to drug therapy and the nurse’s role in medication administration in a safe and supportive environment will be emphasized. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This course introduces the five core educational competencies of the curriculum upon which all subsequent nursing courses are built: (a) caring interventions, (b) clinical competence and decision-making, (c) communication, (d) commitment to professionalism and (e) collaboration and management of care. The student will be introduced to the legal, ethical and professional standards of the nursing profession and the role of the associate degree nurse in health promotion, maintenance and restoration. Basic biopsychosocial needs of clients are identified and the student will begin to utilize the nursing process to identify client needs and intervene when these needs are unmet. Clinical competence in selected fundamental nursing skills will be developed in the simulated nursing laboratory. There will be clinical experiences in local long-term care and acute care facilities for students to begin to apply concepts and competencies learned in the classroom and nursing laboratory. Lab fee required.
This course introduces the Student Learning Outcomes (5Cs) of the Nursing curriculum upon which all subsequent nursing courses are built. The student is introduced to the Student Learning Outcomes (5Cs): caring, communication, collaboration and management of care, commitment to professionalism and clinical competence and decision-making as they apply to the role of the nurse. The student will be introduced to the legal, ethical and professional standards of the nursing profession and the role of the associate degree nurse in health promotion, maintenance and restoration. Basic bio-psychosocial needs of clients are identified and the student will begin to utilize the nursing process to identify and intervene when these needs are unmet. The student will explore basic concepts regarding the therapeutic use of medications, patient response to drug therapy and the nurse’s role in medication administration as part of the health care team. Clinical competence in selected basic nursing skills will be developed in the nursing laboratory. Clinical experiences include long-term care and acute care facilities where students begin to apply concepts and competencies learned in the classroom and nursing laboratory. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This course introduces the student to important concepts related to assessment and maintenance of health in individuals. Content will cover basic assessment of patients across the lifespan, including patients with diverse backgrounds as well as geriatric populations. Students will perform assessments incorporating aspects of history-taking, risk potential, psychosocial development, physical examination techniques and deviations from normal assessment findings. This course will emphasize the core educational competencies of the curriculum: caring, clinical competence and decision-making, communication, commitment to professionalism and collaboration and management of care. A strong laboratory focus is provided to enable the student/learner to demonstrate competence in nursing assessment skills. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is designed to complement the basic nursing care curriculum presented in NUR 1020C Fundamentals of Nursing and includes the five core educational competencies of the curriculum: (a) caring interventions, (b) clinical competence and decision-making, (c) communication, (d) commitment to professionalism and (e) collaboration and management of care. This course will provide the beginning nursing student the opportunity to explore basic concepts regarding the therapeutic use of medications and the patient response to drug therapy. The student will be introduced to the nurse's role in medication administration as part of the healthcare team. Selected patient simulation scenarios designed specifically for the novice nursing student will challenge the participants to utilize critical thinking skills as they apply the nursing process to clinical case studies involving common medication and simple skills. Individual and group practice activities focusing on computation skills will assist the students achieve mastery of Level One Medication Administration Safety Competencies. Lab fee required.
This course builds upon the core educational competencies introduced during the Fundamentals course. Using the framework of the nursing process, the student is able to assist the adult client and family achieve an optimum state of health and wellness. This course prepares the student/learner to apply theoretical knowledge and basic nursing skills when providing care in meeting the biopsychosocial needs of adult clients with simple/common medical and surgical problems. This course will continue to emphasize the Student Learning Outcomes of the curriculum: caring interventions, clinical competence and decision-making, communication, commitment to professionalism and collaboration and management of care. A strong laboratory focus is provided to enable to the student/learner to demonstrate competence in selected basic nursing skills. Clinical experiences in the acute care setting will be provided along with simulated lab experiences. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This course prepares the student/learner to apply safe and effective care for clients with advanced medical and surgical problems. This course is designed to build on material from the previous medical surgical courses. Through the use of the nursing process, this course will build on the five Student Learning Outcomes of the curriculum: caring interventions, clinical competence and decision-making, communication, commitment to professionalism and collaboration and management of care. The student will prioritize the biopsychosocial needs of clients to promote optimal health and wellness. Lab simulation of selected clinical nursing skills will be used to facilitate meeting the needs of clients with advanced medical and surgical problems. During clinical, students will interact with culturally diverse clients. Clinical experiences in acute care settings and observational experiences in specialty settings may be scheduled to enhance the learning experience. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to build on the five Student Learning Outcomes of the curriculum: (a) caring interventions, (b) clinical competence and decision-making, (c) communication, (d) commitment to professionalism and (e) collaboration and management of care. The nursing process will be a guide for the student to utilize decision-making skills to meet the biopsychosocial needs of clients with complex medical and surgical problems and multi-system dysfunction. Lab simulation of selected clinical nursing skills will be used to facilitate meeting the needs of the client with complex medical and surgical problems and multi-system dysfunction. During clinical experiences, students will interact with culturally diverse clients. Clinical experiences in acute care settings and observational experiences in specialty settings may be scheduled to enhance learning experiences. Content will include concepts of critical care, emergency care and application of leadership and patient care management. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is designed to build on the five core educational competencies of the curriculum: (a) caring interventions, (b) clinical competence and decision-making, (c) communication, (d) commitment to professionalism and (e) collaboration and management of care. The nursing process will be a guide for the student to utilize decision-making skills to meet the biopsychosocial needs of clients with complex medical and surgical problems and multi-system dysfunction. Lab simulation of selected clinical nursing skills will be used to facilitate meeting the needs of clients with complex medical and surgical problems and multi-system dysfunction. During clinical experiences, students will interact with culturally diverse clients. Clinical experiences in acute care settings and observational experiences in specialty settings may be scheduled to enhance the learning experiences. Content will include concepts of critical care, emergency care, disaster response and application of leadership and patient care management. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to build on the five core educational competencies of the curriculum: (a) caring interventions, (b) clinical competence and decision-making, (c) communication, (d) commitment to professionalism and (e) collaboration and management of care. The nursing process will be a guide for the student to utilize decision-making skills to meet the biopsychosocial needs of clients with complex medical and surgical problems and multi-system dysfunction. Lab simulation of selected clinical nursing skills will be used to facilitate meeting the needs of clients with complex medical and surgical problems and multi-system dysfunction. During clinical experiences, students will interact with culturally diverse clients. Clinical experiences in acute care settings and observational experiences in specialty settings may be scheduled to enhance the learning experiences. Content will include concepts of critical care, emergency care, disaster response and application of leadership and patient care management. Lab fee required.
This course addresses the unique developmental, biological and psychosocial health and illness needs of the pediatric population. Emphasis is placed on exploring strategies that assist children and their caretakers to prevent and/or minimize the effects of illness and disability and promote, maintain and restore health. Concepts that will be emphasized throughout the curriculum reflect the core educational competencies of the curriculum: (a) caring interventions, (b) clinical competence and decision-making, (c) communication, (d) commitment to professionalism and (e) collaboration and management of care. The clinical component provides guided clinical experiences that allow students to demonstrate caring and clinical competence in the application of the nursing process in selected pediatric healthcare environments. Students interact with culturally diverse clients and families with an emphasis on the integration of critical thinking, effective interpersonal communication, professionalism and legal and ethical standards. The clinical simulation laboratory experience reinforces the concepts acquired during the theoretical portion of the class and allows for student collaboration and decision-making in a supported environment. Lab fee required.
Concepts in Maternal and Newborn Nursing prepares the student to meet the biopsychosocial needs of the normal childbearing family utilizing the knowledge and skills obtained through the theory and clinical components of the course and through selected simulation exercises. Common alterations in the childbearing process will be discussed which will enable the student to recognize complications and implement appropriate interventions of a beginning level practitioner. The educational and anticipatory guidance needs of the childbearing family will be integrated throughout the theory and clinical components in the course to enable the family to maintain or restore a state of health and well-being. Core educational competencies emphasized throughout the course will be those of: (a) caring interventions, (b) clinical competence and decision-making, (c) communication, (d) commitment to professionalism and (e) collaboration and management of care. During clinical experiences, students will interact and care for culturally diverse clients and families. Lab fee required.
This course addresses the unique concepts in maternal-child nursing. This course will help prepare the student to meet the developmental, biological and psychosocial health and illness needs of the child-bearing family. The educational and anticipatory guidance needs of the child-bearing family will be integrated throughout the theory and clinical components in the course to enable the family to maintain or restore an optimal state of health and well-being. The clinical component provides guided clinical experiences that allow students to demonstrate caring and clinical competencies in the application of the nursing process in selected obstetric and pediatric health care environments. Students interact with culturally diverse clients and families with emphasis on the integration of critical thinking, effective interpersonal communication, professionalism and legal and ethical standards. The clinical simulation laboratory experience reinforces the concepts acquired during the theoretical portion of the class and allows for student collaboration and decision-making in a supported environment. Concepts that will be emphasized throughout the curriculum reflect the Student Learning Outcomes: caring, clinical competence and decision-making, communication, commitment to professionalism and collaboration and management of care. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course focuses on the theory base necessary for understanding mental health and illness. Students utilize the nursing process in the care of patients experiencing interference in meeting basic needs due to neurobiological and psychosocial problems. This course continues to build on the five core educational competencies of the curriculum: (a) caring interventions, (b) clinical competence and decision-making, (c) communication, (d) commitment to professionalism and (e) collaboration and management of care. Emphasis is placed on developing therapeutic communication skills, self-awareness and effective nurse-patient relationships. Students collaborate with the healthcare team in a mental health clinical setting and begin to develop the core competencies necessary to achieve desired client outcomes. Psychopharmacology across the lifespan and concepts of medication management are integrated in each unit. Community experiences, selected video, role play and simulation activities are incorporated in this course. There are clinical experiences in acute care inpatient mental health facilities and selected community settings. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This course is for individuals who wish to explore topics not covered in the curriculum. The student must present a design of the study (learning contract) to the faculty member who is to direct the work. Approval from the dean or associate vice-president is required prior to registration.
This course is scheduled for individuals who wish to explore topics not covered in the curriculum. The student must present a design of the study (learning contract) to the faculty member who is to direct the work. Approval from the dean or associate vice-president is required prior to registration.
This course is for individuals who wish to explore or need remediation in curriculum topics. The student and faculty member will design a study contract based on the mutually agreed upon outcomes.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction. The course may be taken three times for credit.
This culminating course in the Associate Degree Nursing Program provides students the opportunity to (a) synthesize previous knowledge and skills and (b) develop new knowledge and skills for the management of client care in a dynamically changing healthcare system. Students participate in live and online seminars to develop and enhance the five Student Learning Outcomes of the nursing program: (a) caring interventions, (b) clinical competence and decision-making, (c) communication, (d) commitment to professionalism and (e) collaboration and management of care as they learn to make the transition from student to graduate nurse. In addition, selected leadership and management principles including (a) prioritizing competently, (b) delegating successfully and (c) managing conflict will be explored. These outcomes are applied in the clinical environment through a guided preceptorship that is directed by the nursing faculty. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course focuses on the basic concepts and processes of pathophysiology for common disease conditions. The content will build on earlier course work such as anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry and nutrition. The mechanisms of underlying clinical manifestations, prevention and treatments will be discussed.
This course focuses on the effects of pharmacotherapy used in the treatment of selected illnesses and the promotion, maintenance and restoration of wellness in diverse populations across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Course outcomes include a detailed understanding of the nurse's role in safe drug administration, assessment of patient response to drug therapy, patient education and evidence-based treatment guidelines. Legal and ethical principles of medication administration are reviewed.
This course focuses on the processes required to integrate evidence and research into nursing practice. The primary emphasis is on skills to evaluate scientific evidence for nurse-sensitive quality markers so that students can utilize published healthcare research to influence practice.
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to assist culturally diverse populations and aggregates in the community to achieve an optimum level of wellness. Concepts of community health nursing focus on the community as a client and nursing interventions utilized across the lifespan. Special emphasis is placed on advanced theoretical concepts related to health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, and development processes. All clinical hours will be completed via virtual simulation.
This course contributes to the development of nursing competence toward a diverse population. Global approaches to healthcare will be examined to aid the nurse in the development of professional nursing practice. Key issues and trends related to selected national and global healthcare topics will be explored. Specific attention will be given to basic health beliefs of selected cultures, health disparities and underserved populations, both nationally and internationally.
This course is designed to pull together material from different cultures and at-risk groups of individuals considered to be vulnerable populations. Key concepts will be discussed that will provide a basic structure for caring for the vulnerable, the relevance of nursing theories to vulnerable populations, nursing research showing the kinds of phenomena nurses study and many ideas about learning to work with and advocate for vulnerable individuals.
This course will explore the role expectation of the baccalaureate nurse by integrating the professional standards, ethical principles and management roles as it relates to critical thinking as part of the global perspectives of the healthcare delivery system.
This course will be presented in a hands-on, interactive and self-reflecting manner that will allow students to explore informatics nursing careers and the effective use of patient care technologies while gaining a basic understanding of the multidisciplinary combination of nursing science, computer science, information science and cognitive science. Additionally, this course will provide an introductory overview of relevant clinical information systems (CIS), basic informatics concepts, decision-making support tools and an examination of health information technologies that promote safety, improve quality, foster consumer-centered care and efficiency.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
This theoretical course focuses on synthesizing nursing knowledge and skills in caring for adult clients and their families impacted by critical illness. The emphasis is on both pathophysiology and clinical management.
This course examines the process of aging. Physical, psychological, sociocultural and spiritual aspects of aging are examined within the context of the family and society. Advanced theoretical concepts of aging will be examined using the nursing process. The course will also present the unique healthcare needs of the older adult and introduce students to how nursing approaches manage those needs. Ethical and legal issues related to the nursing care of older adults are explored.
The purpose of this course is to examine leadership and management concepts used to address complex micro-system issues within selected healthcare organizations. Emphasis is on the application of advanced communication skills in collaboration with interprofessional teams. Focus is on the interrelationship of selected roles within the context of specific theoretical frameworks and models of care.
This course examines the foundations of healthcare policy that impact nursing practice and client care. Students will participate in a critical analysis of current legislative issues, economic constraints and political controversies that influence emerging trends in nursing practice and healthcare systems. Course content will include an appraisal of the implications of policy and economics on issues of access, equity, affordability, health disparities and social justice in healthcare. Students will gain knowledge that prepares them to assume leadership roles in health policy development.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
This course builds on previous learning and provides the student with experiential learning in select practice settings. The student will integrate nursing research knowledge, leadership and management and nursing theories to design, implement or lead a project that will improve patient outcomes and facilitate the transition to professional practice. The student must have a current Florida RN license to enroll in this course. The course requires that students complete a capstone experience with a clinical preceptor along with specific web-based assignments and activities in the last semester of the RN-to-BSN program. The capstone project will be based on an agreement between the student, faculty member and the clinical preceptor.
This course is designed to promote cultural competence and an appreciation for diversity through visiting other countries and interacting with their citizens and health care professionals. Students will examine the health care delivery systems and financing of health care, the role and challenges of the nurse and degree of collaboration within the health care team. Students will also explore the methods and pathways for nursing education.
This course introduces the new Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) student to the physical therapy profession, its professional organizations and the ever-changing world of healthcare. Special emphasis is placed on becoming a healthcare professional and understanding all behaviors and responsibilities which by law, ethical standards and professional standards of conduct are appropriate for a physical therapist assistant. Additional focus is placed upon understanding the role of the PTA in the healthcare system with regard to the role of team members, legal/ethical issues, medical terminology, documentation, stress management, patient safety and privacy, practice parameters and communication skills. The course format is lecture and discussion, with the inclusion of lab activities. Learning in the course is evaluated via assignments, projects, quizzes and examinations. Lab fee required.Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is a comprehensive examination of the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system. The concepts of active and passive insufficiency are introduced and their application to human movement made relevant. Special emphasis is placed upon the observation and analysis of human movement. The course format is mainly lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via quizzes and cumulative examinations. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is a lab companion to PHT 1120 and provides laboratory practice for those skills requiring hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed upon palpation, goniometric measurements, manual muscle testing and the analysis of human movement. The course format is mainly demonstration and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via competency-based skill checks and/or practical exams. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course emphasizes the essential patient care skills necessary for clinical practice. Students will learn the basics of assessment of medical status through vital signs, performance of safe patient mobility, infection control, prevention of pressure injury, body mechanics, wheelchair fitting and mobility, gait training and associated assistive devices, as well as use of modalities such as compression, thermal and cryotherapy. The course format is mainly lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via quizzes and cumulative examinations. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the lab companion to PHT 1200 and provides laboratory practice for those skills requiring hands-on experience. Students will perform assessment of medical status through vital signs, performance of safe patient mobility, infection control, prevention of pressure injury, wheelchair fitting and mobility, gait training with the appropriate associated assistive devices, as well as use of modalities such as compression, thermal and cryotherapy. The course format is mainly demonstration and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via competency-based skill checks and oral/practical exams. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course emphasizes various physical therapy modalities used to treat pain, edema, weakness, wounds and spasm. Modalities presented include ultrasound, electrical stimulation, soft tissue mobilization, compression wrapping, laser, traction and hydrotherapy. The course format is mainly lecture and discussion. Learning in the this course is evaluated via assignments, quizzes and cumulative examinations. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the lab companion to PHT 1213 and provides laboratory practice for those skills requiring hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed on safe use of modality equipment as well as monitoring and documenting patient simulator responses to the treatments conducted. The course format is mainly demonstration and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via competency-based skill checks and oral/practical exams. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the first of three full-time clinical experiences designed to introduce students to the clinical setting. Students will treat patients under the guidance and supervision of a licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. Learning in this course is primarily evaluated with the Clinical Performance Instrument. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course integrates all prior PHT course content with an introduction to a broad spectrum of commonly seen medical and surgical conditions and their rehabilitation needs. Common data collection, patient/caregiver education and interventions are addressed. Also emphasized are precautions, contraindications and possible complications of various interventions. The course format is lecture, discussion and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via quizzes, cumulative examinations and competency-based oral/practical exams. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is a comprehensive examination of common adult and pediatric neurological disorders. Emphasis is placed upon the etiology, pathology, clinical presentation, medical testing, management, prognosis and rehabilitation of various disorders. The course format is mainly lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via quizzes and cumulative examinations. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the lab companion to PHT 2162 and provides laboratory practice for those skills requiring hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed upon students completing the appropriate data collection, neurorehabilitative techniques and patient/caregiver education required for the treatment of disorders discussed in the lecture portion of the course. Students will develop treatment plans based upon the physical therapist's plan of care/goals, medical reports and the patient response. The course format is mainly demonstration and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via competency-based skills checks and oral/practical exams. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course emphasizes the basics of therapeutic exercise including passive, active-assistive, active, stretching and resistive exercises. It explores the variety of ways these exercises may be performed (manual vs. mechanical) and considerations leading to modification (stage of tissue state and recovery, subjective and objective findings). The course format is mainly lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via quizzes and cumulative examinations. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the lab companion to PHT 2224 and provides laboratory practice for those skills requiring hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed upon passive, active-assistive, active, stretching and resistive exercises. The course format is mainly demonstration and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via competency-based skill checks and oral/practical exams. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course builds on exercise concepts introduced in PHT 2224 and PHT 2224L and integrates knowledge of orthopedic and other system disorders presented in PHT 2310. The conservative and post-surgical rehabilitation, including appropriate data collection, interventions and patient/caregiver education for the specific disorders is emphasized in this course. The course format is mainly lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via quizzes and cumulative examinations. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the lab companion to PHT 2228 and provides laboratory practice for those skills requiring hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed upon students completing the appropriate data collection, interventions and patient/caregiver education required for the treatment of disorders discussed in the lecture portion of this course. Students will develop treatment plans based upon the physical therapist's plan of care/goals, medical reports and the patient response. The course format is mainly demonstration and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via competency-based skill checks and oral/practical exams. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course emphasizes the etiology, pathology, clinical presentation, prognosis and general medical management of a variety of musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, integumentary, metabolic and other system disorders most commonly seen in physical therapy practice. Medical management, including lab values, imaging, pharmacology and their significance and consideration in treatment is emphasized. The course format is mainly lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via quizzes and cumulative examinations. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the second of three full-time clinical experiences designed to further develop students' clinical skills. Students will treat patients under the guidance and supervision of a licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. Learning in this course is primarily evaluated with the Clinical Performance Instrument. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the last of three full-time clinical experiences designed to prepare students for entry-level clinical practice. Students will treat patients under the guidance and supervision of a licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. Learning in this course is primarily evaluated with the Clinical Performance Instrument. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is scheduled for the individual student who wishes to explore additional topics within the discipline.
This course is scheduled for the individual student who wishes to explore additional topics within the discipline.
This course is scheduled for the individual student who wishes to explore additional topics within the discipline.
This course is scheduled for the individual student who wishes to explore additional topics within the discipline.
This course guides the physical therapist assistant student in the transition from student to licensed PTA. The course emphasizes Florida laws and administrative code regarding physical therapy. Students will also learn test-taking strategies for the national PTA licensing examination. The course also involves self-examination of behaviors, strengths, weaknesses and practice constraints in clinical settings within the scope of legal, ethical, professional and practice parameters that have been set for the profession of physical therapy. The course format is mainly lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via online discussions, presentations, quizzes and cumulative examinations. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course provides the beginning nursing basic core upon which all subsequent nursing courses are built. The history of nursing serves as an introduction to the role and scope of the practical nurse in the healthcare system and ends with introduction to medical/surgical nursing. This course concerns man as a holistic being with basic human needs. Discussion focuses on nursing principles which identifies the needs of individuals within a family and community environment. The relationship of man, nursing, environment and healthcare are discussed using Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and nursing principles as a framework. Included are scientific principles of nursing care common to all clients. The curriculum threads of ethical and legal aspects of nursing, cultural diversity, growth and development, interpersonal/communication skills, nutrition and diet therapy, critical thinking and professional adjustments will be discussed as they relate to nursing care of the adult client’s basic needs. Additionally, this course provides the essential information and basic concepts related to the administration of medications, including the systems of measurement used in healthcare settings and to provide practice in the type of dosage calculations performed by nurses. Nursing skills designed to simulate the nurse/client interaction are demonstrated in the campus laboratory with practice and testing by students in the lab setting. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to build on previous learning by integrating basic human needs and nursing principles into the care of the family. Utilizing nursing principles as a framework, the student will be able to focus on the needs of the childbearing family and children, newborns to adolescents. Concepts of alterations related to maternal child and child health nursing will be presented. An emphasis on growth and development of the newborn through the adolescent will be an integral part of the child health portion of the course. In addition, information regarding medication administration/pharmacology, health assessments, cultural diversity, interpersonal skills/communication skills, nutrition and diet therapy, legal/ethical issues and health teaching will be utilized as a framework to integrate holistic care for the family. Lab fee required.
This course is a continuation of Fundamentals of Nursing and continues to build on concepts introduced in all previous required courses. The role of the practical nurse in the healthcare environment is explored. Using nursing principles and basic human needs as a framework, particular emphasis is placed on application of adult developmental theory, cultural diversity, therapeutic communication and legal/ethical approaches to helping man return to health after experiencing common, acute and chronic alterations in thought processes, circulation, oxygenation, nutrition, elimination, sexuality, endocrine function, mobility and sensory perception. Concepts of nutrition and diet therapy, medication administration/pharmacology and assisting the registered nurse with health teaching are integrated throughout the course. The clinical component, done in acute care, subacute and a variety of community settings (observation only) offers the student an opportunity to provide holistic nursing care to clients experiencing selected alterations in health. Clinical experience is correlated with theory under the guidance of faculty and enables students to implement skills and apply theory learned in the classroom. Lab fee required.
This course continues to build on concepts introduced in all previous required courses. The role of the Practical Nurse in the care environment is explored. Using nursing principles and basic human needs as a framework, particular emphasis is placed on application of adult developmental theory, cultural diversity, therapeutic communication and legal/ethical approaches to helping man return to health after experiencing common alterations in health relating to sexuality, sensory perception and sensation health problems. Concepts of nutrition and diet therapy, medication administration/pharmacology and assisting the RN with health teaching are integrated throughout the course. The clinical component, done in acute care, subacute and a variety of community (observation only) settings offers the student an opportunity to provide holistic nursing care to clients experiencing selected alterations in health. Clinical experience is correlated with theory under the guidance of faculty and enables students to implement skills and apply theory learned in the classroom. Students may be referred to the lab for remediation and/or retesting on any skills. Lab fee required.
This course builds on concepts introduced in the Medical Surgical nursing course incorporating gerontology nursing and the practical nurse leadership role with the scope of practice. Using nursing principles and basic human needs as a framework, emphasis is placed on cultural diversity, legal/ethical issues, adult development theory, therapeutic communication and interpersonal skills. Integrated in this discussion will be principles of nutrition therapy, pharmacology/medication administration and diagnostic testing. Emphasis will be placed on the principles of nursing care for the aging client, the aging process and holistic care for the older adult. Leadership skills such as delegating to the healthcare team members, effective communication with healthcare professionals and time management will be explored. Assisting the practical nursing student to prepare for employment and transition from student to practitioner will be incorporated as the final step in the student's practical nursing education. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to provide the student with an overall understanding and orientation to the field of pharmacy technology. Included in the course is an overview and historical development of pharmacy and the healthcare delivery system. It will introduce the student to the organizational structure and function of the pharmacy in various areas, such as retail, hospital, nursing home and home health care. Included in the course is the use of computer applications in processing pharmacy prescription data, discussion of medical-legal concepts as they relate to the practice of the pharmacy technician and understanding how communication skills are linked to customer care and routine inquiries. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the first part of a two-semester course that will include a study of the introduction to pharmacology, biological factors affecting the action of drugs and the various medications prescribed for the treatment of selected illnesses and diseases. Emphasis will be on sources, classifications, strengths, indications, dosages, side effects, precautions of medications and alternative and complementary therapy. The course is designed to include a study of anti-infective drugs, the nervous system, the endocrine system, pain and inflammatory agents. Emphasis will be placed on medication effects on the nervous system, local anesthetics, antiepileptics, antiparkinson, narcotics, analgesics, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and antipsychotic drugs. This course will discuss special considerations for therapeutic agents administered throughout the lifespan. This course will introduce the top 200 prescription drugs. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the second part of a two-semester course that will continue the study of the introduction to pharmacology, biological factors affecting the action of drugs and the various medications prescribed for treatment of selected illnesses and diseases. This course will be a comprehensive overview of current medications dispensed by classes, their effects on body systems, indications, side effects, dosages and contraindications. The course will include a study of integumentary, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, urinary, respiratory systems, cancer drugs and chemotherapy. Emphasis will be placed on antianginal, hypolipidemic, anticoagulants, antihypertensive, antacids, diuretics, antihistamines, bronchodilators, musculoskeletal and joint diseases, cytotoxic drug and blood modifiers. Also in this course, the student will learn about how the body uses vitamins and electrolytes and available antidotes to treat poisoning. This course will continue the topic on the top 200 prescription drugs. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is designed to expand the advanced practice student's knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics, which includes the cellular response level and management of individuals in the acute care and primary care setting. Broad categories of pharmacological agents are examined, such as radiopharmaceuticals. Skills to assess, diagnose and manage a client's common health problems in a safe, high quality, cost-effective manner are emphasized. This course will require pharmacologic principles and concepts of intravenous (IV) therapy as well. It will also allow students to focus on the clinical aspect of the pharmacy technician role and essentially focus on medication safety and accurate strategies to prevent medication errors. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is equipped to introduce the student to administrative aspects and applications involved in working in the pharmacy setting. Subjects covered in this course include interpretation and evaluation of prescription orders, pharmaceutical dosage forms and materials management of pharmaceuticals. This course will provide advanced understanding of the pharmacy formulary system, computer applications in drug use control, pharmacy management elements and medication errors. It will allow the student to identify the element of patient profiles and the process of handling medications. It will also provide a strong focus on records management, inventory control, compensation and methods of payment for pharmacy services. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
In this course various aspects and hands-on applications are demonstrated and practiced, including the practice of proper common compounding medication and dispensing techniques, counting oral medication, the prescription filling process in a retail pharmacy by focusing on processing the prescription and labeling with required information and the use of appropriate containers and repackaging in predetermined quantities. This course will also allow students to prepare electronic purchase orders, maintain stock inventory and practice the aspect of pharmacy management. This course will introduce a pharmacy software program used in data entry. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
In this course students will be introduced to pharmaceutical calculations. Subjects covered include systems of measurements and conversions between each, actual pharmaceutical calculations of drug dosages, demonstrate ability to use common pharmaceutical volume measurement equipment, measurement of time, temperature, capacity and mass/weight and calculation of ratios, proportion and percentage. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the professional aspects of working in pharmacy technology. Subjects covered include pharmaceutical medical terminology and medical abbreviations as related to pharmacy practice. It will provide the student with the necessary skills needed to perform operational duties to demonstrate the applications in processing pharmacy prescription data and maintain pharmacy records. Included in this course is the use of pharmaceutical medical terminology and abbreviations used on prescriptions. It will also provide the student with the necessary skills to recognize and practice infection control, safety and security procedures and to identify methods in medical error reduction and prevention in the pharmacy practice. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
This course provides the pharmacy technician student the opportunity to apply pharmaceutical knowledge and techniques learned in the classroom setting in a safe and competent manner under the direction of a pharmacist. Students will be expected to gain experiences in assisting the pharmacist in serving patients, maintaining medications, inventory control and participating in the administration and management of a pharmacy practice at a community (retail) pharmacy setting. Students will gain exposure to on-the-job experience and training in the pharmacy setting and practical application of pharmacy skills and gain experience in all aspects of drug preparation and distribution utilized by participating sites. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is designed to provide students with practical, hands-on experience in the pharmacy lab. Designed for students to practice and acquire various skills learned in the pharmacy technician program under the direct supervision of the pharmacy instructor. Student skills will be checked off as they are mastered including, but not limited to, receiving, interpreting and filling of prescriptions/medication orders for the inpatient and outpatient practice setting, pharmaceutical calculations, inventory control systems, identification of selected home medical equipment, individual unit doses and patient information/profile systems. Also, this course provides the student with federal and state medical and legal consideration in the various pharmacy settings. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course will include a study of intravenous delivery of therapy in the hospital setting as well as other therapies to include arterial, epidural and intrathecal. It will focus on patients and their clinical needs, physician treatment plans and collaboration with other healthcare providers. The foundation of infusion therapy will be discussed, including anatomy, physiology, systems for administering parenteral production, reconstituting parenteral medications and infection control, inpatient practice setting, pharmaceutical calculations review and IV Admixture of large volume, IV Piggyback and syringe doses using the laminar hood. Treatment modalities will include parenteral fluids and pharmacologic agents. Legal and ethical aspects of infusion practice will also be reviewed. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course provides the pharmacy technician student the opportunity to apply pharmaceutical knowledge and techniques learned in the classroom setting in a safe, competent manner under the direction of the pharmacist. Students will be expected to gain experiences in either a hospital pharmacy or specialty pharmacy setting. Students will gain exposure to the proper storage requirement, medication control, the process of inventory control and purchasing procedures, on-the-job experience, training in the pharmacy setting, practical application of pharmacy skills and gain experience in all aspects of drug preparation and distribution utilized by participating sites. Also, the student will perform management activities, such as leadership skills and decision-making activities. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course discusses intravenous therapy, including types of intravenous (IV) devices and various types of IV therapy, complications of intravenous therapy and mechanism of actions, clinical indications, pharmacokinetics, contraindications and side effects of selected intravenous medications. The student will learn in detail about advanced pharmacy practices in the United States, including the function of different pharmacy settings such as long-term care, home health care, home infusion pharmacy, managed care and mail order pharmacy and the regulation/legislation related to each setting. Treatment modalities will include advanced nutritional preparations and preparation of chemotherapeutic agents using proper safety techniques. This course will also look at the pharmacologic principles and concepts of intravenous (IV) therapy. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is composed of a laboratory experience designed for the beginning respiratory care student. The course presents skills to perform basic respiratory care in preparation for the first clinical rotation. Students will be introduced to skills, including hand washing and isolation procedures, patient assessment, vitals, breath sounds, patient positioning, oxygen therapy devices, aerosol therapy devices, different oxygen supply systems, airway care and maintenance, and noninvasive ventilation. Students will be expected to be proficient in all skills prior to completion of the course. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is comprised of didactic material designed for the beginning respiratory care student. An introduction to respiratory care, the history of the profession, basic principles of patient safety, recordkeeping (including medical terms and abbreviations), ethical and legal implications of health care, patient education, physical principles of respiratory care, principles of infection control, pulmonary rehabilitation, patient assessment, arterial blood gas puncture and analysis and HIV/blood-borne pathogens are topics discussed in this course. Students enrolled in this course will also enroll in Respiratory Lab Course I. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is a lecture and laboratory experience introducing mechanical function of equipment used in the continuous and intermittent ventilation of patients. Course content includes indications, contraindications and hazards of continuous ventilation with significance given to ventilator management and monitoring techniques. Hands-on laboratory experiences are designed to prepare students for actual clinical situations. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
A course composed of didactic material for the beginning respiratory care student. The course presents basic principles and essential skills necessary to perform basic respiratory care in preparation for the first clinical rotation. Topics include oxygen therapy, storage and delivery of medical gases, indications and hazards of medical gas therapy, humidity and bland aerosol therapy, airway management, bronchial hygiene therapy, airway pharmacology, aerosol drug therapy, non-invasive ventilation and lung expansion therapy. Students enrolled in this course will also enroll in Respiratory Lab Course I. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course allows respiratory therapy students to investigate the nature and cause of cardiopulmonary diseases which involve changes in structure and function. The etiology, clinical manifestation, pathogenesis, laboratory data and treatment for major chronic and acute cardiopulmonary disease entities will be presented. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This is a lecture-laboratory course designed to present invasive and non-invasive monitoring and diagnostic evaluation of patients. Cardiopulmonary assessment is presented utilizing pulmonary function, chest roentgenography, hemodynamic monitoring and general laboratory tests. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course covers the anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary system. Topics include physiological functions, including acid base relationship, gas perfusion, functions of ventilator control, ventilation perfusion analysis, cardiopulmonary and renal hemodynamics and blood gas interpretation analysis. Laboratory exercises consistent with didactic material are incorporated into the course. Lab fee required. Students enrolled in this course will also enroll in Respiratory Lab Course I. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course provides supervised clinical experiences which emphasize fundamental respiratory therapy procedures. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course covers the integration of clinical practice and knowledge for the advanced student. Students receive clinical experience in adult intensive care units with an emphasis on mechanic ventilator management. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This is a lecture/laboratory course designed to present advanced cardiopulmonary assessment. Diagnostic and monitoring techniques will be emphasized. Cardiopulmonary hemodynamics, advanced pulmonary function studies, modes of ventilation and new innovations will be stressed. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course deals with the history of pharmacology, regulatory agencies and laws concerning the use of medications. Drug actions, absorption, distribution and use in the human body are discussed. The course places emphasis on respiratory drugs, cardiac drugs and related drugs that the therapist is exposed to in the hospital. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
Respiratory care of the neonate and pediatric patient is presented with special emphasis on physiology, pulmonary complications and related general and intensive care procedures. Also included is neonatal transportation and assessment of the sick newborn and child. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
The student will receive supervised clinical experience emphasizing advanced modes of mechanical ventilation, patient transport and advanced hemodynamic monitoring. During this clinical rotation, students will also rotate through the neonatal and pediatric critical care units. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
The clinical rotation will be in specialty areas of adult, pediatric and neonatal medicine. Clinical skills will focus on adult and pediatric ventilator management, weaning, extubation and hemodynamic assessment. Conferences will be used to assess learning objectives and present cases. During the semester, students will be given the opportunity to become certified in ACLS and NRP. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
In this course topics of current interest related to respiratory therapy are presented in group instruction.

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Altamonte Springs FL, 32714

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