2018-2019 Catalog

HLTK - HEALTH SCIENCE GENERAL

HLTK 1200 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

In this course the student will familiarize himself with basic objectives to learn to divide medical words into component parts; learn basic combining forms; prefixes and suffixes of the medical language; and use these combining forms, prefixes and suffixes to build medical words.

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HLTK 1501 ADV CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT PROVIDER CORE

The ACLS Provider Course is limited to healthcare providers who either will direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, either in or out of a hospital setting. Students will practice essential skills both individually and as part of a team. An American Heart Association ACLS Card will only be issued to students achieving 84% or higher in this course. Students may not receive credit for both HLTK 1501 and HLTK 1502.

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Prerequisites

Instructor Permission

HLTK 1502 ADV CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT PROVIDER

The ACLS Provider Course is limited to healthcare providers who either will direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, either in or out of a hospital setting. In addition to intense instruction of ECG Rhythms and ACLS pharmacology, students will practice essential skills both individually and as part of a team. An American Heart Association ACLS Card will only be issued to students achieving 84% or higher in this course. Students may not receive credit for both HLTK 1501 and HLTK 1502.

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Prerequisites

Instructor Permission

HLTK 1503 PEDIATRIC ADV CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT CORE

The PALS Provider Course is limited to healthcare providers who either will direct or participate in the resuscitation of a Pediatric patient, either in or out of a hospital setting. Students will practice essential skills both individually and as part of a team. An American Heart Association PALS Card will only be issued to students achieving 84% or higher in this course. Students may not receive credit for both HLTK 1503 and HLTK 1504.

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Instructor Permission

HLTK 1504 PEDIATRIC ADV CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT PRVD

The PALS Provider Course is limited to healthcare providers who either will direct or participate in the resuscitation of a Pediatric patient, either in or out of a hospital setting. In addition to intense instruction of ECG Rhythms and PALS pharmacology, students will practice essential skills both individually and as part of a team. An American Heart Association PALS Card will only be issued to students achieving 84% or higher in this course. Students may not receive credit for both HLTK 1503 and HLTK 1504.

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Prerequisites

Instructor Permission

HLTK 1505 PRE-HOSPITAL TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT

NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care.  PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program.  PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care and decrease mortality. The program is based on a philosophy stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care.

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Prerequisites

Instructor Permission, Licensed Prehospital Provider or Other Healthcare Provider

HLTK 1506 ADVANCED MEDICAL LIFE SUPPORT

Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) is the gold standard of education for emergency medical assessment and treatment.  Endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians, AMLS emphasizes the use of the AMLS Assessment Pathway, a systematic tool for assessing and managing common medical conditions with urgent accuracy.  Students learn to recognize and manage common medical crises through realistic case-based scenarios that challenge students to apply their knowledge to highly critical patients.  The course emphasizes the use of scene size-up, history, interactive group discussion on potential treatment strategies, and physical exam to systematically rule out and consider possibilities and probabilities in treating patients’ medical crises.  AMLS is appropriate for EMT’s, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists and –physicians.  AMLS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.  Provider Course:  16-hour course for EMT’s, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and physicians.  Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as AMLS providers for 4 years, and 16 hours of CAPCE credit.

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Prerequisites

Instructor Permission, Licensed Prehospital Provider or Other Healthcare Provider

HLTK 1650 ADVANCED CPR/AED FOR PROFESSIONALS

This course builds upon the current Lay-Rescuer CPR certification, which includes Adult, Child and Infant. This course prepares you to fulfill the role as a professional rescuer. This Advanced CPR course is required for ALL Professional Rescuers AND Health Care Providers. Adult, Child and Infant skills will be reviewed and practiced. This course includes 2-man training, mask practice and the proper use of the BVM (Bag Valve Mask). The student will be able to pass ALL skills taught in the course in addition to a written exam. A CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certification Card will be issued upon successful completion of requirements according to the American Red Cross. A BLS-for Health Care Providers Card will be issued upon successful completion of requirements according to the American Heart Association. This course includes AED (Automated External Definrillation) training and certification.

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HLTK 1680 GERIATRIC EMERGENCIES

GEMS provides EMS practitioners at all levels with the skills and knowledge to address the unique medical, social, environmental and communications challenges of older adults.  Developed by NAEMT, in partnership with the American Geriatrics Society, GEMS empowers EMS practitioners to help improve medical outcomes and quality of life for geriatric patients.  Core Provider Course:  8-hour classroom course for EMT’s, Paramedics, emergency responders, nurses, physician assistants and physicians.  Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as GEMS core providers for 4 years, and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.

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Instructor Permission, Licensed Prehospital Provider or Other Healthcare Provider

HLTK 1780 ADVANCED GERIATRIC EMERGENCIES

The Advanced GEMS Course is an 8-hour scenario and skill based continuing education course that can be offered on its own or in combination with the core course for a 16-hour GEMS exper4ience.  This advanced course is more appropriate for paramedics and other advanced providers, including those involved in out-of-hospital care and in mobile integrated health care applications.  Advanced Provider Course:  8-hour classroom course for EMT’s, paramedics, emergency responders, nurses, physician assistants and physicians that expands upon the curriculum presented in the core course, with more in-depth content and complex scenarios.  Students who successfully complete this course receive a certificate of completion, wallet card good for four years, and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.

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Instructor Permission, Licensed Prehospital Provider or Other Healthcare Provider

HLTK 1790 PEDIATRIC EMERGENCIES FOR PREHOSPITAL PROVIDERS

PEPP represents a complete source of prehospital medical information for the emergency care of infants and children.  Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, PEPP is an exciting curriculum designed to teach prehospital professionals how to better assess and manage ill or injured children.  PEPP is a comprehensive, innovative, and highly visual course featuring case-based lectures, live-action video, hands-on skills stations, and small group scenarios.  Any health professional who is responsible for the emergency care of children may find this course beneficial.

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Instructor Permission, Licensed Prehospital Provider or Other Healthcare Provider