Health Care Skills
Barry Tech | Health Services | Health Care Skills in Long Island
About This Course
In this course, students will learn the skills needed to prepare for basic, entry-level jobs in a variety of health-related occupations. They will study anatomy, physiology and microbiology, and learn to understand and implement universal precautions. Students will also develop effective communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment. Computer modules are incorporated into class work.
Students Will Learn
- Sterilizing procedures and infection control
- Patient wheelchair transport
- Bed to wheelchair transfer
- Preparing an open/closed hospital bed
- Taking and recording pulse, blood pressure and temperature
- Measuring height and weight
- Understanding nutrition and special dietary needs
- Body mechanics
- Anatomy and physiology
- Basic medical terminology
Course available: Grades 10, 11 or 12
Course length: 2 years/CDOS Eligible
Location: Barry Tech
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to work in several non-licensed, entry-level positions in hospitals, clinics, dietary departments, adult-day treatment centers and nursing homes. Graduates may opt to attend a post-secondary institution or college to continue their education in a health-career field. Typical job titles in healthcare include transport assistant, transporter, bed and bath team member, hospital bed maker, adult-day treatment counselor, patient communicator and dietary aide.
Upon completion of the required training and exams, students will have the opportunity to be certified in CPR and Heart Saver/First Aid through the American Heart Association.
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