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Certified Health Unit Coordinator

The Health Unit Coordinator is the central figure in a health unit.  Learning management of information, communication, medical terminology, critical thinking, and cultural diversity will prepare you to work in a variety of health care settings.

In Medical Terminology you will learn not only medical terms themselves, but also their application. You'll start by learning the origins of medical words and how to recognize prefixes and suffixes used in medical terminology. Then you'll learn about the body as a whole and how to differentiate cells, tissues, organs, systems, and cavities. Next, you'll learn to define and describe the function of each system of the human body. This knowledge will help you take the next step in your medical career or education.

Upon completion of this course you will be prepared to sit for the NAHUC Certification Exam.  The registration fee for this exam is included with this course.

6 Months / 120 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

Central Michigan University

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Certified Health Unit Coordinator

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES170

What You Will Learn
  • Be introduced to the history of medicine and health unit coordination
  • Obtain knowledge in supplies and service management
  • Learn the importance of confidentiality and patient rights and responsibilities
  • Obtain knowledge in transcription of orders, medical terminology, and critical thinking
  • Obtain knowledge in promoting a healthy environment and safety issues
  • Learn about the patient record and admission, transfers, and discharge
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 120 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Become ready to take the NAHUC certification exam
  • Prepare for a career as a health unit coordinator at a hospital, medical office, and various other health care facilities
  • Learn an assortment of medical terminology that will allow you to better communicate with patients and medical professionals
  • Master the legal and ethical skills needed to be successful in an office environment

Outline

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Course Outline
I. Orientation to Hospitals, Medical Centers, and Health Care  
  A. Introduction to Health Unit Coordinating    
  B. Overview of Healthcare Today      
  C. The Nursing Department and Medical Staff  
  D. Communication Devices and Their Uses    
II. Personal and Professional Skills      
  A. Communication and Interpersonal Skills    
  B. Workplace Behavior        
  C. Managing Techniques      
III. The Patient's Electronic Record or Chart      
  A. The Patient's Chart or Electronic Medical Record  
  B. Processing of Electronic, Preprinted, and Handwritten Doctors' Orders
  C. Patient activity, Patient Positioning, and Nursing Observation Orders
  D. Nursing Intervention or Treatment Orders  
  E. Nutritional Care Orders      
  F. Medication Orders        
  G. Laboratory Orders        
  H. Diagnostic Imaging Orders      
  I. Other Diagnostic Studies      
  J. Treatment Orders        
  K. Miscellaneous Orders      
IV. Health Unit Coordinator Procedures      
  A. Admission, Preoperative, and Postoperative Procedures
  B. Discharge, Transfer, and Postmortem Procedures  
  C. Reports, Infection Control, Emergencies, and Special Services
V. Introduction to Anatomical Structures, Medical Terms, and Illnesses
  A. Medical Terminology, Basic Human Structure, Diseases, and Disorders

Instructors & Support

Lynn Cline, RN

Lynn Cline, RN has worked in the healthcare field since 1980. As a child and growing up, she always enjoyed being a caregiver and knew that being a nurse is what she wanted to do for her career. Lynn began working LTC as a teenager, worked for a period of time as a CNA, then continued her education and became an RN.

The majority of Lynn’s work in the healthcare field has been in acute care, working as a Registered Nurse. She has also worked as Director of Nursing in LTC and in Home Care. Lynn is a certified Risk Manager and certified CQI manager for both acute and LTC.  Lynn has several state approvals to teach healthcare courses and also teaches continuing education for these positions. Lynn’s specialty is in adult education for health care workers in LTC.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment: 

  • LaFleur Brooks' Health Unit Coordinating
  • Medical Terminology for Health Professions

About Certification

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The mission of the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC) is to serve as a standard of excellence for educating and certifying professionals in health unit coordinating. Health unit coordinators help all employees in a hospital, doctor’s office, or other medical setting work together in an organized manner, and a certification in this field can set you apart from your colleagues. Demonstrate your commitment to delivering quality health care by enrolling in a Certified Health Unit Coordinator course that is certified by NAHUC.

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are online, so you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

Yes, this course will prepare you to sit for the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC) certification exam.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

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