Course Code: GES170
|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|
|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|
|H.||Diagnostic Imaging Orders|
|I.||Other Diagnostic Studies|
|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|
Anita Mills is a health unit coordinator, instructor, and college advisor. For the past 15 years, she has taught Health Unit Coordination and Medical Terminology. In addition, she served on the Education Board of the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators for four years and is currently the organization’s Director of Certification. Mills has a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and Communication, as well as several certificates.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
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:
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.
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Yes, this course will prepare you to sit for the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC) certification exam.
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