Healthcare Foundations

Instructors: Darcy Gooder, Tamara Meeusen, Julie Cardenas
Paraprofessionals: Jami Falkowski, Patty Peirce, Gail Wilson

Healthcare Foundations will prepare students in basic patient care. Students taking this class should be interested in providing healthcare services that can help identify, evaluate, prevent, and/or treat diseases. Students will learn how to take and record patient's temperature, blood pressure, and pulse and breathing rates, serve meals to patients who cannot feed themselves, walk patients, and the use of computers in healthcare. The course also includes specific hands-on exploration in the areas of medical assisting, health careers, physical and occupational therapy, and nursing. Students can also earn their Phlebotomy (blood drawing) certification.

Students also begin preparation for their Medical Assisting certification earning the  Office Certification. Second year students taking the Advanced Healthcare program can earn their Clinical Certification for Medical Assisting.

Second year students may wish to study Advanced Healthcare, Emergency Medical Services or Dental Careers.

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