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HSC1000 Orientation to Perioperative Services

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3 credit hour(s) | Fall | Spring
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The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the surgical healthcare delivery system and provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of members of the perioperative healthcare team. Common illnesses and emergency situations will be discussed, with a focus on prevention of disease and promotion of wellness. Systems of measurement, interpersonal skills, legal/ethical issues, basic medical terminology, infection control and the personal characteristics of the successful healthcare professional are included. Also included are the basic concepts of patient care skills. Topics include infection control techniques, patient and professional communication, proper patient identification, emergency skills, and monitoring patient status. Contact: 45 clock hours per semester. Does not count toward A.A. degree.

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