Part I: BASIC HEALTH CARE CONCEPTS AND SKILLS. 1. History and Trends of Health Care. 2. Health Care Systems. 3. Careers in Health Care. 4. Personal and Professional Qualities of a Health Care Worker. 5. Legal and Ethical Responsibilities. 6. Medical Terminology. 7. Anatomy and Physiology. 8. Human Growth and Development. 9. Cultural Diversity. 10. Geriatric Care. 11. Nutrition and Diets. 12. Computers and Technology in Health Care. 13. Medical Math. 14. Promotion of Safety. 15. Infection Control. 16. Vital Signs. 17. First Aid. 18. Preparing for the World of Work. Part II: SPECIAL HEALTH CARE SKILLS. 19. Dental Assistant Skills. 20. Laboratory Assistant Skills. 21. Medical Assistant Skills. 22. Nurse Assistant Skills. 23. Physical Therapy Skills. 24. Business and Accounting Skills.
Karen Simmers-Nartker graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She has been employed as a nurse in telemetry step-down and in medical, surgical, and neurological intensive care. She is currently employed as a shift coordinator in an open-heart intensive care unit. She has obtained certification from the Emergency Nurses Association for the Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) and from the American Heart Association for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). In her current position as charge nurse in an ICU, she coordinates patient care and staff assignments; manages interpersonal conflicts among staff and/or patients and family members; is responsible for ensuring quality care to meet the diverse needs of patients and/or family; actively participates in in-services to evaluate new equipment, medications, hospital services and supplies; and teaches and mentors newly employed nurses. Louise Simmers received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in education from Kent State University. She has worked as a public health nurse, a medical-surgical nurse, a coronary care nurse, and an instructor of practical nursing and diversified health occupations. Louise has received the Vocational Educator of the Year award and the Diversified Health Occupations Instructor of the Year Award for the state of Ohio. Sharon Simmers-Kobelak graduated from Miami University (Ohio) with a bachelor of business administration degree. She is currently employed in the educational publishing industry as an integrated solutions specialist. In this position, she assists instructors at private career schools in finding appropriate print and digital materials for classroom instruction. Sharon also provides in-service training for instructors on using digital assets and instructor and student resources. She achieved President's Club status for two years, number-one representative status for one year, and has repeatedly achieved quota in her 20 years in the educational publishing industry.
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