El Monte-Rosemead Adult School Classes- Health Science Medical Technology And Patient Care

El Monte-Rosemead Adult School – Health Science Medical Technology And Patient Care Classes

CTE Medical Occupations Sequence Certificates
Students seeking a Career Sequence Certificate must complete the courses listed. It is recommended that the courses be taken in the order that is listed for each sequence. Students will be required to complete an industry recognized certification for the occupational field they wish to pursue.

DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES

EKG Technician
This course teaches students to perform EKGs and to recognize abnormalities in the heart rate of patients in the ambulatory care setting.

HEALTH SCIENCE PREPARATION
Anatomy and Physiology
This course will cover general anatomical reference, terminology, gross anatomy, physiology of tissues, organs and major body systems. Students will gain an understanding of normal and abnormal functions. Information learned in class will be useful to anyone entering medical occupations.

Medical Math
This competency-based course is organized to prepare the student to do calculations with numbers in the allied health field. Instruction will include review of the mathematics concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals. The metric system and math dosage calculations for health occupations are emphasized in this course.

HEALTHCARE OCCUPATIONS SUPPLEMENTS
American Heart CPR
This three day class trains individuals how to respond during emergency situations. Participants learn to recognize and attend to respiratory or cardiac problems. Adult, child, and infant CPR and AED are included in this course.

MARKETING SALES & SERVICES
Job Preparation & Advancement
This course is designed to prepare the student planning a career in a medical & business environment. Topics will consist of building self-esteem and positive attitudes, problem solving, grooming and dressing for success, developing work ethics and team building, resume preparation, job applications, successful interviewing, and creating a portfolio.

MEDICAL INSURANCE BILLING & CODING
Coding, Introduction to
This course will cover basic coding instructions and guidelines used to function in a medical practice, using the ICD-10-CM, CPT coding books.

CPT
This course is designed to be the first step in a student’s medical coding career in relation to coding physician’s services, outpatient services, treatments, and surgical procedures. Beginning with the introduction to the CPT-4 Coding Manual; followed by an in-depth hands-on application and understanding of the guidelines of Physician procedural coding. This course will help students prepare for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Coder Specialists (CCS) national certification exams.

ICD-10 Coding
This course focuses on the theory and application of communicating patient diagnosis of injuries, poisoning, illnesses, conditions and syndromes as well as hospital based procedures provided in the medical record. Healthcare professionals and insurance companies use the ICD-10 coding system for reimbursement purposes for hospitals and clinical doctor’s offices. This course will familiarize students with ICD-10 Coding System. This course will help students prepare for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Coder Specialist (CCS) national certification exams.

Medical Billing Theory
This course covers various types of health insurance, such as accident insurance, disability income insurance, hospitalization, medical expense insurance, and accidental death and disbursement insurance.

Medical Billing, Computerized (Using Medisoft)
This course introduces the student to the concepts and skills they will need for a successful career in medical office billing. Anyone who aims to get a job in Medical Billing will find that an understanding of the billing cycle and billing software is often a prerequisite to being hired. The software handles all the basic tasks that a medical billing assistant needs to effectively perform his/her job such as entering patient information, creating cases, entering transactions and creating claims.

MEDICAL OFFICE
Medical Assistant – Back Office Procedures
This course will include developing skills in draping patients, vital signs, sterile technique, emergency procedures, EKGs, demonstrate proper injection methods, CPR and first-aid with medic certification.

Medical Assistant Externship
It is recommended that the Medical Assistant student complete 160 hours of externship.

Medical Assistant – Laboratory Procedures
This course will meet state requirements in basic office laboratory techniques including urinalysis, glucose, hemoglobin, venipuncture, and injections.

Medical Assistant – Bloodborne Pathogens
This four-hour (4) class is a prerequisite for Medical Laboratory Assistant, but is recommended for all medical students. Universal precautions, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, and employer’s responsibilities will be covered.

Medical Assistant Filing
This course is designed to enable the student to work efficiently with any medical filing system. This course included alphabetic, numeric, cross-referencing, color-coding, records control and computer-assisted filing.

Medical Receptionist
The student will be trained for employment as a medical receptionist in areas of telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, fundamentals of bookkeeping, HIPAA, and a variety of other skills.

Medical, Computerized
This class will prepare students for the administrative tasks in healthcare practices by introducing and simulating situations using Medisoft Advanced Patient Billing. While progressing through Medisoft’s menus and windows, students learn to input information, schedule appointments and enter transactions. In addition, the student will produce various lists and reports.

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
Medical Terminology
This course is designed for students to learn the basics of medical terminology, including prefixes, roots, and suffixes, used in medical vocabulary to assure accuracy in communication and documentation of patient care. In addition, students will learn medical abbreviations used to expedite record keeping in the office and clinic environment.

Medical Terminology, Advanced
This advanced course is designed to expose students to the technical language of the science of medicine through Latin and Greek words. This provides upgrading skills and information on medical terms by explaining word building systems. Terminology as it relates to body systems will be taught. This will enhance the students’ knowledge in recognizing anatomical systems, functions and disease. This course is a pre-requisite for the LVN program.

OFFICE SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGIES
Word Processing for Medical Assistant
This course will prepare the student to work with Word in a medical office setting. Medical Offices are fast-paced environments that require proficiency with a variety of duties specific to the healthcare setting. Many of these duties require skills in using the Microsoft Office suite of programs. Throughout the course, authentic medical documents provide the context for learning essential computer tasks performed in a medical office.

THERAPEUTIC SERVICE
EKG Technician
This course teaches students to perform EKGs and to recognize abnormalities in the heart rate of patients in the ambulatory care setting.

Home Health Aide (HHA)
This nine week course for home health aide training provides students with theory in the classroom and clinical practice done at local area hospitals to provide care for clients in the home. Students must meet all requirements as required by the California State Department of Public Health. 1. Current Certified Nurse Assistant certificate. 2. Health Clearance: This includes a history and physical by a medical doctor (MD) and a TB skin test. If the skin test is positive, results of a chest x-ray signed by a radiologist (MD) are required. 3. Criminal Clearance: Criminal clearance for conviction of a crime other than a minor traffic violation is required upon enrollment and prior to patient contact. Certification will not be issued until the individual has undergone a criminal records background check and has been cleared. 4. Current CPR card.

Nurse Assistant Training
This nine week or eighteen week course prepares students to be eligible to take the state competency test. Students must meet all of the following requirements as required by the California State Department of Public Health. 1. Health Clearance: This includes a history and physical by a medical doctor (MD) and a TB skin test. If the skin test is positive, results of a chest x-ray signed by a radiologist (MD) are required. 2. Criminal Clearance: Criminal clearance for conviction of a crime other than a minor traffic violation is required upon enrollment and prior to patient contact. Certification will not be issued until the individual has undergone a criminal records background check and has been cleared. 3. English Language Proficiency: Passage of the CASAS reading test with an 8th grade level or higher. 4. Pregnancy: If a student is pregnant, she must obtain a doctor’s clearance to attend class. 5. Course of Study: The state of California regulates the hours required for this course. The theory of fifty (50) hours and the clinical instruction of one hundred (100) hours are provided by nursing instructors.

Nurse Assistant Recertification
Course meets the Department of Public Health guidelines for the 48-hour recertification requirement. Students must have worked as a nurse assistant within the last two years. Students must have a current (unexpired) CNA certificate to enroll. Students must be on time and stay for the entire class to obtain credit. Partial credit cannot be given.

Pharmacy Technician Principles
This course includes principles of pharmacy drug laws, drug classification, prescriptions, and compounding.

Pharmacy Technician Externship
Student will complete 120 hours externship at a local pharmacy to complete state requirements.

Physical Therapy Aide
Students will learn to assist therapists in providing services that help improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities. Students will be qualified to work in an office, clinic, or convalescent hospital.

Restorative Nurse Assistant (RNA)
This program is designed to provide the CNA with training and knowledge to assist the resident in achieving and maintaining their highest level of self-care and independence. Students must meet the following requirements: 1. Current Certified Nurse Assistant Certificate. 2. Current health examination with a TB skin test. If skin test is positive, a chest x-ray is required. 3. Certification of completion will not be issued until the individual has undergone a criminal records background check and has been cleared. 4. Current CPR card.

Vocational Nursing Program
This is a 12-month nursing program to become an entry-level licensed nurse. It is a full-time commitment. Upon successful completion, student will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN® exam. To qualify for admission, applicants must: 1. Be 18 years old. 2. Have proof of a high school diploma or GED from an accredited school. 3. Pass the VN entrance examination and Pre-VN class. 4. Attend Pre Vocational Nursing class. 5. Pass the interview process. Pre-VN program is accredited by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT).