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Edmonds Community College    
  Dec 15, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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AHE 122 - Health Unit Coordinator Procedures I

5.0 Credits
First of a two-course series on responsibilities of health unit coordinator, including medical terminology, requisitions/forms, transcribing orders, patient admission/discharge, preoperative/ postoperative procedures. Application of HUC skills/procedures in lab setting.
Prerequisite Completion of or concurrent enrollment in AHE 121.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Manage the clerical tasks on the nursing unit as it relates to admissions, discharges, internal and external transfers and analyze their importance with regard to positive patient outcomes.
  2. Assemble and maintain the medical chart.
  3. Log on and enter orders using the practice activity software.
  4. Accurately transcribe physician orders.
  5. Manage, analyze and prioritize urgent and nonurgent physician orders.
  6. Analyze and demonstrate how to accurately transcribe observation, dietary, medication, laboratory and diagnostic imaging orders.
  7. Input medication orders onto the medication profile/medication administration record.
  8. Identify which department to contact to order treatment, dietary, medication, laboratory and diagnostic imaging orders.
  9. Explain the purpose of the patient’s chart including its importance as a legal document.
  10. Explain the importance of confidentiality in assembling and handling the patient charts.

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