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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 Objectives
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. [REASON]
  2. Assemble and maintain the medical chart. [REASON]
  3. Log on and enter orders using the practice activity software. [REASON]
  4. Accurately transcribe physician orders. [REASON]
  5. Manage, analyze and prioritize urgent and non-urgent physician orders. [REASON]
  6. Analyze and demonstrate how to accurately transcribe observation, dietary, medication, laboratory and diagnostic imaging orders. [REASON]
  7. Input medication orders onto the medication profile/medication administration record. [REASON]
  8. Identify which department to contact to order treatment, dietary, medication, laboratory and diagnostic imaging orders. [REASON]
  9. Explain the purpose of the patient’s chart including its importance as a legal document. [COMMUNICATE]
  10. Explain the importance of confidentiality in assembling and handling the patient charts. [COMMUNICATE]

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