Allied Health and Safety Education
|HO-027: Nurse Delegation, Credits = 0.9|
Outlines the caregiver's educational requirements for Nurse Delegation in community-based long-term care settings. This course meets Washington State DSHS/ADSA requirements for training in Nurse Delegation. Students must be a NA-C, NA-R, or be co-enrolled in the Nursing Assistant program to take this course. Students completing this course will receive a training certificate.
HO-090: Pre-Nursing Assistant, Credits = 6
Provides the fundamentals of caregiving as a foundation for the beginner healthcare provider. The course has been developed as a precursor for students interested in taking the Nursing Assistant training program at a later time. Prerequisite: Required placement testing, READ 078, or CASAS Level IV.
HO-100: Nursing Assistant, Credits = 7
Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to take the State exam for certification as a Nursing Assistant. Prerequisites: Required placement testing READ 088 or CASAS Level V, successful completion of criminal background checks, current required immunizations, and instructor permission. Tuition plus additional lab and malpractice fees, textbook, gait belt and blood pressure kit are required.
HO-100A: Nursing Assistant-Part A, Credits = 4
This is the first half of a 2-course sequence for HO 100 Nursing Assistant. This course prepares the student with the skills and behaviors needed for working under the direction of licensed medical professionals in administering basic nursing care to patients. Students who successfully complete the classroom and clinical requirements in both HO 100A and HO 100B will be eligible to apply for and participate in the Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. This course is approved by the State of Washington Department of Health. Prerequisite: READ 88 or CASAS Level 5. Tuberculosis Screening, and Criminal History Background check, Immunization Documentation.
HO-100B: Nursing Assistant-Second Half, Credits = 3
This is the second half of a 2-course sequence for HO 100 Nursing Assistant. This course prepares the student with the skills and behaviors needed for working under the direction of licensed medical professionals in administering basic nursing care to patients. Students who successfully complete the classroom and clinical requirements in both HO 100A and HO 100B will be eligible to apply for and participate in the Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. This course is approved by the State of Washington Department of Health. Prerequisite: HO 100A.
HO-101: Survey of Healthcare Careers, Credits = 2
HO 101 Survey of Healthcare Careers is both an exploration of potential healthcare-related fields of study and how to succeed in preparing for specific healthcare professional programs. This course reviews educational requirements and availability of programs leading to starting a career as a healthcare professional. Profiles of successful health science students will be examined, with a focus on communication, problem solving and survival skills in training and in the workforce.
HO-102: Nursing Assistant/Advanced, Credits = 1 - 5
An advanced training course designed for Nursing Assistants who have completed the basic course. Classroom, lab, and clinical components will prepare the student to work in a variety of settings.
HO-104: OTEP Training, Credits = .1
Satisfies the continuing education requirement for EMTs and EMRs to remain certified in Washington State. Courses cover the state mandated topics and are offered throughout the county under the direction of the Medical Program Director, Walla Walla County Emergency Medical Services. This curriculum is approved by the state and is offered in Walla Walla County and throughout the South Central Region of Washington. Student must be certified EMT or EMR to enroll.
HO-106: Phlebotomy Technician Program, Credits = 9
Prepares the student to perform competently and safely in a clinical setting as a phlebotomy technician. The student learns to collect, handle, transport, and process blood specimens for analysis. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will qualify to apply for WA DOH MA-Phlebotomist (MA-P) certification and will be eligible to sit for examination for credentialing certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Recommended: READ 088.
HO-109: Bilingual Spanish/English Writing in the Workplace, Credits = 3
Designed to help students attain skills for Spanish/English language writing. Provides a foundation for Fundamentals of Medical Translation, which leads to preparation for Washington State Translator Certification Exam. Prerequisite: Compass at or above READ 098, ENGL& 101 or WRITE 100 and Bilingual English-Spanish Proficiency Test.
HO-110: HIV/AIDS Education, Credits = .7
HIV/Aids Education provides the healthcare professional with mandatory instruction involving information/knowledge associated with HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, tuberculosis, and related diseases. The seven-hour course presents the six state-required topics of etiology and epidemiology, transmission and infection control, testing and counseling, clinical manifestations and treatment, legal and ethical issues, and psychosocial issues. Students completing this class will receive a certificate documenting the mandatory training.
HO-120: Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Credits = 5
Provides the student with basic skills necessary to provide the initial emergency care in a pre-hospital setting to victims of accidents or illness. Emergency Medical Responders are initial caregivers in an emergency situation and have knowledge and skill level above basic first aid and below the Emergency Medical Technician. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
HO-130: Emergency Medical Technician Program, Credits = 10
Instruction in delivering proper emergency care to the sick and injured in a pre-hospital setting. The overall goals are to save lives, reduce complications, and combine effective interpersonal communication with medical knowledge and skills for every patient. The course follows the DOT EMT curriculum with the addition of Washington State objectives as required by the Washington State Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical and Trauma Services. Students completing this course may participate in the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) EMT examination and upon affiliation with a WA State approved EMS agency be certified by WA DOH as an EMT. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the EMT Program.
HO-135: Advanced EMT, Credits = 9
This course is advanced training for current EMTs seeking additional credentialing by WA DOH and complies with DOT and WA DOH required curriculum. Healthcare topics and continuing education are offered as they relate to the direct care provider/Advanced EMT. Instruciton will be given in starting IVs and airways, endotracheal intubation, in-depth patient assessment, and administering aspirin, albuterol, dextrose, epinephrine, naloxone, and nitroglycerin chemicals. Prerequisite: At least one year service as EMT and affiliation with local fire department or EMS agency. Instructor permission required.
HO-150: Healthy Lifestyle, Credits = 2
Provides an insightful overview of healthy lifestyles. Students learn about diabetes, obesity, cholesterol, effects of smoking, and other aspects of modern living. Learn current information related to influenza (the flu) and the common cold. This course is intended for both healthcare providers and the general public.
HO-161: Basic Arrhythmias, Credits = 1.7
Introduction to both normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms. A review of cardiac anatomy and physiology followed by general information regarding rhythm strips will be part of the course. The remainder of the course will focus on recognition of the common arrhythmias. Recommended: BIOL& 251 or previous medical experience.
HO-162: 12 Lead ECG Interpretation, Credits = 1 - 1.2
Introduction to interpretation of the 12 lead ECG. Topics include axis deviation, Bundle Branch blocks, Acute M.I. patterns, and Acute Coronary Syndromes. Recommended: previous training in 3 lead ECG or completion of HO 161.
HO-164: Spanish for the Medical Experience, Credits = 2.0
Enables professionals working in healthcare settings to offer immediate help to Spanish-speaking patients while waiting for Language Access Services. Emphasis is on basic, practical language needed to communicate with Spanish speaking patients and their families at the hospital or doctor's office, on the telephone, or at the patient's home.
HO-172: Pharmacology, Credits = 2
An overview of the principles of pharmacology and general drug classifications and formulations. Legal aspects of medication administration will be discussed. The students will be introduced to the care and handling of many medications and receive an awareness of drug related problems. This class is open to Medical Assisting students, Nursing students, and other interested health professionals.
HO-174: Transcultural Competency for Health Professionals, Credits = 2
An introduction to basic concepts of transcultural competency in Nursing and Allied Health with a focus on the applied aspects of cultural difference. Examines how different cultural communities relate to health care in terms of behavior, attitude, and policy and how these are transformed into practices and standards in the medical community, impacting quality of service and producing a given outcome. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 097; or instructor permission.
HO-176: Spirituality in Healthcare, Credits = 2
Spiritual care is within the capability and scope of responsibility of all healthcare professionals. Students will explore the importance of spirituality in providing whole person care. Classes will include didactic and experiential learning. Evaluations of students will be by student engagement with the material and weekly written reflections on class content. Students will complete the course with tools and resources for promoting spiritual well-being for their patients and themselves.
HO-180: Fundamentals of Spanish/English Medical Translation, Credits = 1
Designed to help students attain the skills for Spanish/English language translation to be used in health care settings. Students will participate in written and oral translation methodologies. This course is both a foundation for HO 182 Fundamentals of Interpreting II and provides preparation for the Washington State Translator Certification Exam. Prerequisite: HO 109.
HO-181: Fundamentals of Medical Interpreting I, Credits = 7
Designed to help students attain the skills for Spanish/English language interpretation to be used in healthcare settings. Students will participate in written and oral interpretation methodologies. This course is a foundation for Fundamentals of Interpreting II which leads to preparation for the Washington State Spanish Medical Interpretation Certification Exam. Prerequisite: OT 280 and instructor permission
HO-182: Fundamentals of Medical Interpreting II, Credits = 12
Builds on the concepts from Fundamental of Interpreting I. Emphasis is placed on Spanish medical terminology relevant to healthcare settings and the general rules that apply to speaking the Spanish language. Students will participate in sight translation and oral interpretation methods. Thirty hours of practicum are required at an arranged healthcare facility. This course prepares students to take the Washington State Spanish Medical Interpretation Certification Exam. Prerequisite: HO 181. Instructor permission required.
HO-189: Social Services Interpreting, Credits = 2
Designed to help students attain the skills for Spanish/English language interpretation to be used in Social Service settings. Students will participate in written and oral interpretation methodologies. This course is a foundation for the preparation for the Washington State Social Service Interpreter Exam. Prerequisite: HO 189.
HO-199: Special Topics, Credits = 1 - 5
Study and train to meet established local needs in the healthcare industry, supplemental to courses currently offered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
HO-266: Physical Assessment, Credits = 2
Designed as a review for the practicing nurse or allied health professional, or as skills reinforcement for the student nurse. Practical application of clinical physical assessment skills will be the major focus of this course. Content will begin with a technique for history-taking and then assess selected major body systems. Prerequisite: BIOL& 251 and BIOL& 252 or instructor permission.
HO-279: Medical Vocabulary, Credits = 2
This course is an introduction to basic medical vocabulary. It provides the student a systematic approach to the language used in the health care system beginning with root words, prefixes and suffixes, and continuing on with the specific terms relating to normal and abnormal conditions of the body. This course is offered as needed, and may be scheduled in Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters.
HO-297: Special Projects, Credits = 1 - 10
Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard allied health and safety education curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience.