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    HEALTH PROFESSIONS
     

    51.9999  HEALTH CARE TECHNOLOGY

    (PDE APPROVED PROGRAM OF STUDY)

     

    The Health Professions Program is designed to prepare individuals to apply knowledge and skills in the health occupations.  Instruction is provided in the basic skills in a variety of areas associated with health occupations such as health and medical services, pharmaceutical and medical instruments and supplies.  Instruction includes, but is not limited to, foundations of health (medical terminology); anatomy and physiology; legal, ethical and economic aspects of health care; clinical laboratory procedures; basic health occupational skills; aseptic techniques; OSHA regulations; and infection control.  Clinical education is an integral part of the program.  Science and math taught by certificated science and math teachers will be coordinated and deemed essential for students to successfully reach their career objectives.

     

    Leadership is an integral part of the entire program through participation in HOSA (Health Science Technology Student Organization).  A mandatory clinical assignment is integrated into the curriculum.  Seniors take the Nurse Aide course and certification test. The Program consists of a list of PDE required tasks and additional local or value added tasks.

    Specialized Equipment:

    Related Occupations /Employment Opportunities:

    Personal Qualifications:

    Datascope

    Pulse Oximeter

    Computer and Software

    Operational Patient Units

    Stretcher

    Rehabilitation Equipment

    Mechanical Lifts

    CPR Mannequins

    Wheelchairs

    Nursing Aide

    Home Health Aide

    Nurse

    Physical Therapist

    Medical Physician

    Dependable

    Problem Solving Skills

    Excellent Communication

       Skills

    Able to Work

       Independently and in a

       Team

    Critical Thinking Skills

     

     
    CAREERS:
     

    Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other

    Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other

    Nursing Assistants

     

     Certifications available to qualified students: 

     

    Industry Certification

    Provider Name

    BLS Healthcare Provider

    American Heart Association

    Heartsaver AED

    American Heart Association

    First Aid

    American Red Cross

    Nurse Aide Registry

    Pennsylvania Department of Health

    Personal Care Home Direct Care Staff Certificate

    Pennsylvania  Department of Public Welfare