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Description for Health Careers 2 Class


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Health Careers Program

Health Careers 2

Mrs. Schmitt

Health Careers Teacher

Contact Information

Email: schmittrachel@coventryschools.netTelephone: (401) 822-9499 ext. 287 (work)

Why Health Care?

20+ years of experience as a nurseExperience in Medical/ Surgical, Behavioral Health, Long-Term Care, and RehabilitationBachelor of Science in Nursing10+ years experience teaching in the healthcare fieldAmerican Heart Association CPR Instructor


After School - via appointmentBefore School office hours

High-growth, high-demand field.According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare occupations are projected to grow 16% from 2020 to 2030, adding about 2.6 million new jobs.Explore careers in the healthcare field

"Life is Why" - The first day of learning CPR.Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provides you with the knowledge and skills to save lives. Discover your why as a health career student.

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Goals & objectives

Body Planes & DirectionsLegal & Ethical IssuesProfessional QualitiesMedical TerminologyMedical MathInfection PreventionCardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)Vital Signs: Blood Pressure, Pulse, RespirationsCommunication SkillsOther Health Care Skills

Work-based learning

Earn Certification in American Heart Association (AHA) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) .

Achieve proficiency in measuring and interpreting vital signs: blood pressure, pulse, and respirations.

Career Readiness & Postsecondary opportunities

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)Certification in CPR & First AidCertification in Medical TerminologyOSHA CertificationEmergency Medical Technician (EMT)Patient Care Technician (PCT)The rigorous academics and essential skills prepares students for further education

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" ~ Maya Angelou

Medical Math provides students with skills such as measuring intake and output, calculating medication dosages, & converting measurements.

Demonstrate professional behavior and communication skills at the LTC facility, where you will disseminate a survey your group creates and develop a program.

Please look at Aspen to view your child's grades. I am available if you have any questions or concerns. I will also reach out to you if I have any concerns.

Mrs. Rachel Schmitt, BSN, RNRegional Career and Technical Center @ Coventry High School(401) 822-9499 ext 287Health Careers 2Course Description:Throughout this course, students will have opportunities to learn about different careers in the healthcare field. The healthcare industry is projected to grow 15% over the next 10 years. We will learn medical terminology, essential skills, and medical mathematics. Students will learn about infection control & prevention and legal & ethical responsibilities. Students will receive their certification in American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and learn to measure blood pressure and pulse. Students willpractice professionalism, communication skills, and health care skills to increase their employability. Students will take a few field trips to a long-term care facility to meet the requirements of their Work-Based Hours.Course Overview:Medical TerminologyOrganization of Human BodyInfection Prevention & ControlMedical MathHealthcare Delivery SystemsLegal & Ethical ResponsibilitiesVital Signs: T, P, R, B/P, O2 Sat., Pain AHA BLS CPR Adult, Infant, ChildProfessional Qualities of Healthcare WorkersEmployability SkillsCommunication & ChartingApplied Learning TaskCourse Materials:Each student will need a 2-inch three-ring binder with 10 dividers.At least 100 index cards.Health Careers Textbook: Louise Simmers, Karen Simmers-Nartker, and Sharon Simmers-Kobelak.DHO Health Science (8th ed.).Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning, 2017. ISBN-13: 978-1-305-5095-1 Hard-cover. Replacement cost: $188.95 plus any shipping and handling.Charged Chromebook and chargerRequired:Navy/White scrubs and solid white or black shoes. Need non-skid bottoms/not made of cloth material (no crocs). Shoes must be secured to feet, no open-toe or heel shoes. (These will be worn in the Skills Lab and in the Long-Term Care Facility).Required:CPR Adult Pocket Mask/ Rescue Mask with one-way valveHighly Recommendedand Required for Health Careers 3:3-Hand Analog Watch(Digital watches are not permitted)Highly Recommended:Adult Manual Blood Pressure Cuff, Stethoscope.Signed transportation and confidentiality agreements.Student ID to be used for name badge at Clinical sites; will need a clear holder.Complete up-to-date immunizations (by 11/19/21), includes influenza and COVID-19.Required:Documentation of complete up-to-date immunizations by 11/19/21.a) Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR);b) Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (DTaP) booster;c) Polio Vaccined) Varicella (Chickenpox);e) Hepatitis B Series (3 doses);f) Meningococcal Conjugate (MC4V) Vaccineg) COVID-19 Vaccination (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson)h) Influenza vaccination due by November 19, 2021 - Flu Clinic for students @ CHS October 29, 2021 via appointment from 8 am - 11 am in the cafeteria.How to get help in My Class:Ask me: Make an appointment for individual tutoring; I’m here to help you be successfulAvailable after school with an appointment on A DaysAvailable before school with an appointment on A DaysEmail me @ schmittrachel@coventryschools.netBehavior Expectations:(Will change as CDC guidelines change)Be on timeBe respectful of othersComplete assignments on timeAcademic HonestyBe prepared, bring all materials daily - if you do not bring your uniform, you will not be permitted to practice skills in the lab and will receive a zero skills grade for the day.No food or drink in the skills lab; classroom only with permissionPlease wear a mask over your nose and mouthAsk for help if neededPlace powered-off cell phones in the holder before the bell & other applicable electronics as per policy.The same expectations apply in the skills labTreat the mannequins as if they are real patients.Medical equipment is expensive and to be used for intended purposes only (i.e., no wheelchair wheelies)Additional PPE may be provided to students for practicing skills: face shield and gloves.Hair that extends past one’s ears needs to be secured away from the face and in a bun while in the skills lab and when visiting the Long-Term Care Facilities.Excellent attendance and professionalism are required for advancement to the next level in the Health Careers Program.Grading System:Exams = 20%Quizzes = 10%Class Participation/Homework = 25%Applied Learning Task= 25%Skills = 20%** 10 percent reduction per class block for late assignments and late assignment not accepted after two weeks **For In-person and Distance Learning: If you do not come to class and/or if you do not participate, you will receive a zero for participation that day (you must have an excused absence for the zero to be eliminated).Course Calendar:(Syllabus needs to be flexible)Please follow the Coventry High School calendar found on the school’s webpage.Q1—Medical Terminology/ Organization of Human Body/ Infection Prevention & Control/ Medical MathWeekly quizzes and homework assignmentsProject: Infection Prevention ~ Breaking the Chain of InfectionQuarter 1 Exams: Medical Terminology, Infection Prevention & Control, and Medical MathSkill Evaluation: Performs Hand Hygiene, Dons & Doff PPE, Measures and Records Urinary Output, Measures and Records Weight, Measures and Records Height, Measures and Records Temperature.Q2—Medical Terminology/ Healthcare Delivery Systems/ Legal & Ethical Responsibilities/ Vital Signs & ChartingWeekly quizzes and homework assignmentsProject: Legal & Ethical: Debate the Court CaseQuarter 2 Exams: Healthcare Delivery Systems, Legal & Ethical Responsibilities, Vital SignsMid-Term Exam: per school scheduleSkill Evaluation: Measures and Records Radial Pulse; Measures and Records Respirations, Measures and Records Manual Blood Pressures, Obtains and Documents o2 Saturation; Makes and Open and Closed Bed; Makes an Occupied Bed Q3—Medical Terminology/ AHA BLS CPR / Professional QualitiesWeekly quizzes and homework assignmentsCPR CertificationBegin Applied Learning Task:Let it Go - Due Quarter 4Quarter 3 Exams: CPR Written Exam and Skills Evaluation; Medical TerminologySkill Evaluation: CPR Skills, Applies Knee-High Elastic Stocking, Random evaluation of skills learned in Quarters 1 & 2.Q4—Medical Terminology/ Professional QualitiesWeekly Quizzes and homework assignmentsApplied Learning Task:Let it GoFinal Exam: per school scheduleSkill Evaluations: Active Range of Motion, Passive Range of Motion for Knee & Ankle, Passive Range of Motion for Shoulder, Feeds a Client Who cannot Feed Self; Random evaluation of skills learned throughout the school year. Self-Monitoring Checklist: Grades will be posted in Aspen. Please follow your grades closely. Check your email daily for communications. Teacher/Student/Parent conferences are always available to review coursework and student progress.*** Please bring yourchargedChromebook with necessary supplies to class. The school calendar is always available for knowing the day of the week rotation.***Promotion to Health Careers 3:Consistent, respectful behavior to teacher and peersAchieving at least 20 hours of active practice in the skills lab or virtual classroom.Achieving certification in American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support Cardiopulmonary ResuscitationThis is a Career and Technical Education class that provides students with employability skills, certifications and prepares them for careers and postsecondary education. Therefore, attendance, attitude, behavior, and completion of work are crucial for promotion to Health Careers 3.

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Please join us for the school's open house (TBA).At the open house, you will get the chance to observe some of the health career students demonstrating the skills that they have learned. Tours of the classroom and the clinical laboratory are an exciting way for you to experience firsthand what your child learns in school. The students and I will be available to answer any of your questions. I look forward to meeting you.Mrs. Rachel Schmitt, Health Careers TeacherRegional Career and Technical CenterCoventry High School

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