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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@covnetryschools.netTelephone: (401) 822-9499 ext. 287 (work)

Why Health Care?

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


After School - via appointmentBefore School office hoursDuring AC-Lab

High-growth, high-demand field.Employment for healthcare practitioners & technical occupations to increase by 5% over the next 6 years.Employment for healthcare support occupations to increase by 8% over the next 6 years.

"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

History of MedicneProfessional QualitiesMedical TerminologyMedical MathInfection PreventionAnatomy & PhysiologyCardiopulmonary 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 Assstant (CNA)Certication 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 wll 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 in measuring intake and output, calculating medication dosages, & converting measurements.

Apply knowledge of the muscular system in the clinical laboratory through practicing proper body mechanics, positioning, & range of motion exercises.

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 research different careers in health care. The healthcare industry is projected to grow 14% over the next ten years. We will explore the history of medicine, medical terminology, essential skills, and medical mathematics. Students will learn about infection control & prevention and anatomy & physiology. Students will receive their certification in American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and learn to measure blood pressure and pulse. Throughout the school year, students willpractice communication and health care skills to increase their employability.Course Overview:History of MedicineQualities of a Health Care WorkerMedical TerminologyMedical MathInfection Prevention Anatomy & PhysiologyAHA CPR Adult, Infant, ChildVital SignsResearch Body SystemsHealth Care SkillsCourse Materials:Each student will need a 2-inch three-ring binder with dividers (when we return to a Full in-person School Schedule).Health Careers text and workbook: Simmers, Louise, Karen Simmers-Nartker, and Sharon Simmers-Kobelak.Introduction to Health Science Technology.Australia: Delmar Cengage Learning, 2009. Print. Replacement cost: $150.00Charged Chromebook and chargerNavy/White scrubs and white or black shoes. Need non-skid bottoms/not made of cloth material (no crocs). Shoes must be secured to feet, no open-toed or heeled shoes. (When we return to a hybrid school schedule)CPR Adult Pocket Mask/ Rescue Mask with one-way valveVinyl Gait Belt/ Transfer Belt, Adult Manual Blood Pressure Cuff, Stethoscope3-Hand Analog Watch (Digital watches are not permitted)How to get help in My Class:Ask meAvailable after school - office hours ~ join via Google Meets linkAvailable before school with an appointmentEmail me @ schmittrachel@coventryschools.netMake an appointment for individual tutoring; I’m here to help you be successful.Behavior 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 labNo food in class or the skills labWater only in a clear plastic containerPlease wear a mask over your nose and mouthAsk for help if neededPlace powered-off cell phones in the holder before bell & other applicable electronics as per policy.The same expectations apply in the skills labTreat the mannequins as if real patients.Medical equipment is expensive and to be used for intended purposes only (i.e., no wheelchair wheelies)Additional PPE provided to students for practicing skills: face shield, gloves, and gownHair that extends past one’s ears needs to be secured away from the face and in a bunGrading System (Grading System for the Honors class is different):Exams = 20%Quizzes = 10%Class Participation/Homework = 25%CCAs/ Projects= 25%Skills = 20%** 10 percent reduction per class block for late assignments **Course Calendar:(Syllabus needs to be flexible)Please follow the Coventry High School calendar found on the school’s webpage.Q1—Medical Terminology, History of Medicine, Qualities of a Healthcare ProfessionalWeekly quizzes and homework assignmentsProjects: History of Medicine and Qualities of a Healthcare ProfessionalQuarter 1 Exams: History of Medicine, Medical Terminology & Qualities of a Health Care WorkerSkill Evaluation: Making an open & Closed Bed; Making an Occupied Bed; HandwashingQ2—Medical Math / Infection Control & PreventionWeekly quizzes and homework assignmentsCCA - Medical MathProject: Infection Control - Chain of InfectionQuarter 2 Exams: Medical Math & Infection Control and PreventionMid-Term Exam: per school scheduleSkill Evaluation: Dons and Doffs Personal Protective Equipment; Measures and Records Intake and Output; Obtains Weight of an Ambulatory Client; Measures and Records Client’s Height Q3—Circulatory System / CPR / Vital Signs/ Respiratory SystemWeekly quizzes and homework assignmentsCCA - CPR CertificationCCA - Vital SignsQuarter 3 Exams: Circulatory System, CPR Written Exam, Respiratory SystemSkill Evaluation: Pulse, Blood Pressure, Respirations, CPR Skills, Applied Elastic StockingsQ4—Body Systems: Skeletal System, Muscular System, Gastrointestinal SystemWeekly Quizzes and homework assignmentsCCA - Body SystemsQuarter 4 Exams: Each Body SystemFinal 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 Self-Monitoring Checklist: Grades will be posted on 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 Google calendar is always available to know 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 classroomThis 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.

Please accept the invitation to join the Google Classroom. You will receive the invitation via email. You will be able to view your child's learning experiences.

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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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