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BS 240 Emergency Medical Training - Basic (12)

This course is designed to provide training for giving medical care to patients in the pre-hospital setting. The course will offer instruction and practical experience for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for certification and practice as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) in Kansas.

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BS 241 CPR - Basic (1)

This course is designed to give students the knowledge and skills needed to provide emergency care using cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillation (AED).

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BS 244 Emergency Medical Training - Intermediate (6)

Prerequisite: EMT-B Certification

This course is designed to provide advanced training for giving medical care to patients in the pre-hospital setting. The course will offer instruction and practical experience for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for certification and practice as an Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate (EMT-I) in Kansas.

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HS 100 Introduction to Health Information Management and Healthcare Delivery Systems (3)

This course provides an introduction to health information management and healthcare delivery systems in the United States. The course will focus on the roles of health professionals, types of healthcare organizations, types and levels of healthcare delivery systems, and healthcare governing bodies.

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HS 103 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare (3)

This course introduces basic legal and ethical issues for healthcare professionals, with emphasis on health information practice. The course will cover healthcare ethics, sources of law, the judicial process, healthcare practitioner liability, fraud, and abuse. Emphasis will be placed on patient record requirements which make the medical record a legal document, consent, confidentiality, special protections for patient records, detailed examination of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), and electronic health information issues. This course will also cover the healthcare professional’s interaction with patients, law enforcement personnel, and government agencies.

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HS 105 Insurance Billing and Reimbursement (3)

This course provides an introduction to multiple health insurances and billing. The course will focus on methods for submitting electronic and paper insurance claim forms, managing billing and reimbursements in healthcare, dealing with multiple coding systems and multiple billing guidelines, and serving as a liaison for medical facilities, insurance companies, and patients.

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HS 106 Health Data Management (3)

This course covers methods for managing health data, content and structure of the health record, and documentation requirements for health records in various healthcare settings.

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HS 109 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals (3)

This course introduces the principles of pharmacology, drug classifications, and the effects of selected medication on the human body. The course will cover drug classifications, use of generic name drugs, trade drugs, and drugs to treat various body systems. Emphasis is placed on understanding the actions of the drugs, such as absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of drugs by the body, and matching drugs to common conditions and laboratory findings. This course does not meet the current requirements for nursing.

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HS 112 Pathophysiology for Allied Health Professionals (3)

Prerequisites: BS 104, BS 105, BS 109 with a grade of “C” or above or permission

This course is designed for the Allied Health student to study diseases and disorders that affect the various body systems. This course will focus on diseases of each body system including cause, diagnosis, and treatment. This course does not meet the current requirements for nursing.

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HS 115 Basic Diagnosis Coding Systems (3)

Prerequisite: HS 112 with a grade of “C” or above or permission

This course provides an introduction to diagnosis coding systems, such as the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) and the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) manual. The course will focus on basic diagnosis coding skills and the guidelines associated with the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM manual.

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HS 118 Basic Procedure Coding Systems (3)

Prerequisite: HS 112 with a grade of “C” or above or permission

This course provides an introduction to basic procedure coding systems. The course will cover basic procedure coding skills and guidelines for basic Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) coding with focus on Current Procedural Terminology (CPT-4) coding for anesthesia, evaluation and management, surgical, pathology, laboratory, radiology, medicine, and HCPCS II codes.

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HS 120 Software Applications in Healthcare (3)

This course provides an introduction to software applications in healthcare.

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HS 210 Advanced Diagnosis Coding Systems (3)

Prerequisite: HS 112 and HS 115 with a grade of “C” or above or permission

This course is designed to provide advanced knowledge and skills in using diagnosis coding systems, such as the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) and the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) diagnosis coding systems. The course will focus on advanced diagnosis coding skills and the guidelines associated with all three volumes of the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM manuals.

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HS 215 Hospital Reimbursement Methodologies (2)

Prerequisite: HS 112 and HS 115 with a grade of “C” or above or permission

This course provides an introduction to hospital reimbursement methodologies. The course will focus on basic reimbursement methodologies for inpatient settings, including Medicare acute and skilled inpatient reimbursement guidelines, Prospective Payment System, relationship between coding and Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) assignment, and coding compliance.

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HS 216 Physician Reimbursement Methodologies (2)

Prerequisite: HS 112 with a grade of “C” or above or permission

This course provides an introduction to physician reimbursement methodologies. The course will focus on the principles and application of coding systems such as the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) and International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) diagnosis coding system, Current Procedural Terminology Manual (CPT-4), and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS).

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HS 220 Health Records Practicum (2)

Prerequisite: Program director permission

This course provides practical experience in the field of medical coding. The course will reinforce skills developed in the medical coding program and provide an opportunity to perform these skills in the workplace.

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NUR 100 Serv-Safe (1)

This course will cover the essentials of preparing and storing food. The focus will be on those who work in Restaurants, Health Care Facilities and are Child Care Providers. This course is approved by the National Restaurant Association.

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NUR 101 Introduction to Health Careers I (3)

This course is designed to introduce students to different Health Careers and opportunities. Students will learn a broad set of standards that include the knowledge and skills that the vast majority of health care workers should have.

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NUR 102 Intro to Health Careers II (3)

This course is a continuation of Introduction to Health Careers I.

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NUR 105 Nutrition Assistant (1)

This course is designed to train individuals who are paid by a facility to feed residents of an adult care home or who is used under an arrangement with another agency or organization. A paid nutrition assistant will provide assistance with eating to residents of an adult care home based on minimum data set assesment of functional capacity screening, and the resident's current care plan or negotiated service agreement. The paid nutrition assistant will provide assistance with eating to residents without complicated feeding problems. These services will be provided under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse on duty in the facility.

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NUR 201 Certified Nurse Aide (6)

Prerequisite: Program Coordinator Approval

This course is based on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Certified Nurse Aide Curriculum Guidelines (90 Hours) and prepares individuals to take the State certification exam.  The course focuses on the responsibilities of the nurse aide working as a member of the health team in caring for residents of long term care facilities.  The course includes basic anatomy and physiology, communication skills, measurement of vital signs, and procedures to help meet the hygiene, nutrition, and rehabilitation needs of older individuals.   Students who successfully complete this course and pass the State exam will be qualified to become a practicing Kansas Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).

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NUR 202 Medication Aide (5)

Prerequisite: Program Coordinator Approval
Trains Certified Nursing Assistants to acquire an understanding of the responsibilites associated with drug administration and to be aware of drug reference resources and uses of reference resources. Procedures for checking the patients condition and for preparing, giving, and recording medications are included.

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NUR 203 Med Aide Certif Update I (1)

Prerequisite: Program Coordinator Approval
Provides continued certification for the Certified Medication Aide.

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NUR 206 Social Service Designee (3)

Prerequisite: Program Coordinator Approval
Prepares the individual to act in the role of a Social Services Designee in an Adult Care Facility. It identifies the specific responsibilites and functions of the Social Services Designee as a member of the Health Care Team. Utilizing a holistic approach, this course focuses on the residents' psychological, social, and spiritual needs as well as physical needs. Included in this discussion is the role of the family and the caregiver in meeting the residents' needs.

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NUR 209 Home Health Aide (20 Hrs) (2)

Prerequisite: Program Coordinator Approval
Prepares the individual to act in the role of a certified Home Health aide in a home setting. The course identifies the specific responsibilites and functions of the certified Home Health aide as a member of the health care team. Using a holistic approach, this course focuses on the clients physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. Included is the role of the family and the caregiver in meeting the clients' needs.

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NUR 211 Activity Director (3)

Prerequisite: Program Coordinator Approval
Provides individuals with advance training for activities in the Adult Care Home facilities.

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NUR 220 LPN to RN Transition (1)

This online course prepares the licensed practical nurse to perform as a registered nurse by expanding the LPN knowledge base and exploring the scope of practice of the RN. The course begins with a review of nursing process, communication, client teaching, and critical thinking. Also covered are the philosophy of associate degree nursing as well as the philosophy and objectives of the LPN to RN completion program. The scope and the standards of practice for the professional RN are stressed.  In addition, the results of entrance testing provide a blueprint for the LPN student to use for content review and remediation.  This course addresses program outcomes 1, 5, and 7.

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NUR 222 Nurse Aide II: Acute Care Environment (2)

This course provides additional knowledge and experience intended to advance existing nursing skills and competencies. The course will focus on skills needed by the certified nurse aide in the acute care setting.

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NUR 240 Nurse as Manager of Care (2)

Prerequisites: NUR 220, NUR 225, NUR 230, NUR 235, NUR 245

This online course focuses on the principles of management used in professional nursing.  The course covers client and staff safety as well as legal and ethical issues pertaining to management.  Also covered are topics in delegation, client, time, and resource management, evaluation, patient teaching, and communication skills with a multidisciplinary health care team.  This course addresses program outcomes 4, 5, and 6.

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