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Health Careers Programs Outcomes

Phlebotomy Program

  1. Describe the duties and responsibilities of the phlebotomist in the health care setting.
  2. Demonstrate basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of body systems and medical terminology as it relates to the major areas of the clinical laboratory.
  3. Identify the equipment and supplies utilized in blood and non-blood specimen collection and describe the methods of processing and handling.
  4. Apply proper technique in collection of blood by venipuncture, capillary and arterial procedures.
  5. Perform a minimum of 100 successful unaided blood collections - to include venipunctures and skin punctures.
  6. Participate in 100 hours of clinical in a full-service or outpatient laboratory.
  7. Perform other duties required of a phlebotomist, i.e., filing, data entry, and accession of patient’s history using a computer.
  8. Apply theoretical concepts to appropriate clinical practices.
  9. Demonstrate professionalism and proper communication skills.

Medical Laboratory Technology Program

  1. Collect and process biological specimens for clinical laboratory testing, understanding all aspects of specimen integrity.
  2. Perform routine clinical laboratory tests and analyze results.
  3. Recognize factors that affect procedures and results and take appropriate action within predetermined limits when corrections are indicated.
  4. Prepare reports, keep accurate records, and communicate results both manually and by utilizing computers.
  5. Relate laboratory findings to common disease processes.
  6. Perform and monitor quality control within predetermined limits, resolving any problems that occur.
  7. Perform preventative and corrective maintenance of equipment and instruments or refer to appropriate sources for repairs.
  8. Comply with safety and governmental regulations.
  9. Possess knowledge and skills in the principles and practices of professional conduct.
  10. Have communication skills sufficient to serve the needs of patients, the public, and members of the health care team.
  11. Understand importance of continuing professional development.

Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate

  1. Use common medical terminology.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of infection control and safety practices.
  3. Follow standard operating procedures to collect specimens.
  4. Prepare blood and body fluid specimens for analysis according to standard operating procedures.
  5. Prepare/reconstitute reagents, standards and controls according to standard operating    procedures.
  6. Perform appropriate tests at the medical laboratory assistant level, according to standard operating procedures.
  7. Follow established quality control protocols.
  8. Communicate (verbally and non-verbally) effectively and appropriately in the work place.
  9. Identify and report potential pre-analytical errors that may occur during specimen collection, labeling, transporting and processing.

Certified Nursing Assistant Program

  1. Utilize functional knowledge of the communication process in developing effective interpersonal relationships.
  2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the organization of health care facilities including the roles of the registered nurse, practical nurse, and nursing assistant.
  3. Demonstrate competency in performing basic nursing assistant skills (according to IDPH standards) for individuals requiring health care, while maintaining patient rights, safety, and infection control.
  4. Communicate significant patient observations by recording and reporting to appropriate members of the health care team.
  5. Demonstrate a sense of caring and sensitivity to the needs, problems, and situation of the individuals with whom he or she has contact.
  6. Apply HIPAA standards in order to protect the privacy of the individual’s health information.
  7. Demonstrate respect for the individuals’ culture, gender, race, class, ethics, and experiences.
  8. Exhibit characteristics of dependability, honesty, and teamwork.
  9. Demonstrate the ability to initiate basic CPR and the Heimlich maneuver.
  10. Demonstrate a basic understanding of human anatomy and common health problems, including Alzheimer’s and related disorders.

Practical Nursing Program

  1. Examine practices within the definition of Licensed Practical Nurse as contained in the Nurse Practice Act.
  2. Implement effective verbal, nonverbal, and written communication with clients, families and health care team members.
  3. Utilize the nursing process to deliver safe and effective care to clients throughout the life span.
  4. Relate evidenced-based research findings to nursing care and clinical decision making.
  5. Organize a caring, person-centered environment where client choices related to cultural values, beliefs, and lifestyle are respected.
  6. Demonstrate effective utilization of resources to meet client needs.

Associate Degree Nursing Program

  1. Manage responsibility and accountability for nursing care while practicing within the legal, ethical and regulatory scopes of nursing practice.
  2. Create effective verbal, nonverbal, and written communication with clients and health care team members.
  3. Utilize the nursing process in the promotion of health for safe and effective client care.
  4. Organize client care integrating the nursing process and evidence-based practice for clinical decision making.
  5. Manage a nursing environment that supports a caring person-centered environment, where client choices related to cultural values, beliefs, and lifestyle are respected.
  6. Formulate health education to promote and facilitate informed decision making and achieve positive client outcomes.
  7. Collaborate with clients and health care team members in the responsibilities of shared planning, decision making, problem solving and goal setting to provide quality care.
  8. Utilize effective resources to meet client needs.

Radiography Program

  1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of human anatomy and physiology pertaining to radiographic procedures to accurately demonstrate anatomical structures on a radiograph or other imaging receptor.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and factors that govern and influence the production and recording of radiographic images.
  3. Demonstrate ability to analyze radiographic images to determine image quality.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of radiographic protection, radiation health, and radiation safety requirements for oneself, patients, personnel, and public.
  5. Demonstrate basic concepts of patient care including consideration for the physical, psychological, and cultural needs of the patient and family.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of pathologic manifestations relevant to medical imaging.
  7. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in medical imaging to meet employer expectations.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of the nature and characteristics of radiation x-ray production and fundamentals of photon interactions with matter.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge of the foundations in radiography to include professional responsibilities and their role in the health care delivery system.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of pharmacology associated with diagnostic contrast agents and basic techniques of venipuncture.
  11. Demonstrate knowledge in radiographic, fluoroscopic, mobile, and tomographic equipment requirements and design.
  12. Demonstrate knowledge of computing and information processing relevant to applications of Radiologic equipment.
  13. Demonstrate basic knowledge of ethical issues and behaviors found in clinical practice including legal terminology concepts and principles.

Respiratory Therapist Program

  1. Demonstrate the ability to perform all cardiopulmonary therapeutic procedures safely within the scope of his/her education.
  2. Accurately interprets clinical information from medical records and physical findings.
  3. Communicates effectively in the healthcare setting.
  4. Demonstrates ethical and professional behavior in the clinical setting.
  5. Applies the knowledge gained in the program to be successful on the NBRC Multiple Choice Therapist Exam upon program completion.

Physical Therapist Assistant Program

  1. Collaborate effectively as members of an inter-professional healthcare team by communicating in ways that are congruent with situational needs in all interactions within the role and responsibilities of the Physical Therapist Assistant.
  2. Incorporate sound clinical reasoning and problem solving to provide evidence-based and patient-centered care to diverse populations across the lifespan by effectively and efficiently carrying out the physical therapy plan of care as competent Physical Therapist Assistants under the direction and supervision of the Physical Therapist.
  3. Contribute to high-quality practice management in both patient care and non-patient care activities in an ever-changing healthcare environment.
  4. Exhibit expected clinical behaviors in a professional and culturally competent and sensitive manner and that are consistent with established core professional values and established ethical and legal guidelines.
  5. Pursue lifelong personal and professional development through self-assessment, career development and lifelong learning opportunities to improve knowledge, skills, and behaviors.
  6. Enhance quality of life and health and wellness of the community by promoting an awareness of social responsibility, citizenship, and advocacy. 

 Paramedic Program

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in legal and ethical emergency care situations.
  2. Demonstrate a comprehensive patient assessment, formulating and implementing a treatment plan on patients with a variety of complaints.
  3. Identify the key elements of EMS research and its benefits to pre-hospital emergency care.
  4. Describe the pathophysiology and clinical findings associated with stroke, seizures, altered mental status, diabetic emergencies, thyroid dysfunction and adrenal dysfunction.
  5. Identify assessment considerations and treatment strategies for a patient in shock due to traumatic bleeding.
  6. Demonstrate the systematic patient assessment used for patients with respiratory distress, chest pain and other cardiorespiratory complaints.
  7. Identify the major classifications of drugs according to mechanism of action, organ system affected and clinical conditions used to treat, include indications, contraindications, dosages and administration routes.
  8. Identify EKG rhythms and demonstrate knowledge of the appropriate medications and interventions.
  9. Demonstrate proper technique for obtaining intravenous and intraosseous access.
  10. Given a mass-casualty incident (MCI), integrate the use of a triage system into the management of the scene and make triage decisions based upon assessment findings.