Health Program at Licking Heights

Healthcare electives offered by C-TEC

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(Courses only open to Licking Heights High School students)


STNA Certification: Grades 11 &12 (full year)

Students will apply psychomotor nursing skills needed to assist individuals in meeting basic human needs. Students will implement interventions following a nursing assistant plan of care. Students will collect patient's vital signs including temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure. Students will perform phlebotomy procedures with emphasis on infection prevention, universal precautions, proper patient identification, specimen acquisition, handling, and processing. Additionally, students will observe patients' physical, mental, and emotional conditions and document any change. 


Introduction to Health Careers: Grades 9-12 (semester)

In this course students will apply knowledge and clinical skills necessary to assess, plan, provide, and evaluate care to patients in varied healthcare settings. Students will apply first aid principles and techniques needed for response to choking, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and other life-threatening emergencies. Emphasis placed on regulatory compliance, patient safety, pathophysiology, and medical interventions. Additionally, this course introduces psychomotor skills needed to assist individuals in meeting basic human needs.


Medical Terminology: Grades 9-12 (semester)

This course focuses on the applications of the rules for constructing and defining medical terms with an emphasis on building a working medical vocabulary. Topics include using the appropriate abbreviations and symbols for anatomical, physiological and pathological classifications and the associated medical specialties and procedures. Students will decipher medical terms by identifying and using word elements with an emphasis on derivation, meaning, and pronunciation. Further, students will interpret and translate medical records and documents.

Career Options:

Careers for which this pathway prepares students include: Dental Assistant Patient Care Assistant Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Pharmacy Aide/Technician Medical Assistant Surgical Technician Nurse Aide (including STNA) Respiratory Technician Phlebotomist Optometry
Post secondary majors for which this pathway prepares students include: Clinical Nutrition Community Health and Preventative Medicine Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene Dental Laboratory Technology Optics/Optical Sciences Health Care Administration Gerontology Licensed Practical Nurse Training Register Nursing Surgical Technology

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