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  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2017-18

Health Sciences-Related Programs


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Rural Health Education Partnership

The Rural Health Education Partnership has been established to address the educational needs of health care and emergency services providers in the Indian Hills Community College region. With a primary focus on continuing education requirements for re-licensure of health care and emergency services professionals, the partnership develops new programs in a variety of areas to meet the changing needs of its partners. Course offerings can be found at www.indianhills.edu/RHEP.

Customized Programs

Customized training can be developed for a variety of health care-related fields. Call the Rural Health Education Partnership office at (641) 683-5337 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5337, to arrange individualized, customized courses/programs.

Short-Term Preparatory Certificate

Short-Term Preparatory Certificate programs offered at Indian Hills Community College are designed to prepare a student for employment in an entry-level health care position or expand the role of the health care provider. Courses are available at regularly scheduled intervals during the calendar year. To enroll in the courses or obtain additional information about the programs, contact the Health Sciences Division at (641) 683-5281 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5281.

Short-Term Nursing and Related Programs

Activity Coordinator

The activity coordinator program prepares the student to develop, organize and coordinate available facility and community resources to provide ongoing activities for residents in health care facilities. The 75-hour course is comprised of lecture and activity design/preparation. This program meets the requirements of the state-approved curriculum. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion.

Credit Hours: 3

LPN Expanded IV Therapy

The Expanded IV Therapy program prepares the licensed practical nurse to perform procedures related to the expanded scope of intravenous therapy in health care facilities as identified in 655 IAC 6.5(3). This 45-hour course meets the requirements of the state-mandated curriculum. The course has a combination of classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the course. The student must be a Licensed Practical Nurse in Iowa with an unrestricted license and the equivalent of one year full-time work experience.

Credit Hours: 2.5

LPN Supervision

The LPN Supervision program provides the licensed practical nurse with the knowledge and skills required to successfully manage resident care and personnel in the health care facility. This 45-hour course meets the requirements of the state-mandated curriculum as approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing through the Iowa Administrative Code. The student must be a Licensed Practical Nurse in Iowa with an unrestricted license and the equivalent of one year full-time work experience.

Credit Hours: 1.5

Medication Aide

This course prepares the Certified Nurse Aide employed in a nursing facility, residential or living facility, to safely administer non-parenteral medications under direct supervision of a registered nurse. This 65-hour course is comprised of 45 hours of lecture and 20 hours of clinical experience in a long-term care facility. This program meets the requirements of the state-approved curriculum. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the course. To be eligible for this program, the student must be a certified nurse aide (CNA) on the state registry or a resident assistant (RA). The facility employing the student must write a letter of sponsorship. The CNA/RA must be employed by the sponsoring facility for six (6) months or longer.

Credit Hours: 2.5

Medication Manager

The Medication Manager program prepares the student to administer eye, ear, oral or topical medications to individuals in facilities housing 15 or fewer residents. This 15-hour course is comprised of 10 hours of lecture and five hours laboratory skills and testing. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of written and skills state-mandated testing. This course meets the requirements of the state approved curriculum.

Credit Hour: 1

LPN Supervision

The LPN Supervision program provides the licensed practical nurse with the knowledge and skills required to successfully manage resident care and personnel in the health care facility. This 42-hour course meets the requirements of the state-mandated curriculum as approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing through the Iowa Administrative Code. The student must be a Licensed Practical Nurse in Iowa.

Credit Hours: 1.5

Nurse Aide (Nursing Essentials I)

This program provides the student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to function as a Nurse’s Aide in a health care facility. To qualify for employment in a long-term care facility, students must meet the requirements of this 75-hour course. This course is comprised of 30 hours of lecture, 15 hours of laboratory and 30 hours of supervised clinical experience in a long-term care facility. In addition to course requirements, the student must successfully complete the written and skills state-mandated examination. A certificate is awarded upon completion of these requirements. This course meets the requirements of the Iowa Department of Health, Inspections and Appeal Division.

Credit Hours: 3

Nurse Aide (Advanced)

This course is designed as an optional unit of instruction to follow the approved 75-hour Nurse Aide course. Course theory builds on the content introduced in the Nurse Aide course and emphasizes the knowledge, attitude and skills necessary for providing patient care in the acute setting. Prerequisite is Nursing Essentials I.

Credit Hours: 3

Rehabilitation/Restorative Aide

This program prepares the certified nurse aide (CNA) to carry out rehabilitative plans of care written by a licensed physical therapist. This 65-hour course is comprised of lecture and laboratory experiences. This program meets the requirements of the state-approved curriculum. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the course. To be eligible for this program, the student must be a certified nurse’s aide (CNA) on the state registry. The facility employing the student must write a letter of sponsorship. The CNA must be employed by the sponsoring facility for six months or longer.

Credit Hours: 2.5

Resident Attendant

This course introduces the essential knowledge, technical skills and communication techniques to function as a resident attendant. Classroom and clinical experience will be incorporated to prepare the student to address the biopsychosocial and spiritual needs of individuals with mental illness, mental retardation/disabilities or with dual diagnosis.

Credit Hours: 3

Fire Service Outreach Programs

Fire Service Outreach Programs

Fire Service Training Programs are offered through the Health Sciences Division. The following continuing education courses are available to be scheduled for volunteer fire departments within the IHCC service area. For information concerning Fire Fighter Course options or to request fire fighter continuing education courses, call (641) 683-5337 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5337, or email lreeves@indianhills.edu

Essentials of Fire Fighter I

Essentials of Fire Fighter I is a 84-contact hour course available only to members of Iowa volunteer fire departments. Through both classroom and hands-on instruction, this course teaches modules on fire fighter safety, fire characteristics, fire suppression techniques, equipment usage, fire prevention and public safety strategies. Certification testing is available through the Iowa Fire Service Training Bureau. Fire fighters are eligible to test following successful course completion.

Essentials of Fire Fighter II

Essentials of Fire Fighter II is a 33-contact hour course available only to members of Iowa volunteer fire departments who have completed Fire Fighter I. Through both classroom and hands-on instruction, this course teaches modules on the Incident Management System, alarms and suppression systems, building collapse, rescue and extrication, hose tools and hydrants, foam fire stream systems, ignitable liquids and gases, communication and documentation. Certification testing is available through the Iowa Fire Service Training Bureau. Fire fighters are eligible to test following successful course completion.

Driver/Operator: Pumping Operations

This program presents general principles of pump operations, along with the application of those principles wherever feasible. It will guide driver/operators in the proper operation and care of apparatus. An overview of the qualities and skills needed by a driver/operator, safe driving techniques, types of pumping apparatus, positioning apparatus to maximize efficiency and water supply, fire pump theory and operation, hydraulic calculations, water supply considerations, relay pumping principles, water shuttle procedures, foam system operation and apparatus maintenance is covered.

Specialty Certification Programs

ACLS Prep

This program is designed to prepare the participant with minimal or no previous ACLS knowledge to successfully complete an ACLS course. Included is a thorough ECG dysrhythmia review, emergency drug pharmacology, ACLS science, electrical therapy, treatment algorhythms and an introduction to the ACLS team concept.

ACLS Provider & Update

This course is designed to provide the student with advanced emergency cardiovascular knowledge and skills. Treatment protocols will be based on the current American Heart Association guidelines.

PALS Provider & Update

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for newborn and pediatric patients in emergency medical situations. This course is based on current American Heart Association guidelines.

PEARS Provider & Update

This course is designed for healthcare providers who less frequently see critically ill children. The course is designed to prepare the learner to initiate and manage the first few minutes of a pediatric arrest or prevent the arrest of a pediatric victim at risk of cardiopulmonary distress. Treatment protocols will be based on the current American Heart Association guidelines.

Neonatal Resuscitation

This course is designed to teach an evidence-based approach to newborn resuscitation. The causes, prevention and management of mild to severe neonatal asphyxia are explained so that health professionals may develop optimal knowledge and skill in resuscitation. This course is based on American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association guidelines.

AMLS & AMLS Refresher

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for patients with emergency medical conditions. The course is based on the current National Association of Emergency Medical Technician’s Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) curriculum.

PHTLS & PHTLS Refresher

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for patients in emergency trauma situations. The course is based on the current National Association of Emergency Medical Technician’s PreHospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) curriculum.

GEMS

This course was developed by the American Geriatrics Society and the National Council of State EMS Training Coordinators, and is designed to prepare emergency medical providers to deliver state-of-the-art care to the older adult. Health care providers will be instructed on the use of the GEMS diamond to assess and manage ill, injured or disabled older adults. Physical assessment, environmental issues and social aspects affecting the older adult will be discussed.

Emergency Vehicle Operations

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely operate an emergency vehicle. Driving skills and the moral, ethical and legal consequences of emergency vehicle operation will be presented.

TNCC

This course is intended for RN’s who work in the Emergency Room setting (at least six months of experience is recommended). Other health care professionals may audit the course on a space available basis. The course covers nursing care of the trauma patient in the ER setting.

Mandatory Reporter Dependent Adult Abuse Course

This program meets the Iowa Code 235.B.16(5) requirements for dependent adult abuse reporting for foster parents, social workers and other healthcare providers as mandatory reporters of abuse.

Mandatory Reporter Child Abuse Course

This program meets the Iowa Code 235.B.16(5) requirements for child abuse reporting for foster parents, social workers and other healthcare providers as mandatory reporters of abuse.

AHA Training Center

Indian Hills Community College is an approved Training Center for the American Heart Association and is eligible to provide Healthcare Provider and Lay Rescuer courses.

Health Care Provider Courses

AHA First Aid

This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts of first aid. Identification and treatment of medical, environmental and injury emergencies will be discussed. This course meets the standards established by the American Heart Association.

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid teaches management of pediatric illnesses and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. This course includes first aid basics, medical and injury emergencies and environmental emergencies. The course is designed for anyone involved in childcare who might need to respond to first aid emergencies with credentialed training.

Healthcare Basic Life Support (BLS for Healthcare Providers)

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide basic life support and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) at the healthcare provider-level based upon current American Heart Association guidelines.

Lay Rescuer Courses

Heartsaver CPR with AED - Adult

This course covers the basic techniques of adult CPR and use of an AED. Students also gain experience in the use of barrier devices in CPR and give first aid for choking in the responsive victim. The four major emergencies (heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest and foreign body airway obstruction) are discussed.

Heartsaver AED with Pediatric CPR

This course introduces the basic techniques of adult CPR and use of an AED. Pediatric CPR skills may be taught if students live or work in a setting where children are present. The use of barrier devices in CPR and the provision of first aid for choking in the responsive adult, child and infant victims are discussed. The four major emergencies (heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest and foreign body airway obstruction) are discussed.

Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED

This course prepares rescuers to effectively recognize and treat adult emergencies in the critical first minutes until emergency medical services personnel arrives. A complete health and safety training solution for first aid, adult CPR and AED is presented.

Heartsaver CPR with AED - Adult/Child/Infant

This course prepares lay rescuers to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking for adult, child and infant victims and use of an AED for adult cardiac arrest victims. The warning signs of a heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulties in children are discussed.

CPR for Family and Friends

This modular course prepares lay rescuers with skills in CPR and relief of foreign body obstruction in the responsive victim. Information about the AHA adult and pediatric Chain of Survival, signs of heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke and choking in adults is presented. Signs of choking in infants and children, prevention of the most common causes of fatal pediatric injuries and the reduction of risk of sudden infant death syndrome are addressed.

Instructor Courses

Courses are also available for Heartsaver First Aid Instructor, BLS Instructor, ACLS Instructor and PALS Instructor. For information concerning course options, registration or to schedule a course, contact Diana Harness at (641) 683-5205 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5205, or email her at dharness@indianhills.edu.

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