Oct 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AHS 152 - Health Care Procedures II

Class: 5 Lab: 3 Credits: 6
This course includes concurrent coordinated clinical experiences in advanced patient/client care skills.

Corequisite(s): Take AHS 163  with a minimum grade of “C” or have current SC Nurse Aide Certificate.
Course Topics:
  • Communication, documentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Infection control and sterility
  • Safety/ Emergency procedures
  • Promoting patient’s independence
  • Respecting patient’s rights
  • Role of the PCT
  • Advanced skills for the PCT
  • Medication administration

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn Web site www.sccsc.edu/bookstore
Required Materials:
  • Stethoscope
  • Blood pressure cuff (adult/ manual)
  • Bandage scissors
  • Penlight
  • Watch with second hand
  • PCT Uniform as outlined in the SCC PCT Handbook
  • SCC PCT Student Handbook

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F 0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate proficiency in infection control, maintaining sterile field, safety/ emergency procedures, advanced skills for the PCT, and medication administration.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the role of the PCT, scope of practice of the PCT, laws governing healthcare, and code of ethics of nursing.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in listening, writing, oral, and presentation skills.
  4. Anticipate and demonstrate care for patients with consideration of physical, emotional, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual, and developmental needs.
  5. Apply a plan of care that addresses the patient’s healthcare needs through consultation and following protocols in conjunction with the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of normal versus abnormal anatomy and physiology of the human body across the lifespan.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in obtaining vital signs; collecting specimens; observing and reporting signs of illness such as but not limited to shortness of breath, coughs, pallor, cyanosis, seizures, etc.

For SCC Online Courses:
If the course you are taking is online, please review the SCC Online Policies that include:

  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Proctored Exams

Standard SCC Course Policies:
Please review the Standard SCC Course Polices on the following topics:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Add/Drop period
  • Appeals Process
  • Class Attendance
  • Classroom Behavior (traditional and online)
  • Classroom Conduct/Expectations
  • Lab Procedures (general SCC policy regarding this)
  • Online Confidentiality
  • Services For Students with Disabilities
  • Withdrawal Policy

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