Conventional medical approaches are often complemented by therapies that are referred to as alternative medicine. Many forms of alternative medicines have found their way into the mainstream of the medical community and are used to treat disorders, relieve symptoms and improve quality of life, especially through pain management. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a government agency, continues (along with other reputable entities) to conduct scientific studies focusing on the safety and effectiveness of alternative therapies. Healthcare professionals should be aware of the various forms of complementary and alternative medicines and gather information from the patient about any alternative therapies being used.
Communication in Healthcare is a course that provides a professional understanding of healthcare communications and the best practices for creating a positive and nurturing environment not only for patients but for co-workers as well. This course begins by giving an overview of how different forms of communication from verbal to body language effect communication in healthcare . It then dives deeper to explain the different types of discipline within a professional environment and how best to communicate these disciplinary actions. Finally it explains different standardized communication skills and how these skills guarantee precision and an environment where workers feel comfortable expressing their concerns.
This course provides an overview of special needs of senior individuals involved with the physical, social, psychological, nutritional, and economic aspects of aging. As a healthcare professional, it is important to be aware of the various changes associated with aging and to assist patients in meeting needs and maintaining a high quality and healthy lifestyle.
As the healthcare industry continues to grow so does the need for workers in administrative and clinical environments who understand the fundamentals of patient care. Healthcare Fundamentals is a course that provides a professional understanding of patient care in a variety of healthcare settings. The course focuses on the theory, principles and methods to provide quality improvement and etiquette when delivering healthcare services. A particular focus is on the application of these methods in both clinical and administrative environments.
Medical Documentation and Record-Keeping: HIPAA is a course that provides a professional understanding of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the best practices for medical record keeping and documentation. This course begins by giving an overview of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA"), the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information ("Privacy Rule"), covered entities and uses and disclosures of information. It then dives deeper to explain the best practices of medical record keeping and documentation using real life scenarios. Lastly it explains the US HIPAA laws in a healthcare setting and how to implement this act with patients, with 100% accuracy.
More and more, healthcare providers need to be able to draw on basic skills that underpin their everyday functions on the job. The Medical Math course provides students with the basic math skills they need to be successful on the job in a way that applies mathematical problems to real-world healthcare scenarios. Throughout this course, students will gain an understanding of where basic math functions from fractions and percentages to accurate measurements and algebraic expressions are used throughout the healthcare system. Designed specifically for students looking to enter the healthcare field and/or those looking to brush up on these essential skills, the Medical Math course provides a foundation that is essential to any healthcare professional.
As the fastest growing industry, pursuing a career in the healthcare field will provide stability, profitability, and satisfaction. All career paths in healthcare require Medical Terminology knowledge and skills. In this course learners will explore the word structure and analysis of medical terms including prefix, root word, and suffix. Next learners will review the organization of the body and body systems in regards to terminology. Lastly we will discuss diagnostic testing and radiology and how medical terminology is used to determine the proper testing methods. Learners will navigate through the training material before completing several short activities at the end of each lesson to test their retention of the information.
For many people, simply hearing the word “stress” increases their heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, and anxiety level. Regardless of one’s place in the world, all people face many difficulties every day that can cause them stress. But stress is not a thing; rather, it is how the body responds to things, called stressors. Stressors cannot really be eliminated, but people can learn to manage their own response to everyday stressors, leading them to a healthier body and a more positive outlook on life. This course discusses stress, the impact personal stress has on one’s health, and several ways people can learn to manage their personal stress levels.
In most industries, an individual’s professionalism is measured by the extent to which they are trustworthy, reliable and can be counted on to follow through on their commitments. More than that however, professionalism in today’s workplace requires an element of self-confidence, self-motivation and the overall understanding and adherence to the norms and expectations of professional environments on the whole. In the healthcare setting, however, the qualities that constitute professionalism are even more important and require additional considerations over and above typical work environments. Healthcare providers require emotionally mature people to manage and operate their practice and demand that their staff behave professionally at all times.