2019-2020 CURRENT Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2020  
2019-2020 CURRENT Catalog

HUC.-101 Health Unit Coordinator-Practicum

Credits 3 / 8 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0.  Co-requisite: HUC.-100  Note: Lab days and times subject to change based on facility preceptors work schedule. Coordinators signature required to register in this course.
For the first 11 weeks practice will take place in the college laboratory. Lab practice includes basic transcription of physicians orders communication skills vital sign graphing nursing kardex and medical record maintenance. During the last four weeks the student will be assigned to a clinical nursing unit in one of the area hospitals. Clinical experience includes observation of and assistance to a Health Unit Coordinator in an area hospital.

Course Outcomes
1. Explain the duties of the Health Unit Coordinator in respect to different types of Health Care unit stations 2. Have achieved at least with 80% accuracy a satisfactory level in the items on the Clinical Evaluation Form 3. Differentiate the duties of the Health Unit Coordinator in respect to different typ.es of Health Care Unit nursing units 4. Demonstrate effective communication techniques including but not limited to face-to-face, telephone, computer, writing 5. Demonstrate correct placement of the various documents in the patient's record 6. Demonstrate accurate graphing/charting of vital sign values 7. Perform basic tasks of the Health Unit Coordinator under the supervision of the instructor and/or the preceptor.