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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

HUC.-100 Health Unit Coordinator Foundations

Credits 4 / 4 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ACRD-090, ACRD-091 or ACRD-092, completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of ACRD-080.  Co-requisite: HUC.-101   Pre- or co-requisite: AHLT-102
Provides basic knowledge and specific skills for the health unit coordinators. Includes topics such as basic transcription of physicians orders vital sign graphing maintenance of patient kardex and medical record.

Course Outcomes
1. Explain the duties of a Health Unit Coordinator in a basic as well as various specialized nursing care unit 2. Describe the hospital environment as to organization, function, staff and how the Health Unit Coordinator functions within the setting 3. Describe effective communication techniques useful in face-to-face, telephone, computer and other means of communication 4. Demonstrate effective communication in the types listed in # 3 objective 5. Explain the responsibilities of the Health Unit Coordinator in terms of transcription of the Physician’s orders 6. Apply knowledge of the medical record; various parts and proper placement of documents in the record 7. Demonstrate the ability to correctly graph and/or document vital sign values 8. Demonstrate correct use of selected abbreviations and medical terminology in speaking and writing 9. Accurately transcribe selected examples of Physician’s orders 10. Demonstrate correct transference of orders and information 11. Explain the role of the Health Unit Coordinator in terms of unit safety and security 12. Explain the ethical/legal responsibilities of the Health Unit Coordinator.