This program prepare individuals with knowledge and skills to perform routine patient care activities in a hospital, urgent care center, doctors office or emergency room under the supervision of the Registered Nurse or Physician. Instruction include, regulations governing healthcare, safety and emergency procedures, communication basic nursing skills, observing, reporting, recording and monitoring changes in clients condition. Patient set up and transport as well as electrocardiograph and phlebotomy procedures. Graduates will be eligible to challenge State and National Exams.
This program prepares individuals with knowledge and skills required to gain entry level jobs in a interdisciplinary healthcare setting in the role of a nurse aide. It meets the training requirement for nurse aide certification in the State of New Jersey; course material introduces students to regulation of the healthcare environment,professionalism, ethical conduct of behavior,communication, safety and emergency procedures, infection prevention and control.Holistic care of the individual and family systems. It introduces the student to guidelines for care of clients with disease processes, rehabilitation and restorative care as well as basic nursing skills. Clinical externship include caring for clients in a healthcare setting under the supervision of the Registered Nurse.
This program prepare individuals with knowledge and skills required to direct patient participation in skill enhancing learning and motivational task, correct or diminish pathology and provide direct health education and promotion services under the supervision of the licensed occupational therapist. Instruction include; life span development, anatomy and physiology, safety, occupational principles and practice skills, treatment planning and implementation, recording keeping and documentation, patient education and intervention, activity program direction, assistive devices management and restorative care. Clinical externship includes caring for clients needing rehabilitation and restorative services under the supervision of the occupational therapist.
The occupational therapy assistant program has applied for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449.ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTAand its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.The program must be granted Candidacy Status, have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA).In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
NOTE: In addition to the above statements, the program must have a documented and published policy to ensure that students complete all graduation and fieldwork requirements in a timely manner. This must include a statement that all Level II fieldwork be completed within a time frame established by the program. Sample wording:“Students must complete Level II fieldwork within 18 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.”
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This program prepares individuals under the supervision of the Registered Pharmacist to prepare medication, provide medication and related assistance to clients, and manage pharmacy and clinical business operations. It includes instruction in medical and pharmacy terminology, principles of pharmacology and pharmacology and pharmaceutics, drug identification, pharmacy laboratory procedures, prescription interpretation, patient communication, education and safety procedures. Record keeping, measurement and testing techniques, prescription preparation, logistics and dispensing, applicable standards and regulations.
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