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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
HCA102 Drug Calculations Credit Hours: 1.00
Computation of medication dosage. Includes basic mathematics review, calculation of medications, interpretation of labels, alternate methods of administration, methods of medication calculations, and calculations related to route of administration and in specialty areas.
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Course Corequisites: HCA 155, NRS 104
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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HCA103 Orientation to Pharmacology Credit Hours: 3.00
An overview of pharmacology for allied health professionals. Includes pharmacological principles and the chemical, generic, and trade names for drugs. Also includes drug measurement and calculations, prescription preparation, administration, and Federal and Arizona regulations.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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HCA119 Orientation to Human Anatomy and Physiology Credit Hours: 2.00
Orientation to basic anatomy and physiology appropriate for the health care setting. Includes the application of medical terminology for the health care environment.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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HCA152 Advanced Cardiac Life Support Credit Hours: 2.00
Evaluation and management of patients in pre-arrest and cardiac arrest as required by guidelines of the American Heart Association. Includes advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) overview, review of prerequisite material, case overview, discussion, and demonstration of appropriate treatment for various cardiac emergencies, and practical examination of knowledge and skills.
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Information: Provides the didactic portion and the competency skill stations required by the American Heart Associate (AHA) course in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Healthcare provider basic life support (BLS) card is required at the beginning of the class. This course is designed for students enrolled in the PCC Respiratory Care program. Students must have completed the first year of the Respiratory Care program before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Summer.
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HCA154 Introduction to Health Care Delivery Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of the health care field. Includes health care delivery systems, medical terminology, ethics and professionalism, patient rights and responsibilities; communication; basic patient assessment; and workplace and personal safety.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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HCA155 Introduction to Pharmacology Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to Pharmacology Application of the nursing process to actions, uses and effects of medications and intended for nursing students. Includes introduction to the study of pharmacology, the nursing process and fundamentals of medication therapy, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and applying the nursing process for clients receiving various medications.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: HCA 102, NRS 104, NRS 104LC, NRS 104LS, WRT 101
Offered: Fall.
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