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CCE - Health Sciences

Courses


Palm Beach State College offers high quality courses at affordable rates. Advanced Training courses for the Health Sciences areas are designed to provide specialized training for the individual wanting to increase their knowledge or move forward in their career. These courses are non-credit with many offering CEUs for regulatory professions.

Courses are offered on site or online. Palm Beach State is an official American Heart Association Training Center and a Florida CE Broker-Approved Provider.

Palm Beach State College is an approved provider through the Florida Department of Health Division of Medical Quality Assurance.

Note: Students taking classes through Health Sciences and Public Safety Corporate and Continuing Education (CCE) must attend all class sessions in order to be awarded CEUs and to have them uploaded into CE Broker. Attendance will be taken at each class meeting and it is the student’s responsibility to sign the attendance roster at each session.


 

Dental Health

Dental Radiography - DSO0135

Prerequisite: Minimum of 3 months of continuous OJT assisting in the positioning and exposing of dental radiographic film under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist and be at least 18 years of age (Chapter 64B5-9.011). Signed acknowledgement by the dentist of meeting the prerequisite is required.

This course is designed to provide the basic knowledge and clinical practice necessary for the on-the-job trained (OJT) dental assistant to meet the requirements for radiographic training for dental assistants in the State of Florida. 

 

Local Anesthesia Administration for Florida Licensed Dental Hygienists (Part A Lecture) - DSO0138

Lecture component of Local Anesthesia Administration for Dental Hygienists training. This course was designed to meet the requirements outlined by Florida Statute 466.017 for Administration of Local Anesthesia by Dental Hygienists. The coursework consists of two components - 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of clinical - for a total of 60 contact hours. Participants must successfully complete the Local Anesthesia Administration lecture component (Part A) prior to continuing on to the clinical component (Part B). Successful completion of both the lecture and clinical components is required to apply for Florida Certification in Local Anesthesia.

 

Local Anesthesia Administration for Florida Licensed Dental Hygienists (Part B Clinical) - DSO0139

Clinical component of Local Anesthesia Administration for Dental Hygienists training. Participants must bring copy of current Florida Dental Hygiene license and copy of current BLS for Healthcare Provider card (copy both sides of card. Card must be signed) to first day of clinical. This course was designed to meet the requirements outlined by Florida Statute 466.017 for Administration of Local Anesthesia by Dental Hygienists. The coursework consists of two components - 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of clinical - for a total of 60 contact hours. Participants must successfully complete the Local Anesthesia Administration lecture component (Part A) prior to continuing on to the clinical component (Part B). Successful completion of both the lecture and clinical components is required to apply for Florida Certification in Local Anesthesia.


 

Healthcare Professionals

Basic EKG for Health Care Professionals - HOO0130

This course is an introduction to EKG monitoring and rhythm interpretation. It is intended for the health care professional who has a background in anatomy and physiology and patient care. The participant will learn to correctly apply the monitor leads and obtain monitor strips, as well as interpret the strip for rate and rhythm. The criteria for basic normal and abnormal rhythms will be taught. Ample practice will ensure accuracy. Clinical correlation will include discussions of the pathophysiology and hemodynamics of various cardiac rhythms, as well as some of the treatment options. This course will be kept on a level suitable for the student with little or no previous EKG training, but does require minimal skill set. Current BLS for Healthcare Provider certification required. Textbook required.

 

Phlebotomy - MLO0190

This course is designed for the experienced health care provider and provides participants with the knowledge and laboratory skills required to become a phlebotomist. Participants will learn how to perform a variety of blood collection methods and techniques. Classroom and skills laboratory instruction will also include a basic review of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, infection control, handling and storage. Upon completion of this course participants will be prepared to pursue certification to become a certified phlebotomist. Information on certification requirements in phlebotomy will be provided to participants during the course.


 
Health Information Management

Online Exam Prep Courses: These 25-hour, 100% online courses prepare you for examinations that lead to industry certifications from AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) and NAHQ (National Association for Healthcare Quality). All courses are instructor-guided.

Please Note: These certifications require education and experience in the health information field. Check with AHIMA and NAHQ for specific education and work requirements prior to enrolling in an exam prep course. If you are new to the field, we recommend our college credit programs.

 

Certified Documentation Improvement Professional (CDIP) - HIO0001

This course is designed as an advanced training course to prepare professionals for the Certified Documentation Improvement Professional certification through American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The course will cover relevant and up-to-date information including: clinical and coding practice, leadership, record review, document clarification, CDI metrics and statistics, research and education, and compliance.

 

Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) - HIO0002

This course is designed as an advanced training course to prepare professionals for the Certified Health Data Analyst certification through American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The course will cover relevant and up-to-date information including: data management, data analytics, and data reporting.

 

Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security Advanced Training (CHPS) - HIO0003

This course is designed as an advanced training course to prepare professionals for the Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS) certification through American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The course will cover relevant and up-to-date information on: privacy and security program management and administration; ethical, legal and regulatory issues impacting privacy and security; information technology safeguards; incident investigation, and compliance and corrective action.

 

Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) - HIO0004

This course is designed as an advanced training course to prepare professionals for the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality certification through the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ). The course will cover relevant and up-to-date information including: management and leadership, information systems, performance/quality measurement and improvement, and patient safety.

 

International Classification of Disease (ICD)

ICD-10 Online Courses: Our instructor-guided, 100% online courses take about 25 hours to complete. Each course includes the new documentation requirements, updated coding guidelines and case studies.

Please Note: Knowledge of medical coding, anatomy and physiology are necessary to successfully complete the ICD-10 courses. If you are new to the field, we recommend our college credit programs.

 

ICD-10-CM for Physicians and Outpatient Settings - HIO0005

The use of the International Classification of Disease - 10th edition - Clinical Modifications will be mandatory for all healthcare providers on October 1, 2014. Previous experience coding and a knowledge of anatomy and physiology is required for this course. This course prepares the student to use this new alphanumeric system in the outpatient setting. This online course covers new documentation requirements, updated coding guidelines, and coding case studies.

 

ICD-10-CM for Facility Coders - HIO0006

The use of the International Classification of Disease - 10th edition - Clinical Modifications will be mandatory for all healthcare providers on October 1, 2014. Previous experience coding and a knowledge of anatomy and physiology is required for this course. This course prepares the student to use this new alphanumeric system in the inpatient and hospital outpatient setting. This online course covers new documentation requirements, updated coding guidelines, and coding case studies.

 

ICD-10-PCS Coding - HIO0007

The use of the International Classification of Disease - 10th edition - Procedure Coding System will be mandatory for all impatient providers on October 1, 2014. Previous experience coding and a knowledge of anatomy and physiology is required for this course. This course prepares the student to use this new alphanumeric system in the inpatient and hospital outpatient setting. This online course covers new documentation requirements, updated coding guidelines, and coding case studies.



Massage

 

Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi - MTO0158

A continuous blend of long, broad strokes with deep and light pressure, this Polo Lei style Lomi Lomi is an all encompassing massage. This total healing approach facilitates mental, emotional and spiritual levels, even easing blocked energy flow.

 

Introduction to Massage Cupping - MTO0160

In this Western-style Massage Cupping course you will learn the ancient Chinese method of relieving local congestion with the use of glass cups and a suction bulb that will give the benefit of a deep tissue massage. The benefits as well as the contraindications for the use of massage cupping will be discussed. Participants must bring their own linens, beach towel, bathing suit and proper massage shoes.

 

Aromatherapy for the Massage Therapist - MTO0161

Prerequisite: Current licensure as a massage therapist

Aromatherapy or essential oil therapy is a branch of phytotherapy, the oldest therapy on earth. It is the science and usage of plant extracts for specific psychological, spiritual and physical well-being. Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy to that of massage, creating a powerful healing session for the client and continued benefits long after the client has left the treatment room. In this experiential workshop we will discuss the powerful benefits of integrating essential oils into a massage practice.

 

Introduction to Pediatric Massage: Nurturing Touch - MTO0162

Prerequisite: Current massage therapy license. 

We know that massage on adults has wonderful therapeutic benefits, so why not share those benefits with children? Gentle and nurturing touch can provide the building blocks to create stability, bonding and attachment allowing a child to grow up into a healthy and happy adult. In this introductory workshop, participants will learn how to personalize a session with a child depending on factors such as age, a child's permission, eye contact, communication, special needs, contraindications to treatment, the amount of skin-to-skin contact, pressure and pace. Additional education is necessary to become a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist. Participants should wear loose-fitting clothing to class.

 

Mother Earth's Dance with Stones - MTO0163

This highly innovative therapeutic treatment modality will address the benefits of temperature using ancient tools of Mother Earth in combination with modern massage techniques. Participants will learn how to heat and chill the stones, how to control various temperatures of the stones to aid in creating vascular flushes, and why contrast bathing is a technique that will speed up the healing process. Aspects of Native American traditions, such as rain sticks, sage for purification, breath work and essential oils with energy balancing, will also be included. Prerequisite: Current massage therapy license. Participants must bring two sets of sheets, two bath-sized towels, two pillow cases, four hand towels, and jojoba, grapeseed, or fractionated coconut oil in a squeeze or pump bottle.

 

Introduction to Geriatric Massage - MTO0164

Prerequisite: Current massage therapy license. 

Geriatric massage is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly population. This course will provide you with experience and tools for relating to people in a profound way. You will gain knowledge of the deep mutual benefits of accomplished touch. Participants must bring their own linens, beach towel, bathing suit and proper massage shoes.

 

Introduction to Trigger Point Therapy - MTO0165

In this class you will learn what makes trigger points so important to a massage therapist and the best way to deal with them. You will learn where the points are, where they radiate and what it entails to remove them from a client's body. Participants must bring their own linens, beach towel, bathing suit and proper massage shoes.


 
Nursing/LPN

Intravenous Therapy for LPNs - NSO0599

This course is designed for the LPN needing to gain a working knowledge of the fundamentals of IV Therapy. Topics covered include: the role of the clinician guided by the Nurse Practice Act, pertinent anatomy and physiology and site selection, infection control/biohazard waste compliance, types of catheters available along with their recommended usage, preparing for and performing venipuncture, recommendations regarding types of dressings and timeframe for dressing changes, proper documentation maintaining catheter patency, relationship between IV therapy and the body's hemostatic and regulatory functions, formulas used to calculate fluid and drug administration rate, nursing care of the patient receiving: drug therapy, blood and blood components, parenteral nutrition, fluid for hydration, applied learning of knowledge learned in practice.

 

RN Refresher (Part 1) - NSO0204

Didactic and lab skills component of the RN Refresher training. The course is intended for the RN who has been out of the acute care setting for a period of 3 years or more who would like to re-enter practice. Focus is on the medical-surgical adult patient. Course provides a review of previously learned theory while updating practice techniques using current technology. This course is a hybrid with online coursework and in-person lab sessions. The RN Refresher program includes both didactic/lab skills (Part 1) and clinical components (Part 2). Participants must successfully complete Part 1 prior to continuing on to Part 2. Successful completion of both components is recommended for re-employment into the medical-surgical setting. Prerequisites: Proof of current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida and current AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers certification.

 

RN Refresher (Part 2) - NSO0205

Clinical training component of the RN Refresher program. Successful completion of both lecture/lab and clinical components is recommended to orient the RN Refresher students to current clinical practice in the acute care setting. Prerequisites: Successful completion of RN Refresher-Part 1. Must provide proof of current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida and current AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers certification. Completion of a course packet required to include satisfactory Level 1 and Level 2 criminal background checks and drug and alcohol screening prior to beginning the course. Medical form must also be completed by physician and submitted with supporting documentation prior to the beginning of the class.


 

Radiography

Vascular Interventional Technology - XRO0190

This course provides preparation for Registered Technologists in angiography and interventional procedures, including operation of vascular imaging equipment, anatomy, procedures, patient care, pharmacology and pathology.

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