CCE - Health Sciences
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 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.
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.
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.
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.