MO117: Hospital Administrative Procedures
This course is designed to cover the basic procedures in an acute care
setting. Students gain information on how departments function independently
and together in a hospital. They learn the responsibility of each team member
within a department as well as how teams work together. Students learn how
orders are processed, who to go to for answers, how to manage complicated
situations, admission and discharge procedures, and how to manage and track
multiple tasks. The importance in an acute care setting of the rules of
etiquette, standards from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability
Act (HIPAA), and ethics are covered. Students learn to recognize and act on
reports such as lab reports, x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) and
computed tomography (CTs), and telemetry data. Students communicate
appropriately and effectively in writing as well as on the telephone. The use
of EHR (Electronic Health Record) is introduced.
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