Course Descriptions

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.
Prerequisite: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.
Credit Hours: 3
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