Course Description

Gain the Expertise and Skills Required in Acute Patient Care

This course will provide students with an overview and fundamental understanding of the essential elements of acute care EHR for patients. Concepts covered in this curriculum include the patient care system (PCS), emergency department management (EDM) and surgical services (SUR) in coordination with electronic health records systems (EHR). Students will engage with and gain hands-on experience with acute care her desktops and the interdisciplinary processes within each, required to carry out efficient and safe care of patients. We will explore how each facet of acute care can be tailored to match each caregiver’s unique work?ow, while maintaining and achieving policy and regulatory requirements.

Learner Outcomes

  • Navigate electronic health records (EHR) and the PCS, EDM and SUR desktops to access, track, document, review and monitor patients and patient lists
  • Track clinical interoperability in the acute care EHR and other desktops, as they seamlessly work together for patient care coordination and enable care in a timely and safe manner
  • Document appropriate interdisciplinary plan(s) of care through assessments and interventions
  • Access user-specific roles through the PCS, EDM and SUR to deliver and ensure high-quality patient care
  • Utilize EHR to review patient history as it pertains to reconciling medications and maintaining allergies and adverse reactions; additionally, review interdisciplinary documentation from pre-admission to pre-discharge to move the patient in the most efficient manner through the admission plan for care
  • Monitor all pertinent information for a population of patients for orders, medications and assessments that need to be carried out or documented from PCS, EDM and SUR status boards
  • Learn about monitoring patient load and worklists through unit-wide status boards for rooms or beds

Course Details

Number of Units:  2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend:  This course provides continuing education for those who are either beginning their careers in the healthcare field or those transitioning between areas in the healthcare field.

Required Materials:  No additional materials are required.

Technical Requirements

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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Course Format
Course Fee(s)
HLTH PD - $399 credit (2 units) $399.00
Section Fees
Available for Extension Credit
2 units
  • Ruby Garcia
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