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Learners study anatomy and physiology of the main body systems.  Learners will learn the word parts, abbreviations, prefixes, suffixes, disease process and treatments relating to terminology specific to each body system, including disease processes and treatments.  Learners will correctly pronounce medical terms relating to terminology specific to each body system.

Learners study anatomy and physiology of the main body systems.  Learners will learn the word parts, abbreviations, prefixes, suffixes, disease process and treatments relating to terminology specific to each body system, including disease processes and treatments.  Learners will correctly pronounce medical terms relating to terminology specific to each body system.

This course introduces the learner to hospital departments, staff and communications, with emphasis on the role of the Nursing Unit Clerk (NUC) as the communications coordinator for the nursing unit.  Information is given about processing physicians’ orders for patient care, confidentiality and ethics, hospital codes, coping skills and technology in the workplace.

This course introduces the learner to the forms used to create patient charts in the hospital.  Information is given about how to create a patient admission chart, additional forms added to charts and the Nursing Unit Clerk's responsibilities for patient charts and chart forms.  Actual forms are used for practice. 

This course introduces the learner to physicians’ medication orders and the Nursing Unit Clerk’s role in processing medication orders.  Information is given about the use of abbreviations and acronyms, the components of a medication order, routes of administration and administration times.  This course also introduces the learner to intravenous (IV) therapy, the components of an IV infusion order and the NUC’s role in processing IV infusion orders.  Actual forms with physicians’ orders are included..

This course introduces the learner to the Microbiology, Transfusion Services and Pathology subdivisions of the Laboratory (Lab) and the Nursing Unit Clerk’s role in processing orders for these subdivisions.  Information is given about the use of abbreviations and acronyms, specimens obtained and requisitions used for these subdivisions, and for specimens sent out to British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA) and the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) provincial Labs.  Actual requisitions and physicians’ orders will be used for practice.

This course introduces the learner to the departments within the hospital that perform diagnostic procedures. Information about the procedures performed in each department and the Unit Clerk's role in processing orders for these procedures is given.

This course introduces the learner to examples of typical sets of admitting, discharge, pre-operative and post-operative orders. Information about the Unit Clerk's role in processing order sets is given, drawing on knowlege gained in the previous courses. This course is a review of all previous course material.