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NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Health Assisting (4243)

Formerly Health Assisting (4143) and (4043)
Course Category: 
Location: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
Length: 
Varies.
Dates: 

September 2012 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 
Students will be able to Identify and interpret approved medical abbreviations and acronyms; Identify and interpret word suffixes, prefixes, and roots; Identify and differentiate various medical conditions and definitions; Identify and interpret anatomic terms, including body planes and cavities; Exhibit understanding of medical job classifications; Identify and interpret medical and surgical terminology; Recognize and practice professional patient and staff communications; Demonstrate patient interviewing skills; Demonstrate proper telephone technique and etiquette; Identify and triage signs and symptoms of major medical conditions; Recognize and respond to cultural diversity; Demonstrate understanding of confidentiality and HIPAA regulations; Exhibit and identify professional traits of a health assistant; Identify legal and ethical issues; Demonstrate accurate documentation procedures; Demonstrate proper body mechanics, including patient transfer, positioning, lifting, and moving; Recognize and demonstrate infection control measures, including standard precautions, hand washing techniques, isolation, and personal protective equipment (PPE); Assist with elimination needs; Assist with obtaining body fluid specimens; Assist with personal care and hygiene; Obtain and accurately measure patient intake and output; Assist with patient nutritional needs; Assist and observe patient skin care; Prepare and recognize patient chart components (e.g., flowchart, admission, history); Demonstrate appropriate filing techniques for patient records; Demonstrate proper sterilization and autoclaving techniques; Exhibit understanding of front office skills; Identify various body systems and components; Recognize abnormal signs and symptoms; Differentiate symptoms requiring emergency care; Recognize and demonstrate appropriate first aid and emergency techniques; Recognize and demonstrate fire safety and general safety procedures involved in patient care; Recognize and demonstrate appropriate procedures for handling waste and hazardous materials; Recognize signs, symptoms, and reporting mandates for violent or abusive situations; Assist with obtaining body fluid specimens. Performance Component: Hand Washing and Apply/Remove Personal Protective Equipment (Gown, Gloves, and Mask) (28%), Empty a Urine Collection - Drainage Bag and Collect Urine Sample for Lab (29%), Measure Vital Signs, Height and Weight (31%), and Transfer Patient from Bed to Wheelchair (12%).
Instruction: 
NOCTI and NBS exams assess an individual's end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format. In addition, some programs administer a NOCTI/NBS performance component test to assess application of skills.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Assisting (5/12) (5/17 revalidation). NOTE: An additional 1-2 credits may be awarded based on successful completion of the Performance Component when given in conjunction with the written proficiency examination.

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