ERIC Number: ED268288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug-20
Reference Count: 0
Implementation of Advanced Health Care Technology into Existing Competency-Based Health Care Program. Final Report.
A project was undertaken to develop new curriculum materials that could be incorporated into an existing health assistant program to cover recent advances in health care technology. Area physicians' offices were toured and meetings were held with administrators of local hospitals in order to discover what kinds of advances in health care technology were in use locally. Next, equipment and instructional materials were developed to update health services training in the following areas: using computers, word processing, using electrocardiography equipment, and implementing blood-drawing and blood analysis techniques. In addition, courseware was obtained to supplement existing training in such areas as venereal disease, drugs, birth defects, health maintenance, nutrition, and typing and word processing skills. The bulk of the report consists of project-developed learning guides dealing with: mounting an electrocardiogram; performing blood sugar testing; assisting a physician in detecting and assessing heart muscle damage; analyzing blood; performing cholesterol, hemoglobin, blood glucose, and prothrombin time tests using the latest equipment; and mastering venipuncture. Each guide contains some or all of the following: task and purpose statements, a terminal performance objective, safety factors, a list of equipment and supplies needed, a performance guide, related information, a student assignment, vocabulary, review questions, and an instructor checklist. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: North Schuylkill Area Vocational-Technical School, Frackville, PA.