ERIC Number: ED448306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
National Health Care Skill Standards.
National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education, Okemos, MI.; WestEd, San Francisco, CA.
This document presents the National Health Care Skill Standards, which were developed by the National Consortium on Health Science and Technology and West Ed Regional Research Laboratory, in partnership with educators and health care employers. The document begins with an overview of the purpose and benefits of skill standards. Presented next are overviews of the following groups of core and cluster skill standards: (1) health care (academic foundation, communications, systems, employability, legal responsibility, ethics, safety practices, teamwork, health maintenance practices); (2) therapeutic/diagnostic (intra-team communication, monitoring client status, client interaction, client movement); (3) therapeutic (data collection, treatment planning, implementing procedures, client status evaluation); (4) diagnostic (planning, preparation, procedure, evaluation, reporting); (5) information services (analysis, abstracting and coding, information systems, documentation, operations); and (6) environmental services (operations, aseptic procedures, resource management, aesthetics). A health science career path is outlined and intended to assist health science and technology educators in implementing a contextual approach to linking academic curricula with career pathways that will enable students in elementary, middle, high school, and postsecondary programs to advance through the following five stages: career awareness, career exploration, core standards preparation, core concentrations preparation, and employment. Concluding the document is a list of accountability criteria for national skill standards. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Allied Health Occupations Education, Basic Skills, Career Development, Career Education, Career Ladders, Career Planning, Communication Skills, Consortia, Cooperative Planning, Core Curriculum, Data Collection, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Potential, Employment Qualifications, Environmental Standards, Environmental Technicians, Equipment Utilization, Ethics, Evaluation Methods, Health Promotion, Health Services, Information Dissemination, Information Services, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Legal Responsibility, Measurement Equipment, Measurement Techniques, National Standards, Occupational Safety and Health, Partnerships in Education, Planning, Postsecondary Education, Systems Approach, Teamwork, Technical Writing, Technology Education
National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education, 2410 Woodlake Dr., Suite 440, Okemos, MI 48864 ($25, nonmembers; $20, members). Tel: 517-347-3332.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education, Okemos, MI.; WestEd, San Francisco, CA.