Aug 15, 2018  
2018-2019 APU Catalog 
    
2018-2019 APU Catalog
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CH 10100 - Community Health Aide I


(8) Session I prepares students to function with a beginning body of knowledge and skills in the village clinic under the remote medical supervision of a physician.  Topics covered include current guidelines and use of the Community Health Aide Manual, history-taking and physical exam, lab tests, reporting to the physician, medical charting and medication administration.  Human anatomy and function, wellness and disease concepts, crisis intervention and emergency care are introduced.  Students learn to perform the essentials of a problem-oriented patient encounter for an adult and a child. The primary emphasis is on measurement of vital signs, taking a history, performing physical exams, basic lab skills and medicine skills, and recording and reporting findings to the referral doctor.  Basic emergency care in the village setting is reinforced.  The following body systems are presented: eye, ear, respiratory, digestive and skin.  Mental health emergencies, suicide prevention and mental health promotion for the CHA are also discussed. Required clinical work and specified patient encounters. Prerequisites: Employed as community health aide by a Tribal Health Organization. Offered as needed.



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