Healthcare & Medical Programs Show Descriptions

Administrative Dental Assistant

Course CPD022  |   150 hours, 6 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $1,795  |   Course Details 

This nationally recognized Administrative Dental Assistant Online Certificate Program will teach you the essential skills for managing the business aspects of a dental practice and becoming an administrative dental assistant. You'll learn about dental terminology and anatomy, medical records management, accounts receivable and reimbursement management, insurance and patient billing, patient scheduling, and procedural and diagnostic coding. The Administrative Dental Assistant Online Program will prepare you for a new career working in a dental office.

Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing & Coding

Course CPD023  |   400 hours, 12 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $2,995  |   Course Details 

PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS BEING RETIRED AS OF FEB 1, 2017

Medical administration along with Medical Billing and Coding is a nationally-Exam voucher includedrecognized online program that will prepare you for a rewarding career in the healthcare industry.

After completion of the program, you’ll be prepared to sit for national certification exams offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHS) and American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).  You will receive a voucher to cover the costs for the CPC exam offered by the AAPC.  

What Will I Learn?

Within this program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of medical office management, as well as medical billing and coding practices.

In addition to learning the administrative aspects of front office medical reception, you’ll become well-versed in the practices of medical billing and coding, learning the three main code sets used within the industry: ICD-10/ICD-9, CPT, and HCPCS, in addition to medical terminology and pharmacology.

 

Advanced Hospital Coding (CCS) Prep

Course CPD030  |   80 hours, 6 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $1,895  |   Course Details 

The Advanced Hospital Medical Coding Online Program and CCS Test Preparation Training Program will prepare you to take the American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) official certification exam to become a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS). This program covers ICD-10-CM/PCS medical coding of diagnoses and procedures and will help you meet the challenge of today's changing standards while learning and improving your coding skills.

Clinical Dental Assistant

Course CPD050  |   240 hours, 6 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $1,995  |   Course Details 

The Clinical Dental Assistant Online Training Program will prepare you to become a productive member of a dental team as a professional dental assistant. You'll learn about every aspect of professional dental assisting, including invaluable real-world perspectives from experienced dental assistants and essential information about anatomy and physiology, preventive dentistry, patient care and communication, radiology, pharmacology, anesthesia, assisting in specialty practices, employment strategies, and much more. Upon finishing this program, you'll be prepared to successfully complete the radiology and infection control portions of the Dental Assisting National Board* exam.

*CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT, CDA AND DANB are trademarks of the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc (DANB).  This program is not reviewed or endorsed by DANB.

ICD-10 Medical Coding

Course CDP074  |   200 hours, 6 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $1,795  |   Course Details 

ICD-10 is an upgraded diagnostic and procedural medical coding system that has been implemented throughout the healthcare industry as of by October 1, 2014. This new coding system is radically different from the version currently in use, so it’s important to start preparing for and implementing the massive changes to the existing coding system. 

This online program offers you comprehensive, robust training in diagnostic and procedural coding, using the ICD-10-CM (diagnostic) and ICD-10-PCS (procedural) coding manuals. This training includes detailed instructions for using the coding manuals, understanding the coding guidelines, and accurately applying the ICD-10 coding steps. There are more than 40 quizzes and exams for diagnoses and procedures by body system to test your knowledge and understanding. 

In addition, you will find information on the impact of the coding changes on medical coders, healthcare staff, physicians, software systems, documentation, and information technology.

The program includes:

  • An overview of the objectives, edits, and changes within the soon-to-be-released International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10).
  • In-depth, comprehensive training in using the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding manuals, guidelines, instructional notes, conventions, and coding steps. 

Medical Billing and Coding

Course CPD080  |   340 hours, 6 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $2,495  |   Course Details 

Medical Billing and Coding will prepare you for an entry-level career within Exam voucher includedthe healthcare industry. You’ll learn current medical coding standards, to help you accurately track patient accounts and find gainful employment within this growing workforce sector.

This program is designed to help you successfully prepare for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam, offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). The registration fee for this exam is included with this program.

What Will I Learn?

You will learn to function as an important member of the healthcare team by providing key skills, such as abstracting from medical records, assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures using the ICD-9-CM*, ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS Level II code books, developing insurance claims according to third-party guidelines, and understanding the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are vital to this field.

Pharmacy Technician

Course CPD106  |   400 hours, 6 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $1,995  |   Course Details 

Pharmacy technicians assist and support licensed pharmacists in providing health care to patients. The Pharmacy Technician Online Certification Training Program was developed in response to a rising need for trained technicians to work in hospital or retail pharmacies. The pharmacy technician profession has become indispensable to the health care field. With this growing opportunity, however, has also come increased responsibility, and this increased responsibility has made certification an important issue for many industry employers and some state legislatures. Some states now require all individuals who work as pharmacy technicians to become nationally certified.

This program will prepare you for entry-level pharmacy technician positions by teaching you medical and pharmaceutical terminology, basic anatomy related to the pharmacology of medications, and pharmaceutical calculations. The Pharmacy Technician Program will give you hands-on practice in retail pharmacy procedures through an online lab module. You'll learn what information is necessary to process prescriptions and physician orders and apply that knowledge to fill mock prescriptions. The curriculum also includes the ethics of pharmacy practice and education about prescription medications, patient care and interaction, and charges and reimbursement.

You'll learn everything you need to know to pass the National Certification Exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. However, you'll need to make sure that the Pharmacy Technician Program will meet your state's requirements. To check, visit your state's Board of Pharmacy site for more information. You can access this information directly from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Web site at www.ptcb.org. Click on the "Who We Serve" link, then the "States" link for information. You can also call the state board and ask for the current technician regulations.

 

Physical Therapy Aide

Course CPD194  |   150 hours, 6 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $1,895  |   Course Details 

Are you seeking a career in the fast-growing, high-demand field of healthcare? In this program, you will gain all the skills and information you need to get a job as a physical therapy aide.

First, you will learn what physical therapy entails and explore the different roles of physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and physical therapy aides. Next, you will discover how therapists evaluate and treat patients and see how PT aides assist them in their important work.

After that, you will learn how to communicate effectively with patients and colleagues and find out how healthcare professionals document the treatments they provide. You’ll also receive a thorough grounding in the principles of ethics and law as they apply to the healthcare field.

As a physical therapy professional, you will need to have a basic knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy. In this program, you’ll study all of the body’s organ systems, discover the meanings of common terms used in the physical therapy field, and explore the disorders that can cause patients to need physical therapy treatment. You will also learn about gait patterns and the medical problems that affect them.

In your career as a PT aide, you will often work with patients who are in bed or in wheelchairs, so these lessons cover techniques for preventing pressure sores and safely transferring patients. In addition, you will find out how to position and drape patients and become familiar with walkers and other ambulation aids. In addition, while preventing infection is crucial in a healthcare setting, this program will teach you the fundamentals of infection control.

Last but not least, you will receive tips for finding a job in the healthcare field. You do not need any special certification to become a physical therapy aide, so by the time you complete this program, you will be fully prepared to jump into your new career!

Prevention and Treatment of Skin Breakdown

Course CPD151  |   5 hours,   |   Self-Guided  |   $15 (individual registration)  |   Course Details 

The Prevention and Treatment of Skin Breakdown series of comprehensive, online, self-paced courses were developed by Nurse Educators and are designed to help different levels of caregivers understand their role in wound care and pressure ulcer treatment and prevention. The courses use interactive and engaging modules to explain concepts and reinforce the critical role communication plays in providing proper care. Participants will observe patient interactions and clinical care situations, and take assessments throughout the course to demonstrate learning. 

This program was developed in conjunction with the Emerson Foundation. 

Veterinary Assistant

Course CPD124  |   170 hours, 6 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $1,995  |   Course Details 

This online program will prepare you to become a productive member of a veterinary team. You'll learn about every aspect of veterinary assisting, including anatomy and physiology, animal restraint, laboratory sample collection, assisting in surgery and dentistry, prescription preparation, and taking radiographs. You’ll also learn how to interact professionally with clients and gain the expertise you need to educate them about key topics in pet care, such as nutrition, vaccinations, and administering medication. This program is designed for people who want to work at a veterinary hospital and those who are already employed in positions in which they look after animals.

You’ll first study the major organ systems that you’ll need to know about as a veterinary assistant. Next, you’ll move to front office duties so you can see how to work with clients and handle medical records. You'll also delve into the communication skills that come in handy for the assistant.

Then the program moves to the area you're probably most interested in—the back of the hospital. You’ll see how to restrain animals for procedures, take their vital signs (temperature, pulse, and respiration rate), trim their nails, and properly bathe them. You'll also gain the expertise you need to educate clients about key topics in pet care, such as nutrition, vaccinations, and administering medication.  

The program also shows you how you can be an asset during surgery and dental procedures by monitoring heart rate and breathing, passing instruments to the surgeon, and charting teeth. You’ll learn how to prepare prescriptions, take blood samples, perform laboratory tests, and take radiographs. 

The program concludes with a lesson to prepare you for the job market, in which you'll see how to create an effective resume, advance your skills, and develop strong interview skills. Upon passing this program, you’ll have the credentials and knowledge to be a valued team member in a veterinary hospital.