Course Information

 

for Medical Department


Advanced Cardiac Life Support (RXACLS)

Credits:0

Course Description: • The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses and paramedics, as well as others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements. • This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS for Healthcare Provider skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. It also highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology. Prerequisites: • Current BLS HealthCare Provider certification • Study and understand the 10 core cases that are in the ACLS Manual • Study and understand the algorithms for the 10 core cases in the ACLS Manual • Complete and bring proof of completion of the Precourse Preparation Checklist before attending class. Pertinent Information: • All books included in tuition. • Students must complete prerequisites and bring proof to course or they will not be allowed to attend the class. • Students must attend the entire class to be eligible for completion. • Students are encouraged to dress comfortably. • For successful course completion, students must demonstrate skills competency in all learning stations, pass the CPR AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test and the Megacode test. They also must pass the written test with a score of 84% or higher. Upon successful completion, students receive an ACLS course completion card, valid for two years. Course Objectives: • Recognize and initiate early management of peri-arrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome • Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating AED use • Manage cardiac arrest until return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), termination of resuscitation, or transfer of care • Identify and treat ischemic chest pain and expedite the care of patients with acute coronary syndromes • Recognize other life-threating clinical situations, such as stroke, and provide effective initial care and transfer to reduce disability and death • Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance. For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (Health, Medical, CPR, ACLS)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Recertification (RXACLSR)

Credits:0

Course Description: • This recertification course is for those individuals who currently hold certification in American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Students will be brought up to date on American Heart Association guidelines that may have changed since their last certification. Students will be required to demonstrate their skills and take a written exam. • AHA Certification is obtained upon successful completion. Prerequisites: • Current BLS HealthCare Provider certification • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification Pertinent Information: • Students should bring their book • Students must attend the entire class to be eligible for completion. • Students are encouraged to dress comfortably. Course Objectives: Update on American Heart Association Guidelines Practice/Review of all Skills Skills Testing Written Examination For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (Health, Medical, CPR, ACLS)

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (RXAEMT)

Credits:0

Course Description: • The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The AEMT is a link from the scene to the emergency healthcare system. • Course consists of 180 hours of theory and lab, and 140 hours of clinical (32 hours in an OR; 12 hours in an IV Lab; 36 hours in an ER; and 60 hours in Field EMS). • Not a certification course – but will prepare student for licensure. Prerequisites: • Must be a licensed EMT and hold current CPR certification at the BLS Healthcare Provider level prior to the first day of class. Pertinent Information: • Books included in tuition • No high school diploma or equivalency is required for enrollment. • Documentation of immunizations, Bloodborne Pathogens Training, a respirator fit test, and proof of health insurance is required before the student can participate in clinicals. This will be discussed in-depth with students during the first night of class. • Students will also be required to obtain a national felony record search to include a Sex Offender Registry search (this is not included in tuition) from an entity designated by Meridian Technology Center. This record search must be conducted after the individual begins the program. This will be discussed in-depth with students during the first night of class. Students who have a positive response will be reviewed for eligibility to complete training. • Students cannot miss more than 9 class periods (36 hours) or they will be ineligible to complete the class. • Students will spend 140 hours in clinical observations. Clinicals are required for course completion; students should be prepared to make the necessary personal arrangements to ensure 100 percent attendance is not in question. Professional EMT attire will be required for the clinicals. • Students will be practicing skills in class through various scenarios, so should dress comfortably, but appropriately. • Student will be tested throughout the course and must have an overall average score of 85 percent to be eligible to take the final comprehensive exam. Students must score 85 percent or better on the final exam to be eligible for class completion. • Student must certify in NIMS 100, 700 and HAZMAT Awareness before course completion. • Upon completion of the course, students must pass the National Registry Practical Skills Exam and the National Registry written exam in order to be licensed. • The State EMS department will conduct a criminal records check on each applicant before they will be eligible for licensure. Course Content: Module 1 Preparatory Module 2 Pharmacology Module 3 Assessment Module 4 Airway Module 5 Shock and Resuscitation Module 6 Trauma Module 7 Special Patient Populations Module 8 EMS Operations For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (Health, EMT, AEMT, NREMT)

Anatomy & Physiology (RXAP)

Credits:0

Course Description: • This course introduces the student to the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Basic physical science, life science, and microbiology are included. The normal functioning of the body systems is discussed. Prerequisites: • None (Medical Terminology strongly recommended) Pertinent Information: • Books included in tuition. • This course is student-directed and paced according to a calendar set by the instructor. Students are expected to complete required activities as assigned. The student will be responsible to complete all module activities before taking the module exam. The pace of this course is such that the student will be required to complete outside study. • This type of learning environment may be new to students who have only attended traditional lecture-based classes in the past. It can offer several advantages to you; however, you must be motivated, show initiative in your work, and seek out the assistance from your peers, instructors, and reference materials when questions arise. If you need help adjusting to this type of learning environment, it is your responsibility to inform your instructor. Don’t be afraid to ask questions at any time! We are here to help you in all aspects of your training. • Satisfies the A & P prerequisite for the Practical Nursing and Radiologic Technologist programs at Meridian Technology Center. Course Content: • Introduction to the Human Body • Basic Chemistry • Cells • Cell Metabolism • Microbiology Basics • Tissues and Membranes • Integumentary System and Body Temperature • Skeletal System • Muscular System • Nervous System: Nervous Tissue and Brain • Nervous System: Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerves • Autonomic Nervous System • Sensory System • Endocrine System • Blood • Anatomy of the Heart • Function of the Heart • Anatomy of the Blood Vessels • Functions of the Blood Vessels • Lymphatic System • Immune System • Respiratory System • Digestive System • Urinary System • Water, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance • Reproductive Systems • Human Development and Heredity For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (Health, Medical, Nursing, Science)

Anatomy and Physiology (RXAP116)

Credits:0

All Responder Awareness (RXARA)

Credits:0

Assessor Training (RXAT)

Credits:0

BLS Instructor Course (RXBLSI)

Credits:0

BLS Provider (RXBLSP)

Credits:0

Course Description: • This detailed course is for health care providers and other professional rescuers. Those who take this course are employed in the health field or are students in health occupations training programs. Students will learn the skills of one- and two-rescuer CPR utilizing mouth-to-mask and bag-mask techniques. You will also be taught proper use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and how to relieve choking. Skills learned will enable you to recognize emergencies such as sudden cardiac arrest and know how to respond to them. • AHA Certification is obtained upon successful completion. Prerequisites: • None. Pertinent Information: • All books included in tuition • Students must attend the entire class to be eligible for completion. • Students must demonstrate 100 percent competency of the skills learned and pass a written test with 84 percent or better to successfully complete certification requirements. • Certification is for two years. • Majority of class time will be spent on the floor practicing/learning skills utilizing the manikins. Students are encouraged to dress comfortably. For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (Health, Medical, CPR, Hospital)

BLS Provider Recertification (RXBLSPR)

Credits:0

Course Description: • This recertification course is for those individuals who currently hold certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider. Students will be brought up-to-date on American Heart Association guidelines that may have changed since their last certification. Students will be required to demonstrate their skills and take a written examination. • AHA Certification is obtained upon successful completion. Prerequisites: • Current AHA Basic Life Support Provider certification. If certification has expired, students are required to take the initial Basic Life Support course – there is no grace period). Pertinent Information: • Students must attend the entire class to be eligible for completion. • Students must demonstrate 100 percent competency of the skills learned and pass a written test with 84 percent or better to successfully complete certification requirements. • Certification is for two years. • Majority of class time will be spent on the floor practicing/reviewing skills utilizing the manikins. Students are encouraged to dress comfortably. Course Content: Update on American Heart Association Guidelines Practice-Review of all Skills Skills Testing Written Examination For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211

Bloodborne Pathogens (RXBP)

Credits:0

For people who have a reasonable chance of coming into contact with blood or blood-containing materials as part of their job responsibilities.

Computer Applications (RXCA)

Credits:0

Course Description: • Will demonstrate and practice effective computer skills related to keyboarding, creating word processing documents, creating PowerPoint presentations, conducting internet searches, and email. • Students will receive a certification of completion. Prerequisites: • None Pertinent Information: • Books included in tuition. • Students will be required to produce documents and deliver them to the instructor. Course Content: • Creating a PowerPoint presentation • Create, save retrieve, edit, and print Word Documents • Identify the basic components of a personal computer • Create and use an e-mail account • Realize that web sites cannot be trusted • Determine whether a web site is reliable • Satisfies the Computer Applications prerequisite for the Practical Nursing program at Meridian Technology Center For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211

Certified Medication Aide (RXCMA)

Credits:0

Course Description: • A state regulated training program, this course will prepare and train individuals working in nursing/health facilities to administer medications. Students will learn (1) oral, rectal, and topical administration applications and (2) how medications affect systems of the body. The course includes 40 hours of classroom and laboratory work, and 16 hours of supervised clinical experience. Prerequisites: • Student must be a current Certified Nurse Aide listed on the Nurse Aide Registry through the Oklahoma State Department of Health with no abuse notations. • Student must show proof of having worked for a minimum of six months as a CNA. • Student must be at least 18 years of age. • Student must have a high school or high school equivalency diploma. • Student must have physical and mental capability to safely perform duties of CMA. Pertinent Information: • Student must score an average of 80% or above on all tests and complete all assignments. • Student must perform medication passes to 20 individuals with 100% accuracy during supervised practical experience. • Upon completion of the course, the student must pass a written examination administered by the state. Upon successful completion of the course and the state exam, the completer’s name is placed on the Oklahoma Nurse Aide Registry as a Certified Medication Aide through the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Course Content: • The Certified Medication Aide • Medication Basics • Medication Safety • Medication Effects • Medication Administration For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (Health, Medical, CMA, CNA, Nurse Aide)

Infant/Child CPR for Family and Friends (RXCPRFF)

Credits:0

Course Description: • This course is designed for the general public parents, grandparents, babysitters, and mass CPR training participants. It is an entry-level modular course that offers instruction in one-rescuer child and infant CPR. Students will learn basic child and infant CPR skills and recognizing and relieving choking in children and infants. • This is not a certification course – it is strictly for information and basic skills knowledge. Prerequisites: • None. Pertinent Information: • All books included in tuition • Students will be given time to practice skills. • Students will not receive a skills or written test. • Students will receive a course participation card - not a certification card. • Majority of class time will be spent on the floor practicing/learning skills utilizing the manikins. Students are encouraged to dress comfortably. Course Content: Module 1 Infant one-rescuer CPR Module 2 Child one-rescuer CPR Module 3 Choking in children and infants For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (Health, Medical)

Computed Tomography Review (RXCTR)

Credits:0

Participants will have an opportunity to enhance their technical knowledge and prepare for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification in computed tomography. ARRT certified radiographers preparing for the post primary certification exam in computed tomography and employees assigned responsibilities in computed tomography will benefit from this easy-to-understand approach to CT basics. Course completion will provide 19 continuing education credits through the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

Developmental Disabilities Medication Administration Technician (RXDDMT)

Credits:0

Course meets DDS requirements for training in appropriate medication administration to individuals with developmental disabilities. Pre-requisite to DD MAT Update.

Developmental Disabilities Medication Administration Technician Update (RXDDMTU)

Credits:0

Course meets DDS requirements for annual update training in medication administration. Must hold current DD MAT certification to enroll.

Emergency Medical Responder (RXEMR)

Credits:0

Course Description: • Will train individuals how to respond and initiate immediate lifesaving care if they are the first person to arrive on the scene of an accident. Students will be taught basic interventions necessary to properly administer care until further emergency medical services arrive and to assist higher level personnel at the scene and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders function, under medical oversight, as part of a comprehensive EMS response. • Not a certification course, but will prepare students for Oklahoma and/or NREMT licensure. Prerequisites or Co-Requisites: • Completion of HAZMAT Awareness training at the First Responder Awareness Level only. • Completion of NIMS 100 and 700 (if not currently certified). These are mandatory for course completion and are available online (free of charge). This will be discussed in-depth the first night of class. Pertinent Information: • Books included in tuition. • Effective July 1, 2007 all individuals seeking initial Emergency Medical Responder certification in the State of Oklahoma, must successfully complete an Oklahoma skills and written test. • National Registry certification is also available – but is not necessary in order to operate as an Emergency Medical Responder in Oklahoma. • Meridian Technology Center will host the practical skills exam within two weeks of course completion. The exam consists of 5 skill stations and the fee is $40. • The state of Oklahoma written exam can be taken at Meridian Technology Center after successful completion of the course and practical skills exam. The fee for this exam is $35. • Students will be certified in CPR (American Heart Association Healthcare Provider) during the course of the class. Certification is mandatory. • Students will be practicing skills through various scenarios, so should dress comfortably, but appropriately. • Certification is for two years. Individuals must re-certify by taking a 16-hour Emergency Medical Responder Refresher course prior to expiration of their certificate. Course Content: Module 1 Preparatory Module 2 Airway and Cardiac Resuscitation Module 3 Patient Assessment Module 4 Medical Emergencies Module 5 Trauma Module 6 Special Patient Populations Module 7 Operations For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (Health, EMR, EMT, NREMT, Certified, Volunteer)

Emergency Medical Responder Practical Skills Exam (rxemrp)

Credits:0

Emergency Medical Responder Refresher (RXEMRR)

Credits:0

Emergency Medical Technician (RXEMT)

Credits:0

Course Description: • An EMT administers stabilization, transportation, and medical care to sick or injured persons, working as a member of an emergency medical team. Trained to determine the nature and extent of illness or injury, to follow treatment protocols issued by medical control, and to act as an extension of physicians, EMTs provide what is known as “pre-hospital” or “out-of-hospital” care. This course will prepare students to take the National Registry Exam in order to become a licensed EMT in Oklahoma. • Not a certification course-but will prepare students for licensure. Prerequisites: • There are no prerequisites – however, the student should be in good health and fit to carry out duties; be able to lift and carry 125 lbs.; have good coordination, dexterity, and strength, good eyesight, hearing, and speech; be aware of any color vision problems; able to give and receive oral and written instruction and communications. The student should be pleasant, sincere, cooperative, resourceful, a self-starter, emotionally stable, and able to lead. The student should have a clean and neat appearance, be of good moral character and respectful of others; be in control of personal habits, be controlled in conversation, able to communicate properly, able to listen to others and be non-judgmental and fair. Pertinent Information: • All books included in tuition. • Student must be at least 18 years of age. • No high school diploma or equivalency is required for enrollment. • Documentation of immunizations is required before the student can participate in clinicals. This will be discussed in-depth with student during the first night of class. • Documentation of personal health insurance is required to participate in clinicals. • Students will also be required to obtain a national felony record search to include a Sex Offender Registry search (this is not included in tuition) from an entity designated by Meridian Technology Center. This record search must be conducted after the individual begins the program. This will be discussed in-depth with students during the first night of class. Students who have a positive response will be reviewed for eligibility to complete training. • Students cannot miss more than 9 class periods (36 hours) or they will be ineligible to complete the class. • Students will spend 48 hours in clinical observations (12 at Stillwater Medical Center and 36 at an Emergency Medical Service). Clinicals are required for course completion; students should be prepared to make the necessary personal arrangements to ensure attendance is not in question. Professional EMT attire will be required for the clinicals. • Students will be certified in CPR (American Heart Association Healthcare Provider) during the course of the class. Certification is mandatory. • Students will complete a mandatory HAZMAT Awareness training, Bloodborne Pathogens training, and have a Respirator Fit Test as a portion of the class. • Students must certify in NIMS 100 and 700 (if not currently certified). These are mandatory for course completion and are available online (free of charge) outside of scheduled class and clinical hours. This will be discussed in-depth the first night of class. • Student will be practicing skills through various scenarios, so should dress comfortably, but appropriately. • Students will be tested throughout the course and must have an overall average score of 85 percent to be eligible to take the final comprehensive exam. Students must score 85 percent or better on the final exam to be eligible for class completion. • Upon completion of the course, students must pass the National Registry Practical Skills Exam and the National Registry written exam in order to be licensed. Meridian Technology Center will host a National Registry Practical Skills Exam within one month of each class completion. The exam fee is $75 and is not included in tuition. • Licensure must be completed within 2 years of training. • The State EMS department will conduct a criminal records check on each applicant before they will be eligible for licensure. Course Content: Module 1 Foundation Module 2 Airway Management, Respiration, and Artificial Ventilation Module 3 Patient Assessment Module 4 Medical Emergencies Module 5 Trauma Module 6 Special Populations Module 7 Operations For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 To view other short-term classes go to https://sis.meridiantech.edu/CE_Intro2.cfm (Health, Medical, EMT, NREMT, Firefighter, Ambulance)

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic A (RXEMT131)

Credits:0

EMT Practical (RXEMTP)

Credits:0

Emergency Medical Technician Refresher (RXEMTR)

Credits:0

Course Description: • Designed to meet the State’s requirement that all EMT-Basic Certifications be renewed through a 24-hour refresher course every two years. Prerequisites: • Oklahoma EMT Certification Pertinent Information: • If Oklahoma certification has expired, this class will not satisfy all requirements to reinstate certification. • Although a book is not required, students are urged to bring their EMT textbook. • Students will be practicing skills through various scenarios, so dress comfortably. Course Content: Module 1 Preparatory Module 2 Airway Module 3 Patient Assessment Module 4 Medical/Behavioral Module 5 Trauma Module 6 Obstetrics & Pediatrics Module 7 Operations For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (Health, Medical, NREMT, EMT, License, Certified, Certification)

Emergency Medical Technician Transition/Refresher (RXEMTTR)

Credits:0

Heartsaver First Aid (RXFA)

Credits:0

First aid is the immediate care that is given to someone with an illness or injury before someone with more advanced training arrives and takes over.

Feeding Assistant (RXFASST)

Credits:0

CPR for Family and Friends (RXFFCPR)

Credits:0

Fire Fighter I Training (RXFFI)

Credits:0

Fire Fighter Training (RXFFT)

Credits:0

Heartsaver CPR/AED (RXHCA)

Credits:0

Course Description: • A comprehensive program that teaches the basic techniques of adult, child, and infant CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). This course is designed for lay rescuers and those who may need to respond to a cardiac emergency. • AHA Certification in CPR and AED is obtained upon successful completion. Prerequisites: • None. Pertinent Information: • Heartsaver CPR AED Student Workbook • All books included in tuition • Students must attend the entire class to be eligible for completion. • Students must demonstrate 100 percent competency of the skills learned and pass a written test with 84 percent or better to successfully complete certification requirements. • Majority of class time will be spent on the floor practicing/learning skills utilizing the manikins. Students are encouraged to dress comfortably. • Certification is for two years. Course Content: Module 1 CPR and AED for Adults Module 2 Choking in an Adult Module 3 CPR and AED for Children Module 4 How to Help a Choking Child Module 5 CPR for Infants Module 6 How to Help a Choking Infant For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (Health, Medical, Certified, Daycare, Teacher, Basic)

Heartsaver CPR/AED - Meridian Employees (RXHCAMTC)

Credits:0

HeartCode BLS (RXHCBLS)

Credits:0

Course Description: • This is part two of a blended learning program that leads to BLS Provider certification. This component focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols and skills testing. Prerequisites: • Students must complete the online theory and cognitive testing component (part one) and bring proof of completion to class in order to complete the skills exam for certification. The online component can be purchased for $25 at www.onlineaha.org. Pertinent Information: • Certification is for two years. • Recommended for those needing to renew their certification not those seeking initial BLS Provider certification. • A majority of class time will be spent on the floor reviewing/testing skills utilizing manikins. Students are encouraged to dress comfortably. • Skills Sessions are conducted by authorized AHA Instructors. For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (Medical, Health, CPR, Basic, Hospital)

Healthcare Provider (RXHCP)

Credits:0

For health care providers and other professional rescuers. Learn skills of one- and two-rescuer CPR for adult, child, and infant utilizing mouth-to-mask and bag-mask techniques and AED. Must pass written and skills tests for certification.

Healthcare Provider Recertification (RXHCPR)

Credits:0

Meets requirements for AHA Healthcare Provider Recertification. Must pass written and skills tests for certification. Must show current Healthcare Provider CPR certification card to enroll.

Heartsaver 1st Aid/CPR/AED (RXHFCA)

Credits:0

Home Health Aide (RXHHA)

Credits:0

Course Description: • This course is designed to further develop the skills of long-term care aides to work in a home care setting effectively. • This course consists of 16 hours required in order to be deemed onto the nurse aide registry as a home health aide if student is currently a certified long-term care aide on the registry. Prerequisites: • Student must be a Certified Long-Term Care Aide. Pertinent Information: • Student will gain knowledge in the subject matters below: • To gain knowledge in home care for the Certified Long-Term Care Aide • To gain knowledge in home management • Be aware and assist with nutrition and meal preparation • Learn the skills of adapting personal care activities in the clients’ home • Observing clients’ medication • Learn the skills of observing, recording, and reporting • To gain knowledge in special procedures and emergency care • The student is required to attend and participate in 16 hours of coursework • All assignments and test must be submitted at the time specified by the instructor. For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (Home Care, Medical, CNA Certified, Nurse Aide)

Heartsaver First Aid (RXHSFA)

Credits:0

Course Description: • The Heartsaver First Aid course provides training in basic first aid procedures. The course is for lay rescuers assigned as first responders to emergencies in the workplace or community. This includes corporate employees, security personnel, airline personnel, and other individuals who want or require first aid training. • AHA Certification in First Aid is obtained upon successful completion. Prerequisites: • None. Pertinent Information: • All books included in tuition • Students must attend the entire class to be eligible for completion. • Students must demonstrate 100 percent competency of the skills learned and pass a written test with 84 percent or better to successfully complete certification requirements. • Majority of class time will be spent on the floor practicing/learning skills utilizing the manikins. Students are encouraged to dress comfortably. • Certification is for two years. Course Content: Module 1 First Aid Basics Module 2 Medical Emergencies Module 3 Injury Emergencies Module 4 Environmental Emergencies For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211

Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED (RXHSFAC)

Credits:0

Course Description: • The Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course provides training in basic first aid procedures, adult, child, and infant CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). The course is for lay rescuers assigned as first responders to emergencies in the workplace or community. This includes corporate employees, security personnel, airline personnel, and other individuals who want or require first aid training. • AHA Certification in CPR and AED is obtained upon successful completion. Prerequisites: • None. Pertinent Information: • All books included in tuition • Students must attend the entire class to be eligible for completion. • Students must demonstrate 100 percent competency of the skills learned and pass a written test with 84 percent or better to successfully complete certification requirements. • Majority of class time will be spent on the floor practicing/learning skills utilizing the manikins. Students are encouraged to dress comfortably. • Certification is for two years. Course Content: Module 1 First Aid Basics Module 2 Medical Emergencies Module 3 Injury Emergencies Module 4 Environmental Emergencies Module 5 CPR and AED For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (Health, Medical, Help, Business, Company, Scouts)

Heartsaver First Aid - Meridian Employees (RXHSFAMTC)

Credits:0

HAZWOPER Awareness (RXHW)

Credits:0

HAZMAT (RXHZMT)

Credits:0

Hazardous Materials

IV Therapy for Rad Techs (RXIVTRT)

Credits:0

This course presents fundamental principles and skills that a certified radiographer will need in order to effectively initiate, maintain, and discontinue intravenous therapy. In addition to practice on a Virtual IV Simulator, participants will also have supervised lab practice of skills. Successful course completion will be based on demonstration of knowledge and skill competencies.

Mammography (RXMAM)

Credits:0

This course is designed to provide the certified radiographer with a working knowledge of mammography. The course provides 27.5 hours of formal didactic instruction, including 8 hours of digital mammography, applicable to meet MQSA initial training requirements. Participants may obtain the additional 12.5 hours, documenting 25 supervised exams on their own, to meet the 40-hour MQSA training requirement.

Medical Math Basics (RXMMB)

Credits:0

Course Description: • This course is for those preparing for a career within health occupations as well as working toward employment upgrades in the field. The course covers the following topics: pre-algebra basics; the metric system; reading drug labels, medicine cups, syringes, and intravenous fluid administration bags; parenteral dosages; basic intravenous fluid administration; and basic dosage by body weight. Prerequisites: • None Pertinent Information: • Books included with tuition. • This course is student-directed and paced according to the calendar set by the instructor. Students are expected to complete required activities as assigned. The student will be responsible to complete all module activities before taking the module exam. • This type of learning environment may be new to students who have only attended traditional lecture-based classes in the past. It can offer several advantages to you; however, you must be motivated, show initiative in your work, and seek out the assistance from your peers, instructors, and reference materials when questions arise. • If you need help adjusting to this type of learning environment, it is your responsibility to inform your instructor-don’t be afraid to ask questions at any time! We are here to help you in all aspects of your training. • Satisfies the Medical Math prerequisite for the Practical Nursing program at Meridian Technology Center. This course may be challenged. There are four challenge exams covering, Math Basics, Fraction/Decimals/Percent, Conversions, Dosage Calculations, that can be taken, and if passed will exempt you from completing the course for our Practical Nursing program. Course Content: Module 1 Whole Number Review Module 2 Fractions Module 3 Decimals Module 4 Ratio and Proportion Module 5 Percentages Module 6 Combined Applications Module 7 Pre-Algebra Basics Module 8 The Metric System Module 9 Reading Drug Labels, Medicine Cups, Syringes, and Intravenous Fluid Administration Bags Module 10 Apothecary Measurement and Conversion Module 11 Dosage Calculations Module 12 Parenteral Dosage Module 13 The Basics of Intravenous Fluid Administration Module 14 Basic Dosage by Body Weight For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (Health, Nursing)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) (RXMRI)

Credits:0

After completing the MRI Basics course you will have satisfied the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) structured education requirement to take the MRI certification examination. This course follows the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) MRI Curriculum. The curriculum includes MRI history, physics & image formation, data acquisition and processing, imaging parameters and imaging options. Also instruction is given on patient care, contrast media, MRI safety and image quality. The students of this course will also have the opportunity to complete the ARRT's 125 clinical experience requirements during the clinical experience portion of the class.

MRI Registry Review (RXMRIRR)

Credits:0

Medication Administration Technician (RXMT)

Credits:0

Course Description: • Students will learn how to properly administer medications in an environment where nursing care is not required – such as group homes or residential care facilities. • Certification course. Prerequisites: • None Pertinent Information: • All books included in tuition. • MAT program is designed to provide training required by Oklahoma HB 1092 (May 87) and amended by HB 1880 (June 88). • Its goal is to enable facility personnel to help meet the health care needs of residential care/group home clients safely and effectively. • The class will also make the students aware of what constitutes liability when assisting clients. • State law requires a minimum of 15 hours training, which this course covers, and at least eight hours of update training annually (see MAT Update). • To be eligible for a certificate of completion, a student must complete the entire class. Absent hours will constitute a failure of completion. • Students must be able to read and write at a minimum of an eighth grade level. Oral testing will not be conducted at Meridian Technology Center. • Class moves at a fast pace. Student must be prepared to study outside of class in order to ensure success. • Students must test and score a minimum of 85 percent overall and demonstrate the appropriate skills in order to pass the class. Course Content: Module 1 Ethical/Legal Issues and Documentation Module 2 Administering Medications Module 3 Vital Signs For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (Health, Medical, Medicine, Certification)

Medical Terminology (RXMTB)

Credits:0

Course Description: • Will introduce the student to the language of medicine and an understanding of how complex medical terms are formed. Will build and develop a student’s medical vocabulary so they are better able to communicate with healthcare professionals. • Not a certification course. Prerequisites: • None Pertinent Information: • Books included in tuition. • There is a lot of information that is covered at a very fast pace. Students must be prepared to study outside of class to ensure their success. • Flash cards, transparencies, and word games will be utilized to assist the student’s recall and learning process. • Students receive a set of 128 flash cards and a student practice disk with the purchase of their book. • This course is an excellent preparation course for pre-med students, medical secretaries, medical transcriptionists, etc. • Satisfies the Medical Terminology prerequisite for the Practical Nursing and Radiologic Technologist programs at Meridian Technology Center. • Satisfies the Medical Terminology prerequisite for the Practical Nursing and Radiologic Technology programs at Meridian Technology Center. Course Content: • Structure of the Human Body • The Skeletal System • The Muscular System • The Cardiovascular System • The Lymphatic and Immune Systems • The Respiratory System • The Digestive System • The Urinary System • The Nervous System • Special Senses: Eyes and Ears • The Integumentary System • The Endocrine System • The Reproductive Systems • Diagnostic & Imaging Procedures • General Medical Terminology For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (Health, Nursing, Rad-Tech) To view other short-term classes go to https://sis.meridiantech.edu/CE_Intro2.cfm

Medication Administration Technician Update (RXMTU)

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Course Description: • As required by law, this class meets the minimum eight-hour requirement for annual update training in Medication Administration. • Certification course. Prerequisites: • Medication Administration Training certification. Pertinent Information: • All books included in tuition. • MAT Update program is designed to provide update training required by Oklahoma HB 1092 (May 87) and amended by HB 1880 (June 88). • Students may enroll in this class only if their current MAT certification has not expired. • State law requires a minimum of eight hours update training, which this course covers. • To be eligible for a certificate of completion, a student must complete the entire class. Absent hours will constitute a failure of completion. • Students must be able to read and write at a minimum of an eighth grade level. Oral testing will not be conducted at Meridian Technology Center. Course Content: Infection Control Special Precautions relating to blood spills/body fluids Links in the Chain of Infection Guidelines for Preventing Infection Administering Medications Verify Right of Medication Administration Verify Purposes of Medication and their Common Abbreviations & Symbols Verify Storing and Handling of Medications Verify Administration of Medications Vital Signs Verify Symbols for Documentation of Vital Signs Verify Charting of Vital Signs Conversion of Fahrenheit and Centigrade (Celsius) Temperature Readings Legal Issues and Residents’ Rights Standards of Care Liability Issues Confidentiality Issues Medical Emergencies Signs, symptoms, and Treatment Drug and drug-food Interactions Chart Medication Administration and Resident Care Standard Abbreviations and Symbols General Guidelines for Charting Documenting For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (MAT, Health, Medical, Medicine)

Nurse Aide/Long-Term Care Aide (RXNA)

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Course Description: • As a state and federally regulated training program, this course will prepare and train individuals to work in a long-term care facility, assisted living facility, or hospital. Students learn how to perform functions and procedures relating to the personal hygiene, safety, comfort, nutrition, exercise, and elimination needs of residents. You will also learn proper lifting and moving procedures as well as how to correctly measure and document temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure. • This course prepares students to take the Health Certification Project Long-Term Care clinical and written certification tests for Oklahoma to become a Certified Nurse Aide. Prerequisites: • There are no prerequisites in order to enroll in the program; however, individuals must submit the required immunization records and national felony background check information by the established deadline. Pertinent Information: • All books included in tuition. • Documentation of immunizations is required before the student can participate in clinicals. This will be discussed in-depth with students during the first night of class. • Students will also be required to obtain a national felony record search to include a Sex Offender Registry search from an entity designated by Meridian Technology Center. This record search must be conducted after the individual begins the program. Students who have a positive response will be reviewed for eligibility to complete training. • Students will be practicing skills through various scenarios, so should dress accordingly. No short shorts, sleeveless tops, or open-toed shoes are allowed in the lab. • Students must complete 100 percent of the theory hours and clinical hours in order to be eligible for course completion. • Students will be tested throughout the course and must have an overall average score of 77 percent or better to be eligible for class completion. • Students will spend 16 hours in clinical observation at area healthcare facilities. Clinicals are required for course completion and student should be prepared to make the necessary personal arrangements to ensure attendance is not in question. Professional Nurse Aide attire will be required for the clinicals. • Students will be certified in CPR (American Heart Association BLS Provider) during the course (and prior to clinical rotations) – 100 percent attendance is required and certification is mandatory for course completion. • The HCP clinical and written exams are regularly hosted at Meridian Technology Center. Fees are $35 for the clinical exam and $40 for the written exam. • Upon successful completion of the course, students must pass the HCP clinical and written exams to receive certification and be placed on the Oklahoma Nurse Aide Registry. • Once on the Registry, licensure must be renewed through the Registry every two years. • All applicants to the Registry will be checked by the OSBI for any type of criminal arrest. • Also, all applicants will be checked to see if their name is on the abuse registry. If they are, their license will be revoked in Oklahoma. Course Content: Infection Control/Safety and Emergency Skills Meal/Feeding Skills Personal Care Skills Elimination Skills Vital Sign Skills Positioning Skills Ambulation Skills Lifting and Transfer Skills Promoting residents’ independence Promoting residents’ rights Communication and Interpersonal Skills Mental Health and Social Service Needs Care of Cognitively Impaired Residents Basic Restorative Services For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (Health, Medical, Certified, CNA, LTC, Registry) To view other short-term classes go to https://sis.meridiantech.edu/CE_Intro2.cfm

Nurse Aide II (RXNA2)

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Nurse Aide III (RXNA3)

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Nurse Refresher (RXNR)

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PALS Instructor Course (RXPALSI)

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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (RXPALSP)

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Course Description: • This detailed course is designed for health care providers and other professional rescuers who initiate and direct advanced life support beyond basic life support through the stabilization or transport phases of a pediatric emergency. This course will increase student’s skills in the evaluation and management of an infant or child with respiratory compromise, circulatory compromise, or cardiac arrest. • Students will learn identification and treatment of medical conditions that place the child at risk for cardiac arrest; the systematic approach to pediatric assessment, including general assessment, primary assessment, secondary assessment, and tertiary assessment; the assess-categorize-decide-act approach to assessment and management of a seriously ill infant or child; PALS algorithms and flowcharts; and effective resuscitation team dynamics. • AHA Certification is obtained upon successful completion of competent skills demonstration and written testing. Prerequisites: • Current BLS HealthCare Provider certification • Study and understand the 12 Learning Station Competency Checklists in the Course Guide • Become familiar with the Practice Cases on the Student CD (included I the Course Guide) • Study and understand the PALS algorithms and flowcharts for the core cases in the PALS Course Guide and Provider Manual. • Complete the PALS self-assessment modules (tests) on the student CD for PALS ECGs, Pharmacology, and Practical Applications. Pertinent Information: • Books included in tuition. • Must bring proof of current BLS HealthCare Provider certification and completion of the self-assessment tests to class – or they will not be allowed to attend. • Students must attend the entire class to be eligible for completion. • Students must demonstrate the skills and pass a written test with 84 percent or better to successfully complete certification requirements. • Certification is for two years. • Students are encouraged to dress comfortably. Course Objectives: • Understand and be able to perform the systematic approach to pediatric assessment of a seriously ill or injured child, including the general, primary, secondary, and tertiary assessments • Use the Assess-categorize-decide-act approach to decision making. • Recognize and manage a child respiratory distress or failure and/or compensated or hypotensive shock. • Recognize and manage a child with a life-threatening bradyarrhythmia, tachyarrhythmia, or arrest rhythm. • Describe key elements of effective resuscitation team behaviors and explain why the foundation of successful resuscitation includes both mastery of basic skills and effective team dynamics. • Prevent further deterioration of the child’s condition during the stabilization and transfer phases of care. For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (PALS, Health, Medical, Infant, Toddler)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Recertification (RXPALSR)

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Course Description: • This recertification course is for those individuals who currently hold certification in American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Students will be brought up-to-date on American Heart Association guidelines that may have changed since their last certification. Students will be required to demonstrate their skills and take a written examination. • AHA Certification is obtained upon successful completion. Prerequisites: • Current AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification (if certification has expired, students are required to take the initial Pediatric Advanced Life Support course – there is no grace period). Pertinent Information: • Students should bring their book. • Students must attend the entire class to be eligible for completion. • Student must demonstrate 100 percent skill competency and pass a written test with 84 percent or better to successfully complete certification requirements. • Certification is for two years. • Majority of class time will be spent on the floor practicing/reviewing skills utilizing the manikins. Students are encouraged to dress comfortably. Course Content: Update on American Heart Association Guidelines Practice/Review of all Skills Skills Testing Written Examination. For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (PALS, Toddler, Infant, CPR, Health, Medical)

Phlebotomy (RXPHLEB)

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Course Description: • Phlebotomy is the process of collecting blood. A phlebotomist’s primary role is to collect blood for accurate and reliable test results. The phlebotomist must be able to recognize appropriate methods for analyzing specimens. Students will learn proper blood collection techniques, routine and special specimen collection requirements, transportation procedures, etc. Prerequisites: • None Pertinent Information: • This course will teach students how to properly obtain blood samples, perform specimen collection and processing, organize work assignment and use time management techniques as related to phlebotomy. • Students will perform 30 successful venipunctures on the Virtual Phlebotomy Simulator, perform 30 successful venipunctures in the classroom laboratory setting, and perform 10 successful dermal punctures in the classroom laboratory setting. • This is not a certification course, however students will receive information in class on steps to complete National Certification. Course Content: • Introduction to Blood Collection • Venipuncture Equipment • Pre-examination Variables and Venipuncture Complications • Special Blood Collection • Dermal Puncture • Point-of-Care Testing • Blood Collection from Vascular Access Devices For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (Lab, Test, Testing, Health, Medical, Blood, Drawing Blood) To view other short-term classes go to https://sis.meridiantech.edu/CE_Intro2.cfm

Special Ed Paraprofessional Training (RXSEP)

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Course Description: • Paraprofessional educators are an essential element to ensuring students with disabilities succeed in the classroom. Working under the supervision of a certified instructor, they assist in providing instructional and direct services to children. Prerequisites: • Student must have high school diploma or equivalent. • CPR/AED Certification Pertinent Information: • Book included in tuition. • Individuals must attend all class sessions to receive certification. • This course is designed to meet the required training for special education paraprofessionals in Oklahoma. Course Content: • Legal Foundations of Special Education • Responsibilities and Ethics • IEP Participation • Disability Awareness & Instructional Strategies • Communication & Interaction Strategies • Behavior Strategies, Progress Monitoring & Data Collection • First Aid Certification • Bloodborne Pathogens Training For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (Parapro, Health, Medical, School, Helper)

Skills Test for Nurse Aide (RXTS)

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Skills Test for Nurse Aide (RXTSNA)

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Home Health Administrator Written Exam (OHCAPA) (RXTWADM)

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Alarm/Locksmith/Fire Sprinkler Technician, Plan & Design, Inspector (RXTWALFTPD)

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Alarm/Locksmith Salesperson & Manager Written Test (RXTWALSM)

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Burglar Alarm Written Exam (RXTWBA)

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Closed Circuit TV Written Exam (RXTWCCTV)

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Case Management Written Exam (RXTWCM)

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Written Test Certified Medication Aide (RXTWCMA)

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HCP Written Test/Deem (RXTWDEEM)

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HCP Written Test/Deem LTC (RXTWDLT137)

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Electrical Access Control Written Exam (RXTWEAC)

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Emergency Medical Responder Written Exam (RXTWEMR)

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Test Written Fire Sprinkler Alarm Tech (RXTWFS)

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Test Written Licensed Professional Counselor (RXTWLPC)

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Locksmith Test Written Exam (RXTWLS)

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Nurse Aide Written Exam (RXTWNA)

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POSSE Written Exam (RXTWPOSSE)

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POSSE Reserve Written Exam (RXTWPOSSER)

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Residential Fire Alarm Written Exam (RXTWRFA)

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Security Guard Written Exam (RXTWSG)

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Tattoo Artist Written Exam (RXTWTAT)

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Understanding Hospital Coding and Billing (rxuhcb)

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This course introduces hospital coding/billing to students with various backgrounds - coding, billing, inpatient hospital coding, outpatient hospital coding, inpatient hospital billing, outpatient hospital billing or any combination thereof.