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Central Texas Allied Health Institute exists to create opportunities where vulnerable communities have access to a world class quality education in the areas of allied health at an affordable price.
The objective of the Advanced Medical Assistant program is to train students to acquire satisfactory skills and demonstrate competency in a variety of medical office procedures and laboratory techniques. Students have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in areas such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, the body systems, medical terminology, medical front office procedures, venipuncture, laboratory diagnostic procedures, EKG, as well as instruction in the techniques of finding and retaining a job. After successful completion of theory and laboratory course work, students have the opportunity to develop skills and competencies further by participating in a 120-hour externship in a clinic, laboratory, physician’s office, or hospital. Students also receive instruction in the techniques of finding and retaining a job. Once completed, student will earn a diploma of Medical Assistant.
This course prepares the student to sit for the National Health Careers Association Certified Phlebotomy Technician Examination (CPT). The role of the Phlebotomist in the lab will be discussed and trained for students to obtain a job in a laboratory, hospital or clinic. Equipment normally used in a lab will be introduced along with the proper usage and maintenance of the equipment, including working with a microscope. Microbiology and the classifications of organisms are discussed. The students will have the opportunity to develop competencies in patient preparation prior to the collection of the specimen including patient identification, site selection and pre-testing requirements. Patient safety will be discussed relative to laboratory procedures and special collection techniques. The lab component will encompass proper collection techniques and slide preparation for microscopic examination. Once completed, the student will earn a certificate of Phlebotomy.
This certificate program equips a Sterile Supply Processing Technician to decontaminate, disinfect, inspect, assemble, sterilize, and store sterile supplies and reusable patient care equipment. Training is broad-based to ensure transferability of knowledge and skills to other tertiary care settings and includes a supervised preceptor clinical placement involving hands-on experience in a processing department. Once completed, student will earn a diploma of Sterile Processing.
The objective of the Pharmacy Technician Program is to prepare students for eligibility to register with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy by providing training in skills and competencies needed for success in a pharmacy setting. Students have the opportunity to learn skills in basic pharmacology, pharmacy operations and procedures, as well as in areas of business communications and computer software by combining classroom instruction with ample hands-on experience. Students also receive instruction in the techniques of finding and retaining a job.
Graduates may find entry-level employment in hospitals, clinics, retail pharmacies, wholesale pharmacies, and pharmaceutical companies as either a Pharmacy Aide or a Pharmacy Technician. In order to be eligible for externship in a retail or hospital pharmacy, students must register with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician Trainee. Registration as a trainee requires completion of an application, and completion of a fingerprint session. Results of the fingerprint analysis may take up to four to six months and pharmacy technician students must begin the trainee registration process during the first term of enrollment. Once completed, student will earn a diploma of Pharmacy Technician.
The course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform basic care services for a patient (acute care setting) or resident (long-term care setting). It prepares the student to function in the role of nursing assistant under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN). This course is designed to meet the curriculum requirements of the National Healthcare Association. The basic nursing assistant proficiency examination is the approved competency evaluation, with both written and manual skills components. The course requires the student to complete 93 hours of classroom lecture, perform 40 hours in a clinical setting, and successfully demonstrate 21 manual patient/resident care skills. Once completed, student will earn a certificate of Patient Care Technician.
The certificate in Surgical Technology program is designed to provide the knowledge base and technical skills required to seek entry level employment in the discipline. Surgical technologists in the field work under the supervision of physicians and surgical nurses and are responsible for monitoring, maintaining and enforcing the sterile field through adherence to aseptic techniques by all pre-operative, surgical, and post-operative personnel. With this end in mind, this program provides study in instrument and equipment sterilization and handling during both general and specific procedures, patient and team scrubbing, management of surgical supplies, wound exposure and closure, maintenance of hemostasis, and surgical computer and robotics operation and monitoring.
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