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Healthcare Online Programs

HEALTHCARE ONLINE PROGRAMS
 
This online program prepares students to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the healthcare industry. It provides students a well-rounded introduction to medical administration that delivers the skills students require to obtain an administrative medical assistant position or advance within their current healthcare career.
 
Payment plans are available for those who qualify. 30% down and choose between a 3 or 10 month payment plan. There is a $45 fee for the payment plan.
 
Outline
  1. An overview of the healthcare industry and expectations for a healthcare professional
  2. Role of the medical administrative assistant
  3. History of medicine, medicine and the law, medical malpractice, medical ethics, and medical practice specialties
  4. Ethical and legal issues, fraud abuse, and compliance
  5. Office and patient communication techniques, appointment scheduling and general office duties
  6. Technology in the healthcare environment
  7. Basic terminology used in the medical office
  8. Medical records management, confidentiality of the medical record, initiating a medical record for a new client and filing reports in the medical record
  9. HIPAA review and patient bill of rights and confidentiality
  10. Financial and practice management
  11. Health insurance coverage, and billing and coding procedures
  12. Professional fees, billing and collecting procedures, accounting systems and credit arrangements
  13. Medical accounting, financial statements, cost analysis, and budgets for the medical practice
  14. Specimen collection, laboratory safety and federal and state regulations
  15. Assisting with medical emergencies
  16. Career development
*Upon successful completion of this program, students may be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam.
 
Registration Fee: $1,299
# Contact Hours: 50
 
 
The Clinical Medical Assisting online program is designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings. Medical assistants with a clinical background perform various clinical tasks including assisting with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an EKG electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks. Job opportunities are prevalent with physician’s offices, clinics, chiropractor’s offices, hospitals and outpatient facilities.
 
Program includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider.
 
Payment plans are available for those who qualify. 30% down and choose between a 3 or 10 month payment plan. There is a $45 fee for the payment plan.
 
Outline
  1. Responsibilities of the clinical medical assistant and introduction to healthcare facilities
  2. Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, circulation of the heart and blood vessels
  3. Care & safety of patients, medical & legal aspects of care, confidentiality and HIPAA
  4. Effective verbal and non-verbal communication, interpersonal skills and human behavior
  5. Aseptic techniques, infection prevention, universal precautions, proper use and disposal of biohazards and sharps
  6. Documenting patient medical histories, updating patient medical files, vital signs and documentation
  7. Appling sterile dressings, preparing patients for x-rays, performing various injections, administering oral medications, instructing patients on the proper usage of medications
  8. Phlebotomy, venipunctures and capillary sampling, collecting specimens and point of care testing
  9. Performing 12 lead EKGs and EKG strip analysis (P,Q,R,S,T wave form)
*Upon successful completion of this program, students may be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam.
 
Registration Fee: $2,499
# Contact Hours: 140
 
 
The purpose of this online program is to familiarize students with all areas of administrative and clinical dental assisting focusing on the responsibilities required to function as an assistant in a dental practice.
 
Program includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider.
 
Payment plans are available for those who qualify. 30% down and choose between a 3 or 10 month payment plan. There is a $45 fee for the payment plan.
 
Outline
  1. The dental assisting profession and the history of dentistry
  2. Dental anatomy and physiology
  3. Tooth charting, tooth surfaces, and classification of restorations on a tooth
  4. Parts of the jaw and areas of the mouth
  5. Oral health and preventions of dental disease
  6. Infection control in dentistry and occupational health and safety
  7. Patient information and assessment
  8. Foundation of clinical dentistry
  9. Dental radiology
  10. Single crown restoration, bridge, implant, partial denture, and full denture
  11. Dental equipment, accessories and the treatment room
  12. Dental hand pieces and accessories
  13. Dental cements and impression materials
  14. Coding of radiology services and the use of codes
  15. Assisting in comprehensive dental care
  16. Dental administration and communication skills
*Upon successful completion of this program, students may be eligible to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) - 1) Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) Exam2) Infection Control Exam (ICE) and the 3) RHS - ICE Exam.
 
Registration Fee: $1,299
# Contact Hours: 60
 
 
A valuable resource for nurses to learn the fundamentals of reading and interpreting ECGs, this online course includes nine instructional modules with quizzes, ten exercises to practice reading and interpreting ECG strips, and a comprehensive course exam.
 
Outline
  1. Cardiac anatomy and physiology
  2. Electrical basis of ECGs
  3. Sinus dysrhythmias
  4. Atrial dysrhythmias
  5. Junctional dysrhythmias
  6. Cardiac conduction block dysrhythmias
  7. Ventricular dysrhythmias
  8. Changes associated with myocardial ischemia and necrosis
  9. ECG changes associated with artificial pacemakers
Registration Fee: $699
# Contact Hours: 20
 
 
This billing and coding online program delivers the skills students need to solve insurance billing and coding problems. It details proper assignment of codes and the process to file claims for reimbursement. This course also provides training in ICD-10-CM.
 
Payment plans are available for those who qualify. 30% down and choose between a 3 or 10 month payment plan. There is a $45 fee for the payment plan.
 
Outline
  1. Intro to International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modifications & Coding Guidelines
  2. Introduction to the organization and use of the ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, and CPT manuals
  3. Basics of diagnostic and procedural coding
  4. The Health Insurance Claim Form (CMS 1500)
  5. HIPAA and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  6. Review and practice coding Evaluation and Management (E&M) services
  7. Review and practice coding from anesthesia, surgery, radiology, medicine, and the pathology/laboratory sections of the CPT
  8. CPT Modifiers, E and V Codes, and Late Effects
  9. Coding surgical procedure and medical procedures for the cardiovascular, integumentary, male/female reproductive systems, maternity care and delivery
  10. Coding for general surgery, radiology, pathology, diagnostic, therapeutic and laboratory services and the Level II National Codes
  11. Tracing delinquent claims & insurance issues
  12. Third-party reimbursement issues
  13. Development of and Improvements to the ICD-10-CM Coding Manual
  14. Examination of the ICD-10-PCS system

Registration Fee: $1,799
# Contact Hours: 80
 
 
Technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings. This online program will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to pursue certification including the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.
 
Program includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider.
 
Payment plans are available for those who qualify. 30% down and choose between a 3 or 10 month payment plan. There is a $45 fee for the payment plan.
 
Outline
  1. The history of pharmacy and healthcare
  2. Pharmacy technician role and responsibilitie
  3. Pharmacy technician certification and registration process
  4. Types of pharmacies including the hospital pharmacy, retail practice, long-term care practice, mail order pharmacy, home care pharmacies, and others
  5. Drug regulation and control
  6. Pharmaceutical terminology and related anatomy
  7. Parts of the prescription and labeling
  8. Pharmacy calculations and math review
  9. Pharmacy measures and abbreviations
  10. Routes and formulations
  11. Parenterals and compounding
  12. Basic biopharmaceutics
  13. Aseptic technique and the handling of sterile products
  14. Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
  15. Basics of IV solutions and calculating 24-hour supply of IV solutions
  16. Factors affecting drug activity
  17. Information and pharmacy resources
  18. Inventory management and financial issues
  19. Brand names and generic drugs
 
Registration Fee: $1,299
# Contact Hours: 50
 
 
The phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and microcollection for testing purposes. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the healthcare system including in hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMO’s, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers, and in other healthcare settings. The Phlebotomy Technician online program prepares professionals to collect blood and other specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis.
 
Program includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider.
 
Payment plans are available for those who qualify. 30% down and choose between a 3 or 10 month payment plan. There is a $45 fee for the payment plan.
 
Outline
  1. The history of phlebotomy and the healthcare setting
  2. Quality assurance and legal issues
  3. Infection control, safety, first aid, and personal wellness
  4. Universal precautions including safety protocols and infection control
  5. Laboratory operations (e.g. safety, quality control)
  6. Blood banks and blood typing, lab departments and personnel
  7. Medical terminology and laboratory theory
  8. Human anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system
  9. Specimen collection, processing, and handling
  10. Blood collection equipment, additives, and order of draw
  11. Venipuncture specimen collection procedures
  12. Capillary puncture equipment and procedures
  13. Special collections and point-of-care testing
  14. Arterial puncture procedures
  15. Non-blood specimens and tests
  16. Pediatric and geriatric blood collection
  17. Blood and blood composition, blood tubes, coagulation, venipuncture protocols, etc.
  18. Heel puncture, protocol, practice, and syringe draws
  19. Respiratory, pneumonia and TB isolation protocol
  20. Laboratory skills and simulated/animated labs
*Upon successful completion of this program, students may be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam. Students may also be eligible for the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT) Phlebotomy Technician Exam and/or the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) exam depending on qualifications.
 
Registration Fee: $1,299
# Contact Hours: 140
 
 
Enjoy the rewards of working with animals! This exciting Veterinary Assistant online program helps students make a difference by learning to keep animals healthy, care for them when they are ill, and assist veterinarians in their offices. This program provides students with an opportunity to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in an entry-level position in the field of veterinary technology. Through classroom lectures and hands on labs, students who complete this program will be prepared to assist veterinarians and veterinary technicians in providing quality animal care. 
 
Program includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider.
 
Payment plans are available for those who qualify. 30% down and choose between a 3 or 10 month payment plan. There is a $45 fee for the payment plan.
 
Outline
  1. Veterinary terminology; Anatomy & Physiology
  2. Veterinary ethics; patient care & communication
  3. Assisting with veterinary procedures and surgery,
  4. Nursing care of hospitalized animals and administering medications as directed
  5. Applying bandages and splints
  6. Sterilizing instruments; microbiology, cytology, parasitology and serology; lab tests
  7. IV initiation and fluid therapy
  8. Veterinary pharmacology & filling prescriptions
  9. Understanding animal behavior
  10. AKC, common canine and feline breeds
  11. Office procedures, booking appointments, billing and collections; Interact with animals and their owners; obtain animal health histories and records; recognize signs and symptoms of illness and disease in animals
  12. Veterinary facility cleanliness and orderliness
  13. Health hazards in the veterinary practice
  14. Restraining and transporting animals to/from cages and stalls; bathing & exercising animals
  15. Identification, handling, and care of various exotic animal species
Registration Fee: $1,899
# Contact Hours: 350
 
 

Telephone numbers are accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing through the Georgia Relay by dialing 711 or 1-800-255-0056 from a TTY/TDD.

Los números de teléfono son accesibles a las personas que son sordos o con pérdida de la audición a través de Georgia Relay marcando 711 o 1-800-255-0056 de TTY/TDD.

Locations

Waycross Alma Baxley
1701 Carswell Ave 101 West 17th St 1334 Golden Isles Pkwy, W
Waycross, Georgia 31503 Alma, Georgia 31510 Baxley, Georgia 31513
912.287.6584 912.632.0951 912.367.1700
877.332.8682    
  Camden Golden Isles
  8001 The Lakes Blvd 3700 Glynco Pkwy
  Kingsland, Georgia 31548 Brunswick, Georgia 31525
  912.510.3327 912.262.4999
     
  Hazlehurst Jesup
  677 Douglas Hwy 1777 West Cherry St
  Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539 Jesup, Georgia 31545
  912.379.0041 912.427.5800

 

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