The Diversified Health Occupations program at Buckeye Hills Career Center focuses on the concepts, knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for health care workers in hospitals, nursing homes, medical and dental offices, home health agencies, rehabilitation facilities, and veterinary clinics.

Level I students receive classroom instruction in patient care skills, medical terminology, and care of medical and dental equipment. Laboratory experiences for the Level I student include practice of patient care skills, medical software programs, and a field experience of various health care facilities. Students completing the seventy-five (75) hour Nurse Aide Course are eligible to participate in the state certification testing program.

Students will increase their knowledge of comprehensive health and wellness.  Students will be able to identify the components of fitness and communicate the relationship between physical fitness, physical performance, injury prevention, and nutritional intake.  Students will evaluate an individual's state of nutrition based upon the impact of personal choice and social, scientific, psychological ad environmental influences.  Further, students will calculate an individual's kilo calorie burn rate and recommend and ideal diet and physical fitness plan.

Students gain necessary skills and knowledge to meet the needs of individuals from infancy through the human life cycle in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Topics include physical,

psychological, and cultural variations associated with maturing and aging. Emphasis will be placed on regulatory compliance, patientassessment, patient safety, and medical interventions. Additionally, students use psychomotor nursing skills to assist in day-to-day patient care activities.

Course Description:

Students will apply psychomotor nursing skills needed to assist individuals in meeting basic human needs. Students will implement interventions following a nursing assistant plan of care. Students will collect patient's vital signs including temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure. Students will perform phlebotomy procedures with emphasis on infection prevention, universal precautions, proper patient identification, specimen acquisition, handling, and processing. Additionally, students will observe patients' physical, mental, and emotional conditions and document any change.