Certificate in Certified Health Unit Coordinator (Exam Voucher Included) Online Course

Learn how to facilitate the activities of people in a health unit

Certificate in Certified Health Unit Coordinator (Exam Voucher Included) Online Course

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This program teaches the skills needed to prepare you to sit for the NAHUC certification exam

The Health Unit Coordinator is the central figure in a health unit.  Learning management of information, communication, medical terminology, critical thinking, and cultural diversity will prepare you to work in a variety of health care settings.

The material is presented in a step-by-step manner, and you will learn by completing readings and hands-on exercises and watching video presentations. The course also includes quizzes and exams, so you can test your skills at regular intervals throughout the material. 

In Medical Terminology you will learn not only medical terms themselves, but also their application. You'll start by learning the origins of medical words and how to recognize prefixes and suffixes used in medical terminology. Then you'll learn about the body as a whole and how to differentiate cells, tissues, organs, systems, and cavities. Next, you'll learn to define and describe the function of each system of the human body. This knowledge will help you take the next step in your medical career or education

This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program.

In this program you will learn management of information, communication, medical terminology, critical thinking, and cultural diversity. You will also learn to transcribe physician orders.

Upon completion of this program you will:

  • Be introduced to the history of medicine and health unit coordination.
  • Learn about the health care team and patient care delivery systems.
  • Obtain knowledge in supplies and service management.
  • Learn the importance of confidentiality and patient rights and responsibilities.
  • Obtain knowledge in transcription of orders, medical terminology, and critical thinking.
  • Learn about cultural diversity and ethics along with communication skills.
  • Obtain knowledge in promoting a healthy environment and safety issues.
  • Learn about the patient record and admission, transfers, and discharge.

Course Fast Facts:

  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing offline
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Course Delivery

Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of this program you will be prepared to sit for the NAHUC Certification Exam.  The registration fee for this exam is included with this program.

Certification Exams

  • NAHUC Certification Exam
  1. Section 1 Orientation to Hospitals, medical Centers, and Health Care
    1. Introduction to Health Unit Coordinating
    2. Overview of Healthcare Today
    3. The Nursing Department and Medical Staff
    4. Communication Devices and Their Uses
  2. Section 2Personal and Professional Skills
    1. Communication and Interpersonal Skills
    2. Workplace Behavior
    3. Managing Techniques
  3. Section 3 The Patient's Electronic Record or Chart
    1. The Patient's Chart or Electronic Medical Record
    2. Processing of Electronic, Preprinted, and Handwritten Doctors' Orders
    3. Patient activity, Patient Positioning, and Nursing Observation Orders
    4. Nursing Intervention or Treatment Orders
    5. Nutritional Care Orders
    6. Medication Orders
    7. LaboratoryOrders
    8. Diagnostic Imaging Orders
    9. Other Diagnostic Studies
    10. Treatment Orders
    11. Miscellaneous Orders
  4. Section 4 Health Unit Coordinator Procedures
    1. Admission, Preoperative, and Postoperative Procedures
    2. Discharge, Transfer, and Postmortem Procedures
    3. Reports, Infection Control, Emergencies, and Special Services
  5. Section 5 Introduction to Anatomical Structures, Medical Terms, and Illnesses
    1. Medical Terminology, Basic Human Structure, Diseases, and Disorders

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

1.    Can I register for programs if I am an international student?
Yes, because Our programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school.  Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

2.    How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace.  When you register, you’ll receive six (6) months to complete the program.  

3.    What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

4.    Do I have to buy additional materials?

No

5.    Can I get financial assistance?
Our courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid.  In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.  Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.

6.    What happens when I complete the program? 
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.  

7.    Am I guaranteed a job?

Our programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases.  We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job.  Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program.  Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

8.    Who will be my instructor?
Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction.  The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance.  All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

9.    What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet.  You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer.  You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time.  We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

10.    Can I use a Mac?
Yes

11.    When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment.  You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note:  Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

12.    Does this program prepare for a certification?

Yes, this program will prepare you to sit for the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC) certification exam.

Lynn Cline, RN has worked in the healthcare field since 1980. As a child and growing up, she always enjoyed being a caregiver and knew that being a nurse is what she wanted to do for her career. Lynn began working LTC as a teenager, worked for a period of time as a CNA, then continued her education and became an RN.

The majority of Lynn’s work in the healthcare field has been in acute care, working as a Registered Nurse. She has also worked as Director of Nursing in LTC and in Home Care. Lynn is a certified Risk Manager and certified CQI manager for both acute and LTC.  Lynn has several state approvals to teach healthcare courses and also teaches continuing education for these positions. Lynn’s specialty is in adult education for health care workers in LTC.

About this Course

This program teaches the skills needed to prepare you to sit for the NAHUC certification exam

The Health Unit Coordinator is the central figure in a health unit.  Learning management of information, communication, medical terminology, critical thinking, and cultural diversity will prepare you to work in a variety of health care settings.

The material is presented in a step-by-step manner, and you will learn by completing readings and hands-on exercises and watching video presentations. The course also includes quizzes and exams, so you can test your skills at regular intervals throughout the material. 

In Medical Terminology you will learn not only medical terms themselves, but also their application. You'll start by learning the origins of medical words and how to recognize prefixes and suffixes used in medical terminology. Then you'll learn about the body as a whole and how to differentiate cells, tissues, organs, systems, and cavities. Next, you'll learn to define and describe the function of each system of the human body. This knowledge will help you take the next step in your medical career or education

This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program.

In this program you will learn management of information, communication, medical terminology, critical thinking, and cultural diversity. You will also learn to transcribe physician orders.

Upon completion of this program you will:

  • Be introduced to the history of medicine and health unit coordination.
  • Learn about the health care team and patient care delivery systems.
  • Obtain knowledge in supplies and service management.
  • Learn the importance of confidentiality and patient rights and responsibilities.
  • Obtain knowledge in transcription of orders, medical terminology, and critical thinking.
  • Learn about cultural diversity and ethics along with communication skills.
  • Obtain knowledge in promoting a healthy environment and safety issues.
  • Learn about the patient record and admission, transfers, and discharge.

Course Fast Facts:

  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing offline
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Course Delivery

Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of this program you will be prepared to sit for the NAHUC Certification Exam.  The registration fee for this exam is included with this program.

Certification Exams

  • NAHUC Certification Exam
  1. Section 1 Orientation to Hospitals, medical Centers, and Health Care
    1. Introduction to Health Unit Coordinating
    2. Overview of Healthcare Today
    3. The Nursing Department and Medical Staff
    4. Communication Devices and Their Uses
  2. Section 2Personal and Professional Skills
    1. Communication and Interpersonal Skills
    2. Workplace Behavior
    3. Managing Techniques
  3. Section 3 The Patient's Electronic Record or Chart
    1. The Patient's Chart or Electronic Medical Record
    2. Processing of Electronic, Preprinted, and Handwritten Doctors' Orders
    3. Patient activity, Patient Positioning, and Nursing Observation Orders
    4. Nursing Intervention or Treatment Orders
    5. Nutritional Care Orders
    6. Medication Orders
    7. LaboratoryOrders
    8. Diagnostic Imaging Orders
    9. Other Diagnostic Studies
    10. Treatment Orders
    11. Miscellaneous Orders
  4. Section 4 Health Unit Coordinator Procedures
    1. Admission, Preoperative, and Postoperative Procedures
    2. Discharge, Transfer, and Postmortem Procedures
    3. Reports, Infection Control, Emergencies, and Special Services
  5. Section 5 Introduction to Anatomical Structures, Medical Terms, and Illnesses
    1. Medical Terminology, Basic Human Structure, Diseases, and Disorders

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

1.    Can I register for programs if I am an international student?
Yes, because Our programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school.  Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

2.    How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace.  When you register, you’ll receive six (6) months to complete the program.  

3.    What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

4.    Do I have to buy additional materials?

No

5.    Can I get financial assistance?
Our courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid.  In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.  Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.

6.    What happens when I complete the program? 
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.  

7.    Am I guaranteed a job?

Our programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases.  We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job.  Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program.  Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

8.    Who will be my instructor?
Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction.  The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance.  All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

9.    What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet.  You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer.  You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time.  We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

10.    Can I use a Mac?
Yes

11.    When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment.  You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note:  Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

12.    Does this program prepare for a certification?

Yes, this program will prepare you to sit for the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC) certification exam.

Lynn Cline, RN has worked in the healthcare field since 1980. As a child and growing up, she always enjoyed being a caregiver and knew that being a nurse is what she wanted to do for her career. Lynn began working LTC as a teenager, worked for a period of time as a CNA, then continued her education and became an RN.

The majority of Lynn’s work in the healthcare field has been in acute care, working as a Registered Nurse. She has also worked as Director of Nursing in LTC and in Home Care. Lynn is a certified Risk Manager and certified CQI manager for both acute and LTC.  Lynn has several state approvals to teach healthcare courses and also teaches continuing education for these positions. Lynn’s specialty is in adult education for health care workers in LTC.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 007GES170
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 6 months to complete this program
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 120 Hours

Career Prospects

A Health Unit Coordinator will be a prepared to work in a variety of health care settings.

  • Hospitals
  • Long Term Care
  • Medical Office
  • Various Health Care Facilities 

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