HE - Health & First Aid / Health Occupations

HE9404 Emergency Vehicle Driver

1 credit (10 lec, 2 lec/lab hrs total) This course covers various topics which address both past and potential causes of emergency vehicle problems. The information provided demonstrates where vehicle shortcomings can be found during operation and suggests ways to operate the vehicle within safe ranges.

HE9419/HE9424 Hospice Training

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course prepares adults to work with hospice clients (terminally ill persons) and their families as hospice volunteers. Attendees learn the history of principles of hospice care, common experiences of hospice clients as they move through the dying and bereavement processes, and skills necessary to be effective in the volunteer role. Although this course focuses on interpersonal interventions and activities, personal and cultural reactions to death and dying are included.

HE9433 Emergency Medical Technician- Basic (Refresher)

2.5 credits (20 lec, 16 lec/lab hrs/total) This course is considered to be a “refresher course” for those students who have previously completed an EMT-Basic course, yet were unable to pass the state written and/or the practical examination. This course prepares selected individuals for the certification process in Oregon as an Emergency Medical Technician - Basic.  Prerequisites: HE257(A/B) or HE928(A/B) with a 'C' or better.

HE198/298 Independent Study in Health

1-3 credits (hrs to be arranged) Prerequisite: Instructor consent.

HE250 Personal Health

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This personal health course deals with current health trends and issues in the United States. The course will include information on mental, emotional, social health, and behavior aspects. Physical health includes nutrition-weight management, physical conditioning, environmental health, sexually transmitted disease, cancer, aging, drug education, and cardiovascular disease.

HE252 Standard First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course provides training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid using current emergency cardiac care guidelines.  It provides students with a knowledge and appreciation for emergency management and industry-recognized certification in Professional Rescuer CPR and First Aid upon completion of requirements.

HE260/9360 First Responder

3 credits (30 lec, 10 lab hrs total) The course offers training designed to improve the quality of emergency care rendered to victims of accidents and illness. Students are taught to be proficient in providing basic life support and to take actions necessary to minimize patients’ discomfort.  Must be at least 16 years of age.

HE262 CPR Instructor Training  (AHA)

2 credits (22 lec hrs total) Learn how to teach CPR. Review basic life support, both theory and application. Practice methods, materials and techniques used in CPR courses. Successful completion provides Instructor Certification and/or Recertification. Prerequisite: Current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation by the Oregon Heart Association (BLS Course-Level C).

HE280 Field Experience : Rural Health Aide

3 credits (99 lab hrs/total) The student is required to participate in a ward/unit clerk (paid or voluntary) field experience for a hospital performing such tasks as transcribing physicians orders, assembling charts, and performing medical clerical/medical records tasks. Students will gain experience in telephone skills and professional interactions specific to hospital settings.

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