Health care professional training programs offered by UT Martin

Health care professional training programs offered by UT Martin

Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2010 8:33 am

WCP 9.14.10 The University of Tennessee at Martin and Jackson State Community College have partnered to offer health care professional training programs, including the EKG Technician Certification Program and the Pharmacy Technician Program.
Available to both working adults interested in a new career and current health care professionals, these programs will help students prepare for the numerous jobs available to health care staff and professionals.
The programs will be offered on the Jackson State Community College campus in Jackson.
The EKG Technician Certification Program will be offered from 6-9:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 11-Dec. 1. There will be no class on Nov. 24. The registration fee is $999 with textbooks included.
This comprehensive 50-hour program prepares students to function as EKG technicians and to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technician-Electrocardiograph Technician exam and other national certification exams.
This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy of the heart and physiology, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, laboratory assisting, electrocardiography and echocardiography.  
Additionally, students will practice with equipment and perform hands-on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices.   
The Pharmacy Technician Program will be offered from 6-9:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 12-Dec. 7.
There will be no class on Nov. 11 and 25. The registration fee is $999 with textbooks and lab supplies included.
This comprehensive 50-hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s exam.
Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings while working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.
Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, intravenous flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.
For additional information including detailed course description, schedule, registration form and online registration, visit the Web site at http://www.utm.edu/departments/ecce/nondegree/healthcare.php, or call UT Martin at 731-881-7082.

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