HUC108 - Surgical Orders
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Surgical Orders


Health Unit Clerk

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This course builds on the theory and practice from Semester 1 and provides students with the skills to understand the foundations to process surgical orders, and orders from specialty units. Students will develop information literacy skills in class by creating and using their own resources to complete tasks accurately and safely on electronic or paper health records. Various levels of medical, surgical and specifics such as maternity orders are discussed. The role of the NUC is emphasized in pre-op preparation and post-op follow ups. Students will practice learned concepts in sessions using MOCK orders and transcribing/processing accordingly. This course has been designed for medical office professionals to assist in developing an understanding of common surgical procedures related to a wide variety of body systems. Knowledge in surgical procedures will help the student to educate the patient prior to and after surgery, what to anticipate, and expected results.

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