Medical Careers

Medical Careers
Instructors:
Paul Wilson
(952) 567-8068
pwilson@swmetro.k12.mn.us 
Erik Bryz-Gornia
(952) 567-8048
ebryzgornia@swmetro.k12.mn.us 



Articulation Agreements:
Explore Health/Medical Careers
First-Aid/CPR
Emergency Medial Responder
Nursing Assistant
Medical Terminology
.5 Credits
2 Credits
3 Credits
3-4 Credits
3 Credits


This course will provide an opportunity for students to explore different types of healthcare career opportunities. The class will encompass guest lectures, healthcare facility tours and job shadow opportunities.
Take your interest in health care careers to the next step. Get a first-hand look at the skills and competencies needed to work in healthcare. This course will focus on the skills that would be required of anyone working in a healthcare setting while focusing on earning industry certifications. Medical terminology, concepts and outlook are embedded in all of our Medical Careers classes.

Certifications:
First Aid/CPR/AED
American Heart Association Certification

Nursing Assistant
Approved through the Minnesota Department of Health, Nursing Assistant will train students to work directly with residents of a long term care facility. Clinical rotations are conducted at Auburn Manor in Chaska. Students will learn the curriculum and skills required to take the state Nursing Assistant Registry Exams. Students also earn certifications in basic first aid and CPR through the American Heart Association.

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
Medical training required for firefighters and law enforcement, students will learn about emergency services, advanced first aid, and health care provider CPR. This course includes a focus on learning anatomy and physiology and provides many field experiences to practice hands-on skills.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
EMTs are clinicians, trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes. EMTs are often employed by ambulance services, governments, and hospitals. They are  sometimes employed by fire departments and in police departments. There are many EMTs that are also police officers or firefighters. EMTs operate under a limited scope of practice and are typically supervised by a medical director who is a physician. First Aid/CPR and EMR certifications are a prerequisite to this semester-long course.

Fees:
$10- CPR/First Aid/AED Certificate
American Heart Association

All certification fees will be the student's responsibility.

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