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Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood from patients and taking the blood specimens to the laboratory to prepare for testing.

As a phlebotomy technician you are an important member of the clinical laboratory team. New diagnostic techniques, clinical laboratory technology and automated instruments have greatly increased the volume of - and demand for - medical laboratory testing.

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Nursing assistants are the caregivers who help patients of all ages perform the most basic day-to-day tasks. CNAs work under the supervision of a nurse and play a key role in keeping the nurse up-to-date on vital information about the patients' conditions. Nursing assistants work closely with patients and provide assistance with such tasks as bathing, dressing and feeding.

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The training prepares Nurse Aides to administer medications to long term care residents.

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EKG tests are usually administered by a cardiographic technician.An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a machine that collects data about the heart's activity. EKG may also be referred to as ECG. An EKG test may be prescribed by a doctor for a patient experiencing heart-related issues.

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Patient safety and comfort are important elements in patient care. For the medical professional, the level of care provided is only as strong as the level of knowledge. As IV therapy has become more commonplace in inpatient and ambulatory settings, the need for knowledge has rapidly changed. With the change of equipment and supplies, patients are increasingly receiving IV therapy in more nontraditional settings.

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Sometimes called medical secretaries, health unit coordinators (HUCs) support the medical staff at a health care facility. A HUC helps to keep the facility organized and coordinate communication between patients and medical staff. As a coordinator, you may greet and check in patients, schedule appointments, schedule procedures and perform clerical duties. Other days you might compile patients' charts, transcribe physicians' orders and prepare birth or death certificates. Much of your work is performed under supervision of registered physicians or nurses.

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Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, rehabilitate injuries, reduce stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients.

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About 92 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital, but statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. Immediate CPR can double, or even triple, a victim’s chance of survival.

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Continuing Healthcare

Healthcare Seminars

Throughout the year, Amarillo College offers a wide variety of continuing education seminars and conferences for healthcare professionals.  Please find calendar and registration information for our current seminars and conferences here


Healthcare Courses

The Center for Continuing Healthcare Education offers entry level courses such as Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)Medication Aide, and Phlebotomy to name a few. These courses are designed to help students gain the necessary skills for entry level jobs in a short amount of time. Most of the entry level courses can be completed in 12 weeks or less. Other courses offered by the Center for Continuing Healthcare Education include ACLSPALSCPR/HCP and CPR/First Aid.

Amarillo College Center for Continuing Healthcare Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Continuing Nursing Education

The Center for Continuing Healthcare Education is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center ’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses practicing in the state of Texas are required to complete 20 hours of Continuing Nursing Education every two years. 

The Center for Continuing Healthcare Education is approved to provide CNE, CEUs for LPC/LMFT/LMSW and general CEUs. Through college affiliates we offer the following credits:

  • TCLEOSE (law enforcement)
  • CJAD (adult probation)
  • TJPC (juvenile probation)
  • TCBAP (substance abuse)
  • MCLE (state bar/attorneys)
  • CPE (continuing professional education)
     

The Center for Continuing Healthcare Education also offers credits provided by outside accrediting agencies such as TPTA (Texas Physical Therapy Association). These credits are obtained as appropriate to the specific conference.


Co-Sponsorship Opportunities

The Center for Continuing Healthcare Education strives to provide quality healthcare education in partnership with local and regional healthcare entities. Partners include BSA, Northwest Texas Hospital, the Amarillo VA Healthcare System and many other healthcare organizations within the region. Please contact Kim Crowley at (806) 354-6087 or by email at kacrowley@actx.edu if you or your company is interested.

 

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