Career and Technical Ed Curriculum
  Exploring Health Sciences

This one-credit course introduces the student to health care careers and develops basic skills common to all health and medical sciences. It is recommended as the first course for other health and medical sciences courses. This course focuses on exploring health careers, communication skills, safety, first aid, and Healthcare Provider CPR. Exploring the Language of Medicine may be taken concurrently with this course.

Last Updated: 07/23/10 04:24 PM
Standard 1

Benchmark 1.001
Demonstrate Positive Work Ethic
Indicator 1.001.001
Maintain punctual and consistent attendance
Indicator 1.001.002
Take direction willingly
Indicator 1.001.003
Exhibit motivation to accomplish the task at hand

Benchmark 1.002
Demonstrate Integrity
Indicator 1.002.001
Identify and abide by laws and workplace policies
Indicator 1.002.002
Exhibit honesty and reliability

Benchmark 1.003
Demonstrate Teamwork Skills
Indicator 1.003.001
Contribute to the success of the team
Indicator 1.003.002
Assist others
Indicator 1.003.003
Request help when needed

Benchmark 1.004
Demonstrate Self-Representation Skills
Indicator 1.004.001
Dress appropriately
Indicator 1.004.002
Use language and manners suitable for the workplace

Benchmark 1.005
Demonstrate Diversity Awareness
Indicator 1.005.001
Work in a respectful & friendly manner with all customers & coworkers

Benchmark 1.006
Demonstrate Conflict-Resolution Skills
Indicator 1.006.001
Negotiate diplomatic solutions to interpersonal & workplace conflicts

Benchmark 1.007
Demonstrate Creativity and Resourcefulness
Indicator 1.007.001
Contribute new ideas
Indicator 1.007.002
Work with initiative
Indicator 1.007.003
Deal skillfully and promptly with new situations and obstacles
Standard 2

Benchmark 2.008
Demonstrate Effective Speaking and Listening Skills
Indicator 2.008.001
Communicate effectively with customers and fellow coworkers
Indicator 2.008.002
Comprehend details and follow directions
Indicator 2.008.003
Repeat directions or requests to ensure understanding

Benchmark 2.009
Demonstrate Effective Reading and Writing Skills
Indicator 2.009.001
Read and correctly interpret workplace documents
Indicator 2.009.002
Write with clear and correct language, appropriate to audience

Benchmark 2.010
Demonstrate Critical-Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills
Indicator 2.010.001
Analyze and solve problems that arise in completing assigned tasks

Benchmark 2.011
Demonstrate Healthy Behaviors and Safety Skills
Indicator 2.011.001
Manage personal health
Indicator 2.011.002
Follow safety guidelines

Benchmark 2.012
Demonstrate an Understanding of Workplace Organizations, Systems, etc.
Indicator 2.012.001
Identify “big picture” issues
Indicator 2.012.002
Explain one’s role in fulfilling the mission of the workplace

Benchmark 2.013
Demonstrate Lifelong-Learning Skills
Indicator 2.013.001
Continually acquire new industry-related knowledge
Indicator 2.013.002
Improve professional skills to stay current in the field & to advance
Indicator 2.013.003
Seek education and experiences that enhance personal growth

Benchmark 2.014
Demonstrate Job Acquisition and Advancement Skills
Indicator 2.014.001
Prepare to apply for a job
Indicator 2.014.002
Seek promotion

Benchmark 2.015
Demonstrate Time, Task, and Resource-Management Skills
Indicator 2.015.001
Organize and implement a productive plan of work
Indicator 2.015.002
Manage resources

Benchmark 2.016
Demonstrate Job-Specific Mathematics Skills
Indicator 2.016.001
Use mathematical reasoning/processes to accomplish job-specific tasks

Benchmark 2.017
Demonstrate Customer-Service Skills
Indicator 2.017.001
Address the needs of all customers
Indicator 2.017.002
Provide helpful, courteous, and knowledgeable service
Standard 3

Benchmark 3.018
Demonstrate Proficiency with Technologies Common to an Occupation
Indicator 3.018.001
Select & use technological resources to accomplish work efficiently

Benchmark 3.019
Demonstrate Information Technology Skills
Indicator 3.019.001
Work with hardware, file-management techniques, and software/programs
Indicator 3.019.002
Work with equipment and software appropriate to occupation
Indicator 3.019.003
Seek additional technology that might improve work processes/products

Benchmark 3.020
Demonstrate an Understanding of Internet Use and Security Issues
Indicator 3.020.001
Use the Internet efficiently and ethically for work
Indicator 3.020.002
Take measures to avoid Internet security risks

Benchmark 3.021
Demonstrate Telecommunications Skills
Indicator 3.021.001
Select and use telecommunications devices
Indicator 3.021.002
Select and use telecommunications services
Indicator 3.021.003
Select and use Web-based applications
Standard 4

Benchmark 4.022
Examine Planning at Individual Business and Overall Industry Levels
Indicator 4.022.001
Develop strategic plans - mission, vision, goals, objectives, etc.
Indicator 4.022.002
Work with planning tools
Indicator 4.022.003
Anticipate needs for staffing and purchases of equipment and supplies
Indicator 4.022.004
Develop plans for training and upgrading of staff
Indicator 4.022.005
Forecast market trends
Indicator 4.022.006
Develop business plans for entrepreneurial ventures

Benchmark 4.023
Explain Management Methods
Indicator 4.023.001
Use an organization chart to explain how a chain of command works
Indicator 4.023.002
Provide input for strategic plans & communicating the company's vision
Indicator 4.023.003
Lead employees in carrying out strategic plans and action plans
Indicator 4.023.004
Evaluate employee performance
Indicator 4.023.005
Anticipate technology and other major purchasing needs
Indicator 4.023.006
Ensure equity and access for employees
Indicator 4.023.007
Resolve conflicts
Indicator 4.023.008
Develop job descriptions and written policies/procedures
Indicator 4.023.009
Identify recruitment procedures, training opportunities, etc.
Indicator 4.023.010
Work with professional associations and community outreach efforts

Benchmark 4.024
Examine Finance: Decisions, Raising Capital, Expansion, etc.
Indicator 4.024.001
Develop budgets
Indicator 4.024.002
Prepare financial statements
Indicator 4.024.003
Analyze and manage financial transactions and records
Indicator 4.024.004
Implement payroll procedures
Indicator 4.024.005
Determine and pay taxes
Indicator 4.024.006
Identify indirect wage costs
Indicator 4.024.007
Make loans and grant credit to customers
Indicator 4.024.008
Develop graphs and charts related to company finances
Indicator 4.024.009
Identify & implement methods of sustaining profitability of a business
Indicator 4.024.010
Manage 401K plans
Indicator 4.024.011
Identify sources of capital

Benchmark 4.025
Describe Technical and Production Skills for Production Techniques
Indicator 4.025.001
Use troubleshooting and problem-solving techniques
Indicator 4.025.002
Analyze information to make decisions
Indicator 4.025.003
Identify and implement quality assurance techniques
Indicator 4.025.004
Employ communication skills (writing, listening, speaking, etc.)
Indicator 4.025.005
Participate in team efforts
Indicator 4.025.006
Implement projects and new techniques
Indicator 4.025.007
Demonstrate basic computer skills
Indicator 4.025.008
Employ time management techniques in completing tasks
Indicator 4.025.009
Demonstrate ethical behavior and work ethic

Benchmark 4.026
Examine Underlying Principles of Technology
Indicator 4.026.001
Identify principles of technology an employee should know

Benchmark 4.027
Examine Labor Issues: Worker Rights, Labor Unions, etc.
Indicator 4.027.001
Identify a variety of labor issues

Benchmark 4.028
Describe Community Issues
Indicator 4.028.001
Explain the impacts of community issues on business
Indicator 4.028.002
Identify methods used by business to become involved in the community

Benchmark 4.029
Examine Concepts of Health, Safety & Environmental Issues
Indicator 4.029.001
Describe concepts related to health issues
Indicator 4.029.002
Describe concepts related to safety issues
Indicator 4.029.003
Describe concepts related to environmental issues
Standard 5

Benchmark 5.022
Identify the Purposes and Goals of the Student Organization
Indicator 5.022.001
Identify the purposes of the student organization
Indicator 5.022.002
Identify the goals of the student organization

Benchmark 5.023
Explain the Benefits and Responsibilities of Organization Membership
Indicator 5.023.001
Explain membership benefits of student and civic organizations
Indicator 5.023.002
Explain membership responsibilities of student and civic organizations

Benchmark 5.024
Demonstrate Leadership Skills Through Participation in Activities
Indicator 5.024.001
Participate in activities: meetings, community-service, competitions

Benchmark 5.025
Identify Internet Safety Issues & Comply with Acceptable Use Standards
Indicator 5.025.001
Identify Internet safety issues
Indicator 5.025.002
Identify procedures for complying with acceptable use standards
Standard 6

Benchmark 6.034
Highlight the Major Developments of Health Care History
Indicator 6.034.001
Highlight the major developments of health care history
Indicator 6.034.002
Evaluate impact of major developments in health care on medical care

Benchmark 6.035
Differentiate Among the Types of Health Insurance
Indicator 6.035.001
Differentiate among the types of health insurance

Benchmark 6.036
Differentiate Among the Types of Medical Care Delivery Systems
Indicator 6.036.001
Differentiate among the types of medical care delivery systems

Benchmark 6.037
Describe the Roles and Responsibilities of Health Care Team Members
Indicator 6.037.001
Describe the roles and responsibilities of health care team members

Benchmark 6.038
Differentiate Among the Scope & Roles of Virginia's Health Departments
Indicator 6.038.001
Compare & contrast the scope & functions of Virginia's Health Depts.

Benchmark 6.039
Examine the Impact of the Internet on the Health Care Industry
Indicator 6.039.001
Examine the Internet's impact on the health care industry & consumers
Indicator 6.039.002
Analyze the effects of making online health-related purchases
Standard 7

Benchmark 7.040
Identify Common Medical Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes & Their Meanings
Indicator 7.040.001
Divide medical terms into prefixes, suffixes, and roots
Indicator 7.040.002
Identify the origin of each prefix, suffix, and root
Indicator 7.040.003
Identify the meaning of each prefix, suffix, and root

Benchmark 7.041
Describe How Word Parts are Combined to Form Medical Terms
Indicator 7.041.001
Build medical terms from word parts
Indicator 7.041.002
Separate longer medical terms into roots, prefixes, and suffixes
Indicator 7.041.003
Show how and why combining forms may vary slightly in spelling

Benchmark 7.042
Interpret Common Abbreviations Used in the Health Care Field
Indicator 7.042.001
Provide the meanings of common abbreviations, symbols, and acronyms

Benchmark 7.043
Identify Terminology That Relates to the Body's Elements and Systems
Indicator 7.043.001
Define, spell, and pronounce common medical conditions
Indicator 7.043.002
Define, spell, and pronounce terms for anatomical reference
Indicator 7.043.003
Define, spell, and pronounce structural units
Standard 8

Benchmark 8.044
Identify Basic Anatomical Structure and Body Cavities
Indicator 8.044.001
Identify each body system
Indicator 8.044.002
Locate the dorsal cavity and identify its contents
Indicator 8.044.003
Locate the ventral cavity and identify its contents

Benchmark 8.045
Define the Planes of the Body
Indicator 8.045.001
Locate the coronal plane of the body and explain its function
Indicator 8.045.002
Locate the transverse plane of the body and explain its function
Indicator 8.045.003
Locate the sagittal plane of the body and explain its function

Benchmark 8.046
Identify Chemical Components of the Body
Indicator 8.046.001
Explain the structure of a molecule
Indicator 8.046.002
Recognize the major electrolytes and the importance of pH to the body

Benchmark 8.047
Identify Structures and Functions of the Cell
Indicator 8.047.001
Identify the parts of the cell
Indicator 8.047.002
Explain the location and function of DNA and RNA within the cell
Indicator 8.047.003
Recognize the body’s units of organization from simple to complex

Benchmark 8.048
Identify Structures and Functions of Tissues, Membranes, and Glands
Indicator 8.048.001
Identify the structures & functions of the four types of body tissues
Indicator 8.048.002
Identify the structures and functions of membranes
Indicator 8.048.003
Identify the types and functions of glands within the body

Benchmark 8.049
Identify Structures and Functions of the Integumentary System
Indicator 8.049.001
Name and describe the layers of the skin
Indicator 8.049.002
Explain the function of the skin

Benchmark 8.050
Identify Structures and Functions of the Skeletal System
Indicator 8.050.001
Describe the divisions of the skeletal system
Indicator 8.050.002
Identify the types of bones and their functions
Indicator 8.050.003
Identify the location and function of major joints

Benchmark 8.051
Identify Structures and Functions of the Muscular System
Indicator 8.051.001
Identify the structure and function of the three types of muscles

Benchmark 8.052
Identify Structures and Functions of Blood
Indicator 8.052.001
Recognize that red blood cells carry oxygen to the cells in the body
Indicator 8.052.002
Recognize that white blood cells fight infections
Indicator 8.052.003
Recognize that platelets (blood clotting cells) help clot blood

Benchmark 8.053
Identify Structures and Functions of the Heart
Indicator 8.053.001
Identify the structures of the heart: atria, ventricles, valves
Indicator 8.053.002
Recognize the function of the heart & the electrical conduction system

Benchmark 8.054
Identify Structures and Functions of Blood Vessels & Blood Circulation
Indicator 8.054.001
Describe the structure and function of arteries
Indicator 8.054.002
Describe the structure and function of veins
Indicator 8.054.003
Describe the structure and function of capillaries
Indicator 8.054.004
Explain the differences between oxygenated and unoxygenated blood

Benchmark 8.055
Identify Structures and Functions of the Lymphatic System
Indicator 8.055.001
Identify the structures and functions of the lymphatic system

Benchmark 8.056
Explain Immunity and its Relationship with the Lymphatic System
Indicator 8.056.001
Recognize that acquired immunity can be natural or artificial
Indicator 8.056.002
Recognize that inherited immunity develops before birth

Benchmark 8.057
Identify Structures and Functions of the Respiratory System
Indicator 8.057.001
Recognize that the nose functions to warm, moisten, and filter air
Indicator 8.057.002
Recognize that the pharynx is the passageway for air and food
Indicator 8.057.003
Recognize that the larynx functions as the voice box
Indicator 8.057.004
Recognize that the trachea & bronchi convey air into the lungs
Indicator 8.057.005
Recognize that alveoli are the air sacs where gas exchange occurs

Benchmark 8.058
Identify Structures and Functions of the Gastrointestinal System
Indicator 8.058.001
Recognize that the mouth & teeth perform mechanical breakdown of food
Indicator 8.058.002
Recognize that the esophagus conveys food to the stomach
Indicator 8.058.003
Recognize that the stomach churns the food bolus into chyme
Indicator 8.058.004
Recognize that the small intestine absorbs food nutrients
Indicator 8.058.005
Recognize that the large intestine consolidates waste
Indicator 8.058.006
Recognize that the liver serves as a detoxification center
Indicator 8.058.007
Recognize that the gallbladder emulsifies fats
Indicator 8.058.008
Recognize that the pancreas produces insulin and digestive enzymes

Benchmark 8.059
Identify Structures and Functions of the Endocrine System
Indicator 8.059.001
Identify the organs of the endocrine system
Indicator 8.059.002
Identify the glands of the endocrine system
Indicator 8.059.003
Describe the function of the endocrine system

Benchmark 8.060
Identify Structures and Functions of the Reproductive System
Indicator 8.060.001
Identify the structures & functions of the male reproductive system
Indicator 8.060.002
Identify the structures & functions of the female reproductive system

Benchmark 8.061
Identify Structures and Functions of the Nervous System
Indicator 8.061.001
Recognize the function and structures of the central nervous system
Indicator 8.061.002
Recognize the function and structures of the peripheral nervous system

Benchmark 8.062
Identify Structures and Functions of the Urinary System
Indicator 8.062.001
Recognize that the kidney functions to produce urine
Indicator 8.062.002
Recognize that the ureters convey urine from the kidney to the bladder
Indicator 8.062.003
Recognize that the bladder functions to hold urine
Indicator 8.062.004
Recognize that the urethra conveys urine to the outside of the body

Benchmark 8.063
Identify Structures and Functions of the Sensory System
Indicator 8.063.001
Correlate the sensory organs with their senses
Standard 9

Benchmark 9.064
Describe Specimen Preparation and Handling
Indicator 9.064.001
Select the appropriate specimen container(s)
Indicator 9.064.002
Accurately label the specimen with the patient’s information
Indicator 9.064.003
Use the proper handling procedure per organization

Benchmark 9.065
Identify Laboratory Tests, & Procedures Used in Diagnoses & Treatments
Indicator 9.065.001
Identify diagnoses of common disorders for each body system
Indicator 9.065.002
Identify laboratory tests needed to diagnose & treat common disorders
Indicator 9.065.003
Identify procedures used to diagnosis and treat common disorders

Benchmark 9.066
Examine Body Fluids & Cells for Bacteria, Parasites and Microorganisms
Indicator 9.066.001
Determine the presence of bacteria, parasites & other microorganisms

Benchmark 9.067
Analyze the Chemical Content of Fluids and Tissues
Indicator 9.067.001
Analyze the chemical content of fluids and tissues

Benchmark 9.068
Examine Cells to Determine Quantity and/or to Look for Abnormal Cells
Indicator 9.068.001
Examine cells to determine quantity
Indicator 9.068.002
Examine cells to look for abnormal cells in blood, fluids and tissues

Benchmark 9.069
Assess Lab Finding, Using Sophisticated Laboratory Equipment
Indicator 9.069.001
Use automated equipment & various instruments to examine cells
Indicator 9.069.002
Analyze specimens to determine composition, state & irregularities
Indicator 9.069.003
Compare & contrast automated testing & manual testing of the specimens

Benchmark 9.070
Document Results of Laboratory Findings
Indicator 9.070.001
Document results of laboratory findings

Benchmark 9.071
Relay Lab Results to Physicians
Indicator 9.071.001
Relay lab results to physicians with protocol & procedures compliance
Standard 10

Benchmark 10.072
Identify Nutrients Essential for Optimal Health and Wellness
Indicator 10.072.001
Identify the six nutrients essential for health and wellness

Benchmark 10.073
Describe the Digestion and Metabolism of Food
Indicator 10.073.001
Describe digestion as both a mechanical and a chemical process
Indicator 10.073.002
Recognize that nutrient absorption takes place in the small intestine
Indicator 10.073.003
Describe metabolism

Benchmark 10.074
Describe Dietary Guidelines Recommended for Health Promotion
Indicator 10.074.001
Describe the dietary guidelines recommended for health and wellness
Indicator 10.074.002
Identify the basic food groups

Benchmark 10.075
Identify Principles of Food Management and Safety
Indicator 10.075.001
Identify the principles of food management and safety

Benchmark 10.076
Explain Basic Dietary Management Techniques
Indicator 10.076.001
Explain basic dietary management techniques

Benchmark 10.077
Identify Common Medical Conditions Related to Poor Nutrition
Indicator 10.077.001
Identify common medical conditions related to poor nutrition

Benchmark 10.078
Identify Dietary Patterns Relating to Personal Preferences
Indicator 10.078.001
Identify dietary patterns relating to ethnicity/religion/culture
Indicator 10.078.002
Identify dietary patterns relating to personal preferences
Standard 11

Benchmark 11.079
Identify General Principles of Pharmacology
Indicator 11.079.001
Identify the general principles of pharmacology

Benchmark 11.080
Describe Sources, Types, and Uses of Common Drugs
Indicator 11.080.001
Describe the sources of common drugs
Indicator 11.080.002
Describe the types and uses of common drugs

Benchmark 11.081
Differentiate Between Generic and Trade Names for Drugs
Indicator 11.081.001
Differentiate between generic and trade names for drugs
Indicator 11.081.002
Explain the rights given to manufacturers after FDA drug approval

Benchmark 11.082
Explain the Importance of Pharmacokinetics
Indicator 11.082.001
Explain the importance of pharmacokinetics

Benchmark 11.083
Describe the Elements of a Prescription
Indicator 11.083.001
Describe the elements of a prescription

Benchmark 11.084
Explain Common Abbreviations Used on Prescriptions
Indicator 11.084.001
Explain common abbreviations used on prescriptions

Benchmark 11.085
Calculate Doses of Medications
Indicator 11.085.001
Calculate doses of medications

Benchmark 11.086
Identify Various Ways Drugs are Administered
Indicator 11.086.001
Identify various ways drugs are administered

Benchmark 11.087
Explain the Importance of Drugs and Supplements in Preventive Medicine
Indicator 11.087.001
Explain the importance of drugs and supplements in preventive medicine

Benchmark 11.088
Comply with Current State and Federal Pharmacy Regulations
Indicator 11.088.001
Adhere to and monitor current state regulations of pharmacies
Indicator 11.088.002
Adhere to and monitor current federal regulations of pharmacies
Standard 12

Benchmark 12.089
Differentiate Among the Approaches to Health Care
Indicator 12.089.001
Compare & contrast approaches to health care for a variety of patients

Benchmark 12.090
Explain the Nature and Importance of a Medical History
Indicator 12.090.001
Explain the importance of a medical history
Indicator 12.090.002
Explain the essential components of a medical history

Benchmark 12.091
Examine Concepts of Care Relating to Ethnicity, Religion, Culture
Indicator 12.091.001
Examine concepts of care relating to ethnicity, religion, culture

Benchmark 12.092
Explain Principles of Effective Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
Indicator 12.092.001
Explain the principles of effective verbal and nonverbal communication

Benchmark 12.093
Communicate to Establish Therapeutic Relationships
Indicator 12.093.001
Communicate to establish therapeutic relationships

Benchmark 12.094
Explain the Concept and Importance of the Patient’s Bill of Rights
Indicator 12.094.001
Explain the importance of the patient’s right to respectful care
Indicator 12.094.002
Explain the importance of the patient’s right to privacy
Indicator 12.094.003
Explain the importance of the patient’s right to refusal of care
Indicator 12.094.004
Explain the importance of the patient’s right to review their records

Benchmark 12.095
Explain the Function and Importance of Advance Directives
Indicator 12.095.001
Explain the function and importance of advance health care directives

Benchmark 12.096
Examine Concepts of Dealing with Dying, Death, and Grief
Indicator 12.096.001
Examine the concepts of dealing with dying, death, and grief

Benchmark 12.097
Explain the Concept of Integrated and Holistic Care
Indicator 12.097.001
Explain the concept of integrated and holistic care
Indicator 12.097.002
Differentiate among the different approaches to health care
Standard 13

Benchmark 13.098
Explain the Concepts of Infection Control and Asepsis
Indicator 13.098.001
Explain the concepts of infection control and asepsis

Benchmark 13.099
Explain the Chain of Infection
Indicator 13.099.001
Define microorganism
Indicator 13.099.002
Explain the chain of infection

Benchmark 13.100
Demonstrate Hand-Washing Procedures
Indicator 13.100.001
Demonstrate hand-washing procedures
Indicator 13.100.002
Recognize the use of hand sanitizers as an alternative to hand-washing

Benchmark 13.101
Differentiate Between Isolation Techniques
Indicator 13.101.001
Explain the Standard Procedures used to reduce disease transmission
Indicator 13.101.002
Compare & contrast transmission-based & reverse-isolation techniques

Benchmark 13.102
Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Workplace Practices
Indicator 13.102.001
Use personal protective equipment (PPE)
Indicator 13.102.002
Use personal protective workplace practices

Benchmark 13.103
Describe Policies & Procedures for Handling & Disposing of Materials
Indicator 13.103.001
Describe the procedures for handling and disposing of materials
Indicator 13.103.002
Identify the basic contents of an exposure control plan
Indicator 13.103.003
Explain importance of training in procedures of infectious materials

Benchmark 13.104
Explain Sterile Processes
Indicator 13.104.001
Explain sterile processes

Benchmark 13.105
Identify the Importance of CDC and OSHA Guidelines
Indicator 13.105.001
Explain the importance of guidelines from the CDC
Indicator 13.105.002
Explain the importance of guidelines from the OSHA
Indicator 13.105.003
Compare and contrast the roles of the CDC and OSHA

Benchmark 13.106
Explain the Concept & the Rationale of Protocols and Safety Procedures
Indicator 13.106.001
Describe a protocol as a set of pre-approved standard procedures
Indicator 13.106.002
Describe a procedure/guideline as an individual action
Indicator 13.106.003
Explain the relationship between a protocol and a procedure/guideline
Indicator 13.106.004
Identify the rationale for using protocols and procedures/guidelines

Benchmark 13.107
Identify Emergency Protection Areas and Devices
Indicator 13.107.001
Identify emergency protection areas
Indicator 13.107.002
Identify emergency protection devices

Benchmark 13.108
Explain Methods of Fire Safety
Indicator 13.108.001
Explain methods of fire safety

Benchmark 13.109
Identify Environmental Hazards
Indicator 13.109.001
Describe the role of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Indicator 13.109.002
Recognize environmental hazards

Benchmark 13.110
Describe the Principles of Body Mechanics
Indicator 13.110.001
Describe principles of body mechanics including good body alignment
Indicator 13.110.002
Recognize the importance of teamwork when lifting weight

Benchmark 13.111
Explain Radiographic Safety
Indicator 13.111.001
Explain radiographic safety

Benchmark 13.112
Explain the Importance of Maintaining a Safe & Clean Work Environment
Indicator 13.112.001
Explain the importance of maintaining a safe & clean work environment
Indicator 13.112.002
Identify potential hazards that may exist in the work environment
Standard 14

Benchmark 14.113
Explain the Process and Importance of Patient Identification
Indicator 14.113.001
Explain the process of patient identification
Indicator 14.113.002
Explain the importance of patient identification

Benchmark 14.114
Identify the Components of the Medical Chart Record
Indicator 14.114.001
Identify the components of the medical chart record

Benchmark 14.115
Explain the Purpose of Medical Records
Indicator 14.115.001
Keep accurate, complete, and appropriately formatted records
Indicator 14.115.002
Assure that files and other collect data are organized at all times
Indicator 14.115.003
Maintain both manual & electronic files, including computer databases

Benchmark 14.116
Describe the Legal Implications of Medical Records
Indicator 14.116.001
Describe the legal implications of medical records
Standard 15

Benchmark 15.117
Explain Basic Traumatic and Medical Emergency Procedures
Indicator 15.117.001
Explain basic traumatic and medical emergency procedures

Benchmark 15.118
Identify the Components of Disaster Planning
Indicator 15.118.001
Identify the components of disaster planning for natural disasters
Indicator 15.118.002
Identify the components of disaster planning for biohazards
Indicator 15.118.003
Identify the components of disaster planning for large calamities

Benchmark 15.119
Identify Items Found in a Basic Emergency Kit
Indicator 15.119.001
Identify items found in a basic emergency kit

Benchmark 15.120
Describe Causes, Symptoms & Treatments of Selected Medical Emergencies
Indicator 15.120.001
Describe the causes, symptoms, and treatments of medical emergencies

Benchmark 15.121
Demonstrate Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with the AED
Indicator 15.121.001
Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with the AED
Standard 16

Benchmark 16.122
Explain the Concept of Biotechnology
Indicator 16.122.001
Explain the concept of biotechnology

Benchmark 16.123
Identify Impacts of Emerging Biotechnology on the Field of Medicine
Indicator 16.123.001
Identify the impact of emerging biotechnology on the field of medicine

Benchmark 16.124
Describe the Impacts of Biotechnology on Preventive Health Care
Indicator 16.124.001
Describe the impacts of biotechnology on preventive health care

Benchmark 16.125
Describe the Role Biotechnology Plays in Medical Forensics
Indicator 16.125.001
Describe role of biotechnology in medical forensics for investigations
Standard 17

Benchmark 17.126
Identify the Components of Professionalism
Indicator 17.126.001
Identify the components of professionalism

Benchmark 17.127
Examine Ethical and Social Issues Related to the Health Care Field
Indicator 17.127.001
Examine ethical and social issues regarding technological advances
Indicator 17.127.002
Examine ethical and social issues regarding biotechnology
Indicator 17.127.003
Examine ethical and social issues regarding marketing efforts
Indicator 17.127.004
Examine the media attention related to ethical and social issues

Benchmark 17.128
Identify Professional Agencies and Organizations in Health Care
Indicator 17.128.001
Identify professional agencies and organizations in health care

Benchmark 17.129
Examine Legal Issues Related to the Health Care Field
Indicator 17.129.001
Examine legal issues related to the health care field

Benchmark 17.130
Explain Confidentiality and its Connection to the HIPAA
Indicator 17.130.001
Explain confidentiality and the importance of maintaining it
Indicator 17.130.002
Identify types & formats of patient information that are confidential
Indicator 17.130.003
Recognize the need to inform patients of their right to privacy
Indicator 17.130.004
Explain the role of HIPAA in legally mandating patient privacy

Benchmark 17.131
Analyze the Role of the Health Care Industry in Public Health Issues
Indicator 17.131.001
Analyze the role of the health care industry in public health issues
Standard 18

Benchmark 18.132
Conduct a Self-Assessment to Determine Career Interests in Health Care
Indicator 18.132.001
Conduct a self-assessment to determine career interests in health care

Benchmark 18.133
Describe the Major Career Fields in Health and Medical Sciences
Indicator 18.133.001
Describe the major career fields in health and medical sciences

Benchmark 18.134
Explain the Role and Importance of Certifications and Licensure
Indicator 18.134.001
Explain the role and importance of certifications and licensure

Benchmark 18.135
Explain the Importance of Ongoing Professional Development
Indicator 18.135.001
Explain the importance of ongoing professional development
Indicator 18.135.002
Identify methods of attaining ongoing training in health care

Benchmark 18.136
Research Selected Health Care Career(s)
Indicator 18.136.001
Research selected health care career(s)

Benchmark 18.137
Identify Job-Seeking Skills
Indicator 18.137.001
Prepare a résumé
Indicator 18.137.002
Identify the communication skills necessary for a positive interview
Indicator 18.137.003
Prepare a cover letter, letter of application, and thank-you letter
Indicator 18.137.004
Select appropriate references for prospective employers

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