Care Coordination — Acute

Course Available
2 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Gain the Expertise and Skills Required in Acute Patient Care

This course will provide students with an overview and fundamental understanding of the essential elements of acute care EHR for patients. Concepts covered in this curriculum include the patient care system (PCS), emergency department management (EDM) and surgical services (SUR) in coordination with electronic health records systems (EHR). Students will engage with and gain hands-on experience with acute care her desktops and the interdisciplinary processes within each, required to carry out efficient and safe care of patients. We will explore how each facet of acute care can be tailored to match each caregiver’s unique work?ow, while maintaining and achieving policy and regulatory requirements.

Course Details

Number of Units:  2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend:  This course provides continuing education for those who are either beginning their careers in the healthcare field or those transitioning between areas in the healthcare field.

Required Materials:  No additional materials are required.

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Course Date Units Price
HLTH-X811 – 006 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $399

Care Coordination — Acute

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
Online Self-Paced
Ruby Garcia

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What You Will Learn

  • Navigate electronic health records (EHR) and the PCS, EDM and SUR desktops to access, track, document, review and monitor patients and patient lists
  • Track clinical interoperability in the acute care EHR and other desktops, as they seamlessly work together for patient care coordination and enable care in a timely and safe manner
  • Document appropriate interdisciplinary plan(s) of care through assessments and interventions
  • Access user-specific roles through the PCS, EDM and SUR to deliver and ensure high-quality patient care
  • Utilize EHR to review patient history as it pertains to reconciling medications and maintaining allergies and adverse reactions; additionally, review interdisciplinary documentation from pre-admission to pre-discharge to move the patient in the most efficient manner through the admission plan for care
  • Monitor all pertinent information for a population of patients for orders, medications and assessments that need to be carried out or documented from PCS, EDM and SUR status boards
  • Learn about monitoring patient load and worklists through unit-wide status boards for rooms or beds


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Online Self-Paced

Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.

How is the self-paced course structured? Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. The content is divided into learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

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