Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 242 Healthcare Foundations

3 credits
This course introduces students to the foundational theory, laws, and regulations required of all Washington healthcare employees. It includes prevention and management of medical emergencies and infection control for the dental hygiene professional. Students explore the personal, professional, and community issues related to HIV disease.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program

Corequisites: DHYG 243 , DHYG 246 , DHYG 247 , and DHYG 256  

Quarters Offered: Summer

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate CPR/first aid for the healthcare provider
  • Complete the dental hygiene program orientation
  • Identify and comply with all aspects of OSHA, WISHA, and DOSH regulations for patient and operator safety
  • Identify and discuss issues related to HIV disease
  • Identify established protocol for operation and maintenance of equipment
  • Complete a medical history review to identify risks for medical emergencies
  • Demonstrate accurate vital sign measurements
  • Apply the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classifications to determine medical risks in dental treatment
  • Describe protocol for managing potential emergency situations
  • Identify and administer appropriate drugs to handle emergency situations
  • Identify and respond to specific medical emergencies that may arise in the dental office
  • Identify and demonstrate establlished protocol for accident and injury prevention in the dental clinic

Total Hours: 40 Lecture Hours: 20 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20