Course Index

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ISC 285 ADVANCED PATIENT CARE

This course is designed to assist the healthcare professional in becoming knowledgeable and proficient in advance patient care practices.  Topics covered in this course will include basic ECG interpretation, arrhythmias, and cardiac pharmacology.  In addition, students will learn basic and advanced airway management.  At the end of the course, the student will be eligible for certification with the American Heart Association in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    BLS certification, enrollment in NMC medical imaging program (radiography or sonography)

ISC BONE DENSITOMETRY



  • Credits: 3.0

MAP 003 MEDICATION AIDE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

This 40-hour course provides classroom instruction and lab experience in the role, responsibilities and skills necessary to provide routine medications to clients, with a special emphasis on the aging client. The primary objectives of the course are to: recognize the 10 basic competencies needed in order to safely provide another person with his/her medications in accordance with the Nebraska Medication Aide Act; identify specific drug families, actions, side-effects and use this knowledge to treat or prevent disease; and recognize the responsibility of the medication aide in relation to PRN medication, providing medications by vaginal, rectal, tube or inhaled routes; and providing insulin by injection. Students who successfully complete the course are eligible to take the competency examinations to qualify for placement on the state of Nebraska Medication Aide Registry. After placement on the registry, nursing assistants have the opportunity to work with clients of diverse ages in healthcare facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded, schools, child care settings or even client homes. Admissions criteria and fees are detailed in appropriate sections (Admissions, Fees) of this catalog. Class dates and times are varied. Preregistration, proof of active status on the Nebraska Nurse Aide registry; proof of American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the HealthCare Provider; proof of required immunizations and completed physical; the completed Campus Health service Questionnaire.

  • Credits: 0.0

MBH 674 LEAN SIX SIGMA IN HEALTHCARE

The central focus of Lean is to maximize customer value while minimizing waste within an organization. This course explores lean principles such as specify value, value stream and flow. Understanding value is a critical competency in a Lean culture. By targeting waste a Lean culture is able to focus on key processes in an effort to increase value. The benefit of a Lean culture is that these principles are adaptable to any industry and applicable to every process. Finally, exploration into Lean sustainability is analyzed following the successful adoption of Lean within an organization.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 673 UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF THE DMAIC PROCESS – PART II

This course focuses on the last three phases of the DMAIC problem-solving process. The analyze phase is utilized to determine root causes of variation and poor performance (defects). During this phase tools such histograms, Pareto charts, scatter plot, and regression analysis are utilized to provide visual representation to assist in the identification of defects. The focus of the improve phase is to improve process performance by addressing and eliminating root cause through the use of tools such as brainstorming, mistake proofing, and Pugh Matrix. Finally in the control phase the improved process and future process performance is monitored using process sigma calculation, control charts, cost saving calculations or control plans to ensure ongoing success.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 672 UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF THE DMAIC PROCESS – PART I

Six Sigma is a data-driven approach and by using the DMAIC problem-solving process individuals are provided a systematic methodology for solving problems within organizations. This course focuses on the first two phases of this problem-solving process. The define phase is the identification of a process problem. Defining a problem begins with a process exploration using tools such as Process Flowcharts, Stakeholder Analysis, and by gathering Voice of the Customer data. The next step in the problem-solving process is the measure phase. During this phase a process is measured to determine current performance and to quantify the problem. Tools such as Process Flowchart, Benchmarking, Measurement System Analysis, and value stream mapping can be utilized.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 671 INTRODUCTION TO SIX SIGMA QUALITY MANAGEMENT

This course will provide an understanding of design and implementation of quality improvement systems. The Six Sigma methodology is a systematic application that focuses on achieving financial gains and increasing customer satisfaction. Emphasis is placed on the DMAIC problem solving process, which is designed to improve effectiveness. When this process is properly applied significant defects, process waste, and out-of-control processes lead to business gains. Beginning with the define phase of the DMAIC process voice of the customer is analyzed. Process effectiveness will be analyzed to identify root causes of process inefficiencies, elimination of these inefficiencies and developing process improvement practices in the healthcare industry. Basic Lean Six Sigma metrics will also be presented.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 682 QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE

This course introduces healthcare administrators to principles and processes of quality management and performance improvement in healthcare. Effectiveness standards, risk management, best practices, benchmarking, and other concepts related to quality improvement and quality outcomes will be discussed. Current issues, datasets, evaluation tools, and the roles of quality monitoring agencies will also be studied.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 700 CAPSTONE

Upon completion of the Program coursework, a student will be called upon to synthesize learning and experiences into a capstone project. This course will include the creation of a formal proposal that must be prepared, submitted and approved by the faculty, the Program Director and the institution involved in the research. Depending on the nature of the project, the student also will need to meet all Institutional Review Board requirements established by Nebraska Methodist College. During the course of the project, a student will be required to demonstrate that he/she can successfully apply theoretical knowledge and skills learned through the Program coursework. All projects will be designed collaboratively between students and faculty to round out a student's integrative experience in the Program.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 659 BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE AND APPLIED HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS

This course combines computer-based methods to analyze health data with the tools used by healthcare leaders to retrieve, report and present data as part of an informed decision-making process. Topics covered include data warehousing, data mining, data visualization, and technology architecture. Case studies will help prepare students for delivering managerial presentations of their analysis and findings.

  • Credits: 3.0