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CARD 1186 - Patient Care for Allied Health

Cardiology/Cardiovascular Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

Course content introduces the student to the various health and safety measures to be considered when working with patients in a hospital or private laboratory setting. The student will learn how to carry out a variety of basic health care procedures and become familiar with equipment commonly found in the patient care environment.


60% in CARD 1103





Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 32145

Tue Sep 04 - Fri Nov 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Nov 23 Distance


Andrew Busch

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Guided learning format.
  2. This online D2L course is for students in the Cardiology Diploma program. Students are responsible for ensuring prerequisite courses are completed PRIOR to registration. See course description for a list of individual prerequisites. IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration is available on an individual course basis for those who wish to take continuing education credits. Registration does not imply admission to the program. This course may be subject to cancellation if registration numbers are low.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Maintain safety and comfort for the patient, colleague, and self:
    • Assessing temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation
    • Initiating oxygen therapy.
    • Performing oral pharyngeal suctioning.
    • Maintaining intravenous infusions.
    • Assisting patients with elimination needs.
    • Using stretchers and wheelchairs.
    • Moving, positioning, and transferring.
    • Working with patients who have tubes inserted and/or are attached to specialized equipment.
    • Assisting patient with dressing and undressing.
    • Weighing patients.
    • Implementing the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS).
    • Practicing good body mechanics.
  • Use surgical (sterile) asepsis when performing the following procedures:
    • Setting up a sterile field.
    • Applying a sterile dressing.
    • Carrying out a surgical scrub.
    • Donning a sterile gown and gloves.
    • Discontinuing an intravenous.
    • Drawing up solutions from ampules and vials
    • Entering an operating room.
  • Explain the required interventions when working with:
    • Patients experiencing pain, drowsiness, nausea, vertigo, and syncope.
    • Patients who have a physical disability.
    • A hospitalized patient who experiences a cardiac arrest.
    • A patient who is in shock, is hemorrhaging or experiences mild cardio infarction, a seizure, or a diabetic reaction.
    • Patients who are violent or have the potential to be violent.
    • The unconscious patient.
  • Describe the emotional climate in critical care areas and the skills required to be able to function in that environment.
  • Communicate significant data to other health care professionals in a legal, ethical, and professional manner.
  • Assess patients and collect relevant patient information prior to performing diagnostic procedures.
  • Use standard precautions (medical asepsis) and isolation protocols appropriately.
  • Maintain professionalism through:
    • Dress code.
    • Understanding the role and function of the professional association.
    • Describing the function of organizational policies and procedures.
    • Understanding the legal implications of professional practice.
    • Understanding the organizational structure and function of the organization.
    • Describing the roles and relationships of the health care team.
    • Explaining the basic principles of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Personal Information Protection Act.

Effective as of Fall 2011

Related Programs

CARD 1186 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiology Technology
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Diploma


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