Students in the Allied Health Science (AHS) program at the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI) are learning to provide patient care services as a component of their technical training. Students are gaining knowledge on how to assist immobile patients who need supplemental care. Instruction includes physical therapy and rehabilitation services by using lift equipment and wheelchair devices. Tammy Jones, MSN, RN, and MNA Program Coordinator, remarked about the critical elements of training students to provide bedside and personal care for hospital and long-term care patients. Additionally, Chastity Vandeventer, MSN, RN, and NHA Program Coordinator, spoke about the quality standards for patient care skills and industry-recognized and career-ready credentials students can earn at the CFI.
“We are proud to provide technical training that meets industry standards for quality care that will enable our students to earn credentials such as State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA), Patient Care Technician (PCT), Medical Administrative Assistant (MAA), and Pharmacy Technician (CPhT),” said Dr. James M. Davis, Principal. The AHS program provides students with the academic and technical preparedness needed to become college and career-ready!