Health Careers – Mrs. Shaffer

Welcome to Health Careers!

The Health Careers course at Lyco CTC is designed for 10th – 12th grade students who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.  This program exposes students to both clinical and administrative careers in health care, and provides them with the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful in their chosen path. The main focuses of this class include:

  • Medical Terminology and Abbreviations:  The student will learn the language of health care, so that he/she is able to communicate with other care providers, to read the patient’s medical record, and to document any observations and/or care given.
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology:  The student will learn the basic structure and function of the the human body, as well as common diseases and disorders that affect each body system.  The student will also learn about human growth and development.
  • Medical Assisting and Nurse Assisting Skills:  The student will learn basic care giving skills, such as:  measuring vital signs, height, and weight, vision screening, CPR and First Aid, assisting with bathing, grooming, and elimination needs, moving and transferring patients, performing ECGs, medication administration, sterile technique, etc.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the program, please contact me.

Dawn Shaffer, RN
(570) 584-2300