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Medical Billing and Coding

044033

Date: May 16 - August 17, 2017

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Fee: $1,899

Class Limit: 16

Location: CR Community Education 525 D St. Eureka, Room 105

Instructor: Charlene DiGiacomo

Flyer: Click here.

This combined 80 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using CPT and ICD-10 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. This course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-10 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals: CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS. After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months - 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders - Certified Professional Coder Exam, American Health Information Association Certified Coding Associate exam or other national certification exams.


Injections

043675

Date: May 20, 2017

Day: Saturday

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Fee: $125

Class Limit: 25

Location: CR Eureka Campus 7351 Tompkins Hill Road Eureka, Room AT 126

Instructor: Viane Frye

Flyer: Click here.

This one-day injections training is for those who are employed, or seeking employment, in a medical office setting and will be working under the supervision of a physician. It meets the standards and qualifications established by the Division of Allied Health Professionals, Board of Medical Quality Assurance, and State of California.

Please bring a calculator to class.

Course Objectives:

  • Know Universal Precautions
  • Know the Injection sites
  • How to administer a Subcutaneous, Intramuscular, Intradermal injection
  • How to calculate drug dosage correctly


Venipuncture

043676

Date: May 21, 2017

Day: Sunday

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Fee: $125

Class Limit: 25

Location: CR Eureka Campus 7351 Tompkins Hill Road Eureka, Room AT 126

Instructor: Viane Frye

Flyer: Click here.

This one-day blood draw training is for those who are employed, or seeking employment, in a medical office setting and will be working under the supervision of a physician. It meets the standards and qualifications established by the Division of Allied Health Professionals, Board of Medical Quality Assurance, and State of California.

Course Objectives:

  • Know the anatomy of the veins
  • How to successfully draw blood from a patient
  • Know the possible complications of drawing blood
  • Be able to do capillary puncture in checking blood glucose
  • Know Universal precautions


IV Therapy for LVNs & RNs  

043677

Dates: May 28, June 4 & June 11

Day: Sundays

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $250

Class Limit: 15

Location: CR Eureka Campus 7351 Tompkins Hill Road Eureka, Room AT 126

Instructor: Viane Frye 

Flyer: Click here.

This class is designed to prepare the student to start and superimpose intravenous fluids. The content will include types of fluids and devices rationales for therapies, safety factors, complications, monitoring and preparation of site, patient and equipment. It will also include supervised practice of the technique of venipuncture on mannequins and fellow classmates.  Students will successfully start 3 IVs on fellow classmates. The course fulfills the requirements of (and is approved by) the California State Board of Nursing for IV Certification for LVNs. Fee includes all materials and equipment. 


EMT Refresher

044104

Dates:

Tuesday, November 14, 2017     5:30p.m. – 9:30p.m. RM AT 103/104    

Saturday, November 18, 2017    8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. RM AT 126

Sunday, November 19, 2017     8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. RM AT 126    

Tuesday, November 21, 2017     5:30p.m. – 9:30p.m. RM AT 103/104

Students must attend all four sessions.

Fee: $175

Class Limit: 15

Location: CR Eureka Campus 7351 Tompkins Hill Road Eureka, AT Building (map will be mailed along with receipt and refund policy)

This North Coast EMS-approved course meets state requirements for EMT refresher training, including Skills Competency Verification.  Course includes rigorous and fast-paced didactic instruction, skills sessions, and scenario practice.  Topics include personal safety, medicolegal issues, patient assessment, and management of medical and traumatic emergencies.  Participants who successfully complete this course will be eligible to apply for re-certification as a California EMT.

Notes:  This course does NOT include CPR re-certification. Additional requirements are needed for NREMT re-certification.

Prerequisite:  Current EMT certification, or previous EMT certification expired for no more than six months. Continued state EMT certification may still be possible if EMT certification is expired for more than six months; please contact virginia-plambeck@redwoods.edu


Phlebotomy 

Dates: When dates become available they will be posted here. To receive an an email notification, please email communityed@redwoods.edu.

Fee: $1,995*

Class Limit: 25

Location: CR Community Education 525 D street Eureka, Room 111 & 112

CR introduces training to become a nationally certified Phlebotomist. The complete Phlebotomy Program includes 90 hours of didactic instruction and a clinical rotation consisting of a minimum of 40 hours. Students must successfully complete the didactic portion with overall grade of 75% to be eligible to continue onto the clinical portion of the program. Nationally certified phlebotomists can work in multiple health care settings, including medical offices, hospitals, clinics, and laboratories.

*Although minimal, this class fee is subject to change.


Medical Assisting

Next Class: When dates become available they will be posted here. To receive an an email notification, please email communityed@redwoods.edu. Informational meetings will be scheduled in June and July, next class expected to begin Fall 2017.

Start Date: February 15 - May 17, 2017  

Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fee: $2,995*

Class Limit: 16

Location: CR Community Education 525 D Street Eureka, Room 111 & 112

Instructor: Linda Scales

College of the Redwoods Community Education offers training to become a Certified Medical Assistant. This not-for-credit class with lecture and in-class labs includes clinical rotation at a local medical office. Front and back Office Medical Assistant skills will be covered in an interactive classroom format. 

Medical Assisting course includes:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Venipuncture and Injection Certification
  • Front and Back Office Procedures
  • Clinical Experience at a Local Healthcare Facility
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Perform Finger-stick Lab Tests and Urinalysis
  • Identify Principles of Pharmacology
  • Textbooks, 3 Uniforms & Stethoscope
  • Job Preparation Skills
  • National Medical Assisting Exam

*Although minimal, this class fee is subject to change.


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