Health Occupations Technician (H.O.T.)
Orleans Career and Technical Education Center
Instructors: Rebecca Mahar, Courtney Slack
Niagara Career and Technical Education Center
Instructors: Elaine Herberger and Laura Vendryes
A two year program that allows students experience and exposure to multiple health fields. Experiences will be in multiple clinical settings in local health care facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, ARC programs, etc. Some of the skills students will learn are: taking blood pressure, pulses, respiration and temperature (vital signs), use of proper body mechanics, safe transferring of patients, use of oxygen, applying dressings and bandages, gloving and isolation techniques, putting a chart together and filling out requisition forms. Also an introduction to anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, ethics and legalities, geriatric aide and the basic fundamentals to begin a career in health occupations. Students can take Certified Nursing Assistant exams and become certified in CPR and First Aid and gain certification in Child Abuse Recognition.