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Performance Requirements

You must meet these performance requirements to ensure patient safety and welfare during your time in our program and throughout your career.

Physical Requirements

  • Visual acuity (with corrective lenses if needed) to:
    • Identify cyanosis
    • Observe absence of respiratory movements in patients
    • Read very fine, small print on:
      • Medication containers
      • Physician's orders
      • Monitors
      • Equipment calibrations
  • Hearing ability (with auditory aids if needed) to:
    • Understand the normal speaking voice without viewing the speaker's face
    • Hear monitor alarms, emergency signals and call bells from patients
    • Take / hear blood pressure, lung, heart, vascular and abdominal sounds with stethoscope
  • Manual dexterity to:
    • Use sterile technique
      • Examples: to insert catheters or prepare and administer medications
    • Manipulate and assemble equipment for use

Communication Requirements

  • Communicate effectively in verbal and written form by:
    • Speaking clearly and succinctly when explaining treatment procedures, describing patient conditions and implementing health teaching
    • Writing legibly and correctly in patient's chart for legal documentation
  • Function safely under stressful conditions with the ability to:
    • Adapt to ever changing environment inherent in clinical situations involving patient care
  • Computer skills to:
    • Use a variety of software programs and the internet for research and course projects, including PowerPoint for presentations

 

Contact

Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions Advising

Advising Resource Hub

TRCF 2101A
817-515-1484
TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

Advising by Appointment 

Fall & Spring Hours: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated February 22, 2019