Introduction to the United States Health Care System

Learn the philosophy and basic operation of health care system in US.
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  • Lectures 6
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

Welcome to Introduction to United States Healthcare System courses presented by Translate Nursing LLC. This course will provide you with basic knowledge and understanding on how the United States Healthcare System is structured. You will gain a basic understanding of healthcare funding. You will understand administrative levels of healthcare system and will be able to define functions and basic scope of practice of major healthcare workers. You will be able to classify different levels of education, licensure, and certification for main healthcare providers. You will understand some of the current legal and political implications of United States Healthcare System. This class is for students who are unfamiliar with the United States Health Care system and those foreign born health care professionals that are looking to migrate to the United States of America to work within the health care system.

What are the requirements?

  • The students do not need to do anything and may know very little about the United States Healthcare System

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Describe the basic fundamentals of the United States Healthcare System.
  • Describe the three main ways the US healthcare system is funded.
  • Describe the difference between a job and a profession.
  • Define what a scope of practice is and who developes it.
  • List some of the allied health professions that are available in the US Healthcare system.
  • Describe some of the entrys for education there are for some of the healthcare professions within the US healthcare system.

Who is the target audience?

  • Foreign Born Healthcare Professionals coming to the USA to work
  • Anyone in the USA who has a passion to learn about the healthcare system
  • Novice healthcare professionals who want to know more about the USA healthcare system
  • This course is NOT for individuals who are or have been working in the US healthcare system for a long time
  • This course is NOT for individuals who live or have lived in the USA for a long time and have already become accustomed to the culture and healthcare system

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Section 1: Basics of the United States Health Care System
Structure of United States Healthcare System
Funding of United States Healthcare
Education, licensure, and certification within healthcare providers
Scope of Practice for Health Care Workers
Current legal and political implication
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Instructor Biography

Translate Nursing is a company that was established by foreign-born healthcare professionals with one goal in mind - to help with the successful transition into a new healthcare culture and country.

We provide you with that global connection through the world-wide web, social media, blogging and the telephone, thus helping you to feel connected.

Our company, through a holistic team approach, delivers effective and individually prepared resources to support Foreign-Born Healthcare Professionals (FBHP) and their families. Our services can help fill the void between familiar practice and expected practices within the United States Healthcare System.

Our company serves as a resource for foreign-born healthcare professionals and their families who may need more education and support in achieving an optimal and successful transformation into their new culture.

Our networking includes foreign born-healthcare professionals from all healthcare disciplines. Nursing, certified nursing assistants, respiratory therapists are a few of the specialities included.

We allow YOU to discuss YOUR concerns or questions in a calm non-threatening environment.

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