August 23rd to the 29th is celebrated as Health Unit Coordinator Week! This week celebrates Health Unit Coordinators and their importance within healthcare! The National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC) states that Health Unit Coordinators are, “Referred to as the unit secretary, unit clerk, service specialist, and information coordinator.” Health Unit Coordinators also perform non-clinical functions within various hospital departments.
The NAHUC states that Health Unit Coordinators:
- Adhere to patient satisfaction service initiatives.
- Comply with regulatory agency guidelines and rules.
- Correct and identify potential hazards.
- Interpret hospital abbreviations and terminology.
- Mange physician orders.
- Operate communication equipment and computers.
- Process admissions, discharges, and transfers.
- Protect confidentiality and patient rights.
- Respect cultural diversity.
Use Health Unit Coordinator Week to thank Health Unit Coordinators for all that they do! To show your support, use #HUCD during Health Unit Coordinator Week!
HUC Day – NAHUC. (2019). Retrieved 6 August 2019, from http://www.nahuc.org/huc-day/4584633887.