This course introduces students to the field of clinical medical assisting and prepares them for the certification exam that is a requirement to become qualified. Topics covered include (but are not limited to) data collection and recording, measurement of vital signs, physical examinations, phlebotomy, and electrocardiography.
This training program prepares medical assistant students to perform patient clinical skills in various medical office settings. A Clinical Medical Assistants perform clinical procedures including administering medications, assisting with minor surgery, performing an electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and maintaining clinical equipment in an ambulatory care setting. Medical assistants perform routine clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and optometrists running smoothly.
Clinical duties may include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the physician during the examination. Medical assistants collect and prepare laboratory specimens or perform basic laboratory tests on the premises. They instruct patients about medication and special diets, prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician, authorize drug refills as directed, telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy, draw blood, prepare patients for x-rays, take electrocardiograms, and change dressings.
Note: This program will provide the necessary training and skills required to sit for the National Health career Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.
Clinical Medical Assisting:
This 26 lesson course covers the Clinical Medical Assisting basics to provide students with the knowledge and skills related to the medical office duties of the medical assistant. Our medical assistant program provides the necessary medical assistant training for entry-level positions as a medical assistant in a clinic, physician's office or urgent care facility.
- Describe medical assisting as a profession and the medical assistant's role as a part of the health care team in a clinic.
- Interpret the legal and ethical guidelines to deliver quality care to the patient.
- Evaluate patients' vital signs and prepare for providing appropriate care.
- Apply principles of effective communication, and customize care to suit various populations.
- Apply principles of patient confidentiality and HIPAA rules governing quality care.
- Perform a variety of clinical procedures.
- Apply guidelines governing appropriate management of the clinic.
What is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant?
Certified medical technicians collect samples and perform medical laboratory tests in order to provide diagnostic support to physicians and pathologists. They typically earn either a certificate or an associate's degree in clinical laboratory science before attaining professional certification. Professional certification is required by some states and may help with employment.
These individuals may specialize in a field, such as molecular biology. Medical technicians work with diagnostic and analytical equipment, including analyzers and microscopes. Besides performing laboratory work, they may collect samples directly from patients.
Medical technicians typically work under medical laboratory technologists and may receive instructions from physicians or pathologists. Like many employees in the medical field, they may work odd hours or be on-call in case of an emergency. Medical technicians need to follow safety protocols, which may include disposing of hazardous waste and wearing protective clothing.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment for medical and clinical laboratory technicians, the field that encompasses medical technicians, was expected to increase by 18% from 2014-2024 (www.bls.gov). Population growth and the development of new laboratory tests will spur the employment increase. Medical technicians may find work with hospitals, laboratories, physicians' offices and universities. In May 2015, the BLS reported that the average annual salary for medical and clinical laboratory technicians was $41,420.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Medical Assisting
- Overview of the Medical Assisting Profession
- Educational Preparation for a Professional Medical Assistant
- Qualities of a Medical Assistant
- Professional Organizations and Accreditation
Lesson 2: Patient History and Documentation
- Recording Patient Medical History
- Patient Intake Interview
- Methods of Charting and Documentation
- Electronic Medical Records
Lesson 3: Patient Vital Signs
- Respiration and Pulse
- Blood Pressure
- Height and Weight
Lesson 4: Physical Examination
- Procedure of Physical Examination
- Sequence of Physical Examination
Lesson 5: Phlebotomy
- Venipuncture Equipment
- Medical Assistant's Role in Phlebotomy
- Venipuncture Technique
- Capillary Puncture
- Specimen Handling
Lesson 6: Electrocardiography
- The Cardiac Cycle and EKG Cycle
- Types of Electrocardiographs
- EKG Equipment
- Sensor Placement
- Cardiac Arrhythmias
- Other Cardiac Diagnostic Tests
Lesson 7: CLIA and Maintaining a Safe Environment
- Overview of CLIA
- OSHA Regulations
Lesson 8: Examination and Procedures of the ÃÂIntegumentary and Neurologic Systems
- Integumentary System
- Neurologic System
Lesson 9: Examination and Procedures of the ÃÂSensory System
- The Eye
- The Ear
- The Nose
Lesson 10: Examination and Procedures of the ÃÂRespiratory and Circulatory Systems
- Respiratory System
- Circulatory System
Lesson 11: Examination and Procedures of the Digestive System
- Signs and Symptoms of Digestive Conditions and Diseases
- Diagnostic Procedures
Lesson 12: Examination and Procedures of the ÃÂUrinary System
- Signs and Symptoms of Urinary Conditions and Diseases
- Diagnostic Procedures
- Urinary Catheterization
Lesson 13: Communication
- HIPAA Guidelines for Telephone Communications
- Professional Communication Etiquette
- Guidelines for Written Communication
Lesson 14: Medication Dosage and Administration
- Legal and Ethical Issues
- Drug Dosage
- Administration of Oral Medication
- Administration of Parenteral Medication
Lesson 15: Control of Infections
- Growth of Microorganisms
- Infection Cycle
- Stages of Infectious Diseases
- HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C
- Infection Control
- OSHA Regulations
Lesson 16: Legal Considerations in Healthcare
- Sources of Law
- Administrative Law
- Contract and Tort Laws
Lesson 17: Ethical Considerations in Healthcare
- Ethical Guidelines for Medical Professionals
Lesson 18: Assisting with Office/Ambulatory Surgery
- Surgical Asepsis and Sterilization
- Common Surgical Procedures
- Suture Materials
- Supplies and Equipment
- Patient Care and Preparation
- Surgery Setup and Procedure
Lesson 19: Maintaining a Safe Environment
- Clinic Design
- HIPAA in the Medical Facility
- Emergency Procedures
- Clinic Opening and Closing Procedures
Lesson 20: Laboratory Practices
- Laboratory Requisitions
- Quality-Control Practices
- Safe Specimen-Handling Procedures
Lesson 21: Urinalysis
- Urine Collection
- Quality Control
- Urine Examination
- Drug Screening
Lesson 22: Specialty Laboratory Tests
- Pregnancy Tests
- Semen Analysis
- Phenylketonuria Test
Lesson 23: Office Administration
- Patient Scheduling
- Interpersonal Skills
- Inpatient and Outpatient Scheduling Procedures
Lesson 24: Medical Records
- Maintaining Medical Records
- Types of Medical Records
- Electronic Medical Records
- Patient Confidentiality
Lesson 25: Medical Coding
- Overview of Coding Systems
- Diagnostic Coding
- Coding of Medical Procedures
Lesson 26: Human Resource Management
- Medical Assistant as the Clinic Manager
- Personnel Management
- Managing Physician's Schedules
- Inventory Management
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