Medical Assistants For Pharmacology

Fundamentals of Pharmacology for Medical Assistants

Course Overview

This pharmacology training course is an overview of the functions of a medical facility and is generally taken by employees who have previously completed a pharmacology role or related schooling. This course is intended to keep employees aware of the safe practices of a healthcare facility. It is developed for clinical supervisors, allied health care employees, and trainees who work within the pharmacology functions of the allied health profession.

Course Accreditation

This course has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 2 General/Clinical CEUs. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the course content or the course provider.

Author Information

Brian Dickens – MBA, PHD, NATIONALLY REGISTERED CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT (NRCMA)
Medical Program Director
Dr. Brian Dickens is a Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant (NRCMA) and subject matter expert in the medical assisting and allied health fields.

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Disclosure statement: Dr. Brian Dickens reports having no financial or advisory relationship with any corporate, medical, or political organization doing work related to this educational activity or other business activity.

Approval Number:

138132

Intended Audience

This pharmacology training course is an overview of the functions of a medical facility and is generally taken by employees who have previously completed a pharmacology role or related schooling. This course is intended to keep employees aware of the safe practices of a healthcare facility. It is developed for clinical supervisors, allied health care employees, and trainees who work within the pharmacology functions of the allied health profession.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe effective ways to communicate pharmacology as a medical assistant
  • Explain the laws and rules of the medical field
  • Complete dosage calculation
  • Explain the different parts of a prescription
  • Provide protocols for withdrawing medication from ampules and vials
  • Define the routes of administration

Course outline

  • 1. The Medical Assistant and Their Role in Pharmacology
  • 2. Communication
  • 3. Law and Ethics
  • 4. Conversions and Calculations
  • 5. Dosages and Calculations
  • 6. Dosage Forms
  • 7. Referencing
    • Controlled Substances
    • Prescribes
  • 8. Parts of a Prescription
  • 9. Procedures for Using Ampules and Vials
    • Ampules
    • Vials
  • 10. Routes of Administration
  • 11. References
  • 12. Test

Disclaimer:

This is a summary of essential elements of the medical assistant and their role pharmacology and is not a comprehensive guide for compliance. Regulation by those that perform pharmacology functions as a medical assistant are obligated to comply with all of its requirements of the employer and should not refer to this program as a guide of legal information or advice.
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