Medical Assistant and Their Role in Administration

Medical Assistant and Their Role in Administration of Medication and Vaccines

Course Overview

This is a summary of essential elements of the medical assistant and their role in administration of medication and vaccines and is not a comprehensive guide for compliance. Regulation by those that perform functions in the administration of medication and vaccines 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.

Course Accreditation

This course has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1 Administrative/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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Approval Number:

138477

Intended Audience

The Medical Assistant and Their Role in Administration of Medication and Vaccines training course is an overview of the functions of a medical facility and is generally taken by employees who have previously completed a course in preparing for different examinations 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, workers, and trainees who work within the various examination functions of the allied health profession.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain the role of a medical assistant in preparing for administration of medication, injections, and immunizations
  • Understand a variety of different drug classifications administered in a medical office
  • Describe different drug forms
  • Document medication administration accordingly

Course outline

  • 1. Basic Pharmacology
  • 2. Drug Categories and Examples
  • 3. Drug Effects
  • 4. Drug Forms
  • 5. Vaccinations
  • 6. Administering Injections and Immunizations
  • 7. Documentation
  • 8. References
  • 9. Test

Disclaimer:

This is a summary of essential elements of the medical assistant and their role in administration of medication and vaccines and is not a comprehensive guide for compliance. Regulation by those that perform functions in the administration of medication and vaccines 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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