First Aid and Emergency Situations

Medical Assistant and Their Role in First Aid and Emergency Situations

Course Overview

The Medical Assistant and Their Role in First Aid and Emergency Situations 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 first aid 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.

Course Accreditation

This course has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 2 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:

138423

Intended Audience

The Medical Assistant and Their Role in First Aid and Emergency Situations 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 first aid 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 first aid and emergency situations
  • Explain and describe cardiopulmonary resuscitations and basic life support (BLS)
  • Describe procedures for certain medical office emergencies
  • Explain procedures for hemorrhages
  • Describe protocols for heat exposure
  • Describe protocols for cold exposure
  • Explain how to react to a patient having a seizure

Course outline

  • 1. The Medical Assistant and their role in First Aid and Emergency situations
  • 2. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • 3. Common Emergencies in the Medical Office
  • 4. Hemorrhage
  • 5. Heat Exposure
  • 6. Cold Exposure
  • 7. Seizures
  • 8. References
  • 9. Test

Disclaimer:

This is a summary of essential elements of the medical assistant and their role in first aid and emergency situations and is not a comprehensive guide for compliance. Regulation by those that perform functions in first aid and immediate care situations 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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