Medical Assistant in the Clinic

Medical Assistant in the Clinic

Course Overview

This Medical Assistant in the Clinic training course is an overview of functions that are generally performed by employees/students who have previously completed a clinical training course. This course is intended to keep students/employees aware of the clinical importance of duties often performed in a back office/clinic setting. It is developed for front line supervisors, workers, and trainees.

Course Accreditation

This course has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 3 clinical/general 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:

138033

Intended Audience

This Medical Assistant in the Clinic training course is an overview of functions that are generally performed by employees/students who have previously completed a clinical training course. This course is intended to keep students/employees aware of the clinical importance of duties often performed in a back office/clinic setting. It is developed for front line supervisors, workers, and trainees.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the history and need for a Medical Assistant in the clinic
  • Explain the categories and how to obtain vital signs and a medical history from a patient
  • Define infection control and the different forms of asepsis
  • Distinguish electrocardiogram and ambulatory complexes and artifacts
  • Explain proper venipuncture and urine specimen collection techniques and the respective complications of each
  • Describe microscope procedure and microorganism behaviors

Course outline

  • 1. The Medical History
  • 2. Vital Signs
    • A. Temperature
    • B. Pulse
    • C. Respirations
    • D. Blood Pressure
  • 3. Anthropometric Measurements
  • 4. The Physical Examination
    • A. Positioning a Patient for Examination or Treatment
    • B. Safety
    • C. Hazards
  • 5. Emergency First Aid
  • 6. Infection Control/Chain of Infection
    • A. Medical Asepsis
    • B. Isolation Precautions
    • C. Latex Sensitivity
  • 7. EKG Review
    • A. Basic Electrophysiology
    • B. Conduction System of the Heart
    • C. Fundamentals of EKG
    • D. Artifacts
    • E. Stress Testing
    • F. Arrhythmias
    • G. Common Cardiovascular Agents
  • 8. Phlebotomy Review
    • A. Site Selection
    • B. Order of Draw
    • C. Test Tubes, Additives, and Tests
  • 9. Clinical Lab
    • A. Understanding Laboratory Measurements
    • B. Urinalysis and Urine Collection
  • 10. References
  • 11. Test

Disclaimer:

This is a summary of essential elements of the Clinical Medical Assisting and is not a comprehensive guide to Clinical Medical Assisting compliance. Regulation by those that perform Clinical Medical Assisting 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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