Medical Assistants and Their Role in Pediatrics

Medical Assistants and Their Role in Pediatrics

Course Overview

Pediatrics is a branch of medicine that entails the medical care of infants, children, and teenagers. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests pediatric care through the age of either 18 or 21.

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

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.

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Intended Audience

This training course is an overview of the functions of a Medical Assistant in a Pediatrics within a medical facility and is generally taken by employees who have previously completed a clinical role or related schooling. It is developed for clinical supervisors, allied health care employees, and trainees who work within the healthcare environment of Pediatric care.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain functions of administrative staff
  • Describe different ways of obtaining vital signs
  • Provide an overview of immunizations
  • Understand common procedures
  • Provide an overview of pediatric subspecialties

Course outline

  • 1. Overview
  • 2. Front Desk and Administrative Duties
  • 3. Vital Signs
  • 4. Immunization
  • 5. Common Procedures
  • 6. Pediatric Subspecialties
  • 7. Test
  • 8. References


This is a summary of essential elements of the Medical Assistant role as it pertains to pediatrics and is not a comprehensive guide to pediatrics compliance. Regulation by those that perform pediatrics duties and responsibilities as a Medical Assistant are obligated to comply with all of its requirement of the agencies and employer and should not refer to this program as a guide of legal information or advice.
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