This training program prepares Medical Assistant students to perform patient clinical skills in various medical office settings. A Clinical Medical Assistant performs clinical procedures including administering medications, assisting with minor surgery, performing an electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and maintaining clinical equipment in an ambulatory care setting. Medical assistants perform routine clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and optometrists running smoothly.
Clinical duties may include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the physician during the examination. Medical assistants collect and prepare laboratory specimens or perform basic laboratory tests on the premises. They instruct patients about medication and special diets, prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician, authorize drug refills as directed, telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy, draw blood, prepare patients for x-rays, take electrocardiograms, and change dressings.
This 26-module program covers Clinical Medical Assisting basics to provide students with the knowledge and skills related to the medical office duties of the medical assistant. Our medical assistant program provides the necessary medical assistant training for entry-level positions as a medical assistant in a clinic, physician’s office or urgent care facility.
- Describe medical assisting as a profession and the Medical Assistant’s role as a part of the health care team in a clinic.
- Interpret the legal and ethical guidelines to deliver quality care to the patient.
- Evaluate patients’ vital signs and prepare for providing appropriate care.
- Apply principles of effective communication and customize care to suit various populations.
- Apply principles of patient confidentiality and HIPAA rules governing quality care.
- Perform a variety of clinical procedures.
- Apply guidelines governing appropriate management of the clinic.
- Module 1: Introduction to Medical Assisting
- Module 2: Patient History and Documentation
- Module 3: Patient Vital Signs
- Module 4: Physical Examination
- Module 5: Phlebotomy
- Module 6: Electrocardiography
- Module 7: CLIA ’88 and Maintaining a Safe Environment
- Module 8: Examination and Procedures—Integumentary and Neurologic Systems
- Module 9: Examination and Procedures—Sensory System
- Module 10: Examination and Procedures—Respiratory and Circulatory Systems
- Module 11: Examination and Procedures—Digestive System
- Module 12: Examination and Procedures—Urinary System
- Module 13: Communication
- Module 14: Medication Dosage and Administration
- Module 15: Control of Infections
- Module 16: Legal Considerations in Healthcare
- Module 17: Ethical Considerations in Healthcare
- Module 18: Assisting with Office/Ambulatory Surgery
- Module 19: Maintaining a Safe Environment
- Module 20: Laboratory Practices
- Module 21: Urinalysis
- Module 22: Specialty Laboratory Tests
- Module 23: Office Administration
- Module 24: Medical Records
- Module 25: Medical Coding
- Module 26: Human Resource Management
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This is a self-paced program supported by an experienced mentor. Our mentors are subject experts with several years of experience in their respective fields and have the necessary educational training and credentials required to work as an expert. In case of any queries or questions regarding course content, course material, certifications, industry questions or on the progress of the student’s training and advancement, you can contact us on the information mentioned below.
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