What is an Clinical Medical Technician?
Clinical Medical Assistant perform routine clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and optometrists running smoothly. They are also trained to assist physicians and tend to patients to gather medical information. Clinical medical assistants are also trained to conduct electrocardiograms (EKG). Other laboratory duties include collecting bodily fluids and tissue samples, performing tests, and analyzing substances.
How do I become a Clinical Medical Technician?
Because of the nature of the work, medical assistants need to undergo proper training so they can effectively perform their duties. There are programs available to get you certified to become a clinical medical assistant such as those available at Meditec.
Which school offers Clinical Medical Technician program?
Meditec offers medical assistant training program that prepares you to become successful in your chosen career. In addition to having high quality courses administered by industry experts, Meditec’s programs are also offered 100% online so you have control over your schedule. You can take your school work with you anywhere and study anytime you are available.
What will I learn in this program?
The 920-hour program is divided into 3 sections: Clinical Medical Assisting, EKG and the Lab Services and Phlebotomy section. The course work will prepare you to perform laboratory duties in various medical office settings. You will be trained to conduct various 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.
Will it help me become certified?
Yes, this program prepares you to be a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) – A national exam approved by NHA – National Healthcareer Association.
Are there financial assistance or scholarships available?
Meditec has several financial programs that cater to students seeking scholarships, grants or payment plans. Learn more about it here.
Clinical Medical Technician Program at Meditec
Sign up for the Clinical Medical Technician Program at Meditec to prepare for a career in the medical field. Our programs are developed by industry experts and are proven to have a good track record of producing excellent graduates.
Meditec’s programs are taken 100% online so you have the flexibility to create your own schedule. This is convenient especially for stay-at-home parents, or other students who want the power to control when and how they study. It is also cost-efficient and reduces miscellaneous expenses incurred when studying in a traditional school. Because the program is online, there is no need for expensive books and daily travel costs.
The Clinical Medical Technician Program (920 hours) is divided into three sections:
- Clinical Medical Assisting
- EKG Technician
- Phlebotomy Technician
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This program prepares and provides “Medical Technician” students the necessary training, skills required to sit for a national certification exam (CCMA) in medical assisting.
Our Clinical Medical Technician program covers the theory along with externship, online study guide and practice exam for Clinical Medical Assistant, it further covers the theory of EKG and Phlebotomy preparing students to perform patient clinical skills in various medical office settings such as:
Administering medications, taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients and assist physician during the examination, assisting with minor surgeries, authorize drug refills as directed, telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy, change dressings, prepare patients for x-rays, perform an electrocardiogram, obtain laboratory specimens for testing on the premises, educating patients about medication and special diets as directed by a physician and maintaining clinical equipment in an ambulatory care setting.
Medical Technicians perform routine clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and optometrists running smoothly hence upon successful completion of the program leading to a national certification offered by NHA (National Healthcareer Association) students gain a successful career as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CMT), Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) and Certified EKG Technician (CET).
Note. Program also includes an optional unpaid clinical externship at a local healthcare provider. Additional fees may apply for a background check, drug test and other externship site testing requirements. Students are responsible for any additional fees due at the time of placement in the optional externship.
Program Course Descriptions:
Clinical Medical Technician program is laid out in three modules:
Medical Assisting: This module introduces students to the field of clinical medical assisting and prepares them for the certification exam that is a requirement to become qualified. Topics covered include (but are not limited to) data collection and recording, measurement of vital signs, physical examinations, phlebotomy, and electrocardiography.
- Introduction to Medical Assisting
- Patient History and Documentation
- Patient Vital Signs
- Physical Examination
- Basic Phlebotomy
- CLIA `88 and Maintaining a Safe Environment
- Examination and Procedures – Integumentary and Neurologic Systems
- Examination and Procedures – Sensory System
- Examination and Procedures – Respiratory and Circulatory Systems
- Examination and Procedures – Digestive System
- Examination and Procedures – Urinary System
- Medication Dosage and Administration
- Control and Infections
- Legal Considerations in Healthcare
- Ethical Considerations in Healthcare
- Assisting with Office/Ambulatory Surgery
- Maintaining a Safe Environment
- Laboratory Practices
- Special Laboratory Tests
- Office Administration
- Medical Records
- Medical Coding
- Human Resource Management
EKG: EKG Technician module work covers the specific knowledge and skills related to cardiovascular anatomy and physiology and performance of a 12-lead EKG test. Students learn how to accurately place leads onto the patient, run the EKG machine, perform basic measurements using the EKG strip, and identify normal tracings of the heart’s electrical activity as well as identify common dysrhythmias.
A separate EKG textbook and workbook is used for this section of the module.
- Introduction to EKG Monitoring
- Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
- Introduction to the EKG Machine
- Recording the EKG
- The Normal EKG
- Abnormal EKGs — Rate and Rhythm
- Introduction to Abnormal EKGs — Conduction
- Injury, Ischemia, and Infarction Patterns
- Patient Care
- EKG Interpretation
Phlebotomy: The Phlebotomy module prepares students to collect blood specimens from clients for laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects of blood collection and will review the skills needed to perform venipunctures safely. This includes terminology, blood collection procedures, order of draw and other engaging topics.
- The Role of a Modern-Day Phlebotomist
- The Circulatory System
- Phlebotomy Equipment
- Procedures for Venipuncture
- Blood Collection Issues and Complications
- Equipment and Procedures for Capillary Puncture
- Special Specimen Collection and Point-of-Care Testing
- Handling and Processing of Specimens
- Non-blood Specimen Collection, Handling, and Tests
- Procedures for Arterial Puncture
- Pathogens, Laboratory Safety, and First Aid
- Quality Control and Legal Compliance
Program Classroom Link: https://lms.360training.com/lms
180 Hour Externship
Students must achieve an 85% grade or better on all course quizzes, module exams and final exam and complete a minimum of 50 course hours throughout the e-learning program. Additionally, to be eligible for the clinical externship process students must pass a background check and a drug screen to be placed in a healthcare facility
Students who participate in a clinical must be able to submit the following if required by their site (which is collected by Meditec’s externship coordinator):
- Background check (Federal and/or state)
- Drug Screen
- Immunization record (or able to obtain any immunizations required)
- 2 step TB test
- Flu Shot
- CPR certification
National Exam Details:
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) requirements:
- Possess a high school diploma or GED
- And have successfully completed a related training program such as the one you have completed with Meditec
|2017 Median Pay||$32,480 per year / $15.61 per hour|
|Typical Entry-Level Education||Postsecondary nondegree award|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2016||634,400|
|Job Outlook, 2016-26||29% (Much faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2016-26||183,900|
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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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