Dec 01, 2021
MEDA 1012 - Clinical Assisting II Credits: 5
Hours/Week: Lecture 4Lab 2
Course Description: This course is designed for persons interested in pursuing a career in Medical Assisting. Students will prepare patients for physical and medical specialty examinations and simulate assisting healthcare provider with examinations of the various body systems. Students will prepare, administer and document injections. Content will also cover the importance of nutrition, exercise and healthy living. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
Prerequisite(s): MEDA 1001 and MEDA 1011 with grades of C or higher and concurrently enrolled in MEDA 1002 . MN Human Services background study with no restrictions. Current CPR certification required either through American Heart Association-(BLS for Healthcare Providers), or American Red Cross-(Professional Rescuer). Restriction: Must be accepted into the Medical Assistant Program.
- Body system examinations
- Medical specialty examinations
- Drug administration
- Healthy living
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- perform pulmonary function testing.
- select proper sites for administering parenteral medication.
- screen test results.
- demonstrate proper use of sharps disposal containers.
- document accurately in the patient record.
- document patient care.
- document patient education.
- execute data management using electronic healthcare records such as the EMR.
- explain the rationale for performance of a procedure to the patient.
- maintain growth charts.
- perform CLIA-waived microbiology testing.
- perform within scope of practice.
- practice within the standard of care for a medical assistant.
- prepare a patient for procedures and/or treatments.
- use internet to access information related to the medical office.
- verify ordered doses/dosages prior to administration.
- administer parenteral medications.
- define nutrition.
- discuss some of the effective strategies and foods that promote good general health.
- explain the importance of good sleep.
- discuss what it means to have a positive outlook toward health.
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