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MEDA 1012 - Clinical Assisting II

Credits: 5
Hours/Week: Lecture 4 Lab 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. Acceptance into the Medical Assistant program is required. This course requires students to be concurrently enrolled in MEDA 1002  .
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): MEDA 1001  and MEDA 1011  with grades of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Body system examinations
  2. Documentation
  3. Medical specialty examinations
  4. Drug administration
  5. Healthy living
  6. Exercise
  7. Nutrition

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. identify body systems.
  2. list major organs in each body system.
  3. identify the anatomical location of major organs in each body system.
  4. compare structure and function of the human body across the lifespan.
  5. describe the normal function of each body system.
  6. measure and record: blood pressure; temperature; pulse; respirations; height; weight; length (infant); head circumference (infant); pulse oximetry.
  7. perform: pulmonary function testing.
  8. perform patient screening using established protocols.
  9. verify the rules of medication administration: right patient; right medication; right dose; right route; right time; right documentation.
  10. select proper sites for administering parenteral medication.
  11. administer oral medications.
  12. administer parenteral (excluding IV) medications.
  13. instruct and prepare a patient for a procedure or a treatment.
  14. assist provider with a patient exam.
  15. incorporate critical thinking skills when performing patient assessment.
  16. incorporate critical thinking skills when performing patient care.
  17. show awareness of a patient’s concerns related to the procedure being performed.
  18. calculate proper dosages of medication for administration.
  19. document on a growth chart.
  20. describe dietary nutrients including: carbohydrates, fat, protein, minerals, electrolytes, vitamins, fiber and water.
  21. define the function of dietary supplements.
  22. identify the special dietary needs for: weight control, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, cancer, lactose sensitivity, gluten free and food allergies.
  23. instruct a patient according to patient’s special dietary needs.
  24. show awareness of patient’s concerns regarding a dietary change.
  25. coach patients regarding: health maintenance; disease prevention; treatment plan.
  26. report relevant information concisely and accurately.
  27. explain to a patient the rationale for performance of a procedure.
  28. input patient data utilizing a practice management system.
  29. document patient care accurately in the medical record.
  30. demonstrate proper disposal of biohazardous material: sharps; regulated wastes.
  31. demonstrate proper use of sharps disposal containers.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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