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2023-2024 Course Catalog 
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MEDA 1014 - Clinical Procedures III

Credits: 5
Hours/Week: Lecture 4 Lab 2
Internship hours per week 0
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 including Pediatrics, OB-GYN and Geriatrics and simulate assisting the healthcare provider with examinations of various body systems. Students will prepare, administer and document medications and injections and complete documentation in an electronic health record. Content will also cover compliance and illegal activity reporting. 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 1011  and MEDA 1013  with grades of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): MEDA 1002  
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Body system examinations
  2. Documentation
  3. Medical specialty examinations
  4. Drug administration
  5. Pediatrics
  6. OB-GYN
  7. Geriatrics
  8. Compliance and Illegal Activity Reporting

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

1. identify body systems
2. identify major organs in each body system
3. identify the anatomical location of major organs in each body system
4. identify the structure and function of the human body across the life span
5. identify the normal function of each body system
6. identify appropriate vaccinations based on an immunization schedule
7. identify the following related to body systems: medical terms
8. accurately measure and record: weight (infant), length (infant), head circumference (infant), oxygen saturation
9. perform the following procedures: pulmonary function testing
10. perform patient screening following established protocols
11. verify the rules of medication administration: right patient, right medication, right dose, right route, right time, right documentation
12. select proper sites for administering parenteral medication
13. administer oral medications
14. administer parenteral (excluding IV) medications
15. assist provider with a patient exam
16. calculate proper dosages of medication for administration
17. document on a growth chart
18. apply mathematical computations to solve equations
19. convert among measurement systems
20. document patient care accurately in the medical record
21. complete compliance reporting based on public health statutes
22. report an illegal activity following the protocol established by the healthcare setting
23. demonstrate critical thinking skills

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC): Goals and Competencies
Competency Goals (MnTC Goals 1-6)
Theme Goals (MnTC Goals 7-10)

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