MED 160 : CLINICAL SKILLS SEMINAR FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANTS I
Introduces the medical assisting student to basic clinical procedures and patient care. Subjects to be covered include, but are not limited to: infection control and asepsis, preparing the examination room, body measurements and vital signs, obtaining the medical history, assisting with the physical examination, electrocardiography, and therapeutic procedures. Some needle invasive procedures will be performed. This course includes a skills laboratory component. Students will be instructed in the use of an educational electronic medical record (EMR) system. NOTE: Students need to have entry codes to register.
- Obtain vital signs, perform electrocardiography, perform patient screening using established protocols, and assist physician with patient care.
- Perform quality control measures, maintain laboratory test results using flow sheets, and maintain growth charts.
- Participate in training on Standard Precautions, practice Standard Precautions, and select appropriate barrier/personal protective equipment (PPE) for potentially infectious situations.
- Perform handwashing, prepare items for autoclaving, and perform sterilization procedures.
- Describe personal protective equipment and identify safety techniques that can be used to prevent accidents and maintain a safe work environment.
- Describe the importance of MSDS (Materials Safety Data Sheets) in a healthcare setting, identify safety signs, symbols and labels, comply with safety signs, symbols and labels, and evaluate the work environment to identify safe vs. unsafe working conditions.
- Develop a personal (patient and employee) safety plan and develop an environmental safety plan.
- Participate in a mock environmental exposure event with documentation of the steps taken and demonstrate proper use of the following equipment: eyewash, fire extinguishers, and sharps disposal containers.
At a Glance
Program: Medical Assisting