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Revision Date: 21-Dec-16

Clinical Medical Assisting




Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Semester Dates: Last day to drop without a grade: 02-12-2017
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 03-26-2017
Faculty: Not Yet Assigned | View Faculty Credentials

This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

Comments: Meets online and at CCV Montpelier Center Thursday 1/26, 2/9,2/23,3/9,3/23,4/6, 4/20,& 5/4.

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Course Description:

An introduction to the clinical skills required by the medical assistant. Instruction includes theory, principles, and practical skills related to infection control, patient care, documentation, patient education, and the operation and maintenance of clinical equipment. This course includes a lab. Prerequisites: Medical Terminology and Human Biology, or equivalent knowledge.

Essential Objectives:

1. Describe the role and functions of a medical assistant in collecting and preparing laboratory specimens, performing basic laboratory tests, and assisting the physician during the medical exam.
2. List and describe the methods for preparing and maintaining examination and treatment areas, preventing infection by using aseptic techniques, and preparing the patient for examinations, procedures and treatments.
3. Distinguish among regulatory agencies including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA), and describe their functions and consequences of non-compliance in physician’s offices and clinical facilities.
4. Discuss guidelines for safe handling of chemical and biological hazards as required by OSHA.
5. Describe the waived tests included in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and discuss the role of the medical assistant in performing waived tests under the guidance of a supervising medical professional.
Laboratory Objectives:
1. Demonstrate how to take a medical history, work with a patient's chart and apply methods of documentation.
2. Demonstrate the ability to obtain vital signs and measurements.
3. Demonstrate patient education regarding nutrition, medication and special tests.
4. Apply therapeutic communication skills by role playing a variety of patient care scenarios.
5. Demonstrate proper infection control procedures including hand washing, gloving, gowning, and preparing and maintaining examination and treatment areas.
6. Demonstrate methods for sterilizing equipment including wrapping items for autoclaving.

Methods:

·         Class and small group discussion

·         Lecture

·         Journal reflection

·         Online discussion board

·         Demonstration

·         Simulations

·         Student Presentations & Participation

·         Homework

·         Portfolio Creation

·         Quizzes

·         Final Exam

 

Evaluation Criteria:

·         Attendance & Participation = 10%

 

·         Discussion Board = 10%

 

·         Homework = 10%

·         Quizzes  = 15%

·         Demonstration of Clinical Competencies= 30%

·         Student Presentation = 5%

·         Final Portfolio = 10%

·         Final Exam = 10%

 

Grading Criteria:

A+ through A-: For any work to receive an "A," it must clearly be exceptional or outstanding work. It must demonstrate keen insight and original thinking. It must not only demonstrate full understanding of the topic or issues addressed, but it must also provide a critical analysis of these. In addition, an "A" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly and thoughtfully articulate his or her learning.

B+ through B-: For any work to receive a "B," it must be good to excellent work. It must demonstrate strong originality, comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "B" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly articulate his or her learning.

C+ through C-: For any work to receive a "C," it must meet the expectations of the assignment. It must demonstrate solid comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "C" grade reflects a student's ability to adequately articulate his or her learning.

D+ through D-: For any work to receive a "D," it must marginally meet the expectations of the assignment. It demonstrates minimal comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "D" grade may reflect a student's difficulty in articulating his or her learning.

F: Work that receives an "F" grade does not meet the expectations or objectives of the assignment. It demonstrates consistent problems with comprehension, organization, critical thinking, and supporting details. In addition, an "F" grade reflects a student's inability to articulate his or her learning. Students are strongly urged to discuss this grade with their instructor and advisor.

A+ = 98-100%            B+ = 88-89.9%           C+ = 78-79.9%           D+ = 68-69.9%

A = 93-97.9%             B = 83-87.9%              C = 73-77.9%             D = 63-67.9%

A- = 90-92.9%            B- = 80-82.9%            C- = 70-72.9%            D- = 60-62.9%

F = 59.9% and below

All graded assignments will be rounded to the nearest tenth. Final grades will be calculated based on the assignment evaluation percentages outlined in Evaluation Criteria.

Textbooks:

Spring 2017 textbook data will be available on December 1. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

Attendance Policy:

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential components of a student's success in college and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. Please be aware that missing any classes may result in a non-satisfactory grade. A pattern of late arrival or early departure will constitute absence at the instructor's discretion. Your presence is beneficial to other members of the class. It is an expectation that all students will be punctual and prepared to participate in class. If there are unforeseen circumstances that interfere with your class attendance, please contact the instructor as soon as possible at 802-522-4003 (Text OK).

Syllabus:

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Required Textbook:

Booth, K. A., Whicker, L. G., & Wyman, T. D. (2016). Medical assisting: Administrative and clinical procedures with anatomy and physiology (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education. ISBN: 978-1-259-19774-1

Recommended Textbook:

**STUDENT WORKBOOK NOT YET AVAILABLE**

Syllabus/Schedule: Subject to change at the instructor's discretion.

Week 1 (01/26/17): Class Face to Face

Read Chapters 1-4 prior to the first class. Lab time will include communication exercises, professionalism, behavioral self-evaluation, resume writing/applying for a job, email etiquette, and presentation assignments.

Week 2 (02/02/17): Online

Read Chapters 5-7 and review online resources. Online discussion board, journal entry, and quiz.

Week 3 (02/09/17): Class Face to Face

Read Chapters 9-12. Lab time will include hand hygiene, sharps handling, biohazard materials, surface disinfection, and electronic charting.

Week 4 (02/16/17): Online

Read Chapters 13-15 and review online resources. Online discussion board, journal entry, and quiz.

Week 5 (02/23/17): Class Face to Face

Review Anatomy & Physiology Chapters 21-34. Lab time will include student presentations on body systems.

Week 6 (03/02/17): Online

Read Chapters 35-37 and review online resources. Online discussion board, journal entry, and quiz.

Week 7 (03/09/17): Class Face to Face

Read Chapters 38-40. Lab time will include gloving (clean & sterile), PPE, autoclaving, patient interview/history, vital signs, recording VS, patient transfers, patient prep for exams, assisting physical exams, GYN procedures, and growth charts.

Week 8 (03/16/17): Online

Read Chapters 41-44 and review online resources. Online discussion board, journal entry, and quiz.

Week 9 (03/23/17): Class Face to Face

Read Chapters 45-48. Lab time will include vision screening, eye/ear irrigations, eye/ear medication administration, sterile field, surgical scrub, surgical assistance, suture/staple removal, microscope use, throat cultures, gram stains, urinalysis & urine pregnancy testing, fecal occult blood testing, hematocrit POC, venipuncture, and blood glucose testing.

Week 10 (03/30/17): Online

Read Chapters 51-53 and review online resources. Online discussion board, journal entry, and quiz.

Week 11 (04/06/17): Class Face to Face

Read Chapters 49, 50, 54, & 55. Lab time will include medication administration, EKGs, peak flow meters, radiology, hot/cold therapy, and walker/cane/crutches use.

Week 12 (04/13/17): Online

Read Chapters 56-58 and review online resources. Online discussion board, journal entry, and quiz.

Week 13 (04/20/17): Class Face to Face

Review and demonstrate competencies.

Week 14 (04/29/17): Online

Portfolio review & finalization, professionalism.

Week 15 (05/04/17): Class Face to Face

Final Exam & Portfolio Submission

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description and syllabus details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

 

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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