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AHS-2070-VU01 - Clinical Medical Assisting


Synonym: 162081
Location: Winooski
Room: CCV Winooski TBA
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Hybrid Section: This course meets both online and at the site office. See below or consult VSC Web Services - Search for Sections in the VSC portal for specific dates and times.
Semester Dates: 01-22-2018 to 05-07-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 02-11-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 03-25-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Not Yet Assigned | View Faculty Credentials

Materials/Lab Fees: $30.00
Open Seats/Section Limit: 0/3 (as of 10-25-17 11:20 PM)

Comments: Meets online and in Winooski, 8:30-11:15am, 1/27, 2/10, 2/24, 3/10, 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5.

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, and a criminal background check.

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, preparing and maintaining examination and treatment areas, and setting up and maintaining a sterlie surgical field.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of common minor surgical instruments, the maintenance and sterilization of the equipment including chemical disinfection and autoclaving, wrapping, and recordkeeping techniques.
7. Demonstrate an understanding of, and the ability to educate patients on, common physical therapy modalities, including hot and cold treatments, massage, and ultrasound and the use of mobility assistance devices.

Textbooks:

Spring 2018 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.

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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