MA 110 : Introduction to Clinical Medical Assisting

Transcript title

Intro to Clinical Med Assist

Credits

7

Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total

110

Lecture hours

50

Lab hours

60

Prerequisites

AH 114; BI 105; CIS 120 (or computer competency test); choose either (BA 214 or WR 121); and choose either (AH 105 or MTH 105 or a higher math course).

Corequisites

MA 111.

Description

First of two classes that introduce key cognitive, psychomotor and affective competencies related to the clinical responsibilities of the medical assistant as identified by the CAAHEP and the MAERB. Covered concepts include application of standard precautions and infection control, patient preparation and education, performance of vital signs, delivery of oral and parenteral medications, vision screening and application of skills to begin assisting with medical exams and procedures. Math component includes basic skills in preparation for understanding and calculating medication dosage. Body structure, function, pathology, and medical terminology are reviewed in relationship to their impact on various body systems.

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate safe and professional behavior including reliability, responsibility and appropriate application of standard precautions and aseptic and sterile technique.
2. Measure vital signs.
3. Room a patient and assist with an exam.
4. Prepare oral and parenteral medications.
5. Prepare patient for exams, procedures and specimen collection.

Content outline

1. Standards precautions and infection control
2. Clinical information collection
3. Physical information collection
4. Introductory testing
5. Introduction to Clinical application of pharmacology
6. Assisting with basic procedures
7. Introduction to pediatric patient care
8. Introduction to medication administration
9. Clinical application of math concepts

Required materials

Required textbook and software, BP cuff, stethoscope, watch, lab coat uniform, access to the internet and computer.

Grading methods

Grades may be determined by weekly homework, midterm exam, final exam, and in-person demonstration; may include discussion, short essays, and in-class presentation; students must pass each class with a 75% or better, must have an average test score in each class of 75% or better; must pass 100% of the psychomotor and affective competencies in each class to progress in the program; minimum attendance requirement, see syllabi for grading details.

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