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Health Careers Education
HL00512
Clinical Procedures I (FY2012)
98.00
"The student will receive an overview of the medical assistant career. An emphasis will be placed on professionalism, history of the profession, human relations, OSHA guidelines, medical asepsis, vital signs, emergency procedures, law, ethics, communication and documentation."
Lara Skaggs
405 743 5106
lskag@okcareertech.org
Clinical Procedures I
Course objectives are as follows:
1. Explain the role of the professional medical assistant (MA) and describe the qualities of a professional medical assistant.
2. Explain various aspects of the history of medical assisting.
3. Explain the importance of the regulations and guidelines set forth by the federal government and the importance of universal precautions.
4. Demonstrate methods of medical asepsis, disease and infection control.
5. Recognize, prepare and respond to an emergency in the medical office and community.
6. Apply ethical concepts to a variety of health care settings.
7. Explain stress and stressors including ways to cope with stress in the medical office setting.
8. Explain the role of the MA in the area of medical laws.
9. Recognize and utilize effective therapeutic communication skills in the medical office.
10. Take a medical history using a medical history form as a guideline, being sensitive to the needs of the patient.
11. Obtain vital signs, height and weight measurements for adult and pediatric patients.
12. Assist with and/or perform body system examinations and appropriate clinical procedures for the digestive, Urinary, and Respiratory systems.
13. Assist with and/or perform body system examinations and appropriate clinical procedures for the sensory system.
14. Assist with and/or perform body system examinations and appropriate clinical procedures for the neurological and psychological systems.
15. Assist with and/or perform body system examinations and appropriate clinical procedures for the musculoskeletal and integumentary systems.
16. Assist with and/or perform body system examinations and appropriate clinical procedures for obstetrics and gynecology, and male reproductive systems.
17. Safely care for patients who have suffered injuries, such as fractures, severe back pain and/or patients who have debilitating illnesses.

Unit exams. Skill check-offs on all competencies in the physician's office setting.
Competencies are aligned and validated by industry (advisory committees) according to the job tasks/requirements for MA positions. This course is aligned with CRB-AAMA entry-level competencies for the Medical Assistant.
"Today's Medical Assistant Clinical and Administrative Procedures" Bonewit-West, Hunt, Applegate, Saunders Elsevier, 2009.
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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Medical Assisting (FY2011)