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AHEA 111 - Clinical Procedures

4 Credit: (2 lecture, 4 lab, 0 clinical) 6 Contact Hours: [AHEA 109 , AHEA 215 , BUSN 183 CMIS 101 , and (AHEA 116  or BIOL 105 )]


This course covers the clinical skills performed by the medical assistant. Included are vital signs, positioning and draping, electrocardiography (ECG), sterilization and asepsis, administration of medications, and minor office surgery. Essentials of disease conditions, Standard Precautions and OSHA Guidelines are also covered.
OFFERED: spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:

Apply Anatomy & Physiology

I.C.14

Describe basic principles of first aid as they pertain to the ambulatory healthcare setting

I.P.1

Measure and record:

 

a.

blood pressure

 

b.

temperature

 

c.

pulse

 

d.

respirations

 

e.

height

 

f.

weight

 

g.

length (infant)

 

h.

head circumference (infant)

 

i.

pulse oximetry

I.P.2

Perform:

 

a.

electrocardiography

 

d.

pulmonary function testing

I.P.4

Verify the rules of medication administration:

 

a.

right patient

 

b.

right medication

 

c.

right dose

 

d.

right route

 

e.

right time

 

f.

right documentation

I.P.5

Select proper sites for administering parenteral medication

I.P.6

Administer oral medications

I.P.7

Administer parenteral (excluding IV) medications

I.P.8

Instruct and prepare a patient for a procedure or a treatment

I.P.9

Assist provider with a patient exam

I.A.1

Incorporate critical thinking skills when performing patient assessment

I.A.2

Incorporate critical thinking skills when performing patient care

I.A.3

Show awareness of a patient’s concerns related to the procedure being performed

 

Apply Mathematics

II.C.6

Analyze healthcare results as reported in:

 

a.

graphs

II.P.4

Document on a growth chart

 

Apply Infection Control

III.C.2

Describe the infection cycle including:

 

a.

the infectious agent

 

b.

reservoir

 

c.

susceptible host

 

d.

means of transmission

 

e.

portals of entry

 

f. 

portals of exit

III.C.3

Define the following as practiced within an ambulatory care setting:

 

a.

medical asepsis

 

b.

surgical asepsis

III.C.5

Define the principles of standard precautions

III.C.6

Define personal protective equipment (PPE) for:

 

a.

all bloody fluids, secretions and excretions

 

b.

blood

 

c.

non-intact skin

 

d.

mucous membranes

III.P.2

Select appropriate barrier/personal protective equipment (PPE)

III.P.3

Perform handwashing

III.P.4

Prepare items for autoclaving

III.P.5

Perform sterilization procedures

III.P.6

Prepare a sterile field

III.P.7

Perform within a sterile field

III.P.8

Perform wound care

III.P.9

Perform dressing change

 

Apply Nutrition

IV.C.1

Describe dietary nutrients including:

 

a. 

carbohydrates

 

b.

fat

 

c. 

protein

 

d.

minerals

 

e.

electrolytes

 

f.

vitamins

 

g.

fiber

 

h.

water

IV.C.2

Define the function of dietary supplements

IV.C.3

Identify the special dietary needs for:

 

a.

weight control

 

b.

diabetes

 

c.

cardiovascular disease

 

d.

hypertension

 

e.

cancer

 

f.

lactose sensitivity

 

g.

gluten-free

 

h.

food allergies

IV.P.1

Instruct a patient according to patient’s special dietary needs

IV.A.1

Show awareness of patient’s concerns regarding a dietary change

 

Explain Concepts of Effective Communication

V.C.6

Define coaching a patient as it relates to:

 

a.

health maintenance

 

b.

disease prevention

 

c.

compliance with treatment plan

 

e.

adaptions relevant to individual patient needs

V.P.1

Use feedback techniques to obtain patient information including:

 

a.

reflection

 

b.

restatement

 

c.

clarification

V.P.3

Use medical terminology correctly and pronounced accurately to communicate information to providers and patients

V.P.4

Coach patients regarding:

 

b.

health maintenance

 

d.

treatment plan

V.P.5

Coach patients appropriately considering:

 

a.

cultural diversity

 

b.

developmental life stage

 

c.

communication barriers

V.P.10

Facilitate referrals to community resources in the role of a patient navigator

V.P.11

Report relevant information concisely and accurately

 

Taken from the 2015 Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Medical Assisting



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