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Clinical Medical Assistant


Medical Assistant Training Online Program Duration: 6 Months
Course Contact Hours: 405
Student Tuition: $3,950.00

Medical Assistant Training Online

Have you contemplated working with other professionals offering health care to people? Are you a good team player? As a Clinical Medical Assistant you will work closely with patients as well as medical professionals; take vital signs, interview patients, record patient data, as well as give point-of-care testing. Clinical Medical Assistants are forecasted to be one of the swiftest expanding jobs in the next 5 years. Our Clinical Medical Assistant training online will also supply you with the latest HIPAA regulations, the Electronic Health Record, and ways to look after special populations. Finishing our Clinical Medical Assistant online courses will help you get ready for a successful and satisfying career in the thriving healthcare industry!
Program also includes an optional clinical externship at a neighborhood healthcare provider, whenever available!

Prerequisite: Solid knowledge of Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology. If you do not understand Medical Terminology or Anatomy & Physiology you can take one or both of our additional courses.

Disclaimer: An externship is not guaranteed. All students must apply to the course and complete any prerequisite requirements before being accepted. Positions in the externship course are contingent on availability at each location. We will assist students in setting up their own externship when additional options are not available.

After finishing this clinical medical assistant courses online, you will have the ability to:

  • Describe the everyday procedures carried out by the physician and medical assistant.
  • Identify the correct requirements of obtaining vital signs and patient information.
  • State the techniques of the administration of medication and intravenous therapy.
  • Specify the various guidelines for performing phlebotomy and microbiology charges.
  • Determine the basic guidelines for OSHA, sterilization and disinfection.

Certification

Upon successful completion of our Medical Assistant Training online courses, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a Clinical Medical Assistant in a health care center or doctor’s office and will be prepared to sit for the NHA national certification exam to become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).

**Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

Outline

Clinical Medical Assistant Module 1
Keeping up with Medical Standards

  • Medical Office Administration and Clinical Documents
  • Laboratory and Diagnostic Procedure Documents
  • Therapeutic Service Documents
  • Hospital and Consent Documents
  • Charting in Different Types of Medical Record
  • Introduction to Medical Asepsis
  • The OSHA Standard
  • Microorganisms and Medical Asepsis
  • Regulated Medical Waste
  • Bloodborne Diseases
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Clinical Medical Assistant Module 2
Sterilization, Disinfection and Taking Vital Signs

  • Introduction to Sterilization and Disinfection
  • Definition of Terms
  • Hazard Communication Standard
  • Procedures for Disinfection, Sanitation and Sterilization
  • Introduction to Vital Signs
  • Measuring Body Temperature
  • Taking a Pulse
  • Calculating Respirations
  • Performing Pulse Oximetry
  • Measuring Blood Pressure

Clinical Medical Assistant Module 3
The Physical Examination

  • Preparation of the Examining Room and the Patient
  • Measuring Height and Weight
  • Body Mechanics
  • Positioning and Draping the Patient
  • Assisting the Physician
  • Structure of the Eye
  • Assessment of Color Vision
  • Structure of the Ear
  • Assessment of Hearing Acuity
  • Ear and Eye Irrigation and Instillation

Clinical Medical Assistant Module 4
Promoting Healing and Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Introduction to Tissue Healing
  • Local Application of Heat and Cold
  • Cast, Splints, and Braces
  • Measuring and Instructing Patients with Ambulatory Aids
  • Introduction to the Gynecologic Exam
  • Breast and Pelvic Examinations
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Prenatal Care
  • Obstetrics
  • Postpartum Visits

Clinical Medical Assistant Module 5
Pediatrics and Minor Office Surgery

  • Pediatric Office Visits
  • Developing Rapport with Clients
  • Measuring Pediatric Vital Signs
  • Growth Measurements
  • Pediatric Injections and Immunizations
  • Surgical Asepsis
  • Instruments Used in Minor Office Surgery
  • Sterile Dressing Change
  • Assisting with Minor Office Surgery
  • Sutures and Bandaging

Clinical Medical Assistant Module 6
Administration of Medication and Intravenous Therapy

  • Legal Aspects
  • Routes of Administration
  • Drug Nomenclature
  • Converting Units of Measurement
  • Medication Record
  • Controlled and Prescription Drugs
  • Factors Affecting Drug Action
  • Parenteral Administration
  • Tublerculin Skin Testing
  • Intravenous Therapy

Clinical Medical Assistant Module 7
Common Health Procedures

  • The Structure and Conduction System of the Heart
  • Standardization of the Electrocardiograph, Paper, and Leads
  • Holder Monitoring and Cardiac Dysrhythmias
  • Peak Flow Measurement and Home Oxygen Therapy
  • Structure of the Large Intestine
  • Blood in the Stool and Various Types of Stool Tests
  • Introduction to Colon Procedures
  • Introduction to Male Reproductive Health
  • Introduction to Radiology
  • Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging

Clinical Medical Assistant Module 8
Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory and Urinalysis

  • Purpose of Laboratory Testing
  • Types of Clinical Laboratories
  • Quality Control
  • Recording Test Results
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Structure and Function of the Urinary System
  • Composition and Collection of Urine
  • Analysis of Urine
  • Rapid Urine Cultures
  • Pregnancy Testing

Clinical Medical Assistant Module 9
Phlebotomy and Hematology

  • Venipuncture
  • Vacuum Tube, Butterfly, and Syringe Methods of Venipuncture
  • Obtaining Serum and Plasma Specimen
  • Puncture Sites and Skin Puncture Devices
  • Micro-collection Devices
  • Components and Functions of Blood
  • Hemoglobin Determination
  • White and Red Blood Cell Count
  • Differential Counts
  • PT/INR

Clinical Medical Assistant Module 10
Blood Chemistry, Microbiology, and Emergency Medical Procedures

  • Collection of a Blood Chemistry Specimen
  • Test for Glucose and Management of Diabetes
  • Cholesterol, Triglycerides and Blood Urea Nitrogen
  • Antigen and Antibody Reactions
  • Microorganisms and Disease
  • Microbial Cultures
  • Sensitivity Testing
  • Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases
  • Emergency Medical Procedures
  • OSHA Safety Precautions

Required Materials:
Materials Included:

Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants by Kathy Bonewit-West

System Requirements:

Internet Access

  • Broadband or high-speed internet access is strongly recommended. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
  • Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware

  • Virtually all Windows-Mac hardware configurations and processors are acceptable.
  • 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Software
  • Operating Systems
  • Windows XP or Vista and Mac OS X 10 and higher
  • Web Browsers
  • Mozilla Firefox 2 and 3 (previous versions will work also)
  • Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8
  • Safari is not currently recommended as it cannot display certain Moodle editing menus for both students and instructors
  • Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media-click on the links below to download the latest versions)
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Apple Quicktime
  • Windows Media Player
  • Real Player
  • PowerPoint Viewer (use this if you don’t have PowerPoint)