Jun 18, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog
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ALHL - 125 Clinical Office Skills I 3


A three-credit hour course consisting of classroom and laboratory instruction and a clinical rotation to introduce the student to the fundamentals of the Clinical Medical Assistant. Students will learn Customer Service, HIPAA and Professionalism; Aseptic Technique And Infection Control; Instruments Used In The Clinical And Surgical Setting; Preparing And Sterilizing Surgical Instruments; Preparing And Maintaining Exam Rooms; Patient Assessment and Medical History; Assisting With The Patient Exam; Vital Sign Measurement; Radiation Safety; Basic Specimen Collection, Preparing and Administering Medications; Assisting with Minor Office Surgery; and Medical law and Ethics. Laboratory experiences allow for further understanding and practice of learned skills, critical thinking and decision-making. Students MUST complete 45 hours in a health care facility/office under the supervision of a preceptor where they will practice and perfect the clinical skills learned. Background checks, drug testing, and proof of immunization are required.  CPR/First Aid certification and additional training on clinical site-specific policies may be required. NOTE: Both the classroom instruction and clinical rotation must be completed to receive credit for the course. This course is a first semester course for Medical Assisting students and will help prepare them for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification.  



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