AH 136 - Clinical Procedures
3 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description:This course is designed to introduce the student to the duties and responsibilities of medical assistants in clinical practice.
Schedule: Fall semester.This course follows the traditional on-campus schedule for beginning and ending dates.
Delivery Method: Every assignment and test is done online. Students within ND will be expected to come to campus for skills demonstrations one time. Students outside ND will be expected to video tape skills demonstrations.
Prerequisite Courses: AH 134, AH 171, CPR Certification
Instructor: Kimberly McDaniel
Contact Information: Faculty Directory
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore. There is an additional course fee of $70 for this course.
Other Materials: Any current CMA/RMA exam book and Medical Dictionary of choice.
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
- Identify the role, including legal and ethical aspects of the Medical Assistant in the health care setting.
- State the boards of nursing rules and regulations relating to unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP).
- Illustrate and apply principles of aseptic technique and infection control.
- Describe and demonstrate basic collections of specimens.
- Demonstrate the ability to obtain patient history, height and weight, and vital signs.
- Demonstrate proper documentation of patient information in the patientís medical record using the SOAP format.
- List the basics of the patient examination, prepare patients for examinations, and demonstrate knowledge of assisting with various patient procedures.
- Demonstrate preparation and administration of medications.
- Describe patient emergencies and appropriate interventions
State appropriate protocols of patient care coordination information with other health care providers.
- The student is expected to read the assigned chapters for the week as well as any lecture notes that are posted by the instructor.
- The assignments will be sent to the instructor via email attachments to the instructorís email within the course.
- They must be typed in a WORD document (no other programs or formats can be used or I will not be able to read the assignment) and sent as an attachment.
- Any assignments you will need to complete will be clearly listed within the course.
- Remember to check the email and the announcements daily for any new emails or postings.
- It is the studentís responsibility to participate and provide feedback on all discussion questions. This is not optional and is a part of the grade for the course.
- Students are required to post to the questions each week.
- Students are expected to post an answer to the initial question plus one other response to at least one other student post to receive the total points for the discussion
- All discussions need to contain relevant content and need to be well thought out responses
Each initial post is worth 10 points and your second post is worth 5 points if the post is of relevant content
- It is the studentís responsibility to read ALL of the posted discussions for each unit and be familiar with the content as they may appear on student exams.
- It is the studentís responsibility to pay close attention to the end of the chapter review questions in the text as they may also appear on student exams.
- It is the studentís responsibility to read/print other resources that are posted within the course as the information may be included in student exams.
- Students are expected to practice their clinical skills until they are comfortable in doing them.
- Students are expected to act in a professional manner at all times. In appropriate communication will not be tolerated
- The instructor reserves the right to give assignments that may not be listed in this syllabus.
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
- The chapter exams are multiple choice and the final exam is comprehensive.
- Each exam will generally be 40-50 questions.
- The final exam will be worth 100 points
Clinical skills practice and return demonstrations are required.
- Chapter Exams, assignments, discussions will be worth 50% of your final grade.
- The Final Exam is 50% of your final grade.
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