Upon successful completion of this program, learners will display proficiency in the following areas:
• Clinical Medical Assistant’s responsibilities and duties
• Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and circulation of the heart and blood vessels
• Care and safety of patients, medical and legal aspects of care, and confidentiality and HIPAA
• Effective verbal and non-verbal communication
• Aseptic techniques, infection prevention, universal precautions, proper use and disposal of biohazards and sharps
• Documentation of patient medical histories, updating patient medical files, taking and documenting vital signs
• Phlebotomy, venipunctures and capillary sampling, collecting specimens and point of care testing
• Heel puncture, protocol, practice, and syringe draws
• Respiratory, pneumonia and TB isolation protocol
• Laboratory skills
• Electrophysiology, the conduction system of the heart, and the cardiac cycle
• Lead placement for 12-lead electrocardiography
• Basic EKG interpretation of normal rhythms and arrhythmias
• Pacemakers
• Holter monitoring and the echocardiogram
• The medical assistant's role in a pediatric specialty office
• Age-related physical and developmental factors for children
• Assisting in procedures performed in the pediatric specialty office
• Common childhood diseases and disorders
Price: $3,995.00

    The Clinical Medical Assistant: Pediatric Specialization program, offered by our accredited school partners, is designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings both general and pediatric. Medical assistants with a clinical background perform various clinical tasks including assisting with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an EKG electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and phlebotomy. Job opportunities are prevalent with physician’s offices, clinics, chiropractor’s offices, hospitals and outpatient facilities.

    This program also includes the voucher to pursue the National Healthcareer Associations (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant.

    The program also includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider! Additional fees may apply for a background check, drug test and other externship site testing requirements. Fees will be paid by the student at the time of placement in the optional externship.

    The purpose of the Clinical Medical Assistant program is to prepare students to assist physicians and nurses by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office, included but not limited to phlebotomy and EKG duties. This program covers the following key areas and topics:

    Process and procedures for collecting blood specimens for laboratory analysis
    All aspects of blood collection and related procedures
    The order of draw
    Universal precautions
    Skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely
    Terminology and related anatomy and physiology
    Clinical responsibilities of the medical office – assisting the physician with patient related care
    Preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine procedures and diagnostic testing
    HIPAA, patient confidentiality, legal aspects of healthcare and regulatory patient care issues Recording and taking of vital signs, blood pressure, and other patient care items related to the physician office visit
    Review and administration of medications, allergies and other pharmacology related items
    Laboratory procedures, phlebotomy and the proper techniques required to collect specimens for laboratory analysis
    Cardiology and the proper placement of leads when taking a 12 lead EKG
    Detailed anatomy and physiology of the heart
    Medical disease processes and terminology
    Medical ethics and legal aspects of patient contact
    Electrocardiography and echocardiography
    An introduction to the components, function, and proper use of the EKG machine
    The normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement
    12-lead placement and other practices

    Enroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!
    Module 1: Healthcare Fundamentals
    • The History of Healthcare
    • Healthcare Etiquette
    • Professional Situations and Applications

    Module 2: Communication in Healthcare
    • Healthcare Teams
    • Team Success
    • Champions

    Module 3: Medical Documentation and Record Keeping: HIPAA
    • Use and Disclosure
    • Real Life Scenarios
    • HIPAA Laws, Policies, and Requirements

    Module 4: OSHA Infection Control Compliance
    • Introduction to Infection Control
    • Personal Protection
    • Protection of the Office Environment
    • Instruments, Specialized Equipment & Laboratory Specimens
    • Infectious Patients & Healthcare Workers
    • Waste Management Plan
    • Chemical Disinfection
    • Heat Sterilization
    • Exposure Control
    • General Safety Standards
    • Employee Training
    • OSHA'S Required Records

    Module 5: Medical Terminology
    • Word Structure
    • Prefix, Root Word, and Suffix
    • Organization of the Body
    • Diagnostic Testing and Radiology

    Module 6: Anatomy & Physiology
    • Anatomy and Physiology Basics
    • Musculoskeletal, Integumentary, and Respiratory Systems
    • Digestive, Reproductive, and Urinary Systems
    • Blood and the Cardiovascular System
    • Lymphatic, Immune, and Endocrine Systems
    • Nervous and Sensory Systems

    Module 7: Administrative Responsibilities
    • The Health Record
    • Reception and Daily Operations

    Module 8: Billing and Reimbursement
    • Billing and Reimbursement
    • Health Insurance Basics
    • Claims
    • Accounts, Collections, and Banking

    Module 9: Basic Clinical Procedures
    • Vital Signs
    • Physical Examination
    • Assisting with Minor Surgery

    Module 10: Advanced Clinical Procedures
    • Patient Coaching with Health Promotion
    • Patient Coaching with Nutrition
    • Pharmacology Basics
    • Administering Medication
    • Cardiopulmonary Procedures
    • Medical Emergencies

    Module 11: Medical Laboratory
    • Assisting in the Clinical Laboratory
    • Analysis of Urine
    • Blood Collection
    • Analysis of Blood
    • Microbiology and Immunology

    Module 12: Pediatrics
    • Common Chronic Diseases in the Pediatric Population
    • Communicating with the Pediatric Patient
    • Age-Related Physical and Developmental Factors

    Module 13: Cardiovascular System
    • Heart Structure
    • Blood Flow
    • Heart's Conduction System
    • EKG Terminology
    • EKG Waves and Segments
    • EKG Intervals

    Module 14: EKG Supplies and Equipment
    • Thermal EKG Paper
    • Electrodes
    • Electrocardiograph Settings and Calibration
    • Biopolar Leads
    • Augmented Leads
    • Chest Leads

    Module 15: EKG Procedure
    • Patient Prep
    • Applying Electrodes and Lead Wires
    • Running the EKG Tracing
    • Troubleshooting Artifact
    • Evaluating an EKG Tracing
    • Identifying an Abnormal Rhythm
    • Finishing the EKG

    Module 16: EKG Testing
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Nuclear Stress Test
    • Holter Monitor
    • Cardiac Event Recorder
    • Implantable Loop Recorder
    • Transtelephonic Monitoring
    • Portable Handheld EKG Monitors

    Module 17: Venipuncture Equipment and Safety
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Tourniquets
    • Antiseptics
    • Evacuated Collection Tubes
    • Post-exposure Needle stick Follow-Up

    Module 18: Needles and Supplies in Phlebotomy
    • Multisample Needles
    • Needle Holders
    • Syringes
    • Winged Infusion Sets (Butterfly Assembly)

    Module 19: Venipuncture
    • Patient Prep
    • Preparing Venipuncture
    • Performing Venipuncture
    • Completing Venipuncture
    • Complications with Venipuncture

    Module 20: Capillary Puncture
    • Equipment
    • Site Selection
    • Patient Prep
    • Collecting the Specimen

    Module 21: Specimen Handling
    • Chain of Custody
    • Capillary Puncture Specimen Handling
    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
    • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
    • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
    • Adobe PDF Reader
    Included with this program, students receive an exam voucher for the nationally recognized certification from National Healthcareer Association (NHA): Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).
    Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
    This class is an independent-study course. Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material. A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

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