LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 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 DESCRIPTION: We’ve prepared a course in which people who have zero experience in the healthcare industry can acquire certification and secure pediatric medical assistant jobs. However, if you already have some experience, you can use this course as an opportunity to expand your existing skills and knowledge. This interactive and assessment-rich course will teach students three crucial medical skill sets that they will need to become Pediatric Clinical Medical Assistants. These include: I. Pediatric Clinical Assisting • Here you’ll learn how to prepare a patient for examination, conduct cultures and specimens' collection, instruct a patient on medication, treatment, and diet, and administer medicine. II. Phlebotomy • Here you’ll learn how to perform bloodwork tests, including drawing blood and preparing their samples. III. Electrocardiogram Proficiency • Here you’ll learn how to use equipment to monitor and measure heart conditions. By completing this course, you can make a place for yourself in the competitive healthcare industry. You’ll be able to work as a Clinical Medical Assistant in a pediatric healthcare capacity. You can also work in a children’s ambulatory care facility or a pediatrician’s office, among other spaces. After you complete this program, you’ll be awarded an exam voucher for the Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Certification exam by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). What’s more is that students can gain hands-on experience with a clinical externship at any one of their local healthcare providers. Such an opportunity can help you secure and prepare for pediatric medical assistant jobs. CERTIFICATION: 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.