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 DESCRIPTION: This program is specifically designed to give people who have no healthcare experience whatsoever the opportunity to become a certified clinical medical assistant. Therefore, it includes various assessments, which include quizzes, exams, and activities to ensure that you’re well-equipped with both the knowledge and skills required to perform this job. This multimedia-rich course will teach students three vital medical skill sets that they will need to become Clinical Medical Associates. These skills include: I. Clinical Medical Assisting • Here, you’ll learn how to prepare a patient for examination and conduct cultures and specimens collection. You’ll also be able to instruct a patient on medication, treatment, and a diet they must follow. Also, you’ll learn how to administer medicine and maintain medical histories. II. Phlebotomy • Here, you’ll learn how to perform bloodwork tests, including drawing blood and preparing their samples. You’ll also learn how to perform basic laboratory tests. III. Electrocardiogram Proficiency • Here, you’ll learn how to use equipment to monitor and measure heart conditions. When you complete this program, you’ll be awarded with two exam vouchers. These are for: 1. The Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Certification exam 2. EKG Technician (CET) Certification This course also provides students with the opportunity to secure a clinical externship at a healthcare provider in their city for a more hands-on learning experience. This program will help improve your job opportunities in healthcare. It can help prepare you to become a cardiovascular technician, laboratory technician, surgical technician, or dialysis technician in the future. CERTIFICATION: Students who complete this comprehensive course would be prepared to sit for the National Healthcareer Association's (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national certification exam and Certified EKG Technician (CET) certification exam. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.