Clinical Medical Associate with Externship

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$3,795.00
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.
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Get Some Real World Assisting Under Your Belt
HOURS
1135
DURATION (time given)
12 months
AVERAGE COMPLETION TIME
6 Months
SYLLABUS
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: Cardiovascular System • Heart Structure • Blood Flow • Heart's Conduction System • EKG Terminology • EKG Waves and Segments • EKG Intervals Module 13: EKG Supplies and Equipment • Thermal EKG Paper • Electrodes • Electrocardiograph Settings and Calibration • Biopolar Leads • Augmented Leads • Chest Leads Module 14: 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 15: EKG Testing • Exercise Stress Test • Nuclear Stress Test • Holter Monitor • Cardiac Event Recorder • Implantable Loop Recorder • Transtelephonic Monitoring • Portable Handheld EKG Monitors Module 16: Venipuncture Equipment and Safety • Personal Protective Equipment • Tourniquets • Antiseptics • Evacuated Collection Tubes • Post-exposure Needle stick Follow-Up Module 17: Needles and Supplies in Phlebotomy • Multisample Needles • Needle Holders • Syringes • Winged Infusion Sets (Butterfly Assembly) Module 18: Venipuncture • Patient Prep • Preparing Venipuncture • Performing Venipuncture • Completing Venipuncture • Complications with Venipuncture Module 19: Capillary Puncture • Equipment • Site Selection • Patient Prep • Collecting the Specimen Module 20: Specimen Handling • Chain of Custody • Capillary Puncture Specimen Handling Clinical Medical Assistant: Live Simulation Scenario 1 Perform an EKG • Patient Interaction • Proper Procedure • Accurate Lead Placement • Decision Making Clinical Medical Assistant: Live Simulation Scenario 2 Clean and Disinfect Wound • Patient History and Information • Correct Process • Supplies • Procedure • Clean Up and Disposal Clinical Medical Assistant: Live Simulation Scenario 3 Collect Vitals and Blood Sample • Patient History • Correct Vitals • Physician Notes • Supplies • Clean up and Disposal Clinical Medical Assistant: Live Simulation Scenario 4 Patient Interaction and Preparation • Patient History and Information • Correct Vitals • Perform EKG • Patient Preparation
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