NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    Feb 03, 2023  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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MEDA 1970 - Medical Assisting Clinical Practicum

This course gives the medical assistant student an applied understanding of practice within a medical office. Students complete 180 hours of practicum in a medical office setting and experience the clinical concepts of patient intake and discharge, preparation for the physical exam, collecting and processing specimens, medication administration, and assisting the provider with medical/surgical procedures.

Credits: 4


Admission to the Medical Assistant Program

MEDA 1505 Introduction to Medical Assisting & MEDA 1570 Medical Assisting Office Practicum


MEDA 1600 Medical Assisting Procedures

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of MEDA 1970 Medical Assisting Clinical Practicum, the student will:

  1. employ professional characteristics for the medical assistant.
  2. develop effective communication techniques.
  3. demonstrate proficiency with medical office clinical procedures.
  4. assemble the patient’s medical record.
  5. describe the correct procedures for  collecting and processing specimens.
  6. apply the correct procedure for performing or assisting the provider with diagnostic testing.
  7. illustrate appropriate techniques for patient intake and documentation of care.
  8. arrange the correct procedure in the preparation of  the examination room.
  9. outline the main responsibilities of the medical assistant in preparing the patient for a physical examination.
  10. demonstrate safety and competency when preparing and administering medications.
  11. implement effective emergency management responses and basic first aid when indicated.
  12. summarize patient education needs during the discharge process. 

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