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