MEA 0581C - Clinical Assisting 230 clock hours, 7.67 occupational credits
(2.56 lecture credit hours, 5.11 lab credit hours)
Prerequisite(s): MEA 0002C with a grade of C or better. Restricted to students in the Medical Assisting Occupational Certificate Program.
This course is a combination course which includes both a lecture portion and a laboratory portion. In the lecture portion of this course, the student will learn the theory behind the procedures that are taught. In the laboratory portion of this course, the student will apply what he/she has learned in lecture by demonstrating specific skills/competencies. This course includes assisting with physical examinations; taking a patient’s medical history; measuring and recording vital signs; assisting with pediatric, gynecological and obstetric procedures; health care and wellness; preparation of patients for diagnostic procedures; sanitization, disinfection, and sterilization; medical instruments; using the autoclave, handling and disposal of contaminated materials; preparation of patients for minor procedures; removal of sutures and staples; performing minor treatments; preparation of treatment areas; casting; bandaging; eye and ear irrigations and instillations; visual and acuity screening; basic ultrasound treatment; spirometry, oximetry; x-rays; and specimen collection.
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