Jun 16, 2019  
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MDA 115 - Medical Assisting Procedures I

This course provides the medical assisting student with an introduction to basic clinical procedures in the ambulatory care setting.  The importance of identifying, maintaining, and performing proper infection control, including medical and surgical asepsis, according to CDC regulations, is emphasized throughout this course.  Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to perform vital signs and anthropometric measurements, complete patient medical histories, prepare exam rooms and trays, assist with exams, procedures, and treatments, and prepare and administer medications, including medication dosage calculations.  Students will gain the ability to perform sterilization procedures, work within a sterile field, and perform wound and dressing care.  Students will learn and demonstrate through role-plays, effective therapeutic communication techniques to educate patients about following treatment plans, and preparing for, during, and post procedures and treatments.  This course provides an overview of the human body, including normal function, pathophysiology, the diagnostic measures and treatments used to treat pathology, and medical terminology and abbreviations associated with body systems and procedures.


Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  HIT 106 Medical Terminology, BIO 131 Human Biology I

Credits: 4
3 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
For Medical Assisting students

Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Define and apply the principles of standard precautions, medical/surgical asepsis, and personal protective equipment, following CDC regulations.
  2. Perform vital sign and anthropometric measurements.
  3. Prepare for and assist during patient examinations and procedures.
  4. Perform sterilization procedures, work within a sterile field, and perform wound care/dressing changes.
  5. Identify medication uses, calculate doses, and administer medications via various routes.
  6. Educate patients about treatment plans and procedures, utilizing effective therapeutic techniques.

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