Course Content and Outcome Guide for MA 123
- Course Number:
- MA 123
- Course Title:
- Med Office Clinical Procedures
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Course DescriptionExamination room techniques, assisting the physician with examinations, treatment and minor surgery. Covers methods of asepsis and sterilization and the proper care of equipment and supplies. Concurrent enrollment MA 124. Prerequisite: MA 111; BI 55 or 122 or 233; MTH 22A and placement into RD 115 and WR 115.
Intended Outcomes for the course
1. Apply techniques that ensure sterility and quality control in a medical setting.
2. Prepare the patient for physical examinations and procedures, including surgical and diagnostic procedures and assist the physician
3. Apply general knowledge of vital signs, documentation, medications, medication administration, phlebotomy, specimen collection, and EKG in the medical setting
4. Apply communication techniques and behaviors in the clinical setting that are therapeutic, respectful, and professional
5. Apply professionalism in patient interview skills and interactions with health care professionals and the general public
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Students will be able to perform clinical duties as related to the physicians office.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
SUBJECT MATTER, CONCEPTS, THEMES, ISSUES (broad areas):
The following list outlines the concepts, themes, and issues you need to understand and be able to use appropriately. You will have the opportunity
to demonstrate your understanding in written and oral form, individually and in groups.
1.0 GENERAL PREPARATION FOR EXAM
Develop knowledge and skill to prepare patients for, and assist physicians
in the examination of patients; and to perform basic diagnostic tests. perform vital signs. Perform correct handwashing. Wrap items for autoclaving. Perform sterilization techniques. Dispose of biohazardous materials. Practice standard precautions. Perform visual acuity testing with the snellen chart. Perform screening test for color blindness. Perform screening test for audio perceptions. Practice positioning and draping patients for examination. Prepare examination trays and assist the physician as requested.
2.0 DIAGNOSTIC EXAMINATIONS
Develop knowledge and skill to prepare for and assist physicians in
specified examinations, as performed in various specialties. Practice using and performing spirometry. Understand how to interpret basic results of the respiratory exam. Present the physician with a clean, professional and legible report.
3.0 MINOR SURGERY AND OTHER MINOR OFFICE PROCEDURES
Develop knowledge and skills to prepare patients, and equipment for minor surgery and assist physicians in the operating room, maintaining asepsis, infection and quality control. Understand the importance of cleanliness and asepsis in a medical office. Develop proficiency in hand washing. Gain proficiency in putting on sterile gloves after a surgical scrub.
Develop knowledge and skills to perform electrocardiography from the
preparation of the patient to the mounting of a diagnostic tracing. Understand the electrocardiograph, its operation and relationship to the patient. Develpment of proper technique in obtaining electrocardiograms. Develop and understanding of artifacts, how they relate to the electrocardiograph and how to identify and avoid them. Practice in mounting the recordings of the ECG's so as to present them to the physician in a legible, professional, standardized form and to preserve them in good condition for quick reference in the future.
Enable the student to identify and treat emergencies in the office and
practice safety in prevention of office emergencies. Students will understand provider level CPR certification and first aid.
6.0 THERAPY AND PATIENT INSTRUCTION
Develop skills and knowledge to enable students to administer basic physical
therapy modalities and instruct patients as directed by physician employers. Apply sterile dressings. Apply bandages to finger, hand, foot, arm and leg neatly and with enough tension they will remain in place. Understand the application of ultrasound and application of hydrocollator packs. Understand the administration of immediate care for soft tissue injury. Perform crutch fittings and demonstrate a three-point gait.
7.0 X-RAY CONCEPTS
Provide knowledge so the student can understand and discuss basic radiology
use and safety and instruct patients in preparation for various x-ray exams.
8.0 SUPPLIES: ORGANIZATION AND CARE
Provide knowledge so that the student understands the basic concepts of establishing and maintaining a supply inventory of all expendable supplies and equipment in a physician's office.
Provide knowledge and skill to enable students to prepare patients for injections. Understand a physician's order to administer an injection. Prepare an injection from an ampule, single or multiple dose vial. Identify the correct route and site of administration. Administer medication by subcutaneous, intradermal, or intramuscular routes.
10. MEDICAL DOSING CALCULATIONS
Provide knowledge and skills to receive a medication order and translate that into correct doses using proper mathematical applications. Identify correct units of measurement and proper documentation.
Apply techniques that ensure sterility and quality control in a medical setting.
Prepare the patient for physical examinations and procedures, including surgical and diagnostic procedures and assist the physician
Apply general knowledge of vital signs, documentation, medications, medication administration, phlebotomy, specimen collection, and EKG in the medical setting
Apply communication techniques and behaviors in the clinical setting that are therapeutic, respectful, and professional
Apply professionalism in patient interview skills and interactions with health care professionals and the general public
Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics
Perform clinical competencies as required by the accrediting agency in a medical setting
Student calculate body temperature both manually and electronically
Student calculate body size ratios of newborn in conjunction with the normal standards and then graph those results
Student calculate which size blood pressure cuff to utilize in regards to patients size
Students calculate the angle of the needle in all parental injection to make sure they are entering into the correct layer of the body
Students calculate and evaluate Immunization records to see when patients are due for follow up vaccines
Students evaluate cardiac cycles and relate them to normal heights and lengths of the QRS waves on an electrocardiograph
Students calculate the temperature needed for different types of surfaces that will be autoclaved and then input that information into the computer/autoclave
Students calculate reading different sizes of hypodermic syringes from insulin syringes to 60cc syringes