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COURSE NUMBER: MEDA120
COURSE TITLE:Clinical Procedures I
DIVISION:Business
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:45
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course includes a survey of medical assisting occupations and their education and certification requirements. The course is designed to furnish the student with both theory and practical applications of medical assisting basics. The course will be centered on learning about the medical office. The students will be able to respond to a patient’s needs both verbally and written. First aid and CPR will be given. Other basic medical assistant duties include: infection control, taking vitals, and documenting correctly in the patient’s chart.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES:
This course is not available for web registration.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Define the scope of training and education for a medical assistant.
  • Prepare and maintain the areas of a medical office.
  • Use interpersonal and communications skills to respond to a patient’s needs.
  • Perform the basic principles of first aid and CPR.
  • Describe fundamental principles for safety and evacuation of a healthcare setting.
  • Implement the principles of standard precautions and infection control.
  • Define the principles and demonstrate accurate documentation reporting.
  • Obtain and record patient history.
  • Measure and record vital signs accurately.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Perform within legal and ethical boundaries
  2. Respond to and initiate written communication
  3. Recognize and respond to verbal communication
  4. Demonstrate telephone techniques and in-person screening
  5. Identify and respond to issues of confidentiality
  6. Obtain CPR Certification and first-aid training
  7. Describe the principles of safety in a healthcare setting
  8. Describe the need for evacuations in the healthcare setting
  9. Perform hand washing
  10. Dispose of bio hazardous materials
  11. Practice standard precautions
  12. Obtain vital signs
  13. Obtain and record patient history
  14. Document appropriately

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
Evaluation of student progress is continuous utilizing completion of homework assignments, competency completion, quizzes, examinations, written assignments, and class participation.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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