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COURSE NUMBER: MEDA220
COURSE TITLE:Clinical Procedures III
DIVISION:Business
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:45
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The student will learn the principles and administration of medication. The student will learn how to perform a 12-lead electrocardiograph. The student will begin to learn about work with the laboratory tasks routinely performed in the medical facility. An introduction into the collecting and handling of specimens for testing, both at a facility and at an outside laboratory, are covered. Microbiological principles will be discussed as well as hematology, including venipuncture. The student will prepare for credentialing options and employment opportunities in the medical assistant field.

PREREQUISITES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify principles and procedures of medication administration and systems of measurement.
  • Perform basic electrocardiograph procedures.
  • Demonstrate quality control.
  • Recognize the importance of CLIA/OSHA Guidelines
  • Instruct patients in specimen collection.
  • Collect specimens.
  • Perform testing on CLIA approved specimens.
  • Evaluate tests results and demonstrate an understanding of normal and abnormal ranges.
  • Prepare for Medical Assistant credentials options.
  • Evaluate employment strategies available

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Medication administration
  2. Medication measurement
  3. Electrocardiograph administration
  4. Fundamental Principles of medical Lab Practice
    1. Federal regulations and guidelines
    2. Infectious waste regulations
    3. Infectious waste disposal guidelines
    4. Practice Standard Precautions
  5. Instruct patients in the collection of the following specimens:
    1. Urine (Void, CCMS, 24-hour)
    2. Throat
    3. Wound
    4. Fasting specimens
    5. Fecal specimens (Occult blood, Ova and Parsites, Bacteriology culture)
  6. Specimen Collection
    1. Perform Venipuncture
    2. Perform Capillary Puncture
    3. Obtain Throat specimen for Microbiological Testing
    4. Perform Wound Collection Procedure for Microbiological Testing
    5. Instruct patients in the collection of a Clean-catch, Mid-stream Urine specimen
  7. Diagnostic Testing
    1. Use of methods of Quality Control
    2. Perform Urinalysis
    3. Perform Chemistry Testing
    4. Perform Immunology Testing
    5. Perform Microbiology Testing
  8. Preparing for Medical Assistant Credentials
  9. Employment Strategies

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

EVALUATION:
Evaluation of student progress is continuous utilizing completions 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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