Course Description

Clinical Medical Assisting I: Clinical Theory and Skills Lab I| Learn the theory and skills necessary to function in the medical setting as a clinical medical assistant. Focus theoretical applications on the entire life span, including health, health promotion, wellness and illness. Apply learned concepts in the college lab, including electrocardiogram, medication preparation and administration, preparing for and assisting with procedures, obtaining vital signs, and the practice of aseptic technique. Students must practice selected skills on each other during college lab under instructor supervision. CEUs issued. $1772.00 includes $540.00 fee. Note: For additional requirements visit www.aacc.edu/clinicalmedicalassisting.

Learner Outcomes

Perform vital signs and other physical measurements from pediatric through adult patients; Demonstrate infection control procedures, medical asepsis and sterilization; Describe the chain of infection, including; mode of transmission, source of transmission, types of infectious agent, susceptibility and compromised host; Discuss the state of the infectious process, such as: indication, prodromal, acute, declining and convalescent; Document medical information in the patient record,Demonstrate medical  competencies including wound care, ear and eye care, immunization, and Ob-Gyn procedures within the medical assistant scope of care.  

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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