Medical Assisting Technologies Courses

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 
Administrative Medical Assisting -Gain knowledge in medical office management including practicing HIPAA; using various medical forms; scheduling appointments and procedures; using and documenting with electronic medical records. Learn the basics of diagnostic/procedural coding; submitting health insurance claims; and billing and collection procedures. Practice using electronic medical records in performing daily operations in a medical office.
Clinical Medical Assisting - Introduces students to clinical skills used in a variety of medical practices. Students complete classroom instruction and lab exercises including practical exercises. Topics covered include: asepsis; infection/disease control; patient history; patient assessment; vital signs; nutrition and health promotion; assisting with medical specialties; instrument identification; sterilization/reprocessing theory.
BLS-CPR for Healthcare Provider – Learn single-rescuer & team basic life support skills for application in prehospital and in-facility environments, focused on high-quality CPR and team dynamics. Learn to perform basic life support (adult/child/infant) and AED in a variety of healthcare settings.
EKG - Learn and practice EKG terminology, lead application and procedures.   Emphasis will be placed on the cardiovascular system.
Heartsaver® First Aid - Learn to recognize and manage illness and injuries within the first few minutes of occurrence. 
Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology - Learn the basic structure and function of the human body. Gain understanding of the tissues, organs, diseases and wellness for each body system.
Law & Medical Ethics - Learn legal processes and legislative branches and how they apply to healthcare. Specific issues addressed include: laws concerning the affordability, accessibility and quality of healthcare; patient rights and responsibilities; and healthcare information and privacy. Ethical issues, professional conduct, negligence and end of life matters will also be discussed.   
Medical Terminology - Study prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and common abbreviations used in the medical profession. Learn how to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as related to the different body systems and their pathological disorders.
Medical Assisting Externship - After successful completion of Administrative and Clinical Medical Assistant classroom and lab hours, each student will complete 64 hours of externship at a local medical facility. Students apply clinical, laboratory, and administrative skills in a medical facility under the supervision of facility personnel or the instructor. 
Pharmacology for Medical Assisting - Course focuses on preparation, dosage calculation and various methods of medication administration. Students also learn how to properly document, identify, spell, and recognize adverse reactions/interactions of the most commonly used medications in a physician’s office.
Phlebotomy- An intense course in which students study and practice the role of phlebotomy in healthcare; quality assurance and legal issues of phlebotomy; infection control and healthcare safety; medical terminology; basic anatomy and physiology; blood collection, equipment and additives; specimen requisitioning, transporting, and processing; special collections and point-of-care-testing; and nonblood specimen collection and testing.
Phlebotomy Lab - Students will perform and demonstrate competency in venipuncture, butterfly-winged infusion, blood cultures, capillary/heel sticks, urinalysis and urine tests, nasal/throat swabs and various other Waived testing.
Phlebotomy Externship - Upon successfully completing phlebotomy classroom/lab training and competency demonstration, students complete an 80 hour clinical externship at local healthcare facilities.  Pending site availability, due to COVID-19, an alternative externship plan may be developed. Students perform a minimum of 80 successful unaided venipunctures; practice a variety of collection techniques; and directly observe patients in clinical settings. Externships are assigned on a rotational basis.
State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) - Consists of 80 hours of classroom instruction and hands-on lab followed by 16 hours of clinical experience in a local long-term care facility. Upon successful completion of the classroom and clinical experiences, students sit for the Ohio Department of Health State Tested Nurse Aide certification on-site. Students normally test within 2 weeks of completing the program.
STNA Theory/Lab – Learn and practice safety, infection control, personal care, mental health, residents’ rights, care impaired, communication, data collection, basic nursing skills, disease process, role and responsibility, and older adult growth.   Practice taking vital signs; dressing/feeding dependent residents; catheter care; abdominal thrusts; basic activity planning, safe transfers using walkers, gait belts, and mechanical lifts. 
STNA Clinical Experience - Students gain hands-on experience in a long-term care facility putting into practice skills successfully demonstrated in theory and hands-on lab demonstration.
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