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Medical Assistant Program
About this course
Medical assistant program at East Valley College is an instructional program that prepares individuals to support physicians by providing assistance during patient examinations, treatment administration and monitoring; by keeping patient and related health record information; and by performing clinical, administrative and laboratory duties. Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners running smoothly. The duties of medical assistants vary from office to office, depending on the location and size of the practice and the practitioner's specialty. In small practices, medical assistants usually do many different kinds of tasks, handling both administrative and clinical duties and reporting directly to an office manager, physician, or other health practitioner. Those in large practices tend to specialize in a particular area, under the supervision of department administrators
What you'll learn
Identify parts of the human body
Describe the basic function of each body system
Utilize medical terminology in written and spoken communications
40 weeks of study - 900 HOURS
Monday - Friday 8 - 4230
English as a first language
• Be at least 17 years old.
• Present proof of passing a physical exam.
• High School Diploma or GED
Define medical terminology found in medical records
Define medical conditions, diseases, and disorders commonly treated
Perform the procedures for rooming a patient.
Obtain the vital signs of a patient.
Perform basic wound care.
Demonstrate proper positioning and draping for patient procedures.
Demonstrate first aid for disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Demonstrate the collection of specimens.
Locate information regarding medications.
Demonstrate the administration of oral and injectable medications
Instruct patient in preventative health practices.
Assist physician with examinations.
Demonstrate minor specimen testing and recording of results.
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