May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

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AHMA 203 - Medical Assisting Clinical Procedures II

Credit(s): 4

Prerequisite(s): a grade of “B-” (2.7) or above in AHMA 201 , AHMA 202 , and AHMA 205 .
This course advances the knowledge and skills required for completing the Medical Assistant CAS program. The student is trained in urinalysis, administering injections, performing phlebotomy, handling specimens, and principles of radiology.  Throughout the course an emphasis is placed on courteous treatment of the patient, professionalism in the medical office, attention to detail, and accurate documentation in the electronic health record. (Spring Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Perform universal precautions and infection control.
  • Prepare and administer medications.
  • Perform urinalysis and specialty lab tests.
  • Perform ear and eye instillation and irrigation.
  • Understand hospital lab setting and safety regulations of the lab.
  • Handle and process specimens for the lab.
  • Perform venipuncture and capillary punctures.
  • Become familiar with radiology techniques and patient preparation
  • Perform EKGs.
  • Set up sterile trays and assist with surgical procedures.
  • Apply Electronic Health Records concepts.

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