Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog
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AHMA 203 - Medical Assisting Clinical Procedures II

Credit(s): 4

Prerequisite(s): minimum grade of “C” (74%) in AHMA 207, AHMA 201 and AHMS 220.
Corequisite(s): AHMA 230 and AHMA 140.
This course advances the knowledge and skills needed in the medical assistant profession. Students are trained in point of care testing, phlebotomy, administering medications and injections, EKG, and other common tasks that are within the medical assistant scope of practice. (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Compare how body structure and function changes across the life span.
  • Utilize efficient, proper technique while performing an ECG/EKG (electrocardiogram).
  • Demonstrate correct technique and patient education skills in performing peak flow procedures and nebulizer treatments.
  • Discuss quality control issues when handling specimens.
  • Identify the differences between CLIA-waived and non-waived testing and how this affects the ambulatory clinical laboratory.
  • Analyze charts, graphs and/or tables in the interpretation of healthcare results, and how to correctly maintain common charts (such as growth charts).
  • Distinguish between normal and abnormal test results.
  • Perform universal precautions and infection control.
  • Prepare and administer medications.
  • Perform common Point of Care and basic laboratory tasks.
  • Handle and process specimens for the lab.
  • Perform venipuncture and capillary punctures.

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