This course provides students with a fundamental knowledge base needed to make necessary professional adjustments inherent in fulfiling a healthcare profession. Students will stengthen listening and communication skills, learn to take concise notes and reduce test anxiety. Students will improve their memory, mange their time effectively, explore conflict resolution and come to understand leadership roles and critical thinking necessary to be an effective and successful student and healthcare professional. Through self-assesement, teamwork and collaboratiive efforts, students will evalutate their strengths and learn how to use them efficiently.
This course presents the foundation necessary to develop a basic medical vocabulary which is essential as a healthcare provider. It emphasizes the components of terms (prefixes, suffixes and root words) as they relate to each body system. The course provides the students with the opportunity to properly spell, pronouce and utilize medical terms appropriately, and introduce commonly used medical abbreviations and symbols.
This course focuses on the interdependent relationship between the structure and function of the body. This course will incorporate medical terminology and the therapeutic approach necessary to elicit a precise and comprehensive patient medical history. Students will learn the components of Subjective, Objective, Assessment and Plan Note (SOAP). The course will provide students with a clear understanding of the scope of pratice of the medical assistant profession.
This course will provide students with a clear understanding of the scope of pratice of the medical assistant profession. This course incorporates and continues to build on effective communication and listening skills. It will explore the foundations Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations will be introduced.
This course introduces the student to the medical laboratory and clincal setting. It introduces and emphasizes sterile techniques and universal precautions. Students will learn the components of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the appropriate time to wear equipment. This course will discuss regulatory guidelines for all working clinical settings in aaccordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines. Students will learn infection control. Transmission precautions and methods of disinfection and sterilization. Student will learn to assist other healthcare providers with minor surgery and procedures in the medical office, clean and prepare exam rooms, provide quality patient care and maintain safe, aseptic environments.
This course will prepare the students in basic tray setup, aseptic gloving, patient positioning. Students will be taught principles of patient rights, cultural diversity and their impact on therapeutic relationship within the medical scope of practice.
This course focuses on the interdepent relationship between the structure anf function of the body systems and ways the part interact the survival of the organism. The health and wellness of indivduals across the life span is taught. Major topics addressed include levels of biologial organization, and major body systems including: integumentary, skeltal, muscular, cardiovascular, nervous and endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and cardiovascular systems. It lays the groundwork for understanding how the human boody function in both health an disease, and develops the understanding of major characteristics of life.
This course addresses common pharmaceutical abbreviations, parts of a prescription, how to call in a medication and the use of a Physicians Desk Reference book (PDR). The routes of safe administration of medications and techniques for parenteral medication administration are introduced. Pharmaceutical calculations and the various forms of measurments are explored.
This course will build on the structure and functions of the human body and it's related pathologies. Alternative forms of medical treatments, as well traditional and non-traditional forms of treatment will be discussed. The use of food, nutrition, and herbs as treatment for illnesses and ways to maintain health will be explored.
Medical records are legal documents written and stored with accuracy. Concise description of the patients visit with the medical office is written in several forms using a variety of techiques. This course will incorporate communications skills, documentations techiques and therapeutic approaches used when interacting with a variety of patients from diverse populations. Students will apply active listening skills to elicit patient responses during the ineractive process. It will teach the students how to write Progress Notes, take complete medical histories, ask opne-ended questions, and how to keep Portability Accountablility Act (HIPPA), which ensures confidentiality of patient informtion. It also exposes students to the process of documenting in electronic in electronic medical records.
This course introduces vitals signs and phlebotomy techniques. Emphasis is placed on the adherence to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulatory guidelines and Universal Precautions while introducing the students to the clinical laboratory setting.
Students will use theit medical documentatiooom skills and medical terminology to record vitals signs. They will be taught technical precision for taking a blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration, height and weight.
Student will learn expand their knowledge on the blood components, their structure, pathologies and fuctions. Students will learn a variety of methods for obtaining blood samples.
Student-to-Student collaboration and active participation in a role-playing is essential.
Students review the history of the US healthcare system, the laws that govern that system and the ethics necessary to function with the system. The importance of the medical record as a legal document is emphasized. Students will research various medical law and ethics issues to complete and presents in written and oral forms.
This course introduces students to the administrative aspects of medical assisting. Students will put into practice their knowledge of medical language, effective communication skills, and conceepts regarding successful therapeutic interactions with patients and co-workers. It focuses on scheduling appointment, telephone etiqutte, referral creation, billing ad coding, message taking, and insurance verification.
Through this course, the students will learn general computer and key bording concepts, medical computer software and gain practical experience with electronic medical records. This course combines theory and practical applications through role-playing and active participation.
This course explores various injection techniques and specialty procedures. Students will practice technical precison for injection, and practice the different routes for administration. Additionally, student will learn proper techniques when assisting with various patients and procedures including pediatrics, geriatrics, eye and ear care, minor surgery, obtaining urine samples and other medical procedures.
This course examines the professional requirement, certification opportunities, and qualitites of a successful healthcare professinal. Topics include resume and cover letter writing, interviewing techniques and mock interviews. Student will demonstrate effective communications skills through oral and written presentations.
They will gain an awareness that helps them prepare for today's workplace. They will learn about the importance of volunteer work and community service and the impact it has as part of thieer cohesive resume. They will further learn how to meet and exceed expectations of empolyers, and network for empolyment in the healthcare field.
Students will study the cardiovascular system in detail. In this clinical course, the students will learn the skills necessary to perform an Electrocardiogram (EKG). It will also prepare students to react appropriately, when emergency care is needed.
Students will learn how the EKG test is used in conjunction with other diagnostic laboratory tesst to acess the cardiac health of a patient. Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid are essential parts of the Medical Assistant's education and credentials, this course will provide training in first ais, and follow the national guidelines established by the Red Cross and it's advisory boards.
This course emphasizes accident prevention and treatment of iinjuries. Students will use critical thinking skills and respond appropriately by using case studies, group discussions, and mock situations. Completion of this course, provide the student to test CPR cerification.
This course is a comprehensive practical experience that incorporates all skills obtained throughout the program. This practical course prepares students to perform medica assistant responsibilites with a realistic approach. Student will participate as both patients and medical assistant, in a mock medical office setting.
They will pratice techical precison when using their clinical skills, such as patient intake, patient care responisbilities, and giving injections, performing vitals ssigns, drawing blood, and performing EKG's.
They will practice, to perfection, their customer service and administrative skills, such as telephone etiquette, referral creaation and billing and coding, when in the front office section of this professional praatice lab. Active learning strategies, requiring student interdependence, serve to prepare the student to transition from classroom to workforce.
Case studies and scenarios will shape the daily active learning. Additionally, this course will provide an open clinic for students to practice non-invasive procedures to those in the local community.
The purpose of this certification review course is to enable Medical Assistant student to become better educated and knowledgeable in the Medical Assisting field to prepare for the AMCA certification examination.
This certification prepartion course will focus on effective test-taking skills, sample exam questions, and specific formats used to administer the exam.
This course include a review of Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminolgy, Pharmacology, and Medical Administrative Procedures, Phlebotomy, Infection Control exposure and safety procedures, and Clinical medcial procedures such as; vitals signs, lab skills, ECG, and patient exam preparation procedures.
This course will tes the student's knowledge base by giving them the opportunity to take practice exams.
- Teacher: Bill Harris
This 40 hour course is designed to aid the student in identifying the role of the Practical Nurse in the care of children. Building on the knowledge and skills acquired in previous courses, the Nursing Process continues to be used to identify and determine the basic needs of children from infancy through adolescence. Principles of growth and development and the study of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs are included to assist the student in meeting these needs. Special emphasis is given to the consideration of the pediatric client as a member of a family unit and of the community. The effects of and responses to illness and hospitalization for clients and their families, the importance of the inclusion of family members in the planning and implementation of care, the provision of emotional support, and the necessity of individualizing nursing care for the client are discussed in order to enhance the effectiveness of the nursing care delivered. Attention is also given to community agencies that are available to assist the nurse in meeting the needs of the pediatric client and their families. This course is designed for the student to correlate classroom teaching with selected learning experiences in an acute care setting for the pediatric client and through observation at child day care centers and pediatrician offices. Related aspects of pathophysiology, nursing skills, therapeutic nutrition, pharmacology, microbiology, and therapeutic communications are integrated throughout the course. Prerequisites: AAP, BNS, PVR
This course for the beginning practical nursing student is a study of the basic structure (Anatomy) and function (Physiology) of the human body. Pertinent, fundamental principles of chemistry, microbiology, and physics are also included in the study.
As a student in this course, you will learn the most important topics of Microsoft Office 2010 and how to apply it in a medical setting. You will be presented with an overview of Microsoft Excel, Access. Word and Power Point.
You will learn to use Word to create and format tables as well as illlustrated documents and work with themes. You'll also learn about using tables and analyzing table data. Access will be used to learn abbout modifying database structure and creating multiple table queries.
You'll also learn about PowerPoint and how to work with advanced tools and features as well as inserting illlustrations, objects and media clips.
This course will introduce medical terminology, root words, prefixes, and suffixes. Explore the basic structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body. Students learn Basic Word Structure. Terms pertaining to the body as a whole. Additional suffixes will cover in the digestive, urinary, female and male reproductive system and nervous systems.
This course will introduce medical terminology, root words, prefixes and suffixes. Explore the basic structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body. Students learn Basic Word Structure and terms that pertain to eh body as a whole.
This coursee is aimed at teaching the principles of insurance and third party billing. The student learns the CMS-1500 and UB-92 claim form instructions and is then introduced sto managed care, commercial payers an government insurance agencies such as Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare and Worker's Compensation. An overview of the procedures inherent in a medical office or clinic, including topics such as: patient chart filing, HIPAA regulations and documentation procedures.
This course assist students in developing an understanding of coding and classification sysem in order to assign valid diagnostice and procedure codes. Student begin by understanding the more advanced reimbursement guidelines, ICD-10-CM, ICD-9-CM an and Introduce to CPTCoding, Modifiers, Evalutions and Management (E?M) Services, and Anesthesia
Student will learn more complex diagnostic and procedure code assignments by understanding Surgery Guidelines and General Surgery. Integumentary systm, Musculoskeletal System. Respiratory System, Cardiovascular System, Lymphatic, Digestivee, Urinary, Male & Female Reproductive Systems, Endocrine and Nervous System.
Identify the elements of coding. Understand terms that apply to coding in respiratory, pathology / laboratory, medicine an inpatient coding.
This course provides students with both a tutorial and simulation of Medical Health Records, using simulated medical office setting and related patient data. Student will gain an in-dept understanding of the medical billing cycle and how completing the related tasks will postively affect the financial well-being of a medical practice.
Medical Health Records provides the necessary building blocks for students to establish a strong skill set and gain confidence to attain the jobs they want with realistic excercise that cover what students will see working in actual medical practices
This course was developed to engage students in assessing their current academic and workplace skills and develop specific action plans to insure careere success. Focus is place on the internet or intrapersonal success skills, stress management which lays the foundations for positive attitude, time managment and goals setting.
Additonally, topics are devoted to academic skills to include learininh styles critical / creative thinking, improveing memory and test taking. We will also emphasize the inportance of communication, groups interaction, team building, job-seeking and leadership development.