Saunders Clinical Skills for Medical Assistants

Saunders Clinical Skills for Medical Assistants


This exciting series consists of 10 DVDs that present over 140 core medical assisting skills in an innovative, interactive video format. Each DVD is divided into individual sections and features at least 13 videos that follow a consistent format and focus on an essential medical assisting skill set. Actual medical assistants perform all the skills, as well as skill variations, demonstrating proper technique in the clinical setting. Interactive onscreen review questions reinforce key concepts and test understanding.
  • The videos can be played on a television equipped with a DVD player, or on a computer with a DVD drive.
  • Specific segments or entire videos can be paused or replayed as many times as needed for comprehension.
  • Each video begins with an Overview that introduces the skill, its goal, and how it is used in the clinical setting.
  • The videos outline key components for performing each skill, such as necessary equipment, OSHA standard precautions, and special patient population considerations.
  • Skill Variations show alternate methods for performing common skills techniques in the clinical setting.
  • Each video discusses the necessary and appropriate documentation procedure for the skill.
  • What If interviews feature medical assistants discussing specific practice scenarios, encouraging users to consider what they would do in a similar situation.
  • Interactive onscreen review questions at the end of each video reinforce key concepts and allow users to gauge understanding.
  • Spanish subtitles provide access to written translations of all video content.
11 skills/16 videos • Approx. running time: 80 minutes

Section 1: Preparing to Work with Patients
5.1.1 Preparing to Work with Patients
Variation: Working with a Young Child

Section 2: Phlebotomy
5.2.1 Venipuncture with a Vacuum Tube
Procedure: Venipuncture Needle
Variation: Possible Problems with Venipuncture
Variation: Winged Infusion
5.2.2 Performing a Venipuncture with Winged Infusion Set and Syringe
5.2.3 Preparing a Serum Specimen Using a Serum Separator Tube

Section 3: Capillary Puncture
5.3.1 Finger Stick
Procedure: Semi-Automatic Disposable Lancet Device
Variation: Semi-Automatic Holder and Lancet Heel Stick for Newborn PKU Screening

Section 4: Hematologic Testing
5.4.1 Performing a Microhematocrit
5.4.2 Performing Hemoglobin Testing
5.4.3 Preparation of a Blood Smear

Section 5: Blood Chemistry and Immunologic Testing
5.5.1 Blood Glucose Measurement & Quality Control
5.5.2 Mononucleosis Test


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