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cover image - Clinical Skills Online for Medical Assistants,1st Edition
ISBN: 9781416060741
Page Count: 16
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $65.95

Clinical Skills Online for Medical Assistants, 1st Edition


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cover image - Clinical Skills Online for Medical Assistants,1st Edition
ISBN: 9781416060741
Page Count: 16
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $65.95


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Set up as 10 individual modules divided into units with at least 10 video skills presentations each, Clinical Skills Online for Medical Assisting is specifically designed to help you visually master all of the clinical medical assisting skills you need. A medical assistant demonstrates proper technique to give you a consistent portrayal of all skills. Review questions and additional activities test your basic knowledge to see how much you’ve learned.

Duration for access to this product, which may be at the discretion of your institution, is up to 36 months. Elsevier reserves the right to restrict or remove access due to changes in product portfolio or other market conditions.
    • Presents a consistent process for each skill, including proper documentation techniques, to aid learning and memorization.
    • Includes Skill Variations to provide you with the option to observe the most common skills techniques used in their areas.
    • Spanish captioning provides easy access to translations from English to Spanish.
    • What If scenarios provide interviews with actual medical assistants to help you think about what you would do in the same situation.
    • An Instructor’s Resource Manual available on Evolve provides outlines of times for each skill, a correlation grid of skills to CAAHEP and ABHES competencies, suggestions for effectively using the programs for in-class demonstrations and student self-study, and multiple-choice and open-ended assessment questions for each skill with answers and rationales.
  • Module One: Asepsis, Infection Control and Sterilization (9 Units / 13 videos)

    Section 1: Asepsis

    1.1.1 Personal Protective Equipment
    1.1.2 Medical Aseptic Hand Wash
    1.1.3 Applying Alcohol-Based Hand Rub
    1.1.4 Applying And Removing Disposable Gloves
    1.1.5 Disposal of Biohazard Waste

    Section 2: Sanitization, Disinfection and Sterilization

    1.2.1 Cleaning and Disinfecting Contaminated Surfaces
    Variation: Large Spill
    1.2.2 Sanitizing Contaminated Equipment
    1.2.3 Wrapping Instruments and Placing in Autoclave
    Procedure A: Wrapping Instrument Using Blue Wrap
    Procedure B: Wrapping a Pack Used for Minor Surgery
    Variation: Wrapping Using a Plastic Sterilization Pouch
    1.2.4 Sterilizing Instruments in the Autoclave
    Variation: Manual Autoclave

    Module Two: Measuring Vital Signs (10 Units / 15 videos)

    Section 1: Preparing to Work with Patients

    2.1.1 Preparing to Work with Patients
    Variation: Working with a Young Child

    Section 2: Temperature

    2.2.1 Measuring Oral Body Temperature
    Variation: Rigid Plastic Probe
    Variation: Mercury Free Glass Thermometer
    2.2.2 Measure Axillary Body Temperature
    2.2.3 Measure Rectal Body Temperature
    2.2.4 Measure Aural Body Temperature
    Procedure: Child Patient
    Variation: Adult Patient

    Section 3: Pulse and Respirations

    2.3.1 Measuring Pulse and Respirations
    2.3.2 Measure Apical Pulse
    Procedure: Infant Patient
    Variation: Adult Patient
    2.3.3 Pulse Oximetry

    Section 4: Blood Pressure

    2.4.1 Measure Blood Pressure: Palpation
    2.4.2 Measure Blood Pressure: Auscultation
    Variation: With a Child Patient

    Module Three: Preparing Patients for Examinations (9 Units / 11 videos)

    Section 1: Maintaining and Preparing Exam Room

    3.1.1 Cleaning Exam Room Between Patients
    3.1.2 Daily Cleaning and Restocking Exam Room

    Section 2: Working with Patients (Repeated -- Same as Module Two, Section 1)

    Section 3: Body Measurements

    3.3.1 Measuring Height and Weight
    Variation: Height of a Child Using a Wall Scale
    3.3.2 Measuring Length and Weight of an Infant
    Variation: Measuring Infant Length with Tape Measure
    3.3.3 Measuring Head and Chest Circumference of an Infant
    3.3.4 Calculating Growth Percentiles

    Section 4: Patient History & Undressing for the Exam

    3.4.1 Obtaining Patient History
    Procedure: New Patient
    Variation: Established Patient
    3.4.2 Undressing for the Exam
    Procedure: Physical Exam
    Variation: Follow-Up Exam

    Module Four: Assisting with Patient Examinations (12 Units / 15 videos)

    Section 1: Working with Patients (Repeated -- Same as Module Two, Section 1)

    Section 2: Assisting with Examinations

    4.2.1 The Physical Examination
    4.2.2 Positioning the Patient

    Section 3: Assessing Vision

    4.3.1 Assessing Distance Visual Acuity
    Procedure: Snellen Chart
    Variation: Big E Chart
    Variation: Picture Chart
    4.3.2 Assessing Color Vision: Ishihara Test
    4.3.3 Assessing Near Vision: Jaeger Test

    Section 4: Eye and Ear Instillation and Irrigation

    4.4.1 Eye Instillation
    Variation: Eye Ointment
    4.4.2 Eye Irrigation
    4.4.3 Ear Instillation
    4.4.4 Ear Irrigation

    Section 5: Assisting with Examination of Female Reproductive System

    4.5.1 Assisting with the Gynecologic Exam
    Procedure: Liquid Prep Method
    Variation: Slide Method
    4.5.2 Teaching Self-Exam of Breast

    Module Five: Phlebotomy and Hematologic: Blood Chemistry & Immunologic Testing (11 Units / 16 videos)

    Section 1: Working with Patients/Documentation (Repeated -- Same as Module Two, Section 1)

    Section 2: Phlebotomy

    5.2.1 Performing a 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
    Procdedure: Semi-Automatic Disposable Lancet Device
    Variation: Semi-Automatic Holder and Lancet
    5.3.2 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 Blood Smear

    Section 5: Blood Chemistry and Immunologic Testing

    5.5.1 Blood glucose Measurement and Quality Control
    5.5.2 Mononucleosis Test

    Module Six: Collecting and Testing Urine and Microbiological Specimens (12 Units / 16 videos)

    Section 1: Collecting and Transporting Urine Specimens

    6.1.1 Instructing Patients to Collect Urine Specimens
    Procedure: Clean Catch Midstream Urine Specimens
    Variation: Random Urine Specimen
    Variation: First Morning Specimen
    6.1.2 Instruct a Patient to Collect 24-Hour Urine Specimen
    6.1.3 Using a Pediatric Urine Collection Device
    6.1.4 Preparing Urine Specimen for the lab

    Section 2: Urinalysis

    6.2.1 Assessing Urine for Color and Turbidity
    6.2.2 Dipstick Urinalysis
    Variation: Automated Clinitek Instrument
    6.2.3 Preparation for Microscopic Examination of Urine
    Variation: Kova Method

    Section 3: Other Urine Tests

    6.3.1 Urine Pregnancy Test

    Section 4: Collecting Microbiology Specimens

    6.4.1 Collecting a Specimen for Throat Culture
    6.4.2 Collecting a Wound Specimen
    6.4.3 Collecting a Sputum Specimen

    Section 5: Performing a Rapid Strep Test

    6.5.1 Performing a Rapid Strep Test

    Module Seven: Administering Medications (9 Units / 13 videos)

    Section 1: Working with Patients (Repeated -- Same as Module Two, Section 1)

    Section 2: Oral and Topical Medications

    7.2.1 Administering Oral or Topical Medication:
    Procedure: Tablets or Capsules
    Variation: Oral Liquid Medications
    Variation: Topical Ointment

    Section 3: Parenteral Medications

    7.3.1 Preparing an Injection from a Vial


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