Clinical Skills Online for Medical Assistants
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Clinical Skills Online for Medical Assistants


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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.
  • 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 Uni


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