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    Dyersburg State Community College
  Feb 24, 2018
2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook
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CCMA 1000 - Clinical Medical Assistant

Credits: 6
**Not Part of a Tennessee Transfer Pathway**

As Needed
Prerequisites: PLBT 1000 ,PLBT 1010 , ECG 1000  

Co-requisites: CCMA 1010  

This program prepares medical assistant students for the duties of a medical assistant in the clinical setting. Students will learn clinical procedures including administering medications, performing an electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and maintaining a clean clinical environment. Medical assistants perform routine clinical tasks to keep the medical offices running efficiently. Clinical duties may include taking medical histories of patients, recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures, preparing patients for a variety of medical procedures, and assisting the physician with routine office procedures. Medical assistants collect and prepare laboratory specimens or perform basic laboratory tests on the premises. They instruct patients about medication and special diets, prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician, authorize drug refills as directed, telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy, draw blood, prepare patients for X-rays, take electrocardiograms, and change dressings. 6 lecture hours


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