AHSC 1330 - Clinical Medical Assistant II
**Not Part of a Tennessee Transfer Pathway**
F - Dyersburg/Sp - JNC
Prerequisites: PLBT 1300 , PLBT 1301 , AHSC 1310 , AHSC 1320
This course focuses on patient-directed skills since a CMA’s duties include various tasks such as taking patients’ medical histories, explaining treatment procedures, preparing patients for a variety of medical procedures, and assisting the physician with routine office procedures. At the direction of the physician, a CMA can instruct patients about medication and special diets, prepare and administer injections using dosage calculation, authorize drug refills and call prescriptions to a pharmacy. CMAs also draw blood, perform ECGs, prepare patients for X-rays, remove sutures and change dressings using sterile techniques. When the prescribed CMA skills in this class are mastered, a simulation lab is set up in which each student is given a scenario and interacts with a patient (another student) as if the student is already a credentialed CCMA. The instructor and other students watch and give feedback. 3 hours lecture.
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