May 28, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AHSC 1320 - Clinical Medical Assistant I

Credits: 3
**Not Part of a Tennessee Transfer Pathway**

F - Dyersburg/Sp - JNC
Co-requisites: AHSC 1340  

This course focuses on the scope of practice of the Clinical Medical Assisting profession and how to be successful as a student. Many times, CMAs perform routine office tasks to keep the medical offices running efficiently, so students will study professionalism, therapeutic communication, appropriate patient interaction, legal considerations, HIPAA, and bioethics. They learn basic administrative functions in a medical practice, including using medical terminology in electronic medical record and coding. For the clinical setting, students learn infection control and medical asepsis. Regarding patient care, students begin by learning the patient interview. Also covered will be taking and recording vital signs, the components of a physical examination and patient education. In previous courses, students have mastered collecting laboratory specimens and performing successful EKGs. They will review and practice both these skills during the course. 3 hours lecture.


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