SRJC Course Outlines

4/16/2024 4:41:31 PMMA 163A Course Outline as of Fall 2013

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MA 163ATitle:  CLINICAL PROCEDURES 1  
Full Title:  Clinical Procedures for Medical Assisting 1
Last Reviewed:1/27/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Course focuses on medical assisting skills and responsibilities for the clinical area of a medical office or other appropriate medical facility. Covers medical and surgical aseptic procedures; vital signs determination; assisting with physical examinations, including positioning and draping; height, weight, vision, and hearing testing; obtaining patient history; disinfection and sterilization techniques; eye and ear assessments and procedures.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of MA 160 and MA 161 and MA 162 and PSYCH 1A AND Concurrent Enrollment in MA 163AL and MA 165


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:
Students must show proof of immunization clearance, TB test, and physical exam, and must possess a current infant, child, and adult CPR certificate and background check

Schedule of Classes Information
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Course focuses on medical assisting skills and responsibilities for the clinical area of a medical office or other appropriate medical facility. Covers medical and surgical aseptic procedures; vital signs determination; assisting with physical examinations, including positioning and draping; height, weight, vision, and hearing testing; obtaining patient history; disinfection and sterilization techniques; eye and ear assessments and procedures.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of MA 160 and MA 161 and MA 162 and PSYCH 1A AND Concurrent Enrollment in MA 163AL and MA 165
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:Students must show proof of immunization clearance, TB test, and physical exam, and must possess a current infant, child, and adult CPR certificate and background check
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Explain and apply principles of medical and surgical aseptic techniques including universal body precautions.
2. Measure and record: oral, axillary, and aural temperatures; apical, radial, and brachial pulses;  respiration; and blood pressure.
3. Interview and room patients, including recording patient history, demographics, chief complaint, present and past history, family and social history, and review of body systems.
4. Prepare patients for examination and assist physician with procedures.   
5. Apply physical agents to promote tissue healing.
6. Instruct patients regarding ambulatory aids and cast care.
7. Perform an eye/ear irrigation and instillation.
8. Document patient care.

Topics and Scope
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1. Medical Asepsis and Infection Control
            a. Microorganisms
            b. Application of medical asepsis in the medical office/facility
            c. OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standards
            d. Method of compliance guidelines
            e. Bloodborne diseases
            f. Competencies
                  1. Hand washing
                  2. Adherence to the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standards
2. Vital Signs
            a. Body temperature
            b. Pulse
            c. Respiration
            d. Blood pressure
            e. Competencies
                  1. Measure oral, axillary, and aural body temperatures
                  2. Clean glass thermometers
                  3. Measure radial and apical pulses
                  4. Measure blood pressure
                  5. Determine systolic pressure by palpation
3. The patient examination and history
            a. Health history
            b. Medical record and charting including HIPAA guidelines
            c. Preparation of patient and exam room
            d. Assessment and position of the patient
            e. Assisting the physician
            f. Patient teaching:  health promotion and disease prevention
                  1. Immunizations
                  2. Nutrition
                  3. Exercise
                  4. Maintaining normal weight
                  5. Managing stress
                  6. Maintaining high self-esteem
                  7. Avoiding tobacco and drugs
                  8. Responsible alcohol consumption
                  9. Environmental health
                  10. Cardiovascular disease
                  11. Cancer
                  12. Infections
                  13. Sexually transmitted diseases
                  14. Accident prevention
                  15. Aging
                  16. Healthy lifestyle choices
            g. Competencies
                  1. Completing a health history form
                  2. Charting patient symptoms, procedures, specimen collection, laboratory tests, progress notes, and instructions given
                  3. Preparing the exam room
                  4. Operating and caring for equipment and instruments used during the physical examination, according to                         manufacturer's instructions
                  5. Preparing a patient for a physical examination
                  6. Measuring weight and height
                  7. Positioning and draping a patient in sitting, supine, prone, dorsal recumbent, lithotomy, Sims, and knee-chest positions
                  8. Assisting the physician during the physical examination
4. Sterilization, Sanitization, and Disinfection Competencies
            a. Sanitizing instruments
            b. Wrap articles to be auto-claved
            c. Loading and operating autoclave
5. Minor office surgery
            a. Surgical asepsis
            b. Instruments used in minor office surgery
            c. Sterile packages
            d. Wounds, wound healing
            e. Sterile dressing changes (variety)
            f. Suture removal
            g. Medical office surgical procedures
            h. Assisting with minor office surgery
            i. Bandaging
6. Physical agents to promote tissue healing
            a. Local application of heat and cold
            b. Casts
            c. Ambulatory aids
                  1. Crutches
                  2. Canes
                  3. Walkers
            d. Patient teaching: low back pain
            e. Instructing an individual on the proper guidelines for case care
            f. Measuring an individual for axillary crutches and instructing re: crutch gaits
            g. Instructing an individual on proper procedure for using a cane
            h. Instructing an individual on proper procedure for using a walker
7. Eye and ear assessment and procedures
            a. The Eye
                          1. Structure
                          2. Vision testing
                          3. Eye irrigation
                          4. Eye instillation
            b. The Ear
                          1. Structure
                          2. Assessment of hearing acuity
                          3. Ear irrigation
                          4. Ear instillation
            c. Competencies
                          1. Assessing distance visual acuity
                          2. Assessing near visual acuity
                          3. Assessing color vision
                          4. Performing an eye irrigation
                          5. Performing an eye instillation
                          6. Performing an ear irrigation
                          7. Performing an ear instillation

Assignments:
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1. Homework Problems:
  a. Critical thinking skill applications, 3-5 applications per week (10 points for completion of each unit)
  b. Charting related to competencies, 1-3 per competency
  c. Vocabulary assessment 10-20 words per week
2. Practice weekly clinical skill competencies in lab setting under instructor supervision (not graded)
3. Clinical skill performance evaluation in simulated lab setting (0-3 points per skill).
4. Successful completion of 6-8 unit exams and 1 final exam.
5. Weekly reading 20-30 pages.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 50%
Clinical skill performance evaluation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Unit exams and final exam: Multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, short essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Clinical Procedures for Medical  Assistants.  K. Bonewit-West, 9th Ed., Saunders, 2009.
Student Mastery Manual.  K. Bonewit-West, 9th Ed., Saunders, 2009.

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