SRJC Course Outlines

6/4/2023 10:40:07 AMMA 63B Course Outline as of Fall 2011

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  MA 63BTitle:  CLIN PROCED 2  
Full Title:  Clinical Procedures 2
Last Reviewed:5/13/1996

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 or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Emphasis on assessing and preparing for medical office emergencies. Students will practice procedures and instructions for giving First Aid and performing CPR techniques.  Electrocardiography procedures will be examined, recording a 12-lead electrocardiogram, applying a Holter monitor, and recognizing cardiac arrhythmias.

Course Completion of MA 63A

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for Engl 1A & MA 60 (formerly MSR 60, MSR 69) or 6 months' experience in a medical office.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Emphasis on assessing & preparing for medical office emergencies. First Aid & CPR techniques will be practiced. Electrocardiography recording, Holter monitor use, and cardiac arrhythmias will be studied & applied.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of MA 63A
Recommended:Eligibility for Engl 1A & MA 60 (formerly MSR 60, MSR 69) or 6 months' experience in a medical office.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Distinguish between emergency & nonemergency situations.
2. Apply assessment techniques to
  a. perform telephone triage
  b. perform visual triage
  c. prepare for an emergency
3. Perform CPR on an adult, child, and infant.
4. Perform Heimlich maneuver on a conscious adult, child, and infant.
5. Administer first aid for the listed emergencies.
6. Record a 12-lead electrocardiogram.
7. Mount and label an electrocardiogram.
8. Instruct a client regarding the wearing of a Holter monitor.
9. Apply a Holter monitor.
10. Teach a client about angina pectoris and coronary artery disease and
  supply educational materials.

Topics and Scope
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I. Emergency Medical Procedures
  A. Medical emergencies
  B. Crash cart
  C. Emergency medical services system
  D. First aid kit
  E. OSHA safety precautions
  F. Primary assessment
  G. Guidelines for providing emergency care
  H. Emergencies:  breathing, cardiac arrest, heart attack, stroke,
     shock, bleeding, wounds, musculoskeletal injuries, burns, seizures,
     poisoning, heat & cold exposure, & diabetic emergencies.
  I. Medicolegal considerations in emergency situations.
II. Electrocardiography
   A. Anatomy and physiology of the heart
      1. structure and conduction system
      2. cardiac cycle and ECG cycle, including waves, baseline,
         segments, and interval.
   B. ECG equipment
      1. exercise tolerance testing
      2. electrocardiograph, standardization and leads
   C. Electrocardiogram
      1. marking and mounting
      2. electrocardiographic capabilities
      3. artifacts
      4. technique for running a 12-lead electrocardiogram, single-
   D. Holter monitor electrocardiography
       1. principles and equipment
       2. application of Holter monitor
    E. Cardiac arrhythmias
       1. descriptions
       2. clinical aspects
       3. electrocardiograms
    F. Patient Teaching:  Angina pectoris and coronary artery disease
       1. Answer questions clients have about angina pectoris.
          a. What is it? What are the causes, symptoms, diagnostic tests,
             and treatments?
       2. Supply clients with educational materials on angina and
          coronary artery disease.

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1. Complete reading asignments, 15-30 pages per week.
2. Complete written assignments:
  a. vocabulary assessment in workbook, 10-20 words per week.
  b. self-evaluation related to reading, 10-30 questions per week.
  c. critical thinking skill applications, 10-25 applications per week.
  d. charting related to comopetencies, 1-3 per competency.
3. Practice weeky clinical skill competencies in lab setting under
  instructor supervision.
4. View emergency procedure videos, 5-15.
5. Achieve satisfactory score on skill performance evaluation checkoff
  as each clinical skill is completed.
6. Demonstrate actions to be taken in 5-20 simulated emergency situations,
  roleplaying medical assistant and client responses.
7. Observe and demonstrate electrocardiogram competencies:

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
20 - 50%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 15%
Homework problems, Quizzes
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants. By K. Bonewit-West, 4th Ed.,
 Saunders, 1995.

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