SRJC Course Outlines

7/6/2022 3:13:29 PMMA 163A Course Outline as of Spring 2006

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MA 163ATitle:  CLINICAL PROCEDURES 1  
Full Title:  Clinical Procedures 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
Also Listed As: 
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 ANAT 58 and Course Completion of HLC 160 ( or HLC 60) and Concurrent Enrollment in MA 163L ( or MA 163AL) OR Course Completion of ANAT 51 and Course Completion of HLC 160 ( or HLC 60) and Concurrent Enrollment in MA 163L ( or MA 163AL) OR Course Completion of ANAT 140 and Course Completion of HLC 160 ( or HLC 60) and Concurrent Enrollment in MA 163L ( or MA 163AL)


Recommended Preparation:
Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Development of medical assisting skills for the clinical area of a medical office or other appropriate medical facility. Covers medical and surgical asepsis, assisting with physical exams, obtaining client history, disinfection and sterilization techniques, eye and ear assessments and procedures.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ANAT 58 and Course Completion of HLC 160 ( or HLC 60) and Concurrent Enrollment in MA 163L ( or MA 163AL) OR Course Completion of ANAT 51 and Course Completion of HLC 160 ( or HLC 60) and Concurrent Enrollment in MA 163L ( or MA 163AL) OR Course Completion of ANAT 140 and Course Completion of HLC 160 ( or HLC 60) and Concurrent Enrollment in MA 163L ( or MA 163AL)
Recommended:Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
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:
Upon completion of the course, students will 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
  and universal body precautions.
2. Perform medical aseptic procedures including hand washing, sanitization
  of instruments, and chemical disinfection of articles.
3. Apply principles of infection control.
4. Process all specimens in a manner that eliminates or reduces the
  transmission of disease.
5. Maintain an environment that eliminates or reduces transmission of
  disease.
6. Dispose of specimens and equipment in accordance with federal, state,
  and local guidelines.
7. Perform surgical aseptic procedures, including but not limited to:
  a. wrap and autoclave articles
  b. perform a surgical scrub
  c. utilize transfer forceps
  d. open a sterile pack
  e. set up a sterile tray
  f. apply and remove sterile gloves
8. Perform a sterile dressing change, including but not limited to:
     a. major/minor dressing changes
     b. wet-to-dry dressings
     c. deep abrasion dressing
     d. burn dressings
     e. wound irrigation
     f. wound packing
     g. stump dressing
     h. digit dressings
9. Assist with minor office surgery and remove sutures.
10. Measure and record: oral, axillary, aural, and axillary temperatures;
   apical, radial, and brachial pulses; and respiration and blood
   pressure.
11. Evaluate equipment for proper working order and safety.
12. Assemble equipment for examination/treatment.
13. Maintain the examination and treatment area: restock supplies in
   and observe safety precautions.
14. Interview the patient and record patient history including
   routine personal data, chief complaint, present and past history,
   family and social history, and review of systems.
15. Instruct patients in preparation for routine and specialty physical
   exams and procedures.
16. Position and drape patient in the following positions: sitting,
   supine, prone, dorsal recumbent, lithotomy, Sims, and knee-chest.
17. Prepare and/or secure patient's written consent as required.
18. Explain procedures to patient.
19. Prepare supplies for procedures and treatments.
20. Assist physician with examinations and treatments.
21. Use quality control principles during
   patient preparation, specimen collection and handling,
   reagent management, instrument calibration, laboratory testing, and
   diagnostic testing.
22. Prepare/maintain quality control log book.
23. Apply physical agents to promote tissue healing.
24. Instruct patient regarding ambulatory aids
25. Perform an eye irrigation and instillation.
26. Perform an ear irrigation and instillation.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Medical Asepsis & 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
II. Vital Signs
   A. Body temperature
   B. Pulse
   C. Respiration
   D. Blood pressure
   E. Patient teaching:  Asthma
   F. 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
III. The patient examination and history
    A. Health history
    B. Medical record & charting
    C. Preparation of patient and exam room
    D. Assessment & position of the patient
    E. Assisting the physician
    F. Patient teaching:  health promotion & 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. Recording patient symptoms
       3. Charting patient symptoms, procedures, specimen collection,
         laboratory tests, progress notes, and instructions given
       4. Preparing the examining room
       5. Operating and caring for equipment and instruments used during
         the physical examination, according to manufacturer's
         instructions
       6. Preparing a patient for a physical examination
       7. Measuring weight and height
       8. Positioning and draping a patient in sitting, supine, prone,
         dorsal recumbent, lithotomy, Sims, and knee-chest positions
       9. Assisting the physician during the physical examination
IV. Sterilization, Sanitization, and Disinfection Competencies:
       1. Sanitizing instruments
       2. Wrap articles to be auto-claved
       3. Loading and operating autoclave
V. Minor office surgery
   A. Surgical asepsis
   B. Instruments used in minor office surgery
   C. Sterile packages, transfer forceps
   D. Wounds, wound healing
   E. Sterile dressing change
   F. Suture removal
   G. Medical office surgical procedures
   H. Assisting with minor office surgery
   I. Bandaging
VI. Physical agents to promote tissue healing
  A. Local application of heat & cold
  B. Casts
  C. Ambulatory aids
      1. Crutches
      2. Canes
      3. Walkers
  D. Patient teaching: low back pain.
  E. Applying Physical Agents to Promote Tissue Healing
      1. Hot water bag
      2. Heating pad
      3. Hot soak
      4. Hot compress
      5. Ice bag
      6. Cold compress
      7. Chemical cold pack
  F. Instructing an individual on the proper guidelines for case care
  G. Measuring an individual for axillary crutches and instructing re:
     crutch gaits
  H. Instructing an individual on proper procedure for using a cane
  I. Instructing an individual on proper procedure for using a walker
VII. Eye and ear assessment and procedures
    A. 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. Patient teaching:  Otitis media
     D. 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. Complete reading assignments, 15 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.
3. Homework Problems:
  a. Critical thinking skill applications, 3-25 applications per week.
  b. Charting related to competencies, 1-3 per competency.
4. Practice weekly clinical skill competencies in lab setting under
  instructor supervision.
5. In-class clinical skill performance evaluation. Complete check-off
  as each clinical skill is completed.
6. Demonstrate 3-5 patient teaching skills as outlined.
7. Quizzes (3-7); final exam.

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 - 45%
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
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 - 15%
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, 6th Ed.,
Saunders, 2004.
STUDENT MASTERY MANUAL.  K. Bonewit-West, 6th Ed., Saunders, 2004.

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