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2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MEDAS 133 - Exam Room (Clinical) Procedures

5 credits

Acceptance into the MEDAS program and completion of all MEDAS courses with a grade of “B-” or better.

This course introduces basic examination techniques, including patient prep, vital signs, care and usage of the otoscope, ear/eye exams, and documentation. Physical environment safety, asepsis & infection control will be applied to: wound & burn care, assisting with minor office surgery, sutures & suture removal. Student will identify surgical instruments & proper care of instruments, and operate autoclave.

Theory Hours
3 theory hours.

Guided Practice Hours
4 guided practice hours.

Vocational Program Course
Vocational program course.

AA General Elective
May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Measure and record:
    • blood pressure
    • temperature
    • pulse
    • respirations
    • height
    • weight
    • length (infant)
    • head circumference (infant)
    • pulse oximetry
  • Instruct and prepare a patient for a procedure or a treatment
  • Assist provider with a patient exam
  • Document on a growth chart
  • Prepare items for autoclaving
  • Perform sterilization procedures
  • Prepare a sterile field
  • Perform within a sterile field
  • Perform wound care
  • Perform dressing change
  • Instruct a patient according to patient’s special dietary needs
  • Show awareness of patient’s concerns regarding a dietary change
  • Coach patients regarding:
    • health maintenance
    • disease prevention
    • treatment plan

Acceptance into the Medical Assistant program required.

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