Course Detail: CCMA - Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Program with Externship

Clinical Medical Assisting Profession
The Clinical Medical Assisting program is designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings. Medical assistants with a clinical background perform various clinical tasks including assisting with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an EKG electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks. Job opportunities are prevalent with physician's offices, clinics, chiropractor's offices, hospitals and outpatient
facilities.
The Clinical Medical Assisting Program
This program prepares students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, pharmacology, taking and documenting vital signs, technical aspects of phlebotomy, the 12-lead EKG and the cardiac life cycle. The purpose of the Clinical Medical Assisting program is to prepare students to assist physicians by
performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office.
This course covers the following key areas and topics:

  • Clinical responsibilities of the medical office - assisting the physician with patient related care
  • Preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine procedures and diagnostic testing
  • HIPAA, patient confidentiality, legal aspects of healthcare and regulatory patient care issues
  • Recording and taking of vital signs, blood pressure, and other patient care items related to the physician office visit
  • Review and administration of medications, allergies & other pharmacology related items
  • Laboratory procedures, phlebotomy and the proper techniques required to collect specimens for laboratory analysis
  • Cardiology and the proper placement of leads when taking a 12 lead EKG
Clinical Medical Assisting Detailed Course Information
This program covers the following key areas and topics:
  • Responsibilities of the clinical medical assistant and introduction to healthcare facilities
  • Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, circulation of the heart and blood vessels
  • Care & safety of patients, medical & legal aspects of care, confidentiality and HIPAA
  • Effective verbal and non-verbal communication, interpersonal skills and human behavior
  • Aseptic techniques, infection prevention, universal precautions, proper use and disposal of biohazards
  • and sharps
  • Documenting patient medical histories, updating patient medical files, vital signs and documentation
  • Appling sterile dressings, preparing patients for x-rays, performing various injections, administering oral
  • medications, instructing patients on the proper usage of medications
  • Phlebotomy, venipunctures and capillary sampling, collecting specimens and point of care testing
  • Performing 12 lead EKGs and EKG strip analysis (P,Q,R,S,T wave form)
  • Role of the EKG technician
  • Function of the EKG department in a variety of settings (hospital, clinic, office, mobile service)
  • Medical terminology related to electrocardiography
  • Care and safety of patients including medical and legal aspects of patient care
  • Anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system
  • Electrophysiology, the conduction system of the heart, and the cardiac cycle
  • Circulation of blood through the heart and vessels
  • Lead placement for 12-lead electrocardiography
  • Basic EKG interpretation of normal rhythms and arrhythmias
  • EKG troubleshooting including recognizing artifacts
  • Waves and measurements
  • EKG strip analysis (P,Q,R,S,T wave-form interpretation)
  • Identification of rhythms using the 12-lead EKG
  • Pacemakers
  • Holter monitoring and the echocardiogram
  • The history of Phlebotomy and the roles and responsibilities of a Phlebotomy Technician
  • Laboratory operations (e.g. safety, quality control,), quality assurance , laboratory law, ethics and
  • regulatory issues
  • Anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system and anatomy of the hand, leg & foot - including
  • arteries and veins
  • Universal precautions - safety protocols, infection control and medical asepsis
  • Specimen collection, processing, handling, documentation and transportation
  • Venipuntcures and skin puncture practice, syringe practice, heel puncture, protocol, syringe draws, etc.
Externship / Hands on Training / Practicum
    Although not a requirement, once students complete the program, they have the ability to participate in an externship and/or hands on practicum so as to practice the skills necessary to perform the job requirements of a professional in this field. Students will be assisted with completing a resume and/or other requirements necessary to work in this field. All students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an externship and will be placed with a participating organization near their location. The institution works with national organizations and has the ability to place students in externship opportunities nationwide.

    ONLINE/SELF PACED: The student will determine his or her start date and will be given up to 6 months to complete the program.

    OPTIONAL Non-Paid Externship. To be eligible for the clinical externship, students must successfully complete the program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening, and meet other requirements.

    National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Exam

    Laptops Available:  Students may purchase a refurbished laptop for $75 to use for this class.

    All textbooks and materials are included.

    Students that complete will earn a certificate of completion.

    Video lesson presentations.

    Mobile-Ready

     

    CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR START DATE.

    Please contact, the Continuing Education Dept. at continuinged@govst.edu or 708.534.3199


    CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR START DATE. Please contact the Continuing Education Dept. at continuinged@govst.edu or 708.534.3199

    Funding Available: This is an INDIANA - WIOA Approved Program - click for more funding information.

     Session Detail: PU21CCMAO

    Schedule: Start this course anytime. This course is 150 hours 100% ONLINE ---- plus optional Clinical Externship hours, to be scheduled later.
    Times: 12:00am - 11:59pm
    Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Program with Externship : $2595.00

    Facility Detail

    Governors State University Campus
    Online
    1 University Parkway
    University Park, IN 60484