A Medical assistant should possess the comprehensive knowledge of moral values and disciplines of the medical field. He/she should employ them while coping with doctors, medical staff and patients. In general, medical assistant students will learn about the arrangement, construction, make-up, roles and functioning of the major human body network and systems in tandem with the vital medical terms and expressions. The medical assisting course will furnish students with a methodical foreword to infection preventing procedures and medical guiding principles in addition to several safety methods.
Medical assisting students will become skilled at fundamental ideologies for interrogating a patient and in receiving his/her health history in order to present all details to the doctor in order to provide further treatment. Students will also learn about the vital therapeutic & diagnostic procedures, imperative computer expertise, directorial or administrative processes, office, finance and secretarial concepts. Different ways to process medical insurance bills, claims and forms of the patients will also be introduced to the students.
Students will learn about performing and executing medical procedures such as recording important health symptoms and signs of patients, carrying out habitual medical office & lab procedures, helping patients prepare for physical examinations and assist the doctor with all health examinations. An introduction to the basic preparation and methods for assisting physicians with in-office surgical procedures performing crucial procedures in the sanitizing of medical tools and equipment, sterilization and disinfecting process will be introduced.
Medical assistants will be trained to demonstrate aseptic hand cleaning, recording patient body weight and height measurement and the appropriate positioning and draping of patients for a range of health examinations and specialty health assessments in the following areas:
- Physical treatment
- Pelvic and pap smear procedures
- Crucial pregnancy examinations for women
- Ear and eye procedures
- Taking electrocardiogram
- Performing venipuncture
Upon successful completion of all required classroom and laboratory training, the student will be eligible for externship training where more hands-on skills competency will be attained. A negative PPD skin test within six months or a negative chest x-ray within 5 years will be required. Upon completion, graduates are awarded a certificate of completion and eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants. Classes are conducted with 10-14 students in a class.