Clinical Medical Assistant with Orthopedics and Physical Therapy Specialization
Clinical Medical Assistants are one of the fastest growing occupations in healthcare, which is already one of the fastest growing industries. Clinical Medical Assistants earn this by being highly skilled in several of the most important aspects of patient care. Trained Orthopedics and Physical Therapy Medical Assistants are highly sought after for their expertise working in a specialty setting. Clinical Medical Assistants work in many different healthcare environments including outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, medical/orthopedist offices and clinics, and hospitals. 2016 surveys put the median income for Clinical Medical Assistants at $31,540 per year, and a job growth rate of 16% per year, one of the highest growth rates of any profession.
What’s in this program? This program helps students master the three medical skill sets that make up Orthopedics and Physical Therapy CMAs:
1.- Clinical Medical Assisting-covers preparing patients for examination and testing, collecting cultures and specimens from patients, and instructing patients on treatment, medication, and diet. It may also include administering the medications and maintaining medical histories.
2.- Phlebotomy-covers drawing blood from patients, preparing those samples, and sometimes performing basic laboratory tests.
3.- Electrocardiogram-covers using specialized equipment to measure and monitor heart conditions.
Included Certifications! Included in your program tuition is the exam voucher for the National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Certification.
This program includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider! This will give you invaluable hands-on experience. Additional fees may apply for a background check, drug test and other externship site testing requirements. Fees will be paid by the student at the time of placement in the optional externship.
Module 1 – Introduction to the Clinical Medical Assisting Profession
Lesson 1 The Medical Assisting Profession
Lesson 2 Interpersonal Communication
Lesson 3 Patient-Centered Care
Module 2 – The Clinical Environment
Lesson 4 The Clinical Environment: Safety and the Patient Encounter
Lesson 5 Medical and Surgical Asepsis
Lesson 6 Pharmacology and Medication Administration
Lesson 7 Vital Signs
Lesson 8 Minor Surgery
Module 3 – Medical Specialties and Testing
Lesson 9 Medical Imaging
Lesson 10 Pulmonary System and Testing
Lesson 11 EENT
Lesson 12 Immunology and Allergies
Lesson 13 Dermatology
Lesson 14 Endocrinology
Module 4 – Medical Specialties
Lesson 15 Emergency Care
Lesson 16 Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Lesson 17 Orthopedics and Physical Therapy
Lesson 18 Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lesson 19 Pediatrics
Lesson 20 Neurology
Lesson 21 Mental Health
Lesson 22 Oncology
Lesson 23 Geriatrics
Lesson 24 Alternative Medicine
Module 5 – More about Orthopedics and Physical Therapy
Lesson 25 Define the role of the medical assistant in the orthopedic office
Lesson 26 Describe the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system
Lesson 27 Describe common diseases and disorders of the musculoskeletal system
Lesson 28 Explain the steps of common procedures performed in the orthopedic office
Medical Assistants serve as an important part in the elaborate machine that is the modern hospital or clinic. This program is targeted at individuals who are seeking a rewarding career working in Orthopedics and Physical Therapy. This program is ideal for individuals with no previous healthcare experience as well as individuals working in healthcare who wish to further their knowledge, skills, and potentially advance their career.
Included with this program, students receive exam voucher for the following national certification from National Healthcareer Association's (NHA)
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national certification exam
This program is supported by an expert educational mentor, Patrice Arevalo. Patrice has a degree in medical assisting from The Career College of Northern Nevada as well as a degree in dental assisting from the Community College of the Air Force. She is available to provide guidance and motivation for learners throughout the duration of this program. As an expert mentor, she will provide answers to learner questions, monitor learner's program progression, and review lesson and program quiz/test results.
All course material is included in this program.
- Certification included
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