Clinical Medical Assistant

Clinical Medical Assistant

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 Assistant Program

The purpose of this 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 and 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

Class Details:

  • Dates: October 3rd - January 23rd
  • Day: Tuesday & Thursdays 6:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Additional Dates (Saturdays): 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 12/2, 1/6, 1/20 - 9:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tuition: $2,599
  • Contact Information: Angela Valentine - 970-874-6556 / angela.valentine@dmtc.edu

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