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MAP 325 - Examination Room Techniques II


Last Date of Approval: Spring 2022

5.5 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 75
Total Lab Hours: 30
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This course expands on information presented in MAP 322 - Examination Room Techniques I , exploring more complex skills required for clinical practice as a medical assistant in an ambulatory healthcare setting. Students will gain knowledge of protective practices and how to provide urgent care for common emergencies. Principles of surgical asepsis are reviewed so students learn to apply this knowledge when assisting with minor procedures. Students will also learn the correct techniques for administering medication and assisting with cardiopulmonary procedures. Knowledge required for assisting with pediatric, obstetric, and geriatric patients is also included in the course. Students will incorporate the knowledge gained into the performance of course competencies. This course will also help students gain critical thinking skills which are essential to making important life, health, and career decisions. This course is the second course of a two-semester sequence.

Prerequisites:  MAP 322  
Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: Course Materials: $100.00

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
  • Comprehend the material presented regarding cardiopulmonary diagnostic testing and demonstrate proficiency in unit competencies.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for performing a resting 12-lead ECG.
    • Identify and troubleshoot artifacts on ECG tracing.
    • Identify normal and abnormal rates and rhythms on ECG tracing.
    • Discuss additional methods of ECG testing.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for measuring peak flow rate.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for performing spirometry testing.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for administering a nebulizer treatment.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for administering oxygen.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for obtaining pulse oximetry to determine oxygen saturation. 
    • Competency: Perform electrocardiography.
    • Competency: Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
    • Competency: Demonstrate empathy for patients’ concerns.
    • Competency: Reassure patients.
    • Competency: Perform pulmonary function testing.
    • Competency: Instruct and prepare a patient for a procedure or treatment.
    • Competency: Accurately measure and record oxygen saturation. 
  • Comprehend the material presented regarding surgical asepsis and minor procedures and demonstrate proficiency in unit competencies.
    • Describe the medical assistant’s role in minor office surgery regarding preparation of the room and patient.
    • Describe the medical assistant’s role in assisting with minor surgery in an ambulatory care setting.
    • Identify common solutions and medications used during minor surgery in an ambulatory care setting.
    • Identify supplies and instruments used during minor surgery in an ambulatory care setting.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for wrapping items for sterilization in an autoclave.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for operating an autoclave.
    • Identify the following as practiced within an ambulatory care setting: surgical asepsis.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for performing skin prep for minor surgery.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for preparing a sterile field.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for applying sterile gloves.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for removing sutures and/or staples.
    • Explain common minor surgical procedures occurring within an ambulatory care setting.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for wound care.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for applying a dressing or bandage.
    • Competency: Prepare items for autoclaving. 
    • Competency: Perform sterilization procedures. 
    • Competency: Prepare a sterile field. 
    • Competency: Perform within a sterile field. 
    • Competency: Perform wound care. 
    • Competency: Perform dressing change. 
  • Comprehend the material presented relevant to medication administration and demonstrate proficiency in unit competencies.
    • Discuss types of medication orders.
    • Prepare prescriptions per orders.
    • Describe requirements for scheduled drugs.
    • Summarize the important aspects of a drug label.
    • Define basic units of measurement in the metric system and household system.
    • Convert between measurement systems.
    • Perform pharmacology calculations including quantity needed for a specific time period, tablets per dose, and milliliters per dose.
    • Perform pharmacology calculations for pediatric dosages.
    • Identify abbreviations used in calculating medication dosages. 
    • Identify the rights of medication administration.
    • Discuss various forms of medication.
    • Explain routes of administration including oral, sublingual, buccal, transdermal, topical, inhalation, vaginal, rectal, nasal, ocular, otic, and parenteral.
    • Identify markings on several types of syringes.
    • Discuss types and parts of needles and syringes.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for administering oral medications.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for preparing medications from an ampule.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for preparing medications from a prefilled syringe.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for preparing medications from a vial.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for reconstitution of powdered medication.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for mixing two types of insulin.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for administering an intradermal medication. 
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for administering a subcutaneous medication.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for administering an intramuscular medication.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for administering an intramuscular medication using the z-track technique.
    • Competency: Convert among measurement systems.
    • Competency: Apply mathematical computations to solve equations. 
    • Competency: Calculate proper dosages of medication for administration.
    • Competency: Verify the rules of medication administration: right patient, right medication, right dose, right route, right time, right documentation.
    • Competency: Administer oral medications.
    • Competency: Select proper sites for administering parenteral medication.
    • Competency: Administer parenteral (excluding IV) medications.
    • Competency: Demonstrate proper disposal of biohazardous material: sharps. 
    • Competency: Document patient care accurately in the medical record. 
  • Comprehend the material presented regarding protective practices and urgent care and demonstrate proficiency in unit competencies.
    • Identify basic principles of first aid.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for providing first aid for bleeding.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for providing first aid to a patient in insulin shock.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for providing first aid to a patient having a stroke.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for providing first aid to a patient with seizure activity.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for proving first aid to a patient experiencing syncope.
    • Identify supplies, equipment, and procedural steps for proving first aid during an environmental emergency such as temperature-related emergencies, burns, poisonings, anaphylaxis, insect bites and stings, animal bites, and foreign bodies in the eye.
    • Competency: Provide up-to-date documentation of provider/professional level CPR.
    • Competency: Perform first aid procedures for bleeding.
    • Competency: Perform first aid procedures for diabetic coma or insulin shock.
    • Competency: Perform first aid procedures for stroke.
    • Competency: Perform first aid procedures for seizures.
    • Competency: Perform first aid procedures for syncope. 
    • Competency: Perform first aid procedures for an environmental emergency.

 



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