The MEDICAL ASSISTANT program at Americation Career and Training School ACTS is designed to make an individual equipped with skills required to work in the healthcare field. The 3 main skills that you will learn in this program are Medical Assistant Skills, Phlebotomy Skills and EKG Skills. At successfully completion of the program the students will be eligible for 6 national certifications. The Clinical Medical Assistant Certification, Phlebotomy Technician Certification, EKG Technician Certification, Cardiac Monitor Telemetry Technician Certification, Cardiac Arrhythmia Technician Certification, and Blood-borne Pathogen Certification. Our program was designed keeping in mind the job market and the competitiveness of skills that the employer expects from an employee.
The Medical Assistant program has a curriculum that is educationally flexible and provides career mobility. Graduates are prepared to practice safely within their identified scope of practice and to promote, protect, and improve the health of the diverse community. Emphasis is on technical skills necessary to perform personal care to complex patients, implementation of selected portions of care plan including clinical skills, EKG, and phlebotomy under the supervision of a medical practitioner. Upon graduation students will be considered competent for entry level positions as a Clinical Medical Assistant or Medical Assistant.
At completion of the program the student will be awarded with a certificate of completion.
PROGRAM KEY DETAILS
Small Class Size
PROGRAM MODULES OUTLINE
MA MODULE 1: DIRECT CARE SKILLS
Clinical Skills Section Description
This comprehensive course is designed to prepare the student to provide direct care and services to clients throughout the life span under the direct supervision of a Physician. Special emphasis is placed on the care of older clients focusing on their physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and cultural needs. This includes developing skills in procedures, communication, and observation, charting and reporting. The student will be made aware of how State and Federal laws as well as policies and procedures of the institution govern the practice of the medical assistant. Some examples of clinical skills may include wound care management, taking vital signs (temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure), use of personal protective equipment (PPE), measuring height and weight, vision test, hearing test, cranial nerve testing, skin assessment, autoclave use, pulmonary function test, infection control, anatomy & physiology, nutrition, emergency situations and more.
MA 101 Clinical Skills Foundation
MA 102 Principles of Expanded Clinical Skills
MA 103 Special Topics of Clinical Skills
MA 104 Clinical Skills (Competency)
MA MODULE 2: EKG
EKG Section Description
The program prepares the candidate as an EKG Technician responsible for performing diagnostic tests to access the heart rhythm and rate in patients. EKG’s are also performed before and after operations, during physicals, examinations of patients over 40, for patients with a history of heart disease, when patients are experiencing chest pains and when the Doctor deems it necessary. The well trained EKG technician is an integral part of the management of patients with heart disease. The EKG Technician may also clean equipment, maintain and process data reports.
EKT 101 EKG Anatomy & Physiology
EKT 102 EKG Theory
EKT 103 EKG Clinical
EKT 104 EKG Competency
MA MODULE 3: PHLEBOTOMY
Phlebotomy Section Description
This course provides phlebotomy instruction to the student with a working knowledge of collecting blood while emphasizing on patient safety, quality assurance, universal, standard precautions and legal issues and complications. Techniques taught during this course are Evacuated tube method, Syringe method, Winged infusion set, Capillary blood collection, Glucose testing, Bleeding time, Blood smear & Urinalysis. This program prepares learners to act as entry level Phlebotomists. The Phlebotomist is a member of the health care team who collects and processes lab specimens, educates patients in specimen collection procedures, and performs waived laboratory tests. Phlebotomists may also have responsibilities for information processing, training, and quality control monitoring. Most Phlebotomists work in hospital or clinic labs, blood centers, nursing homes, insurance companies, research facilities, or public health.
PBT 101 Introduction To Phlebotomy
PBT 102 PBT Anatomy & Physiology
PBT 103 Phlebotomy Equipment & Supplies
PBT 104 Phlebotomy Clinical Skills
PBT 105 Phlebotomy Theory
MA MODULE 4: PHARMACOLOGY
Pharmacology Section Description
In this section you will be learning about the contents of the pharmacology module, this would include, fundamentals of pharmacology for Medical Assistants, medication administration routes and injection techniques, drug dosage calculations, most commonly used drugs, vaccinations and immunization.
PHARM 101 Introduction to Pharmacology
PHARM 102 Medical Routes
PHARM 103 Administer Non-Injectable Medications
PHARM 104 Administer Injectable Medications
PHARM 105 Measurements and Drug Dosage
PHARM 106 Vaccination and Immunization
MA MODULE 5: MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Administrative Duties Section Description
In this section you will be introduced to a wide variety of topics related to the administration of the medical office by a Medical Assistant. you will learn the following topics: Administrative Medical Assistant Career, Healthcare Environment, Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare, Communication in Healthcare, Office Environment and Being a Receptionist, Medical Office Procedures for Handling Telephone, Medical Office Procedures for Scheduling Appointments, Medical Office Procedures for Filing, Medical Office Procedures of Medical Records, Medical Office Record Keeping of Drugs and Prescriptions, Managing Written Information, Procedure of Email and Mails in a Medical Office Environment, Medical office Revenue Cycle, Medical Office Banking Fundamentals, Medical Office Bookkeeping Fundamentals, Medical Office Procedure Coding Fundamentals, Diagnostic Coding Fundamentals, Medical Office Fundamentals on Health Insurance Claims and its Submissions, Medical Office Management Duties, Medical Office Financial Procedures.
MAA 101 Administrative Medical Assistant Career
Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
Communication in Healthcare
Office Environment and Being a Receptionist.
MAA 102 Medical Office Procedures for Handling Telephone.
Medical Office Procedures for Scheduling Appointments.
Medical Office Procedures for Filing.
Medical Office Procedures of Medical Records.
Medical Office Record Keeping of Drugs and Prescriptions.
MAA 103 Managing Written Information
Procedure of Email and Mails in a Medical Office Environment
MAA 104 Medical office Revenue Cycle.
Medical Office Banking Fundamentals.
Medical Office Bookkeeping Fundamentals.
Medical Office Procedure Coding Fundamentals.
Diagnostic Coding Fundamentals.
Medical Office Health Insurance Claims Submissions.
MAA 105 Medical Office Management Duties
Medical Office Financial Procedures.
WHERE CAN I WORK AS A MEDICAL ASSISTANT
LONG TERM CARE
Upon successful completion of the patient care technician program you will be eligible for National Certification exam. Ask your admissions counselor for detailed information on certification eligibility and options.
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
Certified Cardiac Monitor Telemetry Technician
Certified Phlebotomy Technician
Certified Cardiac Arrhythmia Technician
Certified EKG Technician
BloodBorne Pathogen Prevention Certification
Certified Restorative Care Assistant Specialist
Certified Rehabilitation Therapy Technician
PROGRAM COMPLETION REWARDS
At successful completion, you will receive digital badges that can be used online to display your achievements.
At the completion of the program, you will be awarded with a program completion certificate.
With the completion of this program, you will also be awarded with Career Enhancement Clock Hours (CECH), that may be displayed on your resume.
Your completion also comes with a dedicated transcript that shows your areas of grades for each course you attended.