3 Credits, 5 Contacts

Medical Clinical I covers the responsibilities of the medical assistant in working with the physician in the medical office/clinic. These responsibilities include obtaining patient medical history; measuring vital signs; preparing the examination room and the patient for the exam; and performing basic clinical procedures such as EKG, basic respiratory care, basic life support and first aid. Instruction will include documentation, patient education and safety measures. Cultural, life- span and psychosocial differences will be addressed.

Prerequisite: ALH 218 Medical Terminology and test into or higher than or completion of MATH 100 Introductory Algebra