Medical Assistant Model (Advanced Healthcare Administrative Services) - CTE Online Model

by CTE Online Admin

The Medical Assisting program prepares the student for employment in physician's offices and clinics. Medical Assistants help physicians by doing tasks to assist in the treatment and examination of the patient. They provide for the efficient operation of a doctor's office and some may specialize in the back office, while others may choose to work in the front office.

The Medical Assisting Core provides information and skills common to all medical assistants. The student gains essential competencies and accumulates a body of knowledge that provides a foundation for movement into the administrative or clinical segments of the program. Course content includes: career orientation, medical terminology, body structure and function, law and ethics, emergency care, communications and interpersonal skills, community resources, health, and job preparedness.

The Medical Assisting Clinical segment provides the student with the technical knowledge required to work in the "back office". Course content includes medical/surgical asepsis, assisting with the physical examination, office surgery, electrocardiography, administration of medications, basic laboratory skills, assisting with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and specialized medical practice.

From CALPADS: Advanced Healthcare Administrative Services (Capstone)

This capstone course prepares students within a specific career in the various areas of Healthcare Administrative Services that will enable them to complete the requirements for licensure, certification, or other industry recognized credentials; or students are prepared to enter into postsecondary education or training programs in the selected Healthcare Administrative Services pathway. If applicable, course content will provide the knowledge and skills consistent with legislative requirements and the level of proficiency to perform skills within their identified scope of practice specific to employment.

Program Information
CTE Certification Elements
Standards
California English Common Core Standards (2)
California's 2013 CTE Standards (12)
Next Generation Science Standards (6)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (87)
California Academic Content Standards (25)
Competencies / Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Perform a career search and demonstrate employment readiness skills
  2. Exhibit knowledge of Health Care Facilities roles and responsibilities
  3. Exhibit knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  4. Exhibit knowledge of confidentiality, patient privacy, Patient Bill of Rights, informed consent, legal and ethical responsibilities and the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  5. Exhibit knowledge of hospital safety and body mechanics
  6. Exhibit knowledge of vital signs
  7. Exhibit knowledge of aseptic technique, infection control and universal precautions
  8. Exhibit knowledge of considerate care of all patients and an awareness of how culture and religion affect health care
  9. Exhibit knowledge of the 6 rights of medication administration
  10. Perform Cardio-Pulmonary Resusciatation.
  11. Exhibit knowledge of medical terminology
  12. Perform a patient history
  13. Prep patient for Pap and breast exam
  14. Peform fingerstick blood sugar
  15. Perform lab tests and understand procedures for specimen collection
  16. Prepare and assist doctor with in-office surgery
  17. Sterilize equipment and materials used
  18. Understand pharmacology
  19. File charts, use copy machine and demonstrate understanding of basic computer skills and programs
  20. Work cooperatively with personnel/supervisors
  21. Construct patient charts
  22. Pull patient charts for office visits and prepare
  23. Prepare exam rooms and patients for examination
  24. Assist providers and clinic RN with procedures
  25. Perform on-site lab procedures under RN supervision
  26. Perform urinalysis
  27. Call in prescriptions
  28. Answer phones, confirm appointments
  29. Prepare files for examination
  30. Keep exam rooms clean
  31. Perform Venipuncture within the "MA" scope of practice under the supervision of RN or MD
  32. Work with computer (for resume development and reports)
  33. Autoclave
Prerequisites
Units

Core Orientation

This unit provides an overview of the role of the medical assistant, health career opportunties, and qualifications.

Classroom
4 Hours

Medical Assisting Profession

This unit covers the duties and qualifications of a medical assistant, professional responsiblities and the scope of work of the medical assistant.

Classroom
2 Hours
Community Classroom
3 Hours
CVE
3 Hours

Infection Control and Universal Precautions

This unit covers infection control procedures, aseptic technique, and universal precautions. This unit will also address Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.

Classroom
8 Hours
Community Classroom
16 Hours
CVE
16 Hours

Safety in the Medical Office

This unit describes general safety practices in the medical office including assessing office hazards, fire prevention measures, and medical office emergencies.

Classroom
2 Hours
Community Classroom
2 Hours
CVE
2 Hours

Interpersonal Communications

This unit emphasizes the difference types of communication, identifies barriers to commnication and supports the understanding of mutliple aspects involved in intercultural communication.

Classroom
4 Hours
Community Classroom
8 Hours
CVE
8 Hours

Refugee Crisis: PBL Project

Syrian refugees are in urgent need of health and hygiene supplies. These lessons provide students with the knowledge needed to prepare students to give a school-wide presentation on the needs of a refugee.

Lessons include:

  • Refugee Crisis: A Historical Review
  • Proper Nutrition for a Refugee
  • Protecting Mental Health and Privacy for Refugees
  • Women's Health in a Refugee Crisis

Medical Ethics and Legal Considerations

This unit covers issues related to medical ethics including confidentilaity, the Patient Bill of Rights, the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), informed consent, medical law, licensure and registration and liability.

Classroom
6 Hours
Community Classroom
10 Hours
CVE
10 Hours

The Patient Record

This unit describes elements of a patient's chart and the types of medical records that are inclued in the patient's record.

Classroom
8 Hours
Community Classroom
20 Hours
CVE
20 Hours
Lesson Plans

Health Care Insurance Coverage

This unit will describe elements of managed care, insurance, billing claims,government and private insurance reimbursement, and collections.

Class Periods
2 Hours

Medical Terminology

This unit describes common medical terminology as well as disucsses different word parts including roots, prefixes and suffixes. (This unit is also found in the Medical, Hospital and Health Careers - Introductory Course.)

Classroom
36 Hours
Community Classroom
10 Hours
CVE
10 Hours

Diagnostic Tests, Examinations and Therapeutic Modalities

This unit outlines and describes common diagnostic tests, examinations and therapeutic modalities that performed in the medical office as well as the procedures that are followed to ensure accurate results are obtained.

Classroom
18 Hours
Community Classroom
4 Hours
CVE
4 Hours

Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body

This unit provides a basic overview of major body systems and physiological processes. It will also address common disorders and diseases present within the respective body systems.

Classroom
20 Hours
Community Classroom
20 Hours
CVE
20 Hours

Vital Signs

This unit provides instructions on how to perform and record vital signs as well as examine factors that affect vital signs. Anthropometric measurements will also be reviewed.

Classroom
16 Hours
Community Classroom
22 Hours
CVE
22 Hours

Patient Examinations

This unit covers examination of major body systems, organ functions and preparing and assisting with physical exams.

Classroom
10 Hours
Community Classroom
25 Hours
CVE
25 Hours

Laboratory Procedures (Obtaining & Preparing Specimens)

This unit outlines and describes common laboratory procedures that performed in the medical office as well as the processes that are followed to ensure accurate results are obtained.

Classroom
18 Hours
Community Classroom
6 Hours
CVE
6 Hours

Minor Surgical Procedures

This unit will cover minor surgical procedures and the role of the medical assistant in preparing and assisting with such procedures.

Classroom
4 Hours
Community Classroom
4 Hours
CVE
4 Hours

Pharmacology for Medical Assistants

This unit reviews common pharmacological agents that are used in the medical office setting, the 6 rights of medication administration, and the different types of equipment used to administer medication.

Classroom
20 Hours
Community Classroom
20 Hours
CVE
20 Hours