MED 151 - Medical Assisting: The Medical Office and Patient Care

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This 60-hour course is designed to introduce the student to basic medical procedures; the student will gain an understanding of the cycle of infection, principles of medical asepsis, and importance of Universal Precautions. The student will also be taught how to create and maintain a medical record, including requirements for documenting in a medical record. The student will learn to accurately obtain and record vital signs, common mensurations, and patient information. The proper documentation in the medical record of these measurements will also be emphasized. Lastly, the student will learn to assist the physician with both an adult and pediatric history and physical exam, as well as establishing and maintaining the examination room. (F, Sp, Su)