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Course Number: NCMA 112
Course Title: Clinical Procedures II
Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 20
Lecture/Lab Hours: 40
Lab Hours: 0
Special Fee: none
Continues to develop communication and technical skills used in a medical office and clinic setting.
Intended Outcomes for the Course
- Comply with quality assurance practices for medical offices.
- Perform selected diagnostic tests; screen and report test results.
- Correctly assist with examinations, procedures, and treatments.
- Recognize and respond appropriately to emergencies.
- Prioritize and perform multiple tasks, managing time effectively.
- Use effective verbal and written communication, adapting communication to individual’s ability to understand and modify teaching methods to client needs.
- Receive, organize, prioritize, and transmit medical information adhering to legal and ethical principles.
Course Activities and Design
- Skills practice lab with patient scenarios
- Small group activities
- Research project
- Skills videos
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions that require integration, application, and critical examination of material covered in class.
- Small group assignments designed to stimulate critical thinking and positive interactive
- Written assignments designed to stimulate critical thinking related to level of current knowledge.
- Skills practice lab with formative and summative performance evaluations.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Preparing and Administering Medications
- Administer oral medications
- Prepare injections
- Administer an intradermal injection
- Administer a subcutaneous injection
- Administer an intramuscular injection
- Administer an intramuscular injection using the Z-track method
- Apply transdermal medications
- Obtain and prepare an intravenous site
- Assist with lumbar puncture
- Perform a female urinary catheterization
- Perform a male urinary catheterization
- Instruct a male patient on the self-testicular examination
- Obtaining a clean-catch midstream urine specimen
- Obtaining a 24-hour urine specimen
- Determining color and clarity of urine
- Chemical reagent strip analysis
- Preparing urine sediment
- Apply an arm sling
- Apply cold packs
- Use a hot water bottle or commercial hot pack
- Measure a patient for axillary crutches
- Instruct a patient in various crutch gaits
- Assisting with Minor Office Surgery
- Opening sterile surgical packs
- Using sterile transfer forceps
- Adding sterile solution to a sterile field
- Performing skin preparation and hair removal
- Applying sterile gloves
- Applying a sterile dressing
- Changing an existing sterile dressing
- Assisting with excisional surgery
- Assisting with incision and drainage
- Removing sutures
- Removing staples
- Obtaining a blood specimen by evacuated tube or winged infusion set
- Obtaining a blood specimen by capillary puncture
- Making a peripheral blood smear
- Staining a peripheral blood smear
- Performing a hemoglobin determination
- Performing a microhematocrit determination
- Performing a Westergren erythrocyte sedimentation rate
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Instruct the patient on the breast self-examination
- Assist with the pelvic examination and pap smear
- Assist with colposcopy and cervical biopsy
- Obtain an infant’s length and weight
- Obtain the head and chest circumference
- Apply a urinary collection device
- Introduction to CLIA Laboratory
- Care for the microscope
- CLIA Compliance and Laboratory
- Screen and follow up test results and document laboratory results appropriately
- Quality control monitoring using a QC chart
- Perform routine maintenance of clinical equipment
- Nutrition Wellness
- Teach a patient how to read food labels