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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

Course Description

Continues to develop communication and technical skills used in a medical office and clinic setting.

Intended Outcomes for the Course

  1. Comply with quality assurance practices for medical offices.
  2. Perform selected diagnostic tests; screen and report test results.
  3. Correctly assist with examinations, procedures, and treatments.
  4. Recognize and respond appropriately to emergencies.
  5. Prioritize and perform multiple tasks, managing time effectively.
  6. Use effective verbal and written communication, adapting communication to individual’s ability to understand and modify teaching methods to client needs.
  7. Receive, organize, prioritize, and transmit medical information adhering to legal and ethical principles.

Course Activities and Design

  1. Lecture
  2. Skills practice lab with patient scenarios
  3. Small group activities
  4. Assignments
  5. Research project
  6. Skills videos

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions that require integration, application, and critical examination of material covered in class.
  2. Small group assignments designed to stimulate critical thinking and positive interactive
  3. Written assignments designed to stimulate critical thinking related to level of current knowledge.
  4. Skills practice lab with formative and summative performance evaluations.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Pharmacology
  2. 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
  3. Neurology
    • Assist with lumbar puncture
  4. Urology
    • Perform a female urinary catheterization
    • Perform a male urinary catheterization
    • Instruct a male patient on the self-testicular examination
  5. Urinalysis
    • 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
  6. Orthopedics
    • 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
  7. 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
  8. Phlebotomy
    • Obtaining a blood specimen by evacuated tube or winged infusion set
    • Obtaining a blood specimen by capillary puncture
  9. Hematology
    • Making a peripheral blood smear
    • Staining a peripheral blood smear
    • Performing a hemoglobin determination
    • Performing a microhematocrit determination
    • Performing a Westergren erythrocyte sedimentation rate
  10. 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
  11. Pediatrics
    • Obtain an infant’s length and weight
    • Obtain the head and chest circumference
    • Apply a urinary collection device
  12. 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
  13. Geriatrics
  14. Nutrition Wellness
    • Teach a patient how to read food labels