• Program: Medical Assistant
  • Course: Clinical Procedures II
  • Course #: MAST2035
  • Total Credits: 5

Course Description

This course builds on the skills attained in Clinical Procedures I. Critical thinking skills related to medication administration is a course focus. Safe and accurate drug administration utilizing parenteral and non-parental routes are taught as well as other special procedures. For example, successful course completion requires students to achieve 90% or higher on a dosage calculation exam. In addition, the course reviews stress management, pediatric care, geriatric care, rehabilitation, and therapeutic modalities. Emergency preparedness will be covered along with the fundamental of working within the electronic medical record. Service Learning is a part of this course.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Calculate dosage of medications with conversions of measurement
Demonstrate safety when calculating medications
Explore types of diagnostic testing
Demonstrate ability to communicate with patients
Explore methods of patient education
Discuss basic principles of respiratory testing
Explore responsibilities during medical office emergencies
Identify several approaches to managing stress in the ambulatory care setting
Discuss patient care relating to life threatening illnesses
Utilize emergency preparedness training in the ambulatory care setting
Demonstrate pediatric care in the ambulatory care setting
Identify expected physiologic changes that occur as part of the aging process
Describe prevention techniques for complications arising from age related disorders
Explain the importance of communication with older adults
Implement rehabilitation medicine in the ambulatory care setting
Explore Pharmacology
Demonstrate safe medication administration
Explore the Scope of Practice for the medical assistant related to drug administration
Manage preparations surrounding diagnostic testing
Perform routine maintenance of clinical equipment
Create an electronic medical record using training software

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  MAST1030
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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