Medical Assisting Certification Week day Program

Medical Assisting Certification Week Day Program

Program cost $4,500 (after $50 discount on Registration fee)
Duration

24 weeks; 400 Classroom clock hours plus 160 externship hours

Schedule

Monday – Thursday, 9.00AM – 2.30 PM

Prerequisites 18 years of age, High school diploma or GED
Books 

1. Medical Terminology Complete by Bruce Wingerd; ISBN # 978-0-13-
513395-8
2. Pearson's, Comprehensive Medical Assisting text and
workbook, 2nd edition: Text book ISBN # 978-0-13-500883-6
3. Pearson's, Comprehensive Medical Assisting text and
workbook, 2nd edition: Work book ISBN# 978-0-13-507507-4
4. Medical Dictionary: ISBN # 978-0-87779-853-8
5. Phlebotomy Simplified by Diana Garza & Kathleen Becan
    (ISBN: 978-0-13-222478-9)
6. Pearson’s EKG Plain & Simple, 2nd edition by Karen
    M. Ellis (ISBN: 978-0-13-170814-3)

Syllabus


Module I: Medical Terminology

Duration: 80 Classroom clock hours
Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 9:00am – 2:30 pm (20 hours per week)

Books & materials:
Text Books:  Bruce Wingerd Medical Terminology Complete; ISBN #   

Course Objectives:
To learn Terminology needed to acquire a job as a competent Medical Professional. This will be achieved through class work, and tests.

Week 1:         Chapter 1Introduction to Word Parts and Word Construction;
Chapter 2 Understanding Suffixes;        
Chapter 3 Understanding Prefixes;
Chapter 4 The human body in health and disease
Tests are mandatory every Thursday. Testing on chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4 (homework and class work may vary).

WEEK 2:       Chapter 5 The Integumentary System;
Chapter 6 The Skeletal and muscular System;
Chapter 7 Blood and the Lymphatic System.
Chapter 8 The Cardiovascular System;
Chapter Tests are mandatory every Thursday. Testing on chapters 5, 6, 7, and 8 (homework and class work may vary).

WEEK 3:       Chapter 9 The Respiratory System;
Chapter 10 The Digestive System;
Chapter 11 The Urinary System;
Chapter 12 Reproductive System and Obstetrics;
Chapter Tests are mandatory every Thursday. Testing on chapters 9, 10, 11, 12 (homework and class work may vary).

WEEK 4:        Chapter 13 The nervous System, Mental Health, and Special Senses
Chapter 14 The Endocrine System;
Test on Chapters 13 & 14 at instructor’s discretion. Test Review.    
Chapter Tests are mandatory every Thursday.  

Ending with a final compensative EXAM including, all chapter tests.

 

Module II: Anatomy, Physiology & Clinical Medical Assisting Procedures

Duration: 6 weeks (120 class room hours)
Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 2:30pm
Books & material: Text Books:
1. Pearson's, Comprehensive Medical Assisting text and workbook
2nd edition: ISBN # 978-0-13-500883-6  
2. Pearson's, Comprehensive Medical Assisting text and workbook, 2nd
edition: Text book ISBN # 978-0-13-500883-6
3. Medical Dictionary: ISBN # 978-0-87779-853-8
4. A watch with a second hand (no digital watches, must be manual). School does
not provide this watch; Stethoscope and Sphygmomanometer are provided by school.
Course Objectives:
To be able to understand the structure of human body & it’s functionality in health & disease condition. To be able to appreciate the cultural differences as it relates to various diseases. To be able to assist the Physician/Doctor in any medical practice. This will be achieved through class work, testing and hands-on practice.
Module Outline/Schedule

Weeks 1 -3:     Anatomy & Physiology Chapter 19-31

WEEK 4: Chapter 32 (Infection Control), Chapter 33 (Vital Sings), Chapter 34 (Assisting with Physical Examination), Chapter 39 (Assisting with Medical Emergencies), Chapter 40 (The Clinical
Laboratory), homework, class work, or projects will be assigned @ teacher’s discretion.

WEEK 5: Chapter 39 (Assisting with Medical Emergencies), Chapter 40 (The Clinical Laboratory) Chapter 41 (Microbiology), Chapter 42 Testing on Chapter 39,40,41, and 42
WEEK 6: Chapter 43(Hematology), Chapter 47 (Maths for Pharmacology), Chapter 48 (Pharmacology) Testing on chapters 43,47,48,48. Final test for all chapters

Module III: Phlebotomy and EKG

Duration: 8 weeks
Schedule: Monday-Thursday (9am-2:30pm)
Books & material: 1. Phlebotomy Simplified by Diana Garza & Kathleen Becan (ISBN: 978-0-13-
222478-9)
2. Pearson’s EKG Plain & Simple, 2nd edition by Karen M. Ellis (ISBN: 978-0-13-
170814-3)

Module objective:

Medical Assistants should be skilled health care professionals who have been trained to collect, transport, handle and process blood and other specimens for laboratory analysis using venipuncture and micro collection techniques. In addition, they must be able to identify and select equipment, supplies and additives used in blood collection and understand factors that affect specimen collection procedures and test results. Medical Assistants also need to perform Electrocardiography (EKG) tests that measure and monitor the electrical activity in the heart. The program places emphasis on the safe practice of collecting adequate and correct blood specimens by capillary or venipuncture on adults, children and neonates. At the end of this program, the student should be able to:

Module Outline/Schedule

WEEK 1

DAY 1:           Introduction, Class Rules, Phlebotomy as a Profession Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Issues.
Introduction to the Laboratory

DAY 2:           Basic Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology [An Overview] Laboratory

DAY 3:           Phlebotomy Practice and Quality Assessment Basics. Laboratory
DAY 4:           Blood Collection Equipment Laboratory

WEEK 2

DAY 5:           Test on Material Taught in Previous Week Safety and Infection Control Laboratory

DAY 6:           Documentation, Specimen Handling, and Transportation Laboratory

DAY 7:           Venipuncture Procedures Laboratory

DAY 8:           Preanalytical  Complications in Blood Collection Laboratory

WEEK 3

  Day 9:           Test on Material Taught in Previous Week Venipuncture Procedures
Laboratory

Day 10:          Capillary Blood Specimens Laboratory

Day 11:          Pediatric and Geriatric Procedures Laboratory

Day 12:          Special Collections Laboratory

WEEK 4

Day 13:          Test on Material Taught in Previous Week Preparation and review for Final Exams
Laboratory

Day 14:          Preparation and Review for Final Exams Laboratory

Day 15:          Preparation and Review for Final Exams Laboratory

Day 16:          Final Exams Theory and Practical

 WEEK 5

DAY 1:           Introduction, Class Rules Coronary Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction: Electrophysiology

DAY 2:           Electrophysiology
Introduction: Lead Morphology and Placement

DAY 3:           Lead Morphology and Placement
Technical Aspects of EKG Laboratory 

DAY 4:           Calculating Heart Rate, How to Interpret a Rhythm Strip

WEEK 6

DAY 5:           Test on Material Taught in Previous Week Rhythms Originating in the Sinus Node
Rhythms Originating in the Atria

DAY 6:           Rhythms Originating in the AV Junction Rhythms Originating in the Ventricles

DAY 7:           AV Blocks Laboratory

DAY 8:           Rhythm Practice Strips

WEEK 7

 DAY 9:          Test on Material Taught in Previous Week How to Interpret a 12 Lead EKG

Day 10:          Myocardial Infarction Artificial Pacemakers

Day 11:          12-Lead EKG Practice Laboratory

Day 12:          Cardiac Medications and Electrical Therapy

 Week 8

Day 13:          Test on Material Taught Previous Week Diagnostic Electrocardiography   

Day 14:          Putting It All Together:  Critical Thinking Scenarios     

Day 15:          Review for Final Exam

Day 16:          Final Exam

Module IV: Administrative Medical Assisting (Front Office)

Duration: 2 weeks

Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 9:00am – 2:30 pm (20 hours per week)

Books & materials:  1. Text:  Administrative Medical Assisting Foundations & Practices by Christine Malone (ISBN: 978-0-13-5115176)

Module objectives:
To be proficient in working the front office of a Medical facility. This will be achieved through class work and tests.

The following topics will be discussed:

Schedule

Week 1

Day 1:  Lecture Chapter 1, 2, 3, & 4:  The History of Medicine and Health Care, Medical Assisting Today, The Medical Assisting Career:  Roles and Responsibilities, & Medical Law and Ethics Review S/G #1, #2, #3, & #4. Question and Answer session.  Do the assigned workbook pages. 

Day 2:  Review workbook assignments and study guides and take test #1.

Day 3:  Lecture Chapter 5, 6, 7 & 8: Interpersonal Communication Skills & Written Communication, Telephone Procedures, & Front Desk Reception, Review S/G #5, #6, #7, & #8. Question and Answer session.  Do the assigned workbook pages.

Day 4:  Review workbook assignments and study guides and take test #2.

Week 2

Day 1:  Lecture Chapter 9, 10, 11, & 12:   Patient Scheduling & Medical Records Management, Electronic Medical Records, & Computers in the Medical Office Review Question and Answer session.  Do the assigned workbook pages.

Day 2:  Review workbook assignments and study guides and take test #3.

Day 3:  Lecture Chapter 13, 14, 15, & 16:  Equipment, Maintenance, and Supply Inventory, Office Policies and Procedures, Handling Medical Office Emergencies & Insurance Billing and Authorizations, Review S/G #13, #14, #15, & #16.
Question and Answer session.  Do the assigned workbook pages. Handout the review for the final and answer any questions.

Day 4:  Review workbook assignments and study guides and take test final.

Note: Students are provided a 160 hour externship by the school at Doctor’s facility after successful completion of the above modules.

Grading Scale:
Average%                             Grade
90 – 100                                     A
80 – 89                                       B
70 – 79                                       C
60 – 69                                       D
Below 60                                   F

Grades are based on the following:
25%= Attendance and Participation
25%= Assignments
25%= Test
25%= Final Exam

Attendance
Good Attendance is imperative in order to keep up with your classes and to maintain good standing in school.  Since this institution is a business college, we encourage students to always conduct themselves in a professional manner and develop a positive attitude toward consistent attendance that can be carried with them in to the business community.  Absences should be documented in writing upon the first day of return.

Assignments/Projects/Exams
All school work activities/exercises and reading assignments are to be done as per instructors orders, and will be due upon request.

 

Career Services
Career assistance is an important part of the course curriculum.   Attendance at one career workshop is mandatory of all students. Individual resume and cover letter critiques are available with the career advisor by appointment Monday thru Thursday between the hours of 9:00am – 1:00pm.   At the end of the course an updated resume must be submitted to be assigned an externship or course certificate.

Externship Policy
Upon completion of all class & lab requirements students will be offered an externship.  Should the student decide to reject the original offered externship site, he/she will be put on a waiting list until another opening at an alternative location becomes available.  An alternative externship site location will be offered only once.  Should the second externship location be rejected no other site opportunities will be granted.

In the event a student rejects an externship or desires to change an externship midstream, RadiumSoft will grant one additional opportunity for an alternative site.  Thereafter, it will be the sole responsibility of the student to procure his own externship site.

Upon changing from one externship to another, all hours accrued on the original externship site will be lost.  Externship hours will start from zero at the new site regardless of how many hours completed on the originally site.  The 160 hours must be completed at one location and without any gaps in time. 

 Grievance Procedure
We encourage students to make contact with the appropriate instructor or staff member at the first indication of a problem or concern. The student will not be bound by any resolution unless the student agrees to accept it. We will confidentially investigate all complaints or grievance fully and promptly. If the matter is not resolved to the student’s satisfaction the student may submit a written, dated and signed statement of the grievance or complaint and a description of the actions that have taken place thus far to the Program coordinator.
If the matter cannot be resolved at that level the written statement should be submitted to the Operations Manager who within (10) business days of receipt will render a decision in writing.  The Operations Manager’s decision will be final.

National Certification Exam
Upon completion of the course, the student may register for the national certification exam.  All registration information is available online through the National Healthcare Association by going to
http://www.nhanow.com  Exams are available at RadiumSoft the second Monday of each month at 3:00 pm., however, 2 week advanced registration is required.

 Student Surveys
Students are given an evaluation survey at the conclusion of the each class, and asked to provide constructive feedback. 

Note: The course schedule is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion. Students will be held responsible for any changes announced in class

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Fee Details

Total fee : $4500
includes
Registration fee
Tuition fee
Books 
Uniform
Lab supplies & Uniform (includes Sphygmomanometer & Stethoscope)
CPR & First Aid certificate
NHA Exam

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