Become a Clinical Medical Assistant in less than 6 months

 
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<6 month program

Clinical Medical Assistant Program

 

Objective and Purpose:

The give our students the practical knowledge and hands on experience needed to begin careers as a Clinical Medical Assistant.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The program is a comprehensive, across-the-board, study of duties and responsibilities expected of Clinical Medical Assistants with emphasis on the clinical duties students will be required to perform in the workplace rather than a pure focus on the clerical tasks (though those are covered as well). Clinical duties may include-

  • taking and recording vitals

  • recording medical histories

  • preparing patients for examination

  • assisting minor surgery

  • drawing blood and collecting specimens/samples

  • perform EKG

  • glucose and cholesterol testing

  • administering medications

  • taking anthropocentric measurements

  • recording temperatures

  • urinary catheterization (male and female)

  • minor medical procedures under direction of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

  • administrative duties (scheduling, maintaining medical records, as well as billing & coding for insurance purposes)

 
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At The Training Center of Central Texas, we take great pride in our students success, all the while striving to foster a culture of positivity and continuous learning.

 

 4 POSSIBLE CERTIFICATIONS*

(CMA, MAA, Phlebotomy, EKG)

*Certificate exams administered by National Health career association

 
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MODULES: CLOCK HOURS = LECTURE / LAB / EXTERNSHIP / TOTAL

 
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  1. Medical Terminology : 2 weeks | 16/16/00/32

  2. Medical Administrative Assisting : 8 weeks | 64/64/00/128

  3. Clinical medical laboratory Assisting : 10 weeks | 72/88/00/160

  4. Intro to Clinical Medical Assisting : 7 weeks | 56/56/00/112

  5. Career Strategies : 2 days | 04/04/00/08

  6. Externship : 00/00/160/160

    • 40 hours per week : 1 month

    • 20 hours per week : 2 months

TOTAL HOURS | 212/228/160/600

 Module Content Synopsis

 
 
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1. MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY:

Students will cover basic medical terminology, term components such as root, suffix, prefix, etc; as well as combining forms. Anatomic structures and term references, symptomatic and diagnostic terms regarding diagnostic tests and procedures will also be covered in this section. This section will examine operative and therapeutic terms, review glossary of prefixes, suffixes, combined forms, abbreviations & symbols, and also commonly prescribed drugs.


2. MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTING:

Through both theory and hands-on work, students will learn the flow of the medical office categorically. The approach of this module is to cement theory from the lectures into students minds by utilizing extensive hands-on exercises from topic to topic. Students will become familiar with navigation of workplace systems by utilizing digital tools that simulate the computer system of a medical office. From opening the calendar at the start of the day, producing paper-based records, as well as being able to seamlessly transition to electronic health records as many healthcare providers have started doing. Our students will be prepared for the modern medical office.


3. CLINICAL MEDICAL LABORATORY:

The laboratory module will focus on both Electrocardiogram (EKG) as well as Phlebotomy

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician Laboratory - Students will learn the common disorders of the cardiovascular system, as well as diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures. Some topics covered in this section include:

    • heart rate calculation from EKG tracing

    • identifying artifacts from EKG tracing

    • resolution of artifacts from tracing

    • recording of EKG on patient

    • uploading of electronic medical records from EKG

    • verify leads recorded on EKG

    • mount completed EKG for patient chart

    • measure heart rhythm from EKG tracing

    • inspect waveforms of a cardiac cycle

    • measure heart conduction

    • identify the major classifications of arrhythmias from EKG

    • identify the major variances to waveforms related to ischemia, injury, or infarction

    • and more….

  • Phlebotomy Technician Laboratory - In this section of the course, students will study the fundamentals of laboratory procedures, as well as perform 45 live venipunctures (blood draws / ‘sticks’) under supervision in a controlled setting. Topics covered in this section include:

    • quality control and safety in labs

    • blood collection procedures

    • clinical chemistry, microbiology, and immunology

    • blood collection techniques, processing, safety, and compliance.

    • urinalysis specimen collection and drug testing

    • capillary blood draw using vacuum collection

    • familiarity with syringes

    • capillary skin puncture

    • butterfly needles

    • blood culture specimen collection


4. INTRO TO CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTING

This module will cover the fundamentals of clinical medical assisting. Subjects students will learn include:

  • nutrition and wellness

  • medical asepsis and infection

  • medical history and patient assessment

  • anthropometric measurements and vital signs

  • assisting in physical examination

  • sterilization and surgical instruments

    • assisting with minor office surgery

  • basics of pharmacology

  • preparing and administering medications

  • diagnostic imaging

  • medical office emergencies and disaster preparedness

  • dermatology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, and otolaryngology

  • pulmonary medicine

  • neurology, urology, and gastroenterology

  • endocrinology, pediatrics, and geriatrics

  • catheterization (male and female)


5. CAREER STRATEGIES

This module focuses on helping the students determine the best methods and strategies for both communicating the presence of their newly earned knowledge and skills and also identifying the best career direction given their current abilities and long term goals. Fundamental writing skills, guidelines for an effective interview, as well as discussion on government legislation and regulations as they apply to the medical assisting practice are all topics which will be touch upon in this module.


6. EXTERNSHIP

At this point in the program, students will put their newly learned skills and knowledge to work in the real world workplace. At the completion of this 2 month portion the program, our students will boast not only a possible 4 certifications, but over 160 hours of real world work experience. We encourage our students to make the best impression possible as this is their opportunity to make connections in the industry which can lead to referrals, recommendations, and even job offers.


 
 

SUCCESSFUL  OUTCOMES! 

In 2016-2017, 91% of our Clinical Medical Assistant Graduates passed the CMA Certification Exam on the first try.  82% of our CMA students found healthcare jobs following graduation.

At The Training Center for Healthcare Careers, our success is only as good as yours.

Let your healthcare career start here.

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 WE ACCEPT FUNDING FROM THE FOLLOWING SOURCES FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY:

GI Bill®,  MyCAA, DARS,  No Interest Tuition  Payment Plan and Academic Loan Funding available for qualified student


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