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Medical Assistant /CardiacTechnician

The course prepares the graduate for entry-level positions in the medical field as medical assistants, front and back office, and as cardiac technicians. Throughout the course, the participants receive instruction in a wide variety of medical procedures through lecture, laboratory demonstration, and hands-on experience in a clinical type setting.

 

This course is geared toward getting the student ready for jobs in busy medical offices, coronary care units, cardiology departments and administrative positions in the medical field.

The course prepares the student to perform basic medical procedures including vital signs, routine laboratory work, resting ECG's, first aid measures, and reading abnormal ECG tracings. During the course, the student is trained to perform injections and venipuncture.  Students are trained to perform stress tests, Holters, and echocardiography. Great emphasis is placed on developing safety procedures for the technicians as well as for the patient.

 

To assist students in developing skills which will enable them to gain entry level positions as medical assistants and/or cardiac technicians.

 Course Subjects

Office Procedures I - Assisting the doctor during physical examinations; preparing the patient and taking vital signs; tools used in these and more nvolved procedures; minor surgical procedures.

 

Orthopedics/Diagnostics- Diagnostic tests and examination protocol.

 

Urology/Urinalysis-

Gross anatomy and physiology of the urinary system; diagnostic uses of urinalysis.

 

Pediatrics/Geriatrics Assisting -

 

Microbiology - Heart, lungs and blood circulation; circulatory system terminology; circulatory anatomy and related physiology.

 

Office Procedures II - Patient reception; medical records and forms; basics of front office and back office communication, telephone technique and scheduling.

 

Hematology/Venipuncture - How blood labs are performed and the responsibilities of the medical assistant. How blood cells are used in diagnosing diseases. Drawing blood.

pharmacology - History and background leading to drug sources, names and regulations; mathematical calculations in drug administration; generic/trade names; drug interactions; recognizing drug emergencies..

 

OB/GYN & Male reproduction - Parts and functions of the male and female reproductive systems; assisting the doctor in examinations.

 

Asepsis/Surgeries - Disinfection and sanitization of the surgical room.

 

Law and Ethics - Legal aspects of working in the medical field; Patient rights; Medical professional rights and responsibilities.

 

Fundamentals of ECG - Basics of dealing with patients with heart problems. Introduction to the ECG environment.

 

Heart Anatomy & Physiology - Gross anatomy of the heart and blood flow; physiology of the heart beat.

ECG Configuration - Basic readings of the ECG tracings.

 

CPR - Cardiopulmonary resuscitation of the patient. This module follows the guidelines set forth by the American Heart Association.

 

Holter and Stress Test - Assessment of the patient’s need for Holter monitoring; Basic operation of the Holter machines; Patient assessment for stress testing; Risk categories.

 

Interpretation I - Arrhythmia reading.

 

Interpretation II - Heart blocks; Myocardial infarction; Review of basic arrhythmias.

 

Los Angeles Campus

1670 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles,California 90017

(213) 353-1845 Fax (213) 413-6938

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