This course is designed to instruct the medical assistant student in the routine clinical procedures of the medical office. Students are taught OSHA regulations and the use of Standard Precautions in the medical office. Proficiency is obtained in taking vital signs, collecting patient information and documentation. The student is taught body positions for examinations, methods of examination and aseptic technique, and are introduced to venipuncture in order to assist the primary health care provider in the medical setting.
Prereq: Program admission; BIO260; HIT105 or HIT110.