PREPARATION FOR EXTERNSHIP
Demonstrate competencies of entry level skills acquired throughout the Medical Assistant Program. Each student will perform and must pass the following skills; urinalysis, hematocrit, blood pressure, workups, blood glucose check, audio and visual exam, electrocardiogram, telephone techniques, within the medical office, the electronic record and chart management. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all Quarter 1 courses through MAP 168, excluding MAP 221, 222, and 232. This course must be taken the quarter immediately prior to taking MAP 221. If more than one quarter passes before beginning Quarter 5, students will have to repeat this course.
- Perform self blood glucose monitoring and hematocrit determination, observing medical asepsis and aseptic technique, safety and CDC guidelines.
- Perform audiometry testing and perform vision testing and record results.
- Participate in mock clinic at assigned level.
- Obtain throat specimen for culturing, perform rapid strep A test.
- Apply basic 4-layer dressing.
- Perform a basic 12-lead electrocardiogram and mount an electrocardiogram strip for reading.
- Assess the chemical properties of urine using reagent strips.
- Accurately measure and record anthropometric measurements and vital signs.
- Demonstrate knowledge of creating and managing a patient medical record.
- Demonstrate competency of telephone techniques within the medical office.