ExamRoom (Clinical) Procedures

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Course Description: 
" This course introduces basic examination techniques, including patient prep, vital signs, care and usage of the otoscope, ear/eye exams, and documentation. Physical environment safety, asepsis & infection control will be applied to: wound & burn care, assisting with minor office surgery, sutures & suture removal.. Student will identify surgical instruments & proper care of instruments, and operate autoclave. 3 theory hours, 4 lab hours. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective in the AA degree."
Course Prerequisites: 
Prerequisite: Completion of MEDAS 110, 114, 131, and 151 with a grade of "B-" or better.
Course Outcomes: 
  • Measure and record:
    • blood pressure
    • temperature
    • pulse
    • respirations
    • height
    • weight
    • length (infant)
    • head circumference (infant)
    • pulse oximetry
  • Instruct and prepare a patient for a procedure or a treatment
  • Assist provider with a patient exam
  • Document on a growth chart
  • Prepare items for autoclaving
  • Perform sterilization procedures
  • Prepare a sterile field
  • Perform within a sterile field
  • Perform wound care
  • Perform dressing change
  • Instruct a patient according to patient’s special dietary needs
  • Show awareness of patient’s concerns regarding a dietary change
  • Coach patients regarding:
    • health maintenance
    • disease prevention
    • treatment plan