Saunders Clinical Skills for Medical Assistants Package

Set of 10 DVDs

By

  • . Saunders

This exciting series consists of 10 DVDs that present over 140 core medical assisting skills in an innovative, interactive video format. Each DVD is divided into individual sections and features at least 13 videos that follow a consistent format and focus on an essential medical assisting skill set. Actual medical assistants perform all the skills, as well as skill variations, demonstrating proper technique in the clinical setting. Interactive onscreen review questions reinforce key concepts and test understanding.

DVD

Published: December 2006

Imprint: Saunders

Contents

  • DVD ONE: ASEPSIS, INFECTION CONTROL AND STERILIZATION

    9 skills/13 videos • Approx. running time: 65 minutes

    Section 1: Asepsis

    1.1.1 Personal Protective Equipment

    1.1.2 Medical Aseptic Hand Wash

    1.1.3 Applying Alcohol-Based Hand Rub

    1.1.4 Applying and Removing Disposable Gloves

    1.1.5 Disposal of Biohazard Waste

    Section 2: Sanitization, Sterilization, Disinfection

    1.2.1 Cleaning and Disinfecting Contaminated Surfaces

    Variation: Large Spill

    1.2.2 Sanitizing Contaminated Instruments

    1.2.3 Wrapping Instruments

    Procedure A: Wrapping an Instrument Using Blue Wrap

    Procedure B: Wrapping a Pack Used for Minor Surgery

    Variation: Wrapping Using a Plastic Sterilization Pouch

    1.2.4 Sterilizing Instruments in the Autoclave

    Variation: Manual Autoclave

    DVD TWO: MEASURING VITAL SIGNS

    10 skills/15 videos • Approx. running time: 75 minutes

    Section 1: Preparing to Work with Patients

    2.1.1 Preparing to Work with Patients

    Variation: Working with a Young Child

    Section 2: Temperature

    2.2.1.1 Measuring Oral Body Temperature

    Variation: Rigid Plastic Probe

    Variation: Mercury Free Glass Thermometer

    2.2.2 Measuring Axillary Body Temperature

    2.2.3 Measuring Rectal Body Temperature

    2.2.4 Measuring Aural Body Temperature

    Procedure: Child Patient

    Variation: Adult Patient

    Section 3: Pulse and Respirations

    2.3.1 Measuring Pulse and Respiration

    2.3.2 Measuring Apical Pulse

    Procedure: Infant Patient

    Variation: Adult Patient

    2.3.3 Pulse Oximetry

    Section 4: Blood Pressure

    2.4.1 Measuring Blood Pressure: Palpation

    2.4.2 Measuring Blood Pressure: Auscultation

    Variation: With a Child Patient

    DVD THREE: PREPARING PATIENTS FOR EXAMINATION

    9 skills/11 videos • Approx. running time: 60 minutes

    Section 1: Maintaining and Preparing Exam Room

    3.1.1 Cleaning Exam Room Between Patients

    3.1.2 Daily Cleaning and Restocking of Exam Room

    Section 2: Preparing to Work with Patients

    3.2.1 Preparing to Work with Patients

    Variation: Working with a Young Child

    Section 3: Body Measurements

    3.3.1 Measuring Height and Weight

    Variation: Height of a Child Using a Wall Scale

    3.3.2 Measuring Length and Weight of an Infant

    Variation: Measuring Infant Length with Tape Measure

    3.3.3 Measuring Head and Chest Circumference of an Infant

    3.3.4 Calculating Growth Percentiles

    Section 4: Patient History and Undressing for the Exam

    3.4.1 Obtaining Patient History

    Procedure: New Patient

    Variation: Established Patient

    3.4.2 Undressing for the Exam

    Procedure: Physical Exam

    Variation: Follow-up Exam

    DVD FOUR: ASSISTING WITH PATIENT EXAMINATIONS

    12 skills/15 videos • Approx. running time: 75 minutes

    Section 1: Preparing to Work with Patients

    4.1.1 Preparing to Work with Patients

    Variation: Working with a Young Child

    Section 2: Assisting with Examinations

    4.2.1 The Physical Examination

    4.2.2 Positioning the Patient

    Section 3: Assessing Vision

    4.3.1 Assessing Distance Visual Acuity

    Procedure: Snellen Chart

    Variation: Big E Chart

    Variation: Picture Chart

    4.3.2 Assessing Color Vision: Ishihara Test

    4.3.3 Assessing Near Vision: Jaeger Test

    Section 4: Eye and Ear Instillation and Irrigation

    4.4.1 Eye Instillation

    Variation: Eye Ointment

    4.4.2 Eye Irrigation

    4.4.3 Ear Instillation

    4.4.4 Ear Irrigation

    Section 5: Assisting with Examination of the Female Reproductive System

    4.5.1 Assisting with the Gynecologic Exam

    Procedure: Liquid Prep Method

    Variation: Slide Method

    4.5.2.1 Teaching Breast Self-Examination

    DVD FIVE: PHLEBOTOMY AND HEMATOLOGIC, BLOOD CHEMISTRY AND IMMUNOLOGIC TESTING

    11 skills/16 videos • Approx. running time: 80 minutes

    Section 1: Preparing to Work with Patients

    5.1.1 Preparing to Work with Patients

    Variation: Working with a Young Child

    Section 2: Phlebotomy

    5.2.1 Venipuncture with a Vacuum Tube

    Procedure: Venipuncture Needle

    Variation: Possible Problems with Venipuncture

    Variation: Winged Infusion

    5.2.2 Performing a Venipuncture with Winged Infusion Set and Syringe

    5.2.3 Preparing a Serum Specimen Using a Serum Separator Tube

    Section 3: Capillary Puncture

    5.3.1 Finger Stick

    Procedure: Semi-Automatic Disposable Lancet Device

    Variation: Semi-Automatic Holder and Lancet

    5.3.2.1 Heel Stick for Newborn PKU Screening

    Section 4: Hematologic Testing

    5.4.1 Performing a Microhematocrit

    5.4.2 Performing Hemoglobin Testing

    5.4.3 Preparation of a Blood Smear

    Section 5: Blood Chemistry and Immunologic Testing

    5.5.1 Blood Glucose Measurement & Quality Control

    5.5.2 Mononucleosis Test

    DVD SIX: COLLECTING AND TESTING URINE AND MICROBIOLOGICAL SPECIMENS

    12 skills/16 videos • Approx. running time: 80 minutes

    Section 1: Collecting and Transporting Urine Specimens

    6.1.1 Instructing Patients to Collect Urine Specimens

    Procedure: Clean-Catch Midstream Urine Specimen

    Variation: Random Urine Specimen

    Variation: First Morning Specimen

    6.1.2 Instructing a Patient to Collect a 24-Hour Urine Specimen

    6.1.3 Using a Pediatric Urine Collection Device

    6.1.4 Preparing Urine Specimens for Transport

    Section 2: Urinalysis

    6.2.1 Assessing Urine for Color and Turbidity

    6.2.2 Dipstick Urinalysis

    Variation: Automated Clinitek Instrument

    6.2.3 Preparation for Microscopic Examination of Urine

    Variation: Kova Method

    Section 3: Other Urine Tests

    6.3.1 Urine Pregnancy Test

    Section 4: Collecting Microbiology Specimens

    6.4.1 Collecting a Specimen for Throat Culture

    6.4.2 Collecting a Wound Specimen

    6.4.3 Collecting a Sputum Specimen

    Section 5: Performing Microbiology Testing

    6.5.1.1 Performing a Rapid Strep Test

    DVD SEVEN: ADMINISTERING MEDICATIONS

    10 skills/13 videos • Approx. running time: 65 minutes

    Section 1: Preparing to Work with Patients

    7.1.1 Preparing to Work with Patients

    Variation: Working with a Young Child

    Section 2: Oral and Topical Medications

    7.2.1 Administering Oral or Topical Medication

    Procedure: Tablets or Capsules

    Variation: Oral Liquid Medications

    Variation: Topical Ointment

    Section 3: Parenteral Medications

    7.3.1 Preparing an Injection from a Vial

    Procedure: Multi-Dose Vial

    Variation: Single-Dose Vial

    7.3.2 Preparing an Injection from an Ampule

    7.3.3 Reconstituting a Parenteral Drug

    7.3.4 Choosing Site for an Intramuscular Injection

    Procedure: Deltoid

    Variation: Dorsogluteal

    Variation: Ventrogluteal

    Variation: Vastus Lateralis

    7.3.5 Administering an Intramuscular Injection

    7.3.6 Administering a Subcutaneous Injection

    7.3.7 Administering an Intradermal Injection

    7.3.8 Tuberculosis Testing

    Procedure: Mantoux Test

    Variation: Tine Test

    DVD EIGHT: ASSISTING WITH DIAGNOSTIC TESTING

    11 skills/13 videos • Approx. running time: 65 minutes

    Section 1: Preparing to Work with Patients

    8.1.1 Preparing to Work with Patients

    Variation: Working with a Young Child

    Section 2: Preparing Patients for Diagnostic Tests

    8.2.1 Patient Instructions for X-Ray Tests

    Procedure: Mammogram

    Variation: Barium Enema

    Variation: Barium Swallow

    Variation: CT Scan

    8.2.2 Instructions for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Test

    8.2.3 Instructions for a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy or Colonoscopy

    Section 3: Diagnostic Testing

    8.3.1 Patient Teaching: Collecting Fecal Specimens for Occult Blood Testing

    8.3.2 Fecal Occult Blood Testing

    8.3.3. Assisting with a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

    8.3.4 Disinfection of a Flexible Sigmoidoscope

    8.3.5 Performing an Electrocardiogram

    8.3.6 Applying a Holter Monitor

    8.3.7 Spirometry Testing

    DVD NINE: ASSISTING WITH THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

    9 skills/14 videos • Approx. running time: 70 minutes

    Section 1: Preparing to Work with Patients

    9.1.1 Preparing to Work with Patients

    Variation: Working with a Young Child

    Section 2: Patient Treatments

    9.2.1 Applying a Chemical Pack

    Procedure: Cold Pack

    Variation: Hot Pack

    9.2.2 Patient Teaching: Applying a Hot Compress & a Heat Soak

    Variation: Heat Soak

    9.2.3 Patient Teaching: Applying a Cold Compress

    Variation: Ice Bag

    Section 3: Assisting with Casts and Ambulatory Devices

    9.3.1 Assisting with Cast Application

    9.3.2 Measuring for Axillary Crutches

    9.3.3 Patient Teaching: Crutch Gaits

    Procedure: Two Point and Four Point

    Variation: Three Point

    Variation: Swing To and Swing Through

    9.3.4 Walkers and Canes

    9.3.5 Wheelchair Transfers

    DVD TEN: ASSISTING WITH MINOR OFFICE SURGERY

    15 skills/18 videos • Approx. running time: 90 minutes

    Section 1: Preparing to Work with Patients

    10.1.1 Preparing to Work with Patients

    Variation: Working with a Young Child

    Section 2: Surgical Asepsis

    10.2.1 Performing Surgical Hand Scrub

    10.2.2 Applying and Removing Sterile Gloves

    10.2.3 Opening a Sterile Pack

    Variation: Opening a Barrier Sterile Field

    10.2.4 Adding an Item to a Sterile Field

    Procedure: Peel Pack

    Variation: Wrapped Item

    10.2.5 Pouring a Sterile Solution

    10.2.6 Covering a Sterile Field

    Section 3: Minor Office Surgery

    10.3.1 Preparing Sterile Supplies for the Physician

    10.3.2 Skin Preparation for Minor Surgery

    10.3.3 Assisting Physician to Draw Up Local Anesthetic

    10.3.4 Post-Surgery Procedures

    10.3.5 Removing Sutures

    Variation: Removing Staples

    Section 4: Dressings and Bandages

    10.4.1 Changing a Sterile Dressing

    10.4.2 Applying Adhesive Skin Closures

    10.4.3 Bandaging with Gauze and Elastic Bandages

    Variation: Using Tube Gauze

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