Clinical Skills Online for Medical Assistants (User Guide and Access Code) - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781416049012

Clinical Skills Online for Medical Assistants (User Guide and Access Code)

1st Edition

eBook ISBN: 9781416049012
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 31st October 2007
Page Count: 16

Table of Contents

Module One: Asepsis, Infection Control and Sterilization (9 Units / 13 videos)

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, Disinfection and Sterilization

1.2.1 Cleaning and Disinfecting Contaminated Surfaces
Variation: Large Spill
1.2.2 Sanitizing Contaminated Equipment
1.2.3 Wrapping Instruments and Placing in Autoclave
Procedure A: Wrapping 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

Module Two: Measuring Vital Signs (10 Units / 15 videos)

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 Measuring Oral Body Temperature
Variation: Rigid Plastic Probe
Variation: Mercury Free Glass Thermometer
2.2.2 Measure Axillary Body Temperature
2.2.3 Measure Rectal Body Temperature
2.2.4 Measure Aural Body Temperature
Procedure: Child Patient
Variation: Adult Patient

Section 3: Pulse and Respirations

2.3.1 Measuring Pulse and Respirations
2.3.2 Measure Apical Pulse
Procedure: Infant Patient
Variation: Adult Patient
2.3.3 Pulse Oximetry

Section 4: Blood Pressure

2.4.1 Measure Blood Pressure: Palpation
2.4.2 Measure Blood Pressure: Auscultation
Variation: With a Child Patient

Module Three: Preparing Patients for Examinations (9 Units / 11 videos)

Section 1: Maintaining and Preparing Exam


Set up as 10 individual modules divided into units with at least 10 video skills presentations each, Clinical Skills Online for Medical Assisting is specifically designed to help you visually master all of the clinical medical assisting skills you need. A medical assistant demonstrates proper technique to give you a consistent portrayal of all skills. Review questions and additional activities test your basic knowledge to see how much you’ve learned.

Key Features

  • Presents a consistent process for each skill, including proper documentation techniques, to aid learning and memorization.
  • Includes Skill Variations to provide you with the option to observe the most common skills techniques used in their areas.
  • Spanish captioning provides easy access to translations from English to Spanish.
  • What If scenarios provide interviews with actual medical assistants to help you think about what you would do in the same situation.
  • An Instructor’s Resource Manual available on Evolve provides outlines of times for each skill, a correlation grid of skills to CAAHEP and ABHES competencies, suggestions for effectively using the programs for in-class demonstrations and student self-study, and multiple-choice and open-ended assessment questions for each skill with answers and rationales.


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