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SOUTH PUGET SOUND

COMMUNITY COLLEGE


T
ITLE
:


Diagnostic Procedures for Medical Assistants

D
EPT
:

MED

N
O
.

155

C
REDITS

4



COURSE OUTLINE


COURSE
DESCRIPTION:

Theory and skills used in the medical office laboratory. Includes microscopy,
microbiology, urinalysis, phlebotomy, electrocardiography and respiratory testing. Collection of specimens and
their correct processing, including throat, urine and

blood. Includes capillary puncture and venipuncture
. This
course was formerly k
n
own as MED 136.



Prerequisite:

MED 152 (formerly MED 121) and MED 154 (formerly MED 135) with a “C” or better.



I.

INSTRUCTIONAL RESOUR
CES
:

A.

Comprehensive Medical Assisting

Administrative and Clinical Competencies, 3
rd

Ed., Lindh, Pooler,


Tamparo, Dahl; Thomson/Delmar Publ and accompanying student manual.


II.

S
TUDENT LEARNING OUTC
OMES
:


Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

A.

Practice standard
precautions and safety in the lab
.

B.

Use a compound microscope with an oil immersion objective to prepare and mount blood and bacterial
smears
.

C.

Obtain a throat specimen for microbiological testing
.

D.

Review vital signs for patients.

E.

Review sterilization and di
sinfection techniques used in health care settings
.

F.

List and describe common structures of the urinary tract system. Discuss various common diseases of
the urinary tract system
.

G.

Discuss and perform a physical and chemical examination of urine. Discuss and
observe a microscopic
examination of urine
.

H.

Instruct patients, according to their diverse needs, in the collection of a clean
-
catch mid
-
stream urine
specimen
.

I.

List and describe common structure of the respiratory tract system. Discuss various common diseas
es
of the respiratory tract system
.

J.

Perform an incentive spirometry testing procedure
.

K.

Perform a capillary puncture
.

L.

Perform venipuncture using needle and syringe, butterfly and vacuum tube methods
.

M.

List and identify various vacuum tubes used to obtain
serum, plasma and whole blood
.

N.

Perform hematology, chemistry, and immunology testing.

O.

Describe knowledge medical assistants should have regarding frequently performed laboratory tests
.

P.

List normal adult and children ranges for each of the following hematol
ogical tests: white blood cell
count, red blood cell count, white blood cell differential count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate,
hemoglobin and hematocrit
.

Q.

Discuss various principles and procedures involved in electronic laboratory equipment
.

R.

Screen and fo
llow up test results (situational)
.

S.

Identify correct anatomical landmarks for withdrawal of blood.

T.

Demonstrate phlebotomy skills with proper technique
.

U.

Identify skills and knowledge needed to perform electrocardiography
.

V.

Identify major structures of the he
art
.

W.

Identify each part of an ECG waveform
.

X.

Apply and remove an ambulatory monitor correctly.

Y.

Demonstrate proficiency in proper procedure for recording a 12
-
lead ECG.





SOUTH PUGET SOUND

COMMUNITY COLLEGE


T
ITLE
:


Diagnostic Procedures for Medical Assistants

D
EPT
:

MED

N
O
.

155

C
REDITS

4


III.

C
OLLEGE
-
WIDE ABILITIES
:

A.

Think logically and critically.



IV.

C
OURSE CONTENT
:

Entry

level competencies for medical assistants
:

A.

Standard precautions
.

B.

Microscopy
.

C.

Microbiology
.

D.

Urinalysis
.

E.

Hematology
.

F.

Phlebotomy
.

G.

Specimen collection and processing
.

H.

Urinary tract system
.

I.

Respiratory tract system
.

J.

Sterilization and disinfection techniques
.

K.

Electronic laboratory equipment
.

L.

Patient education
.

M.

Electrocardiography
.



V.

E
VALUATION
:

A.

Student will be graded on standard procedures utilizing written examinations and other methods
deemed suitable by the instructor.