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MEDA 145
Office Emergencies for Medical Assistants


Credits: 1
Clock Hours per Quarter: 10

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:10


Description
Recognize emergencies and distinguish between emergency and non-emergency situations. It gives the student the knowledge and theory for appropriate response to office/clinic emergencies. Includes instruction in emergency response guidelines, documentation and emergency recordkeeping, recognizing victims of abuse and neglect, sudden illness, cardiac emergencies, CPR, psychological issues related to emergency response and burnout. Prerequisite: Admission to the Medical Assisting program. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Recognize and differentiate between emergency and non-emergency situations in the medical office/clinic
  • Demonstrate ability to recognize and respond to verbal and non-verbal communication in the healthcare setting
  • Understand application of first aid and CPR techniques
  • Apply principles of aseptic technique and Universal Precautions to emergency situations
  • Discuss awareness of psychological changes that occur during emergencies
  • Demonstrate ability to perform recordkeeping during emergencies

  • Course Topics
  • Universal precautions
  • Emergency procedure guidelines
  • Clinical and legal documentation/charting methods/recordkeeping
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Cardiac emergencies
  • CPR
  • Sudden illness
  • Stress and burnout
  • Abuse and neglect/reporting requirements

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    MEDA 145
    Spring 2012
    3978
    Tami Mitchell
    MEDA 145
    Spring 2012
    6406
    Tami Mitchell


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.