Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant course is designed for those who learn best in the traditional classroom setting along with an online component. This program teaches students front office (administrative) and back office (clinical) skills. Throughout this course, students will learn and practice a variety of clinical skills. This course will prepare students to sit for the national medical assistant certification exam.

REGISTRATION:

Registration fees include the complete course, your text book, online interactive study materials, drug testing, background check, CPR certification, certification testing fee.
You must schedule an in-person appointment to complete registration and discuss financing options. Please call 208-996-9248 to schedule.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

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

  • Describe components of the healthcare industry and the role of the Medical Assistant.
  • Demonstrate employability skills and professionalism.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Perform proficient administrative duties.
  • Provide patient services, complete records processing and filing procedures.
  • Manage accounts receivables and perform accounting services.
  • Maintain healthcare records and adhere to HIPAA
  • Apply legal concepts of physician practice management.
  • Assist in the management of a Physician/Clinical Office.
  • Maintain and organize clinical inventory.
  • Apply principles of health, safety, and infection control.
  • Practice medical and surgical asepsis.
  • Apply appropriate personal protective equipment as needed.
  • Prepare clinical treatment areas for patient care/procedures.
  • Assist provider(s) with physical examinations and treatments.
  • Collect and prepare specimens.
  • Perform laboratory procedures (within CLIA guidelines for state of practice).
  • Administer and properly document vaccinations.
  • Safely perform intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections.
  • Perform and/or assist with diagnostic procedures.
  • Ensure accurate 12-Lead EKG readings by utilizing proper lead placement
  • Measure vital signs – BP, Pulse, Respirations, O2 Sat, and Temperature
  • Perform venipuncture using the vacuum tube, butterfly and capillary collection technique.
  • Assist with minor surgical procedures, recognize surgical supplies and equipment
  • Provide proficient patient education and post treatment education.
  • Perform CPR/First Aid and other emergency procedures

Emergency Medicine Academy LLC is recognized as a training institution by the Idaho Department of Emergency Medical Services and is registered as a proprietary school with the Idaho State Board of Education.

The Medical Assistant course was designed to prepare students to take the nationally recognized exams with NCCT (NCMA) or NHA (CCMA). This course covers both clinical and administrative duties over an 8-month period. At the end of the course there is an additional 160 hours of externship to compete the program.