CMA 1240 Medical Assisting Skills I

This course introduces the skills necessary for assisting the physician with a complete history and physical examination (patient intake), how to obtain height, weight, vital signs such as blood pressure, pulse, temperature, pulse oximetry, and using pediatric growth charts. Students will learn both hands on in the lab as well as using online, real world simulation, paper and EHR charting. Other topics include: Infection control, autoclaving instruments, medical and surgical asepsis, life span specialities, safety in the medical office, emergencies in the medical office, first aid procedures and include a diverse research project. Students will also be CPR and AED certified.




CMA 1200 -Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Pre- or Co-requisite

This course is part of a Limited Admissions Program; registration in this course requires admission to the program and ALH 1001 minimum grade of C -Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.