Clinical competencies (1st ed )


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A stand alonebookincluding all of the basic entry level skills as well as advanced skills is a valuable asset to all who participate in health care delivery today. Health care delivery has undergone many changes particularly in the classification of the those providing care. This includes patient care technicians, nursing assistants, medical assistants and many others involved in healthcare delivery in hospitals, ambulatory care centers, offices, nursing homes clinics and schoolsmore. All of these individuals require training and evaluation of skills. More than 225 competencies are presented in this book and are clustered into chapters which include procedures specific to the chapter title.For example the Vital Sign Chaptercontains individual procedures for measuring oral, rectal, axillary, and aural temperatures using a variety of appropriate instruments. The book adheres to required skills designated by the AAMA/CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines for Medical Assisting Educational Programs and the American Medical Technology (AMT) national curricula. This bookcan be utilized for a quick review book for a skill not performed routinely, a training manual for new employees, a lab manual for students to check one another's competency performance, an instructor's skill evaluation text, and a procedure manual for offices, clinics and ambulatory care centers.

CH 01 Introduction


HIPAA and Patient Bill of Rights


Review of Documentation

Review Telephone Techniques

Procedure 01-1 Answering and Screening Telephone Calls

Procedure 01-2 Calling Pharmacy for Prescriptions

Procedure 01-3 Handling Emergency Calls

CH 02 Infection Control


Standard Precautions

Transmission Based Precautions

Infection Control Procedures

. Procedure 02-1 Disposing of Infectious Waste

Procedure 02-2 Performing Aseptic Hand Washing

Procedure 02-3 Performing Waterless Based Hand Sanitizing

Procedure 02-4 Applying, Removing Nonsterile Gloves

Procedure 02-5 Sanitizing Instruments

Procedure 02-6 Wrapping Instruments for Autoclaving

Procedure 02-7 Sterilizing Instruments in Autoclave

Procedure 02-8 Performing Chemical Sterilization

Procedure 02-9 Performing Transmission Based Precautions: Isolation Technique CH 03 Vital Signs and Mensuration



Procedure 03-1 Measuring Oral Temperature with a Glass Non-Mercury Thermometer

Procedure 03-2 Measuring a Rectal Temperature using a Glass Non-Mercury Thermometer

Procedure 03-3 Cleaning and Storing a Glass Non-Mercury Thermometer

Procedure 03-4 Measuring Oral Temperature Using an Electronic or Digital Thermometer

Procedure 03-5 Measuring Rectal Temperature Using Electronic or DigitalThermometer

Procedure 03-6 Measuring Temperature Using Aural (Tympanic Membrane) Thermometer

Procedure 03-7 Measuring Temperature Using a Disposable Thermometer

Procedure 03-8 Measuring Axillary Temperature

Procedure 03-9 Measuring Temperature Using a Temporal Artery Thermometer


Procedure 03-10 Measuring Radial Pulse Rate

Procedure 03-11 Measuring Apical Pulse

Procedure 03-12 Measuring Apical-Radial Pulse (two person)


Procedure 03-13 Measuring Respiration

Blood Pressure

Procedure 03-14 Measuring Systolic Pressure Using Palpatory Method

Procedure 03-15 Measuring Systolic/Diastolic Blood Pressure using a Sphygmomanometer


Oxygen Saturation Measurement

Procedure 03-16 Measuring Oxygen Saturation Using a Pulse Oximeter


Procedure 03-17 Measuring Adult Height and Weight

Procedure 03-18 Calculating Adult Body Mass Index

Procedure 3-19 Determining Fat fold Measurement in Adults

CH 04 Assisting with Physical Examinations


Positioning and Methods of Examination

Cleaning the Examination Room

Procedure 04-1 Cleaning the Examination Room

Interviewing Patient for Physical Examination

Procedure 04-2 Interviewing New Patient to Obtain Medical History/Prepare for Physical Examination

Procedure 04-3 Documenting Chief Complaint during Patient Interview

Assisting with Complete Physical Examination

Procedure 04-4 Positioning Patient in Supine Position

Procedure 04-5 Positioning Patient in Fowler's Position [2] Procedure 04-6 Positioning Patient in Dorsal Recumbent Position

Procedure 04-7 Positioning Patient in Lithotomy Position

Procedure 04-8 Positioning Patient in Prone Position

Procedure 04-9 Positioning Patient in Sims' Position

Procedure 04-10 Positioning Patient in Knee-Chest...