2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog 
    
    Oct 26, 2021  
2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog

AHS 121 - Foundations of Medical Assisting II


Description: Medical Assistant clinical skills including assisting in patient examinations, diagnostic and surgical procedures, medication administration, and immunizations.

Prerequisites: AHS 105 , AHS 120 , AHS 240  and MAT 100  (or higher, or satisfactory score on mathematics skills assessment).

Credits: 4
Lecture: 3
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. Medical history
  2. Minor diagnostic and surgical procedures 
  3. Specimen collection, processing, testing, and results 
  4. Aseptic techniques 
  5. Sanitation, disinfection, and sterilization 
  6. Electrocardiography 
  7. Vital signs
  8. Pharmacology and medication administration
  9. Immunization records 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Collect patient history and vital signs. (1,2,7,9) 
  2. Assist with minor surgical procedures. (2-5) 
  3. Perform electrocardiography. (2,6) 
  4. Perform diagnostic and laboratory tests. (2-5) 
  5. Calculate medication dosages. (8)
  6. Administer medications, including injections. (8,9)