Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    
    Apr 14, 2024  
Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

AHS 121 - Medical Assistant Clinical Skills


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

Prerequisites: AHS 120  (may be taken concurrently), AHS 105  and AHS 240 . Reading Proficiency.

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)