MEDA 201W
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The second of a two-course sequence, Clinical Procedures II builds on the clinical skills learned in Clinical Procedures 1 required for medical assisting. This course covers the disease processes, as well as preparation and assistance in selected diagnostic studies: including laboratory tests, treatment protocols, and drug and diet therapies as they relate to the various systems of the human body. The course also emphasizes professionalism and teamwork. Instruction includes theory and principles of  ECGs, spirometry, medication administration, diagnostic imaging test preparation, and a variety of Clia-waived laboratory testing for urinalysis, hematology, immunology, microbiology, and blood chemistry. Students also learn responses to medical office emergencies. They progress and gain confidence in communication, documentation, patient teaching, patient-care skills, and the operation and maintenance of clinical equipment.