Continues practices, procedures, and routines of the medical office assistant and the medical office assistant's role in preparation for examination and treatment of the patient throughout the lifespan. This course also provides instruction in basic routine laboratory procedures, phlebotomy, and the proper techniques required for collection, handling, and examination of laboratory specimens often encountered in the ambulatory care setting. The student will be introduced to the electrocardiogram (EKG), components of the EKG and how to safely, properly, and successfully complete an EKG.
Prerequisite: C or better in MEDA 140
(PCS 1.2, 4 credit hours: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)