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MEA 255 - Clinical III


Prerequisite: Successful completion of   and MEA 235 , or permission from the program director

Description: This course covers the competencies required of a medical assistant in a simulated clinical setting. The main emphasis is on the administration of medications by parenteral route, oral, sublingual, buccal, transdermal, topical applications and instillation of medications into the eyes, ears and IV therapy. It also covers common drug classifications, actions, uses, and side effects of pharmacological agents. Accurate calculation of dosage administration skills, legal and safety considerations, as well as patient care implications will be emphasized. Students will learn the application of obtaining a 12 lead EKG/ECG and identifying cardiac dysrhythmias, the principle components of radiography, performing CLIA waived tests, phlebotomy and laboratory skills will be learned while in this course.

Credits: (3)
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 6
Notes: Students must take MEA 258  the semester following completion of MEA 255 . Students that do not take MEA 258  the semester following MEA 255  will need to pass an assessment (written and practical) exam to determine readiness for the MEA 258  externship course before registering.


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