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MEDA1240 – Clinical Procedures I pdf

Credits: 4 (2/2/0)
Description: This course develops basic clinical and laboratory skills. Emphasis will be placed on lab safety and proper usage of personal protective equipment. Course topics include patient preparation and care, managing diagnostic testing, electrocardiography and pulmonary function testing.
Prerequisites: American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR
Corequisites: None
  1. Accurately measure blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiratory rate, height, weight, length (infant), head circumference (infant) and oxygen saturation.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  3. Implement basic documentation practices.
  4. Describe safety issues in an ambulatory health care setting.
  5. Explain the content and purpose of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) in the health care setting.
  6. Identify safety techniques that can be used when responding to accidental exposure to blood, body fluids, needle sticks or chemicals.
  7. Demonstrate proper handwashing.
  8. Demonstrate proper preparation and use of sterilization equipment.
  9. Demonstrate effective communication when coaching patients regarding health maintenance, disease prevention and treatment plans while considering cultural diversity, developmental life stage and communication barriers.
  10. Perform an electrocardiogram.
  11. Perform pulmonary function testing.
  12. Demonstrate proper use and pronunciation of medical terminology.
  13. Perform patient screening using established protocols.
MnTC goal areas: None

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