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ACT Prep

Date:: Saturdays, January 25-March 1, 2014

Time: 8:00am-Noon

Fee: $225 per person; includes 2 textbooks, 2 official retired ACT tests and a diagnostic report

Instructor:Alex Beene, REDI Coordinator, SWTDD

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Raise your ACT score with the most comprehensive, scientific and accountable method of preparing for high-stakes standardized tests. With the help of professional University of Tennessee instructors, learn how to complete test problems based on question frequency, difficulty, substantive knowledge, curriculum and alternative test-taking strategies. Students will also learn how to maximize their score in the allotted time. Begin the course by taking an official off-record ACT test (don’t forget to bring two “#2” pencils). Receive feedback on specific areas and let our instructors successfully guide you through the exam based on your data. At the end of the program, students take another official off-record ACT exam. Once you receive your post-test data, our instructors will meet one-on-one to provide a final study plan in preparation to the real exam. A calculator is not necessary, but if a student chooses to use one, it must be a calculator permitted by ACT. Check here to see if your calculator is approved:

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Clinical Medical Assistant

Dates: Thursdays, March 13-December 18, 2014 (no class 11/27)

Time: 6:00-9:30pm

Fee: $2,399 includes books and supplies

This program prepares medical assistant students to perform patient clinical skills in the medical office setting. Students perform clinical procedures including administering medications, assisting with minor surgery, performing an electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and maintaining clinical equipment in an ambulatory care setting.

Medical assistants perform routine clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and optometrists running smoothly.

Clinical duties may include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the physician during the examination. Medical assistants collect and prepare laboratory specimens or perform basic laboratory tests on the premises. They instruct patients about medication and special diets, prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician, authorize drug refills as directed, tele-phone prescriptions to a pharmacy, draw blood, prepare patients for x-rays, take electrocardiograms, and change dressings.

Clinical Medical Assistant – Employment & Education

Upon successful completion of the Clinical Medical Assistant program you will have the skills necessary to gain employment in a number of capacities. Job opportunities will be prevalent in physician's offices, clinics, chiropractor's offices and outpatient facilities. The occupational outlook handbook, states that employment of medical assistants is expected to grow 35 percent from 2011 to 2016, much faster than the average.

Educational requirements*

People who are interested in becoming a Clinical Medical Assistant must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Clinical Medical Assistant - Detailed Course Information

This program will provide the necessary training and skills required to challenge the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. This 140 hour program requires 140 classroom hours (lecture and labs) and a clinical externship. Students must successfully complete the 140 hour classroom requirement to be eligible to participate in the clinical externship rotation. This comprehensive Clinical Medical Assistant program provides training in the following areas:

  • function of the clinical medical assistant in a medical office
  • introduction to health care facilities
  • medical terminology
  • anatomy of each of the body systems to include the heart, conduction system, circulation of the heart and blood vessels
  • care & safety of patients, medical & legal aspects and work ethics
  • effective verbal and non-verbal communication
  • interpersonal skills and human behavior
  • phone in prescriptions to various pharmacies
  • confidentiality and HIPAA
  • take patient medical histories
  • update patient medical files
  • instruct patients on proper usage of medications
  • vital signs and documentation
  • phlebotomy including venipuncture and capillary sampling
  • collecting non-blood specimens and point of care testing
  • performing 12 lead EKGs, EKG strip analysis (P,Q,R,S,T wave form)
  • prepare and assist with medical examinations
  • take blood pressure and body temperatures
  • apply sterile dressings
  • prepare patients for x-rays
  • perform various injections
  • perform peripheral IVs
  • administer oral medications
  • aseptic technique and infection prevention
  • assist with minor surgeries
  • proper use and disposal of biohazards and sharps

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Packet includes information on the following programs:

  • Clinical Medical Assistant Program
  • Pharmacy Technology Program
  • Phlebotomy Technology Program
  • EKG Technology Program

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