Read about some of our Medical Assistant courses so you can discover how our training will get you started on the path to your new career.
Sample Connecticut and New Jersey Medical Assistant Courses
Medical Office Procedures
This course teaches students basic medical office procedures. Topics include: medical office accounting systems, patient ledger cards, professional fees, credit arrangements, petty cash, posting of daily patient charges, making bank deposits, billing practices, delinquent collection practices, payroll for the medical office, filing in a medical office, and proper telephone techniques for the medical office. In addition, this course is designed to introduce the student to: the process by which a company will recruit medical staff, the orientation process for new staff, the training process for new hires, staff evaluations, staff records, and the process of dismissing an employee.
In this course students will learn origins, classifications, administration and use of medications. Students will review pharmaceuticals related to each body system. Drugs for the pediatric and geriatric patients are also covered. Basic mathematical concepts will be utilized to develop student’s knowledge and skills in pharmaceutical calculations. Further Topics include: systems measurement, abbreviations, pharmaceutical calculations, resource materials usage, parts of a prescription and medication administration competencies.
Electronic Health Records
This course will cover the usage and management of health information and the electronic health record (EHR). Students will be introduced to the use of health information and the EHR for any setting within the health care industry. This ranges from acute, ambulatory, long term, home health, specialty, population health, and personal health that encompass the continuum of care. Students will utilize hands on application of medical records software system components in order to apply these applications to the real medical office setting.
Sample New York Medical Assistant Courses
Medical Administrative Skills
Included in this course is patient reception, setting up and maintaining the financial record (ledger cards) of the patient, filing, bookkeeping skills including accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll procedures will be covered. Other topics include: Billing, Coding and Heath Insurance. A medical billing program is introduced.
OSHA, CLIA mandates, blood borne pathogens standards, microscope usage, urinalysis procedures, microbiology procedures and sanitation, disinfection and sterilization procedures will be covered. Included in this course will be the urinary system and immune system along with the associated terminology for those systems. Minor surgery procedures will be introduced.
Phlebotomy procedure and equipment supplies are utilized. Other studies include blood analyzing equipment, quality control and quality assurance. Students will learn how to collect blood samples through capillary puncture, venipuncture and butterfly set-up with a syringe.
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