Clinical Medical Assistant


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Clinical Medical Assistant

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Have you thought about working with other professionals providing health care to patients? Are you a good team player? As a Clinical Medical Assistant you will work closely with patients and physicians; take vital signs, interview patients, record patient information, and provide point-of-care testing. Clinical Medical Assistants are projected to be among the fastest growing occupations in the next 5 years. Our course will also provide you with the latest HIPAA regulations, the Electronic Health Record basics, and how to care for special populations. Completing our Clinical Medical Assistant program will help you prepare for a successful and rewarding career in the growing healthcare industry!

Prerequisite: Solid knowledge of Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology. If you do not know Medical Terminology or Anatomy & Physiology you can take our Medical Terminology course.


After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the daily procedures performed by the physician and medical assistant
  • Identify the proper guidelines of obtaining vital signs and patient information
  • State the methods of the administration of medication and intravenous therapy
  • Define the various guidelines for performing phlebotomy and microbiology charges
  • Identify the standard guidelines for OSHA, sterilization and disinfection

Clinical Medical Assistant Module 1
Keeping up with Medical Standards

  • Introduction to the Medical Record
  • Types of Medical Records
  • Documentation in the Medical Record
  • Medical Asepsis and the OSHA Standard
  • Microorganisms and Medical Asepsis
  • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • Regulated Medical Waste
  • Bloodborne Diseases

Clinical Medical Assistant Module 2
Sterilization, Disinfection and Taking Vital Signs

  • Introduction to Sterilization and Disinfection
  • Definition of Terms
  • Hazard Communication Standard
  • Procedures for Disinfection, Sanitation and Sterilization
  • Introduction to Vital Signs
  • Measuring Body Temperature
  • Taking a Pulse
  • Calculating Respirations
  • Performing Pulse Oximetry
  • Measuring Blood Pressure

Clinical Medical Assistant Module 3
The Physical Examination

  • Application of Body Mechanics
  • Inspection
  • Palpation
  • Percussion
  • Structure of the Eye
  • Assessment of Color Vision
  • Structure of the Ear
  • Assessment of Hearing Acuity
  • Hearing Acuity Tests

Clinical Medical Assistant Module 4
Promoting Healing and Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Introduction to Tissue Healing
  • Local Application of Heat and Cold
  • Cast, Splints, and Braces
  • Measuring and Instructing Patients with Ambulatory Aids
  • Introduction to the Gynecologic Exam
  • Breast and Pelvic Examinations
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Prenatal Care
  • Obstetrics
  • Postpartum Visits

Clinical Medical Assistant Module 5
Pediatrics and Minor Office Surgery

  • Pediatric Examination
  • Carrying the Infant
  • Pediatric Blood Pressure Measurement
  • Collection of a Urine Specimen
  • Pediatric Injections
  • Instruments Used in Minor Office Surgery
  • Sterile Dressing Change
  • Assisting with Minor Office Surgery
  • Sutures and Bandaging
  • Administration of Medical and Intravenous Therapy

Clinical Medical Assistant Module 6
Cardiopulmonary Procedures and Reproductive Health

  • Electrocardiography
  • Structure of the Heart
  • Cardiac Cycle
  • Cardiac Dysrhythmias
  • Colon Procedures
  • Blood in the Stool
  • Male and Female Reproductive Health
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy

Clinical Medical Assistant Module 7
Diagnostic Imaging and Clinical Laboratory

  • Introduction to Radiology
  • Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Ultrasonography
  • Computed Tomography
  • Purpose of Laboratory Testing
  • Types of Clinical Laboratories
  • Laboratory Reports

Clinical Medical Assistant Module 8
Urinalysis and Phlebotomy

  • Composition of Urine
  • Analysis of Urine
  • Rapid Urine Cultures
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Serum Pregnancy Test
  • Venipuncture
  • Vacuum Tube Method of Venipuncture
  • Skin Puncture Devices
  • Microcollection Devices

Clinical Medical Assistant Module 9
Hematology and Blood Chemistry

  • Components and Functions of Blood
  • Hemoglobin Determination
  • Hematocrit
  • White and Red Blood Cell Counts
  • Immunology
  • Blood Chemistry
  • Blood Glucose
  • Managing Diabetes
  • Glucose Meters

Clinical Medical Assistant Module 10
Medical Microbiology and Nutrition

  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Microorganisms and Diseases
  • Microbiologic Specimen Collection
  • Culture and Sensitivity Testing
  • Nutrients
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals

Clinical Medical Assistant Module 11
Emergency Preparedness and Medical Procedures

  • Introduction to Disaster and Emergency Planning
  • Psychological Effects of Serious Emergencies
  • Emergency Action Plan
  • Fire Prevention Plans
  • Office Crash Cart
  • Emergency Medical Services System
  • First Aid Kit
  • OSHA Safety Precautions

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

Upon successful completion of our Clinical Medical Assistant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a Clinical Medical Assistant in a health care center or doctor’s office and will be prepared to sit for the NHA national certification exam to become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).

**Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended


PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player


MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player


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1400 Robinwood Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21742
United States
Phone: 240-500-2553

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