Cengage’s Medical Assisting: Clinical Skills, 2 terms (Instant Access)

  • AUTHOR: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN-13: 9781305875029 
  • Mixed Media 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2017     Published
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About The Product

MEDICAL ASSISTING, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for CENGAGE’S MEDICAL ASSISTING: CLINICAL SKILLS is more essential than ever in today's rapidly evolving health care industry. Renewed focus on curriculum excellence, certification, and critical externships are all part of the performance criteria. Medical Assistants train extensively in clinical and professional procedures including: Human anatomy, physiology, and pathology; Medical terminology; Laboratory techniques; Clinical and diagnostic procedures; Pharmacology; Medication administration; First Aid; Office practices; Patient relations; and Medical law and ethics. CENGAGE’S MEDICAL ASSISTING: CLINICAL SKILLS provides future medical assistants with narrated, step-by-step video training in all of these key clinical skills. Contact your Learning Consultant for custom pricing.


  • Each video focuses on the detailed, step-by-step process of completing a key medical assisting skill. The videos are narrowly focused on specific skills such as taking a patient’s vital signs and include voiceover direction narrating each step.
  • For each skill requiring documentation in the medical record, the videos include a sample documentation screen from an EHR program, emphasizing the importance of accurate documentation along with technical proficiency.
  • The videos are organized by skill area, such as patient examinations, laboratory procedures, and pharmacology, to allow for easier access when searching for a specific video.
  • In addition to standard medical procedures such as the physical exam, the video series includes clips on specialty procedures like assisting with a routing prenatal visit and assisting with a lumbar puncture.
  • Closed captioning is provided for each video.

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Table of Contents

1. Medical Asepsis Hand Wash.
2. Alcohol-Based Hand Rub.
3. Applying Sterile Gloves.
4. Removing Contaminated Gloves.
5. Transmission-Based Precautions.
6. Sanitization of Instruments.
7. Sterilizing Instruments in Autoclave.
8. Sterile Fields and Procedure.
9. The Complete Physical Examination.
10. Taking a Medical History.
11. Taking Temperatures.
12. Apical and Radial Pulse.
13. Measuring Respiration Rate.
14. Measuring Blood Pressure.
15. Measuring Height and Weight.
16. Pulse Oximetry.
17. Perform Single or Multi-Channel Electrocardiogram.
21. Visual Acuity Testing.
22. Eye Instillation and Eye Patch Dressing.
23. Performing Eye Irrigation.
24. Assisting with Audiometry.
25. Performing Ear Irrigation.
26. Performing Ear Instillation.
27. Assisting with Nasal Examination.
28. Performing Nasal Instillation.
29. Nasal Cannula.
30. Holter Monitor Application (37-2).
31. Metered Dose Inhaler (30-16).
32. Spirometry (30-17).
33. Measuring Infant Weight, Length, Head and Chest Circumference.
34. Infant Apical Pulse and Respiratory Rate.
35. Infant/Child Urine Specimen.
36. Assisting with Pelvic Examination and Pap Test.
37. Assisting with Insertion of an Intrauterine Device (IUD.
38. Hormonal Contraceptive.
39. Wet Prep/Wet Mount and KOH Prep.
40. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.
41. Pregnancy Test.
42. The Routine Prenatal Visit.
43. Testicular Self-Exam.
44. Lumbar Puncture or Cerebral Fluid Aspiration Assist.
45. Neurologic Screening Examination.
46. Fecal Occult Blood Test.
47. Male and Female Catheterization.
48. Patient Transfers.
49. Patient Assisted Ambulation.
50. Controlling Bleeding.
51. Assisting with Clinic/Ambulatory Surgery.
52. Dressing Change.
53. Wound Irrigation.
54. Preparing Skin for Surgery.
55. Suturing.
56. Incision/Drainage of Infection.
57. Aspiration of Joint Fluid.
58. Suture/Staple Removal.
59. Skin Closure Strips.
60. Administration of Oral Medications.
61. Withdrawing Medication from a Vial/Ampule.
62. Reconstituting a Powdered Medication for Administration.
63. Subcutaneous Injection.
64. Intramuscular Injection.
65. Intradermal PPD Injection.
66. Z-Track Intramuscular Injection Technique.
67. Vaccine Injection.
68 Maintaining Immunization Records.
69. Using the Microscope.
70. Wet Mount and Hanging Drop Slide Prep.
71. Hemoglobin Determination with Hemoglobin Analyzer.
72. Prothrombin Time Using a CLIA-Waived ProTime Analyzer.
73. Venipuncture.
74. Capillary Puncture, Transport, Microhematocrit Determination.
75. Obtaining Blood for Blood Culture.
76. Obtaining Blood Specimen for PKU Test.
77. Cholesterol Testing.
78. Obtaining a Throat Culture/Testing for Strep.
79. Utilizing a Urine Transport System & Clean Catch/Mid-Stream Collection.
80. Assessing Urine Volume, Color, and Clarity.
81. Performing a Chemical Urinalysis.
82. Preparing a Slide for Microscopic Examination of Urine Sediment.
83. Performing a Complete Urinalysis.
84. Cast and Arm Splint Application.
85. Cast Removal Assist.
86. Using a Fire Extinguisher.