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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information.
NHA (The National Healthcareer Association) National professional certification agency for healthcare workers in the United States.
CCMA (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant)
PHI Protected Health Information (HIPAA Administrative Simplification Provision)
De-identification The process used to prevent a person’s identity from being connected with information
Knowledgebase Theory-why something is done
Skills Procedure- Venipuncture, EKG is the same as ECG
Behaviors Professional characteristics and attitudes- the way you present yourself
Venipuncture Surgical puncture of a vein
General Competencies Communication, Legal and Ethical, Patient Educational and Advocacy, Operational Functions-(how the office runs as a whole)
Administrative Competencies Front Office, Practices, Clinical Procedures ( Back Office (Hands On) Vitals, Blood)
Solo Practice 1 Physician
Partnerships 2 or more physicians
Multi Provider Clinics Acute illness , Injury or minor surgeries
Job Outlook (34%) Factors affecting growth of the profession. Versitility of medical assisting skills, Age population, Technological advances and industry expansion
Time Management Used to manage daily activities to be most productive. Stay organized and take active control.
Professional Organizations Medical assisting organization that provide services to members such as: Credential examinations
Blood-Borne Pathogens Hep B Hep C and HIV
Preparing the Room Clean Before bringing the patient in. Place gown and drape on exam table if necessary. Set up any necessary equipment before patient is in the room. Make sure exam rooms stay stocked.
Ot Ear
Ophthalmo Eye
Prone position is a body position in which one lies flat with the chest down and back up.
Supine or Horizontal Recumbent Laying face up on the back ( used for examination of the breasts and anterior body surface )
Anatomical position Used for posture and movements
Dorsal Recumbent Laying on the back with the feet slightly bent at the knee (used for relaxation off the abdominal muscles for examination and palpation) Dorsal Means Back
Sims' Lying on the side with with on leg straight and the other bent upward at the knee ( used for rectal examination, treatments and enemas and rectal temperature) ( In rare cases this position is used for a sigmoidoscopy) (Sleep Position)
Sigmoidoscopy examination of the sigmoid colon by means of a flexible tube inserted through the anus
Gait How you walk
Knee Chest or Kraske On he hands and knees ( used for rectal examination or sigmoidoscopy and in postpartum women to check for a prolapsed uterus.
Fowler's Sitting up in the bed at a 90 degree angle with legs out out in considered High or Regular Fowlers' (used for head, neck, chest, brest exams, and for difficulty breathing in some patients)
Simi-Fowler's sitting in the bed at a 45b degree angle with the legs extended out ( used for the same thing at the Fowlers)
Trendelenburg (Shock Position) Lying in the bed with the feet elevated higher than the patient's head ( used to allow organs to move upward into the abdomen) ( For dizzy or in severe pain) Used to increase blood pressure) ( Seen in critical care physicality)
Recumbent Supine Laying on spine horizonal
AN before any medical term means Without
C with a line over it means With
S with a line over it means Without
PRN means As Needed
BID means Twice a day
TID means Three times a day
QID means Four times a day
Inj is the abbreviation for Injection
P.O. means By mouth
H.S. means Hours of sleep
Created by: QueenBates
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