Catalog 2017-2018 
    Dec 05, 2020  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MEDA 212 Diagnostic Testing in Medical Office

5 credits
Advanced clinical skills including, ECGs and Spirometry, plus the following laboratory CLIA waived tests: hematology, microbiology, immunology, chemistry, and urinalysis.

Prerequisites: MEDA 116  and MEDA 125  

Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of laboratory safety
  • Discuss quality control, demonstrating understanding of why quality control procedures promote accuracy and precision.
  • Recognize the importance of OSHA Guidelines and standard precautions with an emphasis on safety and biohazard infectious waste desposal procedures.
  • Instruct patients in the collection of the following specimens
    • Urine (Void, MSCC, 24-hour)
    • Throat
    • Wound
    • Fasting specimens
    • Fecal specimens (Occult blood, Ova and Parasites, Bacteriology culture)
  • Collect the following specimen
    • Urine specimen
    • Venipuncture
    • Capillary puncture
    • Bacteriology specimen
  • Perform the following testing
    • Urinalysis
    • Hemoglobin
    • Micro-hematocrit
    • Chemistry
    • Immunology studies
    • Stool tests
  • Describe the function and care of each part of the microscope
  • Evaluate tests results and demonstrate an understanding of normal and abnormal ranges
  • Discuss the procedure and importance of recording of lab results in patient’s chart
  • Determine follow-up procedures for lab results (panic values, etc.)
  • Discuss the procedures for risk management such as material safety data sheets (MSDS), biohazard labeling and appropriate storage of chemicals
  • Determine follow-up procedures for lab results (panic values, etc.)
  • Perform proper technique when operating medical equipment for CLIA waived diagnostic testing, ECGs, and spirometry in a medical office

Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 40 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20