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Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MEDA 139 Assist with Exam and Administer Medications

4 credits
Intermediate clinical skills including infection control, sterilization and disinfection techniques, minor surgery assisting, wound care, administration of injections, safety practices for administering medications, therapeutic modalities, eye and ear procedures.

Prerequisites: MEDA 118  and IFAD 216  

Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

Global Outcome(s)
This course teaches to the global outcome of Teamwork.

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

  • Identify principles and procedures of medication administration and systems of measurement
  • Calculate and administer oral and parenteral medications accurately as directed by the physician
  • List principles of selected physical therapy procedures
  • Explain principles of radiographic equipment and procedures
  • Prepare patient for and assist with specialty procedures, treatments, and minor office surgery
  • Identify, set up, and assist in minor surgical procedures; identify and respond appropriately to patients’ needs
  • Apply the methods of appropriate patient education
  • Perform within the scope of training and education
  • Educate patients in the methods of health promotion and disease prevention
  • Maintain medical asepsis and sterilization
  • Correctly use and care for medical surgical equipment and instruments
  • Administer injections correctly and safely
  • Use proper terminology and documentation of medications prescribed in the patient chart
  • Implement medication orders and directives of other healthcare team members