MEDICAL ASSISTANT CLASS STARTS
DAY CLASS 08/01/2019
EVENING CLASS 07/30/2019
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Medical Assistant Classes located in Houston
The Medical Assistant Program at Texas Health School is designed to provide the students with clinical and administrative skills that will enable them to perform both front and back office procedures in medical offices.
Objective: Obtain Expert Administrative and Clinical Skillsets
Through our medical assistant classes and certification programs, you’ll gain essential knowledge in important administrative areas including:
- Medical ethical issues
- Medical codes
- Handling patients
- Appointment scheduling
- Completing insurance forms
- Electronic health records completion
Texas Health School students will also receive both classroom and hands-on training to learn invaluable clinical skills such as:
- Preparing an examination room
- Assisting with general examinations
- Taking vital signs
- Performing basic procedures (injections, capillary punctures, and venipunctures)
- Performing and evaluating routine laboratory tests
Students who successfully complete all the minimum and specific requirements, as required by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and the Texas Nurse Aide Registry, will receive a certificate for Nurse Aide. They will also be eligible to register for the Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation for certification administered by the State of Texas.
Class Schedule: Complete Medical Assistant Classes in Texas
For your convenience, Texas Health School offers both morning and evening classes from 8:00 AM-1:50 PM Monday through Friday, and 6:00 PM-09:50 PM Monday through Thursday.
Our Medical Assistant Program Includes:
- Medical Terminology—Electrocardiogram (EKG) Procedures
- Medical Law & Ethics—Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR Certification)
- Psychology—Basic Laboratory Procedures
- Anatomy & Physiology—Medical Records
- Phlebotomy—Electronic Health Records
Graduates of Texas Health School’s Medical Assistant program will be qualified for entry-level employment in medical offices, various hospital departments, and healthcare clinics.
Medical Assistant Certifications and Courses Available at Texas Health School
Medical Assistants will be able to sit for four of the Nationally Registered Examinations, one month before their externship begins, through the National Association of Health Professionals;
- NRCMA—Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant
- NRCPT—Nationally Registered Certified Phlebotomy Technician
- NRCEKG—Nationally Registered Certified EKG Technician
- NRCAHA—Nationally Registered Certified Administrative Health Asst.
- NRCPCT*—Nationally Registered Certified Patient Care Technician
*available for students completing the Medical Assistant and Nurse Aide Program
Some of the classes you will take in the Medical Assistant Program at Texas Health School are:
Students will learn the value of drugs for therapeutic purposes, long with the required government regulations for prescribing, dispensing, and administering drugs. They will learn how to identify possible reactions and recognize adverse reactions to particular drugs.
Students will learn the elementary chemistry necessary to perform blood testing—such as obtaining blood samples for hematocrits and differential counts from blood smears, staining procedures, and blood typing with extended lab time. Students will also learn how to use capillary sticks and perform venipuncture procedures.
Medical Laboratory Procedures
Students will learn how to perform and evaluate routine laboratory tests. These tests include sensorimotor tests, specimen collection, physical, chemical and microscopic examination of urine, throat cultures, diabetic testing, and pregnancy tests.
Anatomy & Physiology
Students will learn how to identify the structures and functions of the human body. The covered systems include the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, nervous, special senses, and the integumentary systems, as well as the reproductive, immune, endocrine, urinary, respiratory, and digestive systems.
Patient Healthcare Applications
Students will be introduced to the basic entry-level skills applicable to the allied healthcare clinical environment. Students will learn safety and infection control, communication skills, HIPAA guidelines, patient in-takes, how to prepare patients for treatment, how to take vital signs, basic first aid application in response to emergencies, and obtain CPR certification. Through this class, students will become familiar with the formation of ethics, legal terms, rules of conduct, and the various laws and regulatory agencies for all operational forms. Students will also learn the importance of patient confidentiality, medical liability, and negligence.
Psychology of Human Relations
Students will learn how to deal with difficult patients with normal/abnormal behavior. They will learn how to treat patients with special and specific needs, as well as how to manage cancer and terminally ill patients. Students will learn about emotional crisis with the patient/family and how to work with them, including various treatment protocols.