In this course, you will be presented with the clinical procedures and tests commonly performed in medical settings. You will be taught relevant theory about clinical procedures. You will develop a beginning competency in selected clinical skills. You will gain knowledge of the basic instruments, equipment, and supplies used in medical settings. This course will help you develop the skills to assist physicians, and prepare patients for tests and examinations. You will practice setting up an examination room with the appropriate equipment and supplies for examinations. You will learn the correct procedure for sterilization techniques and properly disposing of bio-hazardous materials.
*Permission required to register for this course IF the prerequisite has not been completed. Contact the Program Assistant WITH YOUR STUDENT NUMBER:aShine@bcit.ca 604-451-7198. *Attendance to the first class is mandatory, no late registrations.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Apply basic infection control and medical/surgical asepsis techniques used in medical offices and examination rooms.
Demonstrate asepsis handwashing techniques.
Describe the differences between non-pathogens and pathogens.
Outline the infection process cycle.
List examples of medical waste and explain how to discard each waste.
Describe various x-ray and diagnostic procedures.
State the three components of a complete physical examination.
Coordinate patient appointments with specialists.
Describe each vital sign.
Accurately measure each vital sign.
Perform urine dips and pregnancy testing.
Chart the results of urine and pregnancy tests.
Perform eye examinations using the Snellen Chart.
Assist with gynecological examinations.
Assist with initial prenatal examinations.
Set up the basic instruments and equipment used in a medical office.
Prepare an examination room.
Prepare patients for examinations and various clinical and diagnostic tests.
Measure and record a patient's height, weight, and vital signs.
Accurately chart and document patient data.
State ways that patient confidentiality can be compromised.
Order clinical, laboratory, and Pap supplies.
Maintain medical/surgical instruments.
Sterilize medical instruments and the wrapping and packaging.
Operate and maintain an autoclave.
Interpret the results of different sterilization indicators.
Navigate websites to obtain information and print forms and requisitions for different laboratory and diagnostic tests and examinations.
Prepare patients for various tests and examinations.
Describe the role of Public Health regarding immunizations and other health issues.
Describe the role WorkSafeBC plays for both patients and employees.
Describe information that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC provides.
Effective as of Fall 2018
OFFC 1045 is offered as a part of the following programs:
Books for Winter 2020 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT
online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering
you are considering.
BCIT Burnaby Bookstore
If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance
Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.
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