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The Tukiendorf Training Institute offers a Medical Assistant Certification Program to prepare people to the medical profession.

Medical Assistants perform many clerical duties. They answer telephones, greet patients, update and file patient medical records, fill out insurance forms, handle correspondence, schedule appointments, arrange for hospital admission and laboratory services, and handle billing and bookkeeping.

Career opportunities:

A graduate of the Medical Assistant Certification Program at T.T.I. will have the potential to be employed as a:
- Clinical Medical Assistant
- Medical Office Assistant
- EKG Technician
- Phlebotomist
- Medical Interpreter

Program admission requirements:

     High School Diploma or GED
     Complete the application form
     Pay $ 60.00 application fee (this is not refundable)
     Complete a general physical exam (application at school).

 Program description:

Administrative

· Answer telephones
· Greet patients
· Update and file patient medical records
· Fill out insurance forms
· Handle correspondence

· Schedule appointments
· Arrange for hospital admission and laboratory services
· Handle billing and bookkeeping & electronic health records
             
Clinical

· Take medical histories and record vital signs
· Explain treatment procedures to patients
· Prepare patients for examination
· Assist the physician during the examination
· Collect and prepare laboratory specimens
· Dispose of contaminated supplies and sterilize medical instruments
· Instruct patients about medication and special diets
· Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician
· Authorize drug refills as directed and telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy
· Draw blood
· Prepare patients for x-rays and take electrocardiograms
· Remove sutures and change dressings
· Arrange examining room instruments and equipment
· Purchase and maintain supplies and equipment
· Keep waiting and examining rooms neat and clean

Phlebotomy

· Venipuncture – blood draw
· Dermal puncture
· Order of draw
· Test tubes, additives and tests
· Safety – hazards, infection control, precaution, isolation

EKG

· Basic electrophysiology
· Fundamentals of electrocardiogram
· Electrocardiographic gird
· Normal electrocardiogram complexes
· Artifacts
· Stress testing
· Arrhythmias, Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction

Program basics:

· Certificate of completion requiring 9 months to complete.
· Classes during the day, evenings and weekends.
· 3 National Healthcareer Association (NHA) exams & certifications            
       
To help ensure your success in passing the certification examination, you can repeat part or all of this course at no additional cost to you!

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