Chapter 33 test study: Assistants

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How can medical assistants get the education they need for their job?

They can be trained on the job or attend a one or two-year program.

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Where do more than half of all medical assistants work?

In the offices of physicians

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What do medical assistants do?

They perform administrative and clinical duties to keep their workplace running smoothly.

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Whats the difference in medical assistants who work in small practices and those who work in large practices?

In small practices, the assistants usually handle administrative and clinical duties and report to a supervisor. Those in large practices tend to specialize in specific areas under a department supervisor.

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Duties of administrative medical assistants:

Update and file patient medical records, fill out insurance forms, and arrange for hospital admissions and laboratory services. Perform less medical specific tasks. They also must understand computer software in order to use electronic health records and main patient confidentiality.

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Duties of clinical medical assistants:

Take medical histories, record vital signs, explain treatment procedures to patients, prepare patients for examinations, assist physicians during examinations, collect and prepare laboratory specimen, dispose contaminated supplies, sterilize equipment, draw blood, prepare for x-rays, take ECGs, remove sutures, change dressings, etc…

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What are some examples of specialized medical assistants?

Podiatric assistants, ophthalmic assistants, optometric assistants

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Where are medical assisting programs offered?

vocational-technical high schools, postsecondary vocational schools, and community and junior colleges

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Whats the difference in the result from a 1 year medical assisting program and a 2 year medical assisting program?

1 year programs can end in a certificate or diploma and a 2 year program can result in a associate’s degree

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Why might employers want to hire certified medical assistants?

It indicates that the medical assistant meets a certain standard of competence.

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Where do medical assistants make the most on average?

Outpatient care centers

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Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

This credential allows the CMA to take medical histories, draw blood, perform basic laboratory tests, and remove sutures along with other duties as well.

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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

This credential allows the CCMA to interview and educate patients, assist the physician with medical exams, measure and record vital signs, and administer injections.

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What is the outlook for job opportunities and openings for nursing assistants and orderlies?

Excellent job opportunities and a lot of openings.

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What is the nursing assistant and orderlies occupation characterized by?

Modest entry requirements, low pay, high physical and emotional demands, and limited advancement opportunities.

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Where are most jobs for nursing assistants and orderlies?

In residential care facilities and hospitals

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Who nursing assistants and orderlies work under the supervision of?

Licensed practical nurses or Registered nurses

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What are nursing assistants and orderlies commonly referred to as? And why?

Commonly referred to as direct care workers due to role in working with patients who need long-term care

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Who do nursing assistants and orderlies care for?

They help care for physically or mentally ill, injured, disabled, or infirm individuals in hospitals, nursing care facilities, and mental health settings.

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What are other names for nursing assistants?

nurse aides, certified nursing assistants, or geriatric aides

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What do nursing assistants do?

Support the nursing staff, provide hands-on care and perform routine tasks under supervision, tidy up rooms, answer calls for help, make beds, deliver messages, occasionally take vitals for a patient, assist patient in ADLs, set up equipment, observe conditions

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What are other names for orderlies?

Hospital attendants or unlicensed assistive personnel.

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What are orderlies responsible for?

The nonmedical care of patients and maintenance of order and cleanliness

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What are orderlies able to do?

Transport patients, assist housekeepers in changing bed linens, provide patients with meals, clean equipment and wards, and help patients with basic tasks.

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How are responsibilities assigned?

Assigned daily based on operational needs of the hospital. May vary day to day.

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What is the work environment like for a nursing assistant and orderly?

It is physically and emotionally demanding, includes many hours of standing and walking, heavy workloads, unpleasant tasks such as emptying out bed pans or changing soiled linens, taking care of uncooperative patients.

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What must nursing assistants do to become certified?

Complete a state-approved education program and pass their state’s competency exam.

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What do orderlies generally have at least when it comes to education?

A high school diploma and on-the-job training.

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Where are nursing assistant training programs offered?

High schools, vocational-technical centers, some nursing care facilities, and some community colleges.

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What are the federal government requirements for nursing assistants who work in nursing care facilities?

Aides must complete at least 75 hours of state-approved training and pass a competency exam. After someone completes the program they are labeled a CNA.

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Where must nursing assistants must be in order to work at nursing homes?

They must be on the state registry.

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What is a certified medication assistant (CMA) allowed to do?

Administer medication

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Why is there a high replacement need for nursing assistants?

Modest entry requirements, low pay, high physical and emotional demands, and limited advancement opportunities

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Where was pay the best for nursing assistants and orderlies?

In the government.

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True or False: Duties of medical assistants vary from office to office.

true

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What are the two types of medical assistants?

Clinical and administrative

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