AHEM 122 Clinical Procedures • 3 Cr.


This is the second in a series of courses covering Medical Assistant skills. The focus is on clinical procedures, preparation and set up, sterile fields, instrument handing and sterilizing, procedure follow up and education. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in AHEM 120 or permission of Program Chair.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe the role and function of the clinical medical assistant.
  • Distinguish and use appropriate clinical procedures.
  • Perform basic clinical skills, including sterile field set-up, instrument sterilization, bandaging,┬áprocedure set up.
  • Apply correct documentation procedures with traditional and computerized systems.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with workplace patients and staff.
  • Apply safety practices for the medical office.