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Course Overview

As a medical assistant, you will be required to help patients position for various exams, procedures, and surgery. Safe positioning requires you to understand basic anatomy of the body system, anatomical terms, and body movements. You must also be familiar with common positions used in medicine and surgery and when each position is used.

About the Course Author

Rakesh is a Certified Emergency Nurse with an extensive experience primarily in acute care setting. He is currently involved in travel nursing. He has more than decade of nursing experience and has conducted nursing research for the European governments. He has worked as a nursing lecturer for Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) Scotland, affiliated colleges and has practiced nursing in Asia, the UK, and USA. Rakesh Tripathi MPH, BSN, RN, CEN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

  • American Association of Medical Assistants


    This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1.0 general continuing education unit(s) (approval Clinical). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.

Course Details
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Define basic anatomical terminology and movements of body parts.; Describe positions for patient examination and surgery.; List the types of organs in each body system.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Body Systems
    Cardiovascular System
    Central Nervous System
    Endocrine System
    Gastrointestinal System
    Respiratory System
    Musculoskeletal System
    Urinary System
    Reproductive System
    Integumentary System
    Section 3: Anatomy Concepts
    Anatomical Terms
    Anatomical Planes
    Muscles and Their Components
    Body Movements
    Section 4: Common Positions
    Overview of Positions
    Supine Position
    Prone Position
    Lithotomy Position
    Lateral Position
    Fowler’s Position
    Orthopneic Position
    Trendelenburg Position
    Reverse Trendelenburg Position
    Section 5: Conclusion
    Course Contributor
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Certified Medical Assistants.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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