Basic Patient Positioning: What You Need to Know - CMA02

Basic Patient Positioning: What You Need to Know

by Susie Artis, MSN, RN, NE-BC
(4.6 / 1924 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Certified Medical Assistants (1.00 Hours)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Anatomy is not only the description of body parts, it also involves muscle movements, joint function, and planes of dissection. Certified medical assistants must understand anatomical terminology and how it relates to the disease process.


The goal of this patient positioning continuing education program is to educate certified medical assistants about basic anatomy. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the basic anatomical positions related to patient examination
  • Describe the terminology of movements of body parts
  • List the classification and types of organs in each body system

Approval Information
This course is intended for certified medical assistants
This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1.0 clinical continuing education unit(s) (approval # 128336 for 06/01/2015 to 06/01/2016, 130220 for 6/11/2016 to 6/11/2017, 132337 for 08/30/2017 to 08/29/2018, 134206 for 08/30/2018 to 08/29/2019). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.

Course Originally Released on: 2/6/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/19/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/29/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Terri G - Rocklin, CA  ·  Jul 19, 2019
Refreshes my memory lots of information
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Elenita L - Everett, WA  ·  Jul 18, 2019
This is a good review of human anatomy. The positions and the organ systems are clearly defined.
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Crystal R - Cary , NC  ·  Jul 09, 2019
simplicity and very detailed oriented
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Rachael S - Auburn, CA  ·  Jul 05, 2019
help with continued education in my field
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Ava B - Durham, NC  ·  Jul 05, 2019
very informative information
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00