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 / 2371 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, 136444 for 8/30/2019 to 8/30/2020). 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: 8/30/2020

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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Rania H - San Rafael, CA  ·  Apr 08, 2020
this course was a good refresher course. the information was organized and clearly defined.
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Kathryn D - des moines, IA  ·  Apr 08, 2020
tell friends of the classes they are helpful
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Mackenzie M - Marion, IA  ·  Apr 08, 2020
Great reminder of all of the terminology from med term courses
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Deborah B - Folsom, CA  ·  Apr 08, 2020
Well written and informative.
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Kimberly S - Petaluma, CA  ·  Apr 08, 2020
This course was very informative and clearly written, nice for a refresher
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00