Clinical Skills


Contact Person
Karen Coffey
Associate Professor for EOC

  • Collect and process specimens
  • Perform diagnostic tests


  • Apply principles of aseptic technique and infection control
  • Comply with quality assurance practices
  • Screen and follow up patient tests



Source:  Medical Assistant Role Delineation Chart (AAMA, 1997).

  • Adhere to established triage procedures
  • Obtain patient history and vital signs
  • Prepare and maintain examination and treatment areas
  • Prepare patient for examinations, procedures , and treatments
  • Assist with examinations, procedures, and treatments
  • Prepare and administer medications and immunizations
  • Maintain medication and immunization records
  • Recognize and respond to emergencies
  • Coordinate patient care information with other health care facilities
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