Arizona Chiropractic Assistant Training Course
This course designed to help train the Arizona Chiropractic Assistant, who will work under the license of a doctor of chiropractic only, and the doctor must register the C.A. under his or her license.
The class has several modules that are all included for the $375 tuition price. The modules and featured topics are listed below. **Please note that CPR is NOT offered through this course.
The learner’s time spent studying course materials is tracked electronically. A formal multiple-choice examination is administered at the termination of the course.
Chiropractic philosophy, spinal anatomy, subluxation complex, and spinal pain
2. CA Duties
Responsibilities of the Chiropractic Assistant, medical records, patient communications, SOAP notes, and confidentiality
3. Emergency Procedures
Chiropractic Office Emergencies, red flags to care, includes blood borne pathogens, recognition of emergency situations, performing the primary and secondary survey
Patient communication skills, CA to patient relationships, office etiquette, letters and report construction
5. Technical Skills
Obtaining a history, vital signs, record keeping skills, consents to transfer records
6. Law and Ethics
Confidentiality, respondent superior, sources of malpractice,
professional boundaries; definitions, prevention, sexual harassment, and developing professional relationships
7. Human Body in Health and Disease
Discusses 20 commonly encounter diseases and disorders seen in chiropractic practice.
8. Physical medicine modalities and therapeutic procedures
The physiology of wound repair, applications, indications and contraindications of heat, diathermy, electrotherapy, cryotherapy, traction, and construction of exercise programs. Approved for CA training in physical medicine modalities and therapeutic procedures.
9. Radiographic Protection
Basics of x-ray physics, gonad shielding, and x-ray processing.
In this course the learner will:
- Discover what is meant by a "chiropractic philosophy" of care.
- Learn about a Doctor of Chiropractic's education and look at the history of chiropractic.
- Learn about basic spinal anatomy.
- Investigate the musculoskeletal and nervous system anatomy.
- Identify what is meant by the term "subluxation complex".
- Broaden the understanding of the chiropractic profession as a whole.
- Learn the common vocabulary terms related to chiropractic.
- Learn about the duties of a chiropractic assistant.
- Learn about medical records and the skills related to great medical records note taking
- Identify some of the keys to working with worker's compensation and motor vehicle collision cases.
- Discover what "informed consent" is and how to apply this to chiropractic care.
- Get an overview of how to use good office etiquette to keep the office a friendly work environment.
- Develop an understanding of what types of emergencies can present to a chiropractic office and what you can do to provide the correct care.
- Learn about blood borne pathogens and how to correctly clean up spills.
- Learn about working with patients from different cultures.
- Develop skills related to time management.
- Learn about the presenting signs and symptoms of common cardiovascular emergencies that you may or may not ever see in chiropractic practice.
- Learn about biohazard waste procedure.
- Identify methods of controlling bleeding or hemorrhage.
- Learn about common techniques of good listening skills.
- Learn why listening skills are so important to the CA.
- Discover the importance of reviewing all correspondence.
- Interpretation some common body language signs.
- Learn what vital signs are and how to obtain them.
- Learn the key components of a good history.
- Know what "red flags" are for chiropractic.
- Understand what "professional boundaries" are and how these boundaries apply to duties and working environment.
- Learn about patient's rights.
- Discuss many of the conditions that a Doctor of Chiropractic will encounter in daily practice.
- Learn about legal issues associated with physical medicine modalities and therapeutic procedures.
- Learn about the different forms of physical medicine modalities and therapeutic procedures and how to safely apply these procedures.
- Investigate the concepts of exercise and rehabilitation.
- Learn about the basic terminology of radiology and radiographic guidelines that are used in chiropractic.
- Understand how to protect the patient during radiographic examinations.
This syllabus is a representation of the requirements for successful completion of the course, containing the objectives, content, organization, and evaluation processes. It is the student’s responsibility to read, comprehend, and act on the syllabus’ objectives, content, and requirements. The faculty teaching this course reserves the right to reasonably alter the sequence of activities, assignment dates, and evaluation and assignment methods or styles. Every effort will be made to inform the class members in advance of such changes. Students are responsible for following the syllabus and any changes instituted by the faculty. Should there be any questions or need for reasonable interpretation of clarification of the syllabus, the student must contact the lead course instructor/syllabus author(s) to obtain answers to the above.
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