Clinical Competencies I is designed to furnish the medical assisting student with the theory, rationale and technical application of the medical assisting profession. Theoretical and practical applications are presented, demonstrated and practiced by the student to prepare for professional practice. Areas studied include obtaining a health history and vital signs, proper documentation, performing Electrocardiograms and assisting the physician with routine and specialty examinations. Medical asepsis and correct hand washing techniques are emphasized. Students are required to obtain Standard First Aid Certification and Healthcare Provider CPR Certification to meet the outcomes of this course.