Certified Chiropractic Clinical Assistant Course for FCLB Exam - Chiropractic Assistant

Certified Chiropractic Clinical Assistant Course

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  • Summarize the history of Chiropractic
  • Describe the basics of Chiropractic Philosophy
  • Explain Chiropractic, Adaptation and Innate Intelligence
  • Describe how Chiropractic is built upon the basic sciences of anatomy (structure), physiology (function) and the clinical sciences (patient application).
  • Explain how Chiropractic affects specific conditions
  • Describe the four procedures that constitute vital signs
  • Identify normal values for pulse, blood pressure, temperature and respiratory rate in the adult
  • Define common terminology used in the Chiropractic office
  • Identify terminology associated with specific conditions and their treatment
  • Describe locations on the body using appropriate anatomical terminology
  • List the major muscle and muscle groups of the body
  • Name the regions of the human spine and the parts of the vertebral motion unit
  • Explain the interview of a patient using the skills of the patient-centered interview
  • Outline the need to obtain from patients their stories of illness, while pursuing the broader life setting in which symptoms occur
  • Recognize the importance of eliciting from patients’ key information in their medical, family, and psychosocial histories
  • Define the elements of history taking with a focus on musculoskeletal conditions
  • Describe the elements of proper note taking during the patient history
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of ICD-10 codes and CPT codes
  • Outline the skills for medical documentation record keeping for proper patient care and adherence to insurance protocols
  • Discuss the History of HIPAA
  • Define the terminology of HIPAA i.e.: PHI, IIHI, NPP, TPO, NPI, EIN, EDI, etc.
  • Contrast covered entities vs. non-covered entities
  • Define the Problem Oriented Medical Record (POMR).
  • Demonstrate taking a complete patient history.
  • Define the Evaluation and Management examination for the musculoskeletal system.
  • Define Outcome Assessment.
  • Illustrate the P.A.R.T. format of documentation.
  • Define proper assessment for SOAP notes.
  • Discuss proper documentation of treatment performed on each visit.
  • Discuss proper documentation of treatment plans.
  • Define the Physician Quality Reporting System for Medicare.
  • Illustrate the Pain Assessment and Follow-Up requirements.
  • Illustrate the Functional Outcome Assessment and Treatment Plan requirements.
  • Discuss practical methods for chiropractors to efficiently perform the PQRS reporting.
  • Demonstrate the importance of communicating in an ethical manner and what that entails
  • Develop an understanding of what 'spin' is, why it is unethical and how to monitor and minimize/stop it
  • Evaluate the barriers to effective and ethical communication
  • Develop an understanding of exactly what takes place/needs to take place during the provider/client interaction
  • Discover what it is that patients want from their visits to a provider
  • Appraise how to deal with challenging clients and situations
  • Define the terms confidential information and confidentiality.
  • Identify the relationship of a patient's legal right to privacy with his reasonable expectations regarding confidential information.
  • Describe how the telling and keeping of secrets is relevant to understanding the importance of confidentiality.
  • Discuss the ethical norms involved in keeping and breaking professional confidences.
  • Explain the six - step process in confidentiality situations
  • Name five general legal exceptions to the professional standard of practice that confidences should not be broken.
  • Consider practical options that a professional can take when faced with the possibility of breaking a confidence.
  • Discuss some important aspects of documentation that affect confidentiality.
  • Describe how trust and trustworthiness give shape to the idea of respect between patient and health professional
  • Assess the roles of competence and reassurance in strengthening the necessary connections between you and the patient
  • Explain the phenomena of transference and countertransference in the health professional and patient relationship
  • Contrast courteous behaviors with casualness and how each is perceived by the patient to bridge the gap of estrangement between you when you fi rst meet and as the relationship develops
  • Give some examples of what it means to focus on caring behaviors
  • Distinguish contractual characteristics of the health professional and patient relationship from covenantal characteristics and evaluate the role of each
  • Perform an exercise to identify personal concepts of touch
  • Create practical applications for healthcare practitioners with regard to gender, touch, and sexuality
  • Define sexual misconduct
  • Recognize the difference between sexual misconduct and sexual harassment
  • Critique different models of misconduct
  • Develop guidelines of dealing with a patient who is attracted to you
  • Develop guidelines of dealing with feeling an attraction
  • Discuss the six factors for a safe practice
  • Describe the new partnership between healthcare providers and patients
  • Describe the preparations for a medical emergency
  • Review four emergency medical conditions: Stroke, Heart Attack, Difficulty Breathing, Diabetic Emergencies
  • Recognize the causes, symptoms and signs for these emergencies
  • Summarize how to provide the appropriate emergency treatments
  • Describe the general rules for the application of physical therapy modalities/procedures
  • Develop an understanding of the use of cryotherapy and hot moist packs
  • Explain the principals of therapeutic ultrasound
  • Summarize the types of electrical therapy modalities
  • List the contraindications and precautions to the use of electrical therapy
  • Recognize the appropriate application of low level laser therapy
  • Explain the therapeutic benefits of spinal traction
  • List the effects of soft tissue and cross friction massage
  • Indicate how to apply stretching programs to patients
  • Discuss spinal exercise programs with the treating doctor
  • Identify common treatment procedures and modalities used in a chiropractic practice and recognize contraindications to them
  • Prepare a patient to have an x-ray examination
  • Recognize basic x-ray terminology
  • Discuss safety measures when taking x-rays
  • List the common safety measures when taking x-rays
  • Dissect the elbow as it relates to lateral epicondylitis
  • Develop a diagnostic and treatment approach for adhesive capsulitis
  • Review possible causes of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
  • Create a list of differential diagnoses of foot pain
  • Identify common causes of patellofemoral syndrome
  • Understand knee mechanics relative to patellofemoral syndrome
  • Differentially diagnose patellofemoral syndrome from other knee conditions
  • Define an appropriate treatment program for patellofemoral syndrome
  • Identify common causes of shoulder syndrome
  • Understand functional mechanics of the shoulder relative to impingement syndrome
  • Differentially diagnose shoulder impingement from other shoulder conditions
  • Define an appropriate treatment program for impingement syndrome.
  • Identify common risk factors and causes for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Define tests and examination procedures to diagnose Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • List the common conditions important in the differential diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Develop a chiropractic treatment plan for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Outline the definition and components of health and wellness
  • Review the dimensions of wellness
  • Discuss various models of health and the need for wellness lifestyles
  • Outline the publication and goals of Healthy People 2010


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