Oregon Chiropractic Assistant Training Program - Chiropractic Assistant

Oregon Chiropractic Assistant Training Program

This is a 12 hour course which contains 8 hours of online coursework and 4 hours of live Training for the Oregon CA Training Program. At the end of this online course, we will provide you with the training guide for the 4 hours of live training you will perform with a Licensed Oregon Doctor of Chiropractic.  When completed, we will provide access to the post test for the live training and certificate of completion for the 4 hours of live traning (no additional fee).


Hour 1: Terminology

  • 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


Hour 2:  Documentation

  • 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
  • Relate various components of the record of a clinical encounter
  • Explain why each part of the record is distinct and necessary
  • Give examples of electronic tools that are available to aid in record maintenance
  • Describe certain medico-legal considerations
  • Demonstrate boilerplate forms that may be useful in data collection
  • 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.


Hour 3:  Ethics

  • 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                     


Hour 4:  Boundaries

  • Identify the ways which gender affects the Doctor/Patient relationship
  • Describe what accounts for the differences, in practice style and patient care, between males and females healthcare providers
  • Review sexuality as it relates to the Doctor/Patient relationship
  • Define Touch as it relates to perception, gender and culture
  • Discuss the giving up of power as it relates to patients and touch
  • Recognize the perception, intention, and uses of touch
  • Discuss ways to defuse attraction
  • Discuss the six factors for a safe practice
  • Describe the new partnership between healthcare providers and patients


Hour 5:  Emergency Procedures

  • Explain how to prepare for a medical emergency
  • Outline 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


Hour 6 – 8:  PT and Patient Safety

  • 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
  • Identify common treatment procedures and modalities used in a chiropractic practice And recognize contraindications to them
  • Describe the steps to prepare a patient to have an x-ray examination
  • Define the terms Collimation, Filtration and Shielding
  • Explain the 10 day rule for taking x-rays of a woman
  • Discuss safety measurements when taking x-rays
  • Recognize the importance of explaining the x-ray procedure to the patient
  • List ways to protect the technician and chiropractic assistant when using x-rays
  • Identify the importance of wearing a film badge when near x-ray equipment


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$179.00 USD