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    Chiropractic Assistant


    Arizona Chiropractic Clinical Assistant Certification
    20.0

    Chiropractic Principles     

    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     

    Explain the basis of chiropractic, as taught by DD Palmer         

    Recite DD Palmer's definition of disease

    Explain the Founder's concept of subluxation

    Using DD's words, justify the statement: Spine straightening is not chiropractic

    Compare and contrast spinal manipulation with chiropractic adjustment

    Define intelligence

    Describe the process of falsification and how it is applied to science

    Explain why intelligence must precede energy/matter

    Explain why the placebo effect cannot exist in a mechanistic world view

    Explain why adaptation is the basis of chiropractic research

     

    History Taking    

    Interview a patient using the skills of the patient-centered interview

    Elicit from patients their stories of illness, while pursuing the broader life setting in which symptoms occur

    Elicit from patients key information in their medical, family, and psychosocial histories

    Recognize and respond appropriately to a patient’s emotions as they are expressed

    Support and encourage expression of patients’ emotions

    Critically assess one’s own performance and use of interviewing skill

    Develop interpersonal skills enabling the establishment of long-term relationships with patients.

     

     Anatomy and 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

    Describe the four procedures that constitute vital signs

    Identify normal values for pulse, blood pressure, temperature and respiratory rate in the adult

     

     Record Keeping    

    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

    Apply best practices for using abbreviations, addressing legibility, authentication of signatures, and managing the day-to-day flow of your patient records             

    Delineate the beginning and end of episodes of patient care, how to record these episodes, and how to best address these boundaries with patients

    Define medically necessary care, and differentiate it from clinically appropriate care

    Assess examples we’ll use of documentation across the life cycle of the patient’s chart from history to discharge and on through maintenance and wellness care     

    Describe outcome assessment and its application in patient-centered care

    Explain how outcome assessment documentation benefits the patient, the clinician, the profession, and third party payors

    Define the skills necessary to incorporate an outcomes-based approach to patient-centered health care

    Summarize the importance of integrating the use of treatment goals with patients

    Assess sample clinical treatment notes

    Differentiate between acceptable and unacceptable daily treatment notes

    Demonstrate the application of outcome assessment through clinical examples

     

    Professional Standards of Conduct    

    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.

    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.

    Compare ethical issues of confidentiality traditionally conceived with those that have arisen because of computerized medical records and patient care information systems.

    Read case scenarios illustrating ethical decision making

    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

     

    Arizona Administrative Code

    Cite the Arizona administrative code as it pertains to chiropractic assistants

     

    Treatment & Conditions   

    Compare and contrast the etiology of neck pain

    Describe the clinical presentation of numerous common cervical conditions

    Outline the diagnostic evaluation of common cervical conditions

    Differentiate cervicogenic headache from migraine

    Explain the standard treatment approaches to numerous cervical spine conditions

    Describe the risk factors associated with vertebrobasilar artery insufficiency

    Summarize the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of whiplash

    Describe the clinical presentation of numerous common thoracic conditions

    Outline the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of common thoracic conditions

    Differentiate thoracic zygapophysial joint pain from costovertebral joint pain

    Identify the causes of upper cross syndrome

    Compare the clinical presentation of vascular versus neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome

    Describe Scheuermann Disease

    Describe the clinical presentation of numerous common lumbar and sacroiliac conditions

    Outline the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of common lumbar and sacroiliac conditions

    Differentiate Maigne syndrome and piriformis syndrome

    List the signs and symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis

    Recognize the difference between sacro-iliac joint syndrome and lumbar zygapophysial joint pain

    Describe the common treatment approaches for lower cross syndrome

    Explain functional weakness in the lumbar spine

    Compare and contrast cauda equina syndrome and lumbar spinal stenosis

    Describe the clinical presentation of numerous systemic conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system

    Outline the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of common systemic conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system

    Explain the relationship between osteoporosis and spinal compression fractures

    Describe the clinical progression in ankylosing spondylitis

    Summarize the findings in intervertebral disc disruption and spinal nerve root compression

    Distinguish osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease

    Identify risk factors to developing myofascial pain syndrome and spondylolisthesis

    Describe the clinical presentation of common metabolic and systemic conditions that may be encountered in clinical practice

    Assess how different metabolic and systemic conditions can influence the patient’s overall health

    Explain how certain conditions are caused and effected by life style choices

    Summarize standard current treatment approaches for common metabolic and systemic conditions

    Recognize the differences and similarities of common inflammatory arthropathies

    Describe the mechanism of the development of chronic pain syndrome

    Differentiate between the production of pain and the perception of pain

    Recognize how central sensitization occurs

    Explain the concept of visceral referred pain

    Identify common referral patterns for visceral pain

     

    CPR Training 

    The CA Candidate must complete the 4 hour CPR training and receive certification in Basic Life Support certified by the American Heart Association. Courses are provide by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross as well as a number of private training providers.  We will provide links to the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross CPR training sites


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