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Chiropractic Assistant


Certified Chiropractic Clinical Assistant Course
24.0

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Identify the ways which gender affects the Doctor/Patient relationship
  • Describe what accounts for the differences, in practice style and patient care, between male and female 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
  • 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
  • Construct examination/radiographic criteria for Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • 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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