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Chiropractic Assistant

Nevada CA Training Program

Hours 1 and 2

Topic:  Chiropractic Principles
Instructor: Affolter, DC
Educational Objectives:

  • Discuss a brief history of Chiropractic
  • Describe the basics of Chiropractic Philosophy
  • Discuss Chiropractic, Adaptation and Innate Intelligence
  • Review how Chiropractic is built upon the basic sciences of anatomy (structure), physiology (function) and the clinical sciences (patient application).
  • Understand how Chiropractic affects specific conditions


Hour 3

Topic:  Emergency Procedures
Instructor: Kinsler, DC
Educational Objectives:

  • Know how to prepare 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
  • Understand how to provide the appropriate emergency treatments


Hours 4 and 5

Topic:  HIPAA Training
Instructor: Sherman, DC
Educational Objectives:

  • Discuss the History of HIPAA
  • Understanding Terminology of HIPAA i.e.: PHI, IIHI, NPP, TPO, NPI, EIN, EDI, etc.
  • Understand covered entities vs. non-covered entities
  • Understand what HIPAA truly means to a practice and does everyone have to comply
  • Understand what Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), code sets, identifiers, security and privacy
  • Understand the Privacy Rule, Patient Consent Form, Notice of Privacy Practices, Patient Authorization, Business Associate Agreements, Appointments of Privacy Officers and Staff training
  • Understand patient rights as it pertains to access of their medical information, records and your practice etc.
  • Understand and feel confident about HIPAA Guidelines


Hours 6 through 9

Topic:  History Taking
Instructor: Powers, DC, DABCN
Educational Objectives:

  • 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.


Hours 10 through 21

Topic:  Physical Therapy
Instructor: Powers, DC, DABCN
Educational Objectives:

  • Develop a basic understanding of muscle function, biomechanics, soft tissue repairs, bone injury and exercise physiology as it applies to the Chiropractic Assistant and the application of physical therapy modalities/procedures
  • Develop an understanding of the use of cryotherapy and hot moist packs
  • Utilize traction and electrical therapy modalities
  • Develop an understanding of the effects of soft tissue massage
  • Apply stretch programs to patients
  • Discuss spinal exercise programs with the treating doctor
  • Learn the applicability of isokinetic testing


Hours 22 through 25

Topic:  Professional Boundaries
Instructor: Redleaf, DC
Educational Objectives:

  • Discuss the concept of Gender as it relates to society, language and culture
  • Identify Gender roles in Western Society
  • Recognize innate gender traits in males and females
  • Summarize socially imposed gender traits
  • Identify aspects of male and female psychological development
  • Relate basic concepts of Gender and Power
  • List female and male leadership factors
  • Discuss gender and the Doctor/Patient relationship
  • 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
  • Define differing sexualities in western culture
  • Review sexuality as it relates to the Doctor/Patient relationship
  • Identify misconceptions in personal definitions of male, female, power and sexuality
  • Recognize when Power is misused and becomes a threat
  • 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
  • Perform an analysis of individual conceptions of gender and sexuality


Hours 26 and 27

Topic:  Xray basics
Instructor: Kirkutis, DC
Educational Objectives:

  • Understand how x-rays are produced
  • Prepare a patient to have an x-ray examination
  • Recognize basic x-ray terminology
  • Recall patient positioning and x-ray projection terms
  • Recognize new advances in the radiology field
  • Visualize the basic positioning of the views discussed
  • Identify x-ray machine components
  • Describe particular views that make up an x-ray series
  • Recall general anatomy that will be seen on a certain view
  • Discuss the x-ray technique of the views described


Hour 28 and 29

Topic:  Nevada Administrative Codes
Instructor: Powers, DC
Educational Objectives:

  • Review and comprehend NAC 634 as it pertains to the practice of Chiropractic in Nevada
  • Perform acceptable advertising
  • Develop an understanding of Board Hearings
  • Understand Rules associated with Clinical Demonstrations, Record Keeping, Continuing Education requirements
  • Follow NAC codes as they pertain to Chiropractic Assistants and Chiropractors in Nevada


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