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    Chiropractic Assistant

    South Dakota Chiropractic Assistant Training Program

    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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


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    $249.00 USD

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