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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Program (CCMA) - 140 Classroom Hours w/ an On-site Clinical
with CCI Staff
This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs, as well as an onsite clinical after successful completion of the program. Note: Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
with Susan Zimmerman
Would you like to become a Certified Nursing Assistant? This State approved 180-hour course consists of classroom time, lab practice and clinical work. Time is spent on the aspects of caring for patients and residents, diseases and disease processes, and anatomy and physiology. The Certified Nursing Assistant State Competency Test is administered upon completion of the course. Book, background check and state test are included.
Certified Nursing Assistant - Medication (CNA-M)
with Linda Ross
The purpose of this course is to teach experienced certified nursing assistants to administer selected non-injectable medications to patients who are 14 years of age and older. This complex nursing task is to be performed under the direct on-site supervision of a licensed nurse only in long-term care nursing facilities and state mental health institutions. This standardized medication course will provide the basis of understanding needed for the certified nursing assistant (CNA) to administer medications accurately and safely.
Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA) Certification Course
with Susan Zimmerman
This course provides the student with the necessary knowledge and practice to become state certified as a CRMA. It is designed to teach students to administer selected non-injectable medications safely and to document accurately in Assisted Living Residences, group homes, as well as in the home setting (Agency Home Care) within the guidelines of the DIRS for the State of Maine. The DIRS designated that a minimum of 40 hours class time would be required, however to ensure that students are able to learn all materials in a non-time pressured class, the class may take up to 48 hours to complete.
with Susan Zimmerman
The CRMA re-certification class is an 8 hour competency based program. Certified Residential Medication Aides are required by the State of Maine to renew their certification every two years. This class is only for re-certification. Call to make an appointment - (207)443-8255.
EKG Technician Certification Program
with Toby Martin
This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the ASPT – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification Exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices.
Medical Billing and Coding Program
with CCI Staff
This combined 80 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-10 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS). Note: After obtaining the practical work experience (6months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) - Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams.
Pharmacy Technician Program
with June Thomas
This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.