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Training as a medical assistant

How does the training as a medical assistant work?

The training to become a medical assistant takes place dual takes place and lasts three years. This means that you alternate between attending vocational school and the company during the three years. Vocational school lessons take place on certain days of the week or in blocks. There, the trainees are taught all the theoretical basics they need for their job as a medical assistant - from hygienic standards during treatment to the correct application of first aid measures in the event of an emergency. The remaining time is spent by trainees in the company where they are trained, where they can put what they have learned into practice.

What does a medical employee learn in vocational school?

In the vocational school, medical assistants acquire theoretical knowledge on various medical topics. Learning areas such as the prevention of emergency situations, the procurement of goods or different clinical pictures serve as the basis for their practical work.

1st year of training

Receiving and accompanying patients

In the first year of training, the trainees learn how to receive and care for patients. For example, patient data must be managed on different data carriers in order to facilitate the processing of forms.

Organize practice hygiene and protection against infectious diseases

Trainees learn how to minimize the risk of infection in practice. To do this, they find out about the different risks of infection, their transmission routes and treatment options through disinfection and sterilization measures.

Assist in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders

In order to be able to assist in the prevention, diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the musculoskeletal system in the future, the vocational school is concerned with the respective physiological - i.e. the structure and function of the body - and anatomical relationships.

2nd year of training

Preventing incidents and providing assistance in emergency situations

Correct observation and assessment of the physical condition of patients is intended to reduce the risk of incidents and emergency situations. If an incident does occur, trainees will soon know how to take appropriate immediate action.

Procure and manage goods

The vocational school also deals with the topic of procurement opportunities. This means: The trainers convey analysis techniques that allow the market to be analyzed, offers to be compared and then a well-founded selection to be made in preparation for purchasing decisions. This is intended to ensure that the practice is supplied with goods in line with requirements and the environment.

Organize practice processes in a team

In order to optimize standardized practice processes, future medical assistants develop improvement concepts with regard to quality and time management. These are discussed in the team under economic aspects.

3rd year of training

Accompany patients in diagnostic and therapeutic measures of diseases of the digestive system

Trainees learn to recognize abnormal laboratory values ​​in the case of digestive problems using samples. In the vocational school, the team works out nutritional information for the affected patient groups.

Accompany patients during minor surgical treatments and treat wounds

In the theoretical training, trainees receive specialist knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the skin as well as injuries and diseases that can be treated on an outpatient basis. For this activity, you will also learn which materials and instruments are used for surgical interventions according to the situation.

Accompany patients in prevention

Vocational school students find out about a healthy lifestyle, risk factors and preventive measures. The role of MFAs is to motivate patients to take preventive measures, such as a balanced diet.

Devices that you come across in everyday work

  • EKG machine
  • Inhalation device
  • Clinical thermometer
  • Disinfectants
  • Associations
  • Tablets

What does a medical assistant learn in practice?

The practical part the training at the doctor takes place in the practice instead of. As future medical assistants, trainees are for the organization and the smooth process responsible for treatments - in the beginning, of course, under the supervision and instruction of experienced colleagues.

At the counter, MFAs take customers in reception,create accounts and write transfers. In addition to the administrative tasks to take them on the advice of the doctorBlood, put on bandages,lead infusionsby and measure blood pressure. Over time, apprentices work more and more independently until they have enough experience to carry out tasks independently.

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