Can a medical assistant take an ekg?
A medical assistant can perform an ekg, but not analyze it.
When in the hospital, the person that performs Electorcardiograms (AKA: ECGs or EKGs) are usually done by EKG/ECG Technicianas, if there are none available an RN also knows how to perform them. If you're at a doctor's office, say, a Cardiologist, a Medical Assistant or nurse will perform the EKG/ECG.
What is the difference between an associate of science in medical assistant and certified medical assistant?
The associates is a degree which validates your completion of the program of study. However, it does not mean you can practice. You must take the appropriate tests. A certification validates that you can do what a medical assistant does. However, not all states require you to take the certification test although many doctors prefer it.
Medical office technologist is someone who learns how an office runs and can work as a medical receptionist or a medical office assistant assisting the physician. A medical assistant strictly works with the doctor. Take the medical office technology course if you are trying to decide between the two. That way you can apply for positions in an office for the front or the back where the medical assistant is strictly the back part of…
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