Informed Consent

While enrolled in the Medical Assistant program, students will be learning and practicing direct patient care and will be expected to participate in all clinical skill activities, including invasive procedures. Partial disrobing may be required while practicing and performing certain skills. However, appropriate draping and privacy considerations will be maintained at all times.

As an inherent risk of invasive procedures, students may be exposed to hepatitis, HIV, and other bloodborne or airborne pathogens that may cause injury, disease, or death. Students also may be exposed to latex and may develop an allergic reaction, which may cause injury. By participating in the Medical Assistant program, students freely agree to assume and accept any and all known and unknown risks of injury, harm, loss, death, and disease.

If students have religious, cultural, or medical reasons that prevent them from participating in invasive procedures, they are encouraged to speak with the Department Chair and course instructor.

During the program of students, students will be introduced to the Universal Precautions recommended by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Students are expected to follow these recommendations in their contact with all clients/patients while in the laboratory and clinical settings. It is imperative that students follow all established rules and procedures for their protection and the protection of others.