Health Professions Institute’s Medical Assistant Class Demonstrates Clinical Skills for Potential Employers

From left, Robin Vitulle of Brigantine, Francesca Gonzalez of Pleasantville, and Danielle Fletcher of Atlantic City work on removing staples and sutures from a prosthetic torso.

From left, Robin Vitulle of Brigantine, Francesca Gonzalez of Pleasantville, and Danielle Fletcher of Atlantic City work on removing staples and sutures from a prosthetic torso.

Eighteen students in the Medical Assistant Class offered through the Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College had the opportunity to demonstrate their clinical skills to AtlantiCare representatives, Tuesday, March 8, at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. Demonstrations included reading blood pressure, phlebotomy, removal of stitches and sutures, wound care and EKG monitoring. In a month, these students will go out into the field to perform their externships, where they may find permanent employment after.

Student demonstrates a blood draw on fellow student for lead medical assistant supervisor at AtlantiCare.

Joyce Davis, Galloway, demonstrates a blood draw on Jennifer Lospinoso, Brigantine, for Lisa D’Adamo, Egg Harbor Township, lead medical assistant supervisor at AtlantiCare. D’Adamo is currently a student in Atlantic Cape’s nursing program.

Students completing all course requirements will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician and EKG Technician certification exams. American Heart Association, BLS/CPR certification is also included in this program. For more information on programs offered at HPI, contact (609) 343-5655 or visit www.atlantic.edu/hpi.

Female student takes the blood pressure of fellow female student.

Robyn Merz of Ocean City takes the blood pressure of Danielle Fletcher of Atlantic City.

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