Scribe Specialty

Medical Scribe Specialty Programs

Our medical scribe specialty training programs are designed to meet the unique requirements of each specialty.  Like doctors who after completing medical school usually further their medical education in a specific specialty of medicine by completing a multiple year residency, a medical scribe can benefit by enhancing their knowledge in a specific specialty or specialties.

Scribe training for medicine and medical specialties requires deep knowledge in the areas of medical terminology, anatomy, disease processes, medications, procedures, and charting.

These courses are designed for practicing medical scribes and/or graduates of the AHDPG Medical Scribe Professional or Medical Scribe for Practicing Allied Health Professionals training programs.

Cardiology

Cardiology for Certified Medical Scribe Professionals (CMSPs)

Starting from the vantage point that each candidate for this program comes to us with a fundamental level of knowledge in medical scribing, this course is designed to be a supplement to that foundational medical scribe training. The goal of the course is to increase one’s knowledge in the specialty of Cardiology as it pertains to the scribe role.

In this course, individuals will add to their medical scribe skills by achieving more expert knowledge in the field of Cardiology. This combined with the scribe skillset will then translate to becoming a documentation specialist for a provider in the specialty of Cardiology. Having the assistance of a scribe trained in the specialty of Cardiology will enable the Cardiologist or provider to return to the focus of patient care without having to spend hours on documentation.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify structures and functions of the cardiovascular system
  • Trace the blood flow through the vessels and chambers of the heart.
  • Explain the coronary circulation.
  • Describe the contraction of the heart and the conduction system
  • Differentiate between arteries, veins, and capillaries
  • List the major components of blood and their functions.
  • Discuss the importance of blood typing.
  • Explain the process of blood clotting.
  • Explain regulation of blood pressure.
  • Describe common disorders of the cardiovascular system.
  • Identify medications commonly prescribed for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases and disorders.
  • Describe various procedures performed within the specialty of cardiology.
  • Charting requirements for cardiology:
  • Formatting
  • Billing/coding requirements
  • Charting requirements for cardiology:
    o   Formatting
    o   Billing/coding requirements
    o   Cardiology charting examples/exercises

$295.00

Dermatology

Dermatology for Certified Medical Scribe Professionals (CMSPs)

Starting from the vantage point that each candidate for this program comes to us with a fundamental level of knowledge in medical scribing, this course is designed to be a supplement to that foundational medical scribe training. The goal of the course is to increase one’s knowledge in the specialty of Dermatology as it pertains to the scribe role.

In this course, individuals will add to their skill sets by achieving more expert knowledge in the field of Dermatology. This combined with the scribe skillset will then translate to becoming a documentation specialist for a provider in the specialty of Dermatology. Having the assistance of a scribe trained in the specialty of Dermatology will enable the Dermatologist or Dermatology provider to return to the focus of patient care without having to spend hours on documentation.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the functions of the integumentary system.
  • List and describe the layers of the skin.
  • Explain the healing process of skin.
  • Explain the two factors used to assess burns.
  • Describe the ways in which medication is delivered via the integumentary system.
  • Describe the purposes, structure, and growth of nails and hair.
  • Explain how the body regulates temperature through the integumentary system.
  • Describe common disorders of the integumentary system.
  • Identify medications commonly prescribed for the treatment of skin diseases and disorders.
  • Describe various procedures performed within the specialty of dermatology.
  • Charting for Dermatology
    o   Formatting
    o   Billing/coding requirements
    o   Dermatology charting examples/exercises

$295.00

Tuition/Fees

The Medical Scribe Specialty Training program fee is an all-inclusive fee which covers everything a student needs to successfully complete the selected program. Our program fee covers:

  • Tuition
  • Materials
  • Course fees

 Medical Scribe Specialty Training     $295

FAQs

Q: Are the online medical scribe specialty training courses designed for independent self-study?

Yes, and it includes plenty of interaction with your instructors, educational assistants and fellow students to help support and encourage you.

Q: How long does it take to complete the online course?

The course is designed to be completed in 30 days or less.

Q: Will I have contact with my instructors at AHDPG?

Your instructor will have regular online office hours with e-mail support and telephone availability. You will personally know your instructor.

Q: What are the minimum computer requirements for the course?

The minimum computer requirements in order to successfully complete the course are as follows:

  • Computer: Pentium-class PC with 1.7 Ghz processor or better
  • RAM: 1GB min for 32bit; 2GB min for 64bit OS
  • Operating System: Windows Vista, 7, 8/8.1 or 10,  MAC OS X
  • High Speed Internet
  • Headset/mic recommended (optional)
  • Internet Explorer (9 or higher), latest versions of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome
  • Windows users: Microsoft PowerPoint viewer (free) or full Microsoft PowerPoint
  • MAC users: Apple Keynote or PowerPoint for MAC and Windows Media Components for Quicktime (Flip4Mac Standard)
  • Adobe Reader or equivalent PDF reader

Instructor Bio

Darlene Castles, CMSS, CMSP
Medical Scribe Instructor

Darlene’s  journey into the world of healthcare began 20 years ago when she graduated from a Medical Transcription Course and began working in the Medical Records Department of a large Hospital.   She quickly moved to Trainer/Educator and Quality Assessment Specialist and later completed a HITECH program in the specialty of Trainer in EMR implementation.  Following that she served as an adjunct instructor at a local community college, and taught several courses (Pathophysiology, Medical Terminology, and Pharmacology) in the Health Information Technology (HIT) Program.  Since then she has received training to become a Scribe and has worked as a Scribe Trainer and  implementation manager which has allowed her to Implement scribe programs and train scribes at many different facilities at many different locations which includes a wide variety of medical specialties.  She is also trained on Epic and has worked with many other EHR systems.

Her philosophy about teaching this course:  A medical scribe who currently works  in a particular specialty (or plans to) can add to the significant clinical knowledge and skills they already possess by taking a specialty course. This can only enhance and increase their effectiveness and contribution at the specialty level.

Darlene enjoys working with students – enjoys the interaction, and cares about the success of each student.

The following specialties are under development.

Specialty Training
Orthopedics (coming soon) Family/Internal Medicine
Endocrinology Ophthalmology
Gastroenterology Obstetrics/Gynecology
Immunology Otorhinolaryngology
Laboratory Studies Pulmonology
Medical Imaging Urology
Neurology Oncology

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