Personal Narrative: My Role As A Medical Assistant

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As a medical assistant, I could be asked to instruct a patient to give a mainstream specimen. As my job, I would make sure I had a sterile container with lid and label ready, antiseptic wipes and the patient record ready. I would call the patient back into the office, asking the patient her name and DOB. After verifying that, I would record the information on the label on the container. Then I would explain to the patient what she needs to do to get a clean accurate sample. I would simply tell the patient to make sure she washes her hands before starting this. I would tell the patient to carefully remove the lid from the container and to make sure not to touch inside the container. Then I would tell the patient to place the lid on a paper towel,

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