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  • Kathy Bonewit-West, BS, MEd, Coordinator and Instructor, Medical Assistant Technology, Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH, Former member, Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants
  • Kathy Bonewit-West, BS, MEd, Coordinator and Instructor, Medical Assistant Technology, Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH, Former member, Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants

This is a Pageburst digital textbook; Learn the concepts, procedures, and skills you need to succeed as a medical assistant! Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants provides clear, step-by-step instructions for common office procedures such as taking vital signs, collecting and processing lab specimens, preparing patients for examinations, and assisting with office surgeries. Written by expert educator Kathy Bonewit-West, this edition covers the latest competencies and topics related to today's medical assisting practice, including HIPAA, the Electronic Health Record, and caring for special populations. It also includes four DVDs with video demonstrating 76 clinical skills described in the book.
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Book information

  • Published: January 2011
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-3681-2


Table of Contents

1. The Medical Record

2. Medical Asepsis and the OSHA Standard

3. Sterilization and Disinfection

4. Vital Signs

5. The Physical Examination

6. Eye and Ear Assessment and Procedures

7. Physical Agents to Promote Tissue Healing

8. The Gynecologic Examination and Prenatal Care

9. The Pediatric Examination

10. Minor Office Surgery

11. Administration of Medication and Intravenous Therapy

12. Cardiopulmonary Procedures

13. Colon Procedures and Male Reproductive Health

14. Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

15. Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory

16. Urinalysis

17. Phlebotomy

18. Hematology

19. Blood Chemistry and Immunology

20. Medical Microbiology

21. Emergency Medical Procedures

Appendix A: Medical Abbreviations

Glossary