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Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants

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.

Hardbound, 896 Pages

Published: February 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-0882-0


  • 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



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