Today's Medical Assistant

Clinical & Administrative Procedures

By

  • 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
  • Sue Hunt, MA, RN, CMA (AAMA), Former Professor and Coordinator, Medical Assisting Program, Middlesex Community College, Lowell, MA
  • Edith Applegate, MS, Professor of Sciences and Mathematics, Kettering College of Medical Arts, Kettering, OH

Bringing together the clinical know-how of Kathy Bonewit-West, the administrative expertise of Sue Hunt, and the anatomy and physiology knowledge of Edith Applegate, this unique, hands-on text guides you through the medical knowledge and skills you need to succeed in today's fast-paced medical office. The latest standards and competencies for the medical assistant have been incorporated into this new edition, along with expanded coverage on important topics such as nutrition, the electronic medical record, ICD-10, emergency preparedness and disaster planning, time management, and computerized prescription refills.

Hardbound, 1264 Pages

Published: October 2012

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-0150-6

  • SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL ASSISTING

    1. The Health Care System

    2. The Professional Medical Assistant

    3. Ethics and Law for the Medical Office

    4. Interacting with Patients

    SECTION 2: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

    5. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

    6. Integumentary System

    7. Skeletal System

    8. Muscular System

    9. Nervous System

    10. The Senses

    11. Endocrine System

    12. Circulatory System

    13. Respiratory System

    14. Digestive System

    15. Urinary System

    16. Reproductive System

    SECTION 3: CLINICAL COMPONENT

    17. Medical Asepsis and the OSHA Standard

    18. Sterilization and Disinfection

    19. Vital Signs

    20. The Physical Examination

    21. Eye and Ear Assessment and Procedures

    22. Physical Agents to Promote Tissue Healing

    23. The Gynecologic Examination and Prenatal Care

    24. The Pediatric Examination

    25. Minor Office Surgery

    26. Administration of Medication and Intravenous Therapy

    27. Cardiopulmonary Procedures

    28. Specialty Examinations and Procedures: Colon Procedures, Male Reproductive Health, and Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

    29. Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory

    30. Urinalysis

    31. Phlebotomy

    32. Hematology

    33. Blood Chemistry and Serology

    34. Medical Microbiology

    35. Emergency Medical Procedures

    SECTION 4: ADMINISTRATIVE COMPONENT

    36. The Medical Record

    37. Patient Reception

    38. Medical Office Computerization

    39. Telephone Techniques

    40. Scheduling Appointments

    41. Medical Records Management

    42. Written Communications

    43. Mail

    44. Managing Practice Finances

    45. Medical Coding

    46. Medical Insurance

    47. Billing and Collections

    48. The Medical Assistant as Office Manager

    49. Emergency Protective Practice s for the Medical Office

    50. Obtaining Employment

    Appendices

    A. Medical Abbreviations

    B. Spanish-English Phrases

    C. Community Resources for the Medical Assistant

    Glossary

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