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Saunders Essentials of Medical Assisting

Saunders Essentials of Medical Assisting, 2nd Edition, is designed to give you just the right amount of the essential information you need to prepare for your career as a medical assistant. It covers all of the need-to-know information in an organized, approachable format. The condensed information is perfect for shorter programs of study and as a review tool for certification or re-certification for practicing medical assistants. Full-color and visually oriented, this text presents information in manageable segments that give you all the relevant facts, without being overwhelming. With the most up-to-date information on basic body systems; foundational concepts such as medical terminology, nutrition, and full coverage of office concepts and procedures, you’ll have everything you need to know to begin your Medical Assisting career with confidence.

Hardbound, 1248 Pages

Published: September 2009

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-5674-4

Contents

  • Section One: Strategies for Success

    1. Successful Learning

    2. Becoming a Professional


    Section Two: Foundational Concepts

    3. Diversity In Health Care Delivery

    4. Law and Ethics in Health Care

    5. Understanding Human Behavior

    6. Understanding Patient Behavior

    7. Effective Communicaton

    8. Communicating with Patients

    9. Nutrition (NEW)

    10. Understanding Medical Terminology


    Section Three: Anatomy and Physiology

    11. Basic Anatomy and Physiology

    12. The Circulatory System

    13. Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems (NEW – content split off from The Circulatory System)

    14. Respiratory System

    15. Digestive System

    16. Nervous System

    17. Sensory System

    18. Skeletal System

    19. Muscular System

    20. Urinary System

    21. Reproductive System

    22. Endocrine System

    23. Integumentary System


    Section Four: Administrative Medical Assisting

    24. The Medical Office

    25. Computers in the Medical Office

    26. Medical Office Communication

    27. Medical Records and Chart Documentation

    28. Financial Management

    29. Medical Coding

    30. Medical Insurance


    Section Five: Clinical Medical Assisting

    31. Infection Control and Asepsis

    32. Preparing the Examination Room

    33. Body Measurements and Vital Signs

    34. Medical History Taking

    35. Assisting with the Physical Examination

    36. Electrocardiography

    37. Radiography and Diagnostic Testing

    38. Therapeutic Procedures

    39. Specialty Diagnostic Testing

    40. Introduction to the Physician’s Office Laboratory

    41. Phlebotomy (NEW)

    42. Laboratory Testing in the Physician's Office

    43. Understanding Medications

    44. Administering Medications

    45. Minor Office Surgery

    46. Basic First Aid and Medical Office Emergencies


    Section Six: Employment and Beyond

    47. Beginning Your Job Search


    Appendices

    A. Common Abbreviations and Symbols

    B. Common Prefixes and Suffixes

    C. Common Laboratory Test Values

    D. English-to-Spanish Guide

    Glossary

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