Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants - 8th Edition - ISBN: 9781455736812

Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants

8th Edition

Authors: Kathy Bonewit-West
eBook ISBN: 9781437722000
eBook ISBN: 9781455774784
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 31st January 2011

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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.

Key Features

    • 76 procedures are presented in a clear, step-by-step format along with underlying principles and illustrations, with procedure videos included on the companion DVDs.
    • Chapter outlines and learning objectives prepare you for the skills and concepts you will be learning.
    • What Would You Do? What Would You Not Do? case studies challenge you to apply your knowledge to realistic medical office situations -- and a practitioner's response is included for comparison.
    • Putting It All Into Practice and Memories from Externship boxes feature real medical assistants sharing personal, on-the-job experiences.
    • Patient Teaching boxes prepare you for effective communication, with detailed instructions on how to answer questions and how to explain medical concepts and procedures.
    • Charting examples help you understand the process for charting your own procedures.
    • Certification Review sections summarize points that are essential to know for the certification examination.
    • Highlight boxes emphasize important topics that influence the world of medical assistant.
    • Key Terms and Terminology Review help you master medical assisting terminology.
    • Medical Practice and the Law highlights important legal and ethical issues.
    • Apply Your Knowledge helps you assess your comprehension.
    • On the Web provides up-to-date lists of websites for further research and study.
    • Student resources on a companion Evolve website feature animations, activities and games including Road to Recovery, an interactive math review, Apply Your Knowled

    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



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    About the Author

    Kathy Bonewit-West

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Coordinator and Instructor, Medical Assistant Technology, Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH, Former member, Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants