Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants

Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants

11th Edition - September 1, 2022

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  • Author: Kathy Bonewit-West
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323758581
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323763646

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Master the foundational concepts and skills necessary to become a successful clinical medical assistant! Written using clear and accessible language, Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants, 11th Edition, guides you through essential medical assisting clinical procedures such as taking vital signs; collecting, processing, and testing laboratory specimens; preparing patients for examinations and procedures; administering medications; and assisting with office surgeries. This edition is thoroughly updated throughout to align with 2022 medical assisting competencies and includes a new art program, plus updated coverage of the medical record, nutritional guidelines, OSHA standards for infection control and prevention, emergency preparedness, and the latest medical assisting clinical guidelines. More than 90 procedures help you learn key medical assisting skills, with step-by-step instructions and clear illustrations. Learning features throughout focus on case-based critical thinking, patient education, legal issues, practice tips, and documentation exercises, and a full complement of online resources provides practice for classroom and board exams, EHR documentation exercises, video procedures with evaluation questions, and a variety of interactive exercises to reinforce comprehension and content mastery. This thorough text ensures you have the clinical skills needed to succeed in today's fast-paced medical office.

Key Features

  • Consistent, meticulous coverage ensures alignment of all content throughout the text, on the Evolve companion website, and in the study guide.
  • More than 90 illustrated procedures offer step-by-step guidance with many featuring accompanying online videos.
  • Learning features focus on case-based critical thinking, patient education, legal issues, practice tips, and documentation examples.
  • Student resources on Evolve include video procedures with evaluation quizzes, case-based quizzes, SimChart® for the Medical Office documentation exercises, sample certification exams, practicum activities, and interactive activities.

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Medical Record and Health History 
    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. Colorectal and Male Reproductive Tests and Procedures
    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. Nutrition
    22. Emergency Preparedness and Protective Practices
    23. Emergency Medical Procedures and First Aid
    Appendix: Medical Abbreviations

Product details

  • No. of pages: 896
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2022
  • Published: September 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323758581
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323763646

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

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