Kinn's The Clinical Medical Assistant - 14th Edition - ISBN: 9780323613576, 9780323613583

Kinn's The Clinical Medical Assistant

14th Edition

An Applied Learning Approach

Authors: Brigitte Niedzwiecki Julie Pepper P. Ann Weaver
Paperback ISBN: 9780323613576
eBook ISBN: 9780323613583
Paperback ISBN: 9780323721523
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 8th October 2019
Page Count: 976

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More than any other product on the market, the most successful Medical Assistants begin their careers with Kinn. Trusted for more than 60 years, Kinn's The Medical Assistant: An Applied Learning Approach, 14th Edition teaches you real-world clinical skills essential for a career in the modern medical office- always with a focus on application through unfolding case scenarios, critical thinking questions, procedure videos, and interactive exercises. The reorganized 14th edition features new authors and a chapter reviewing medical terminology and anatomy. With an easy-to-read format and full continuum of separately sold adaptive solutions, real-world simulations, EHR documentation experience, and HESI remediation and assessment — you’ll learn the leading skills of modern medical assisting to prepare for certification and a successful career in the dynamic and growing Medical Assisting profession.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of all clinical procedures prepares you for a wide variety of Medical Assisting careers.
  • 115 step-by-step illustrated procedures with rationales break down how to perform critical skills for practice.
  • Applied approach to learning helps you use what you’ve learned in the clinical setting, including case scenarios, critical thinking exercises, procedures videos, and interactive online activities.
  • Access to hands-on activities incorporates use of SimChart® for the Medical Office software (sold separately) to prepare you for documentation of clinical encounters.
  • Patient education and legal and ethical features help relate content to practical use.
  • Key vocabulary terms and definitions are presented at the beginning of each chapter and highlighted in text discussions.
  • Summary of Learning Objectives serves as a checkpoint and study tool.
  • Robust companion website includes chapter quizzes, certification practice exams, procedure videos, and interactive exercises.

Table of Contents

PART 1 – Introduction to Medical Assisting
1.The Professional Medical Assistant and the Healthcare Team
2.Health Records
3.Introduction to Anatomy and Medical Terminology
PART 2 – Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assisting
4.Infection Control
5.Vital Signs
6.Physical Examination
7.Patient Coaching
8.Nutrition and Health Promotion
9.Surgical Supplies and Instruments
10.Assisting with Surgical Procedures
11.Principles of Electrocardiography
12.Medical Emergencies
PART 3 – Assisting with Medications
13.Principles of Pharmacology
14.Pharmacology Math
15.Administering Medications
PART 4 – Assisting with Medical Specialties
16.Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
18.Allergy and Infectious Disease
20.Orthopedics and Rheumatology
22.Behavioral Health
26.Urology and Male Reproduction
27.Obstetrics and Gynecology
PART 5 – Assisting with Clinical Laboratory Procedures
30.Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory
32.Blood Collection
33.Analysis of Blood
34.Microbiology and Immunology
PART 6 – Job Seeking
35.Skills and Strategies



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About the Authors

Brigitte Niedzwiecki

Brigitte Niedzwiecki began her healthcare career as a nurse, working in the hospital with surgical and pediatric patients and also in urgent care. After obtaining her master’s degree in nursing, Brigitte worked in patient and staff education, as a software trainer, and as a nurse educator before transitioning into education. She has been the Medical Assisting program director at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Wisconsin for nearly 20 years, during which time she has participated in reviewing and writing and has helped develop state and national Medical Assisting curricula. She is also lead author of Kinn’s Medical Assisting Fundamentals, a related MA core text designed primarily for programs that do not offer a separate A&P course and are focused on certification.

Affiliations and Expertise

Medical Assistant Program Director & Instructor, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Julie Pepper

Julie Pepper has spent her entire career in health care, first as a medical assistant in a variety of offices and clinics, developing expertise in the electronic health record. She combines her education in dietetics with her clinical and administrative experience as an instructor in the Medical Assisting program at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Wisconsin, where she has taught for the past 18 years. Julie is also the program director for the college’s new Health Navigator program. She has served as reviewer and contributor to numerous Medical Assisting educational products over the last decade, including SimChart for the Medical Office; she currently serves as co-author of the Kinn’s The Medical Assistant franchise and Health Insurance Today and sole author of The Electronic Health Record for the Physician’s Office and The Simulated Administrative Medical Office.

Affiliations and Expertise

Medical Assisting Program Instructor, Health Navigator Program Director, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

P. Ann Weaver

Affiliations and Expertise

Medical Assistant Instructor, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, Wisconsin