Kinn's The Medical Assistant - 11th Edition - ISBN: 9781455735914

Kinn's The Medical Assistant

11th Edition

An Applied Learning Approach

Authors: Deborah Proctor Alexandra Adams
eBook ISBN: 9781455754366
eBook ISBN: 9781455703098
eBook ISBN: 9780323292894
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 15th October 2010
Page Count: 1456

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The most comprehensive medical assisting resource available, Kinn's The Medical Assistant, 11th Edition provides unparalleled coverage of the practical, real-world administrative and clinical skills essential to your success in health care. Kinn's 11th Edition combines current, reliable content with innovative support tools to deliver an engaging learning experience and help you confidently prepare for today's competitive job market.

Key Features

  • Study more effectively with detailed Learning Objectives, Vocabulary terms and definitions, and Connections icons that link important concepts in the text to corresponding exercises and activities throughout the companion Evolve Resources website and Study Guide & Procedure Checklist Manual.
  • Apply what you learn to realistic administrative and clinical situations through an Applied Learning Approach that integrates case studies at the beginning and end of each chapter.
  • Master key skills and clinical procedures through step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations that clarify techniques.
  • Confidently meet national medical assisting standards with clearly identified objectives and competencies incorporated throughout the text.
  • Sharpen your analytical skills and test your understanding of key concepts with critical thinking exercises.
  • Understand the importance of patient privacy with the information highlighted in helpful HIPAA boxes.

Table of Contents


1. Becoming a Successful Student

2. The Healthcare Industry

Unit One: Introduction to Medical Assisting

3. The Medical Assisting Profession

4. Professional Behavior in the Workplace

5. Interpersonal Skills and Human Behavior

6. Medicine and Ethics

7. Medicine and Law

Unit Two: Administrative Medical Assisting

8. Computer Concepts

9. Telephone Techniques

10. Scheduling Appointments

11. Patient Reception and Processing

12. Office Environment and Daily Operations

13. Written Communications and Mail Processing

Unit Three: Health Information in the Medical Office

14. The Paper Medical Record (formerly Medical Records Management)

15. The Electronic Medical Record

16. Health Information Management

17. Privacy in the Physician's Office

Unit Four: Billing and Coding Procedures

18. Basics of Diagnostic Coding

19. Basics of Procedural Coding

20. Basics of Health Insurance

21. The Health Insurance Claim Form

22. Professional Fees, Billing, and Collecting

Unit Five: Financial and Practice Management

23. Banking Services and Procedures

24. Management of Practice Finances

25. Medical Practice Management and Human Resources

26. Medical Practice Marketing and Customer Service

Unit Six: Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assisting

27. Infection Control

28. Patient Assessment

29. Patient Education

30. Nutrition and Health Promotion

31. Vital Signs

32. Assisting with the Primary Physical Examination

Unit Seven: Assisting with Medications

33. Principles of Pharmacology

34. Pharmacology Math

35. Administering Medications

Unit Eight: Assisting with Medical Specialties

36. Emergency Preparedness and Assisting With Medical Emergencies

37. Assisting in Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology

38. Assisting in Dermatology

39. Assisting in Gastroenterology

40. Assisting in Urology and Male Reproduction

41. Assisting in Obstetrics and Gynecology

42. Assisting in Pediatrics

43. Assisting in Orthopedic Medicine

44. Assisting in Neurology and Mental Health

45. Assisting in Endocrinology

46. Assisting in Pulmonary Medicine

47. Assisting in Cardiology

48. Assisting in Geriatrics

Unit Nine: Diagnostic Procedures

49. Principles of Electrocardiography

50. Assisting with Diagnostic Imaging

51. Assisting in the Clinical Laboratory

52. Assisting in the Analysis of Urine

53. Assisting in Phlebotomy

54. Assisting in the Analysis of Blood

55. Assisting in Microbiology and Immunology

Unit Ten: Assisting with Surgeries

56. Surgical Supplies and Instruments

57. Surgical Asepsis and Assisting with Surgical Procedures

Unit Eleven: Career Development

58. Career Development and Life Skills


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About the Author

Deborah Proctor

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director, Medical Assisting Program, Butler County Community College, Butler, PA

Alexandra Adams

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Instructor, Everest College, Arlington Midcities Campus, Arlington, TX; Professional Writer, Grand Prairie, TX; Formerly, Director of Admissions, Parker College of Chiropractic, Dallas, TX; Formerly, Program Director, Medical Assisting/HIM Programs, Ultrasound Diagnostic School, Irving, TX