Kinn's The Medical Assistant - 12th Edition - ISBN: 9781455726783, 9780323187817

Kinn's The Medical Assistant

12th Edition

An Applied Learning Approach

Authors: Alexandra Adams
eBook ISBN: 9780323187817
eBook ISBN: 9780323187862
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 16th August 2013
Page Count: 1392

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


Prepare for a successful career in medical assisting! Kinn’s The Medical Assistant, 12th Edition helps you learn the real-world administrative and clinical skills essential to working in the health care setting. Administrative coverage ranges from professionalism and interpersonal skills to billing and coding and electronic health records; clinical content teaches how to assist with medications, diagnostic procedures, and surgeries. And no other comprehensive medical assisting text can match its coverage of assisting with medical specialties! Written by medical assisting experts Alexandra Adams and Deborah Proctor, this classic resource also includes an Evolve companion website with practical exercises and activities, videos, and review questions for the CMA and RMA certification exams.

Key Features

  • More chapters on assisting with medical specialties than any other Medical Assisting text prepare you to assist in specialty exams and make you better qualified to work in specialty fields like cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, gynecology, and neurology.
  • Step-by-step, illustrated procedures make it easier to learn and understand medical assisting skills, and include rationales for each step.
  • Threaded case scenarios help you develop critical thinking skills and apply concepts to realistic administrative and clinical situations.
  • Patient education and legal and ethical issues are described in relation to the Medical Assistant's job.
  • A Portfolio Builder on the Evolve website helps you demonstrate proficiency to potential employers.
  • Detailed learning objectives and vocabulary with definitions in each chapter help you study more effectively, with connections icons linking concepts in the text to exercises in the study guide and on the Evolve companion website.
  • Study Guide includes a variety of exercises to test your knowledge and critical thinking skills, case scenarios from the book, and a Procedure Checklists Manual. Sold separately.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Becoming a Successful Student
Chapter 2: The Healthcare Industry
Unit One: Introduction to Medical Assisting
Chapter 3: The Medical Assisting Profession
Chapter 4: Professional Behavior in the Workplace
Chapter 5: Interpersonal Skills and Human Behavior
Chapter 6: Medicine and Ethics
Chapter 7: Medicine and Law
Unit Two: Administrative Medical Assisting
Chapter 8: Computer Concepts
Chapter 9: Telephone Techniques
Chapter 10: Scheduling Appointments
Chapter 11: Patient Reception and Processing
Chapter 12: Office Environment and Daily Operations
Chapter 13: Written Communications and Mail Processing
Unit Three: Health Information in the Medical Office
Chapter 14: The Paper Medical Record
Chapter 15: The Electronic Medical Record
Chapter 16: Health Information Management
Chapter 17: Privacy in the Physician’s Office
Unit Four: Billing and Coding Procedures
Chapter 18: Basics of Diagnostic Coding
Chapter 19: Basics of Procedure Coding
Chapter 20: Basics of Health Insurance
Chapter 21: The Health Insurance Claim Form
Chapter 22: Professional Fees, Billing, and Collecting
Unit Five: Financial and Practice Management
Chapter 23: Banking Services and Procedures
Chapter 24: Management of Practice Finances
Chapter 25: Medical Practice Management and Human Resources
Chapter 26: Medical Practice Marketing and Customer Service
Unit Six: Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assisting
Chapter 27: Infection Control
Chapter 28: Patient Assessment
Chapter 29: Patient Education
Chapter 30: Nutrition and Health Promotion
Chapter 31: Vital Signs
Chapter 32: Assisting with the Primary Physical Examination
Unit Seven: Assisting with Medications
Chapter 33: Principles of Pharmacology


No. of pages:
© Saunders 2014
eBook ISBN:
eBook ISBN:

About the Author

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