Saunders Clinical Skills for Medical Assistants

1st Edition

Disk Eight: Assisting With Diagnostic Testing


    • Print ISBN 9781416024316

    Key Features

    • The videos can be played on a television equipped with a DVD player, or on a computer with a DVD drive.
    • Specific segments or entire videos can be paused or replayed as many times as needed for comprehension.
    • Each video begins with an Overview that introduces the skill, its goal, and how it is used in the clinical setting.
    • The videos outline key components for performing each skill, such as necessary equipment, OSHA standard precautions, and special patient population considerations.
    • Skill Variations show alternate methods for performing common skills techniques in the clinical setting.
    • Each video discusses the necessary and appropriate documentation procedure for the skill.
    • What If interviews feature medical assistants discussing specific practice scenarios, encouraging users to consider what they would do in a similar situation.
    • Interactive onscreen review questions at the end of each video reinforce key concepts and allow users to gauge understanding.
    • Spanish subtitles provide access to written translations of all video content.

    Table of Contents

    11 skills/13 videos Approx. running time: 65 minutes

    Section 1: Preparing to Work with Patients
    8.1.1 Preparing to Work with Patients
    Variation: Working with a Young Child

    Section 2: Preparing Patients for Diagnostic Tests
    8.2.1 Patient Instructions for X-Ray Tests
    Procedure: Mammogram
    Variaton: Barium Enema
    Variation: Barium Swallow
    Variation: CT Scan
    8.2.2 Instructions for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Test
    8.2.3 Instructions for a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy or Colonoscopy

    Section 3: Diagnostic Testing
    8.3.1 Patient Teaching: Collecting Fecal Specimens for Occult Blood Testing
    8.3.2 Fecal Occult Blood Testing
    8.3.3. Assising with a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
    8.3.4 Disinfection of a Flexible Sigmoidoscope
    8.3.5 Performing an Electrocardiogram
    8.3.6 Applying a Holter Monitor
    8.3.7 Spirometry Testing


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