Key Features

  • Full-color design is visually stimulating and great for visual learners.
  • Helpful studying features guide students through the material, such as: Learning Objectives for every chapter, Key Information summarized in tables throughout the text, and emphasized Key Words!
  • Practical Applications case studies at the beginning of each chapter quickly introduce students to real-life Medical Assisting.
  • Word Parts and Abbreviations at the end of the Anatomy and Physiology sections reinforce learned medical terminology.
  • Illustrated step-by-step Procedures, with charting examples and rationales, show how to perform and document administrative and clinical procedures.

Table of Contents

Section One: Strategies for Success

1. Successful Learning

2. Becoming a Professional


Section Two: Foundational Concepts

3. Diversity In Health Care Delivery

4. Law and Ethics in Health Care

5. Understanding Human Behavior

6. Understanding Patient Behavior

7. Effective Communicaton

8. Communicating with Patients

9. Nutrition (NEW)

10. Understanding Medical Terminology


Section Three: Anatomy and Physiology

11. Basic Anatomy and Physiology

12. The Circulatory System

13. Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems (NEW – content split off from The Circulatory System)

14. Respiratory System

15. Digestive System

16. Nervous System

17. Sensory System

18. Skeletal System

19. Muscular System

20. Urinary System

21. Reproductive System

22. Endocrine System

23. Integumentary System


Section Four: Administrative Medical Assisting

24. The Medical Office

25. Computers in the Medical Office

26. Medical Office Communication

27. Medical Records and Chart Documentation

28. Financial Management

29. Medical Coding

30. Medical Insurance


Section Five: Clinical Medical Assisting

31. Infection Control and Asepsis

32. Preparing the Examination Room

33. Body Measurements and Vital Signs

34. Medical History Taking

35. Assisting with the Physical Examination

36. Electrocardiography

37. Radiography and Diagnostic Testing

38. Therapeutic Procedures

39. Specialty Diagnostic Testing

40. Introduction to the Physician’s Office Laboratory

41. Phlebotomy (NEW)

42. Laboratory Testing

Details

No. of pages:
1248
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780323277181
eBook ISBN:
9781437708547
Print ISBN:
9781416056744

About the author

Diane Klieger

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired Program Director, Medical Assisting; Adjunct Medical Assisting Instructor, Pinellas Technical Education Centers, St. Petersburg, FL, USA