Study Guide and Procedure Checklist Manual for Kinn's The Medical Assistant - 14th Edition - ISBN: 9780323608695, 9780323758321

Study Guide and Procedure Checklist Manual for Kinn's The Medical Assistant

14th Edition

An Applied Learning Approach

Authors: Brigitte Niedzwiecki Julie Pepper P. Ann Weaver
Paperback ISBN: 9780323608695
eBook ISBN: 9780323758321
eBook ISBN: 9780323758338
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 28th October 2019
Page Count: 1152

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Designed to support the trusted content in Kinn’s The Medical Assistant, 14th Edition, this study guide is the essential review and practice companion to reinforce key concepts, encourage critical thinking, and ensure that you learn to master and apply key medical assisting content. This robust companion guide offers a wide range of exercises to reinforce your understanding of common administrative and clinical skills — including new certification preparation questions that offer additional practice for certification exams, a review of medical terminology and anatomy, and need-to-know workplace applications. Trusted for more than 60 years as a key part of the student journey from classroom to career, it also features competency checklists to clearly assess your performance and progression from day one until you land your first job as a Medical Assistant.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of all administrative and clinical procedures is built from Medical Assisting accreditation standards and competencies.
  • Hundreds of practice questions (multiple-choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank) help students with essential content review and practice.
  • Skills practice, workplace applications, and online activities promote critical thinking before students enter practice.
  • Procedure checklists help students track their performance of every procedure included in the textbook.
  • Work products allows students to provide documentation of skills mastery for classroom or job-searching requirements.
  • Chapter-by-chapter correlation with the textbook allows students to easily follow core textbook competencies.
  • Perforated pages for on-the-go study or turn-in assignments and evaluations.
  • Robust companion website includes lesson planning, lecture presentations, and assessment tools for educators and practice quizzes and exams and interactive exercises for students.

Table of Contents

PART 1 – Introduction to Medical Assisting
1. The Professional Medical Assistant and the Healthcare Team
2. Therapeutic Communication
3. Legal Principles
4. Healthcare Laws
5. Healthcare Ethics

PART 2 – Fundamentals of Ambulatory Care Administration
6. Technology
7. Written Communication
8. Telephone Techniques
9. Scheduling Appointments and Patient Processing
10. Health Records
11. Daily Operations and Safety

PART 3 –Coding and Medical Billing
12. Health Insurance Essentials
13. Diagnostic Coding Essentials
14. Procedural Coding Essentials
15. Medical Billing and Reimbursement Essentials

PART 4 – Advanced Ambulatory Care Administration
16. Patient Accounts and Practice Management
17. Advanced Roles in Administration

PART 5 – Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assisting
18. NEW! Introduction to Anatomy and Medical Terminology
19. Infection Control
20. Vital Signs
21. Physical Examination
22. Patient Coaching
23. Nutrition and Health Promotion
24. Surgical Supplies and Instruments
25. Assisting with Surgical Procedures
26. Principles of Electrocardiography
27. Medical Emergencies

PART 6 – Assisting with Medications
28. Principles of Pharmacology
29. Pharmacology Math
30. Administering Medications

PART 7 – Assisting with Medical Specialties
31. Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
32. Dermatology
33. Allergy and Infectious Disease
34. Gastroenterology
35. Orthopedics and Rheumatology
36. Neurology
37. Behavioral Health
38. Endocrinology
39. Cardiology
40. Pulmonology
41. Urology and Male Reproduction
42. Obstetrics and Gynecology
43. Pediatrics
44. Geriatrics

PART 8 – Assisting with Clinical Laboratory Procedures
45. Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory
46. Urinalysis
47. Blood Collection
48. Analysis of Blood
49. Microbiology and Immunology

PART 9 – Job Seeking
50. Skills and Strategies


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About the Authors

Brigitte Niedzwiecki

Julie Pepper

Julie Pepper, BS, CMA (AAMA), 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.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

P. Ann Weaver

Affiliations and Expertise

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