Today's Medical Assistant - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781455701506, 9781455753352

Today's Medical Assistant

2nd Edition

Clinical & Administrative Procedures

Authors: Kathy Bonewit-West Sue Hunt Edith Applegate
Hardcover ISBN: 9781455701506
eBook ISBN: 9781455753352
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 19th October 2012

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL ASSISTING

1. The Health Care System

2. The Professional Medical Assistant

3. Ethics and Law for the Medical Office

4. Interacting with Patients

SECTION 2: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

5. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

6. Integumentary System

7. Skeletal System

8. Muscular System

9. Nervous System

10. The Senses

11. Endocrine System

12. Circulatory System

13. Respiratory System

14. Digestive System

15. Urinary System

16. Reproductive System

SECTION 3: CLINICAL COMPONENT

17. Medical Asepsis and the OSHA Standard

18. Sterilization and Disinfection

19. Vital Signs

20. The Physical Examination

21. Eye and Ear Assessment and Procedures

22. Physical Agents to Promote Tissue Healing

23. The Gynecologic Examination and Prenatal Care

24. The Pediatric Examination

25. Minor Office Surgery

26. Administration of Medication and Intravenous Therapy

27. Cardiopulmonary Procedures

28. Specialty Examinations and Procedures: Colon Procedures, Male Reproductive Health, and Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

29. Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory

30. Urinalysis

31. Phlebotomy

32. Hematology

33. Blood Chemistry and Serology

34. Medical Microbiology

35. Emergency Medical Procedures

SECTION 4: ADMINISTRATIVE COMPONENT

36. The Medical Record

37. Patient Reception

38. Medical Office Computerization

39. Telephone Techniques

40. Scheduling Appointments

41. Medical Records Management

42. Written Communications

43. Mail

44. Managing Practice Finances

45. Medical Coding

46. Medical Insurance


Description

Bringing together the clinical know-how of Kathy Bonewit-West, the administrative expertise of Sue Hunt, and the anatomy and physiology knowledge of Edith Applegate, this unique, hands-on text guides you through the medical knowledge and skills you need to succeed in today's fast-paced medical office. The latest standards and competencies for the medical assistant have been incorporated into this new edition, along with expanded coverage on important topics such as nutrition, the electronic medical record, ICD-10, emergency preparedness and disaster planning, time management, and computerized prescription refills.

Key Features

  • Consistent, meticulous coverage throughout the main text, IRM, SG, DVDs, Evolve, and more provide reliable content and unparalleled accuracy.
  • Over 90 procedural videos on DVD and online provide a visual representation of important procedures.
  • Expanded Student Evolve site contains all animations, games (such as Quiz Show and Road to Recovery), drag-and-drop exercises, Apply your Knowledge exercises, Prepare for Certification exercises, matching exercises, and other helpful activities such as blood pressure readings, determining height and weight, and drawing up medication.
  • What Would You Do? What Would You Not Do? boxes and responses offer applications of real-life case studies.
  • Clear and concise Anatomy and Physiology coverage covers the basics of A&P and eliminates the need for a separate A&P text.

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781455775064
eBook ISBN:
9781455701568
eBook ISBN:
9780323291804
Hardcover ISBN:
9781455701506
eBook ISBN:
9781455753352

About the Authors

Kathy Bonewit-West Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Coordinator and Instructor, Medical Assistant Technology, Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH, Former member, Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants

Sue Hunt Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Professor and Coordinator, Medical Assisting Program, Middlesex Community College, Lowell, MA

Edith Applegate Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Sciences and Mathematics, Kettering College of Medical Arts, Kettering, OH