Today's Medical Assistant - 1st Edition

Today's Medical Assistant

1st Edition

Clinical & Administrative Procedures

Authors: Kathy Bonewit-West Sue Hunt Edith Applegate
Imprint: Saunders

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 COMPONENT

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

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 Cod

Description

For the first time – all in one volume – here’s everything you need to prepare for a successful career as a medical assistant! Today’s Medical Assistant: Clinical & Administrative Procedures is a hands-on, comprehensive guide to all of the concepts and skills you need for success in today’s busy medical office: medical knowledge, clinical skills, and administrative details. No other medical assisting text provides everything you need in such a practical, accessible package! 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 text offers a single-volume, manageable approach to both clinical and administrative procedures, as well as an essential understanding of anatomy and physiology. It provides a solid foundation for success in today’s fast-paced medical office, covering all the concepts and skills needed for modern medical assisting and their application to real-life situations.

Key Features

  • Streaming video presentations of 89 procedures on four companion DVD-ROMs clarify procedures from the text and reinforce your understanding.
  • Two companion CD-ROMs offer animations, games, exercises, and other helpful activities designed to help you assess your content knowledge, improve your critical thinking skills, and make learning more interesting and effective.
  • Interactive A & P Review exercises on the CD-ROM (Body Spectrum and ArchieMD animations with exercises) help you master challenging anatomy and physiology content.
  • Evolve offers online access to additional exercises, charting/documentation examples, and externship evaluation tools.
  • More than 120 procedures are presented in a clear, step-by-step format in the text, including underlying principles and illustrations depicting the technique. Procedures also include Charting Examples to help you understand the process for charting your own procedures.
  • Includes coverage of anatomy and physiology, plus up-to-date content on the medical record (including HIPAA, electronic medical records [EMR], and advanced directives), documentation (including billing and coding), medical office terminology, medical asepsis, vital signs, pediatrics, colonoscopy, IV therapy, CLIA Waived Tests, and much more.
  • What Would You Do?/What Would You Not Do? challenges you to analyze and respond to real-life applications of case studies.
  • Apply your Knowledge questions at the end of each chapter help you assess your knowledge of the material you’ve just covered.
  • Prepare for Certification sections at the end of each chapter help you master important elements covered in medical assisting certification examinations.
  • Putting It All into Practice boxes and Memories from Externship boxes introduce realistic medical assistants so that you can witness real-life medical situations.
  • Patient Teaching boxes emphasize this important aspect of a medical assi


Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781416064725

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