9781435419148

Delmar's Comprehensive Medical Assisting : Administrative and Clinical Competencies

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    9781435419148

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    1435419146

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/16/2009
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

Covering the latest topics, trends and competency-based procedures, combined with innovative technology, discover what makes Delmar’s Comprehensive Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies the most comprehensive and dynamic learning package for medical assisting. In this edition, learn the most current information and procedures necessary to succeed in the medical office. Use the accompanying interactive software programs to translate this knowledge in simulating real-world practices, applying critical thinking skills, and training to use electronic medical records (EMR) software.

Table of Contents

The Medical Assisting Profession
Health Care Settings and the Health Care Team
History of Medicine
Therapeutic Communication Skills
Coping Skills for the Medical Assistant
The Therapeutic Approach to the Patient with a Life-Threatening Illness
Legal Considerations
Ethical Considerations
Emergency Procedures and First Aid
Creating the Facility Environment
Computers in the Ambulatory Care Setting
Telecommunications
Patient Scheduling
Medical Records Management
Written Communications
Medical Documents
Medical Insurance
Medical Insurance Coding
Daily Financial Practices
Billing and Collections
Accounting Practices
Infection Control and Medical Asepsis
The Patient History and Documentation
Vital Signs and Measurements
The Physical Examination
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pediatrics
Male Reproductive System
Gerontology
Examinations and Procedures of Body Systems
Assisting with Office/Ambulatory Surgery
Diagnostic Imaging
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Modalities
Nutrition in Health and Disease
Basic Pharmacology
Calculation of Medication Dosage and Medication Administration
Electrocardiography
Safety and Regulatory Guidelines in the Medical Laboratory
Introduction to the Medical Laboratory
Phlebotomy: Venipuncture and Capillary Puncture
Hematology
Urinalysis
Basic Microbiology
Specialty Laboratory Tests
The Medical Assistant as Office Manager
The Medical Assistant as Human Resources Manager
Preparing for Medical Assisting Credentials
Employment Strategies
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