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Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Procedures (without A&P chapters) & Student CD,9780077243265

Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Procedures (without A&P chapters) & Student CD

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9780077243265

ISBN10:
0077243269
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
4/4/2008
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

Medical Assisting, Third Edition addresses the most current competencies for medical assisting certification, CPR procedures, coding and insurance billing requirements, HIPAA regulation, OSHA guidelines, and clinical diagnostic testing such as hemoglobin A1c (diabetes) testing. Thorough coverage of procedures remains an asset. It trains students on medical office administrative procedures and equipment, clinical procedures, infection control, anatomy and physiology, assisting with patients, medical emergencies and first aid, laboratory procedures, nutrition, pharmacology, diagnostic equipment, and much more.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Medical Assisting
Foundations and Principles
The Profession of Medical Assisting
Types of Medical Practice
Legal and Ethical Issues in Medical Practice, Including HIPAA
Communication with Patients, Families, and Coworkers
Administrative Medical Assisting
Office Work
Using and Maintaining Office Equipment
Using Computers in the Office
Managing Correspondence and Mail
Managing Office Supplies
Maintaining Patient Records
Managing the Office Medical Records
Interacting with Patients
Telephone Techniques
Scheduling Appointments and Maintaining the Physician's Schedule
Patient Reception
Patient Education
Financial Responsibilities
Health Insurance Billing Procedures
Medical Coding
Patient Billing and Collections
Accounting for the Medical Office
Clinical Medical Assisting
The Medical Office Environment
Principles of Asepsis
Infection Control Techniques
HIV, Hepatitis, and Other Blood-Borne Pathogens
Preparing the Examination and Treatment Areas
Assisting with Patients
Interviewing the Patient, Taking a History, and Documentation
Obtaining Vital Signs and Measurements
Assisting with a General Physical Examination
Specialty Practices and Medical Emergencies
Assisting with Examinations in the Basic Specialties
Assisting with Highly Specialized Examinations
Assisting with Minor Surgery
Assisting with Cold and Heat Therapy and Ambulation
Medical Emergencies and First Aid
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Physician's Office Laboratory Procedures
Laboratory Equipment and Safety
Introduction to Microbiology
Collecting, Processing, and Testing Urine Specimens
Collecting, Processing, and Testing Blood Specimens
Nutrition, Pharmacology, and Diagnostic Equipment
Nutrition and Special Diets
Principles of Pharmacology
Drug Administration
Electrocardiography and Pulmonary Function Testing
X-Rays and Diagnostic Radiology
Externship
Medical Assisting Externships and Preparing to Find a Position
Medical Assistant Role Delineation Chart (AAMA)
RMA Certification Chart
NHA Certification Chart
Prefixes and Suffixes Commonly Used in Medical Terms
Latin and Greek Equivalents Commonly Used in Medical Terms
Abbreviations Commonly Used in Medical Notations
Symbols Commonly Used in Medical Notations
Professional Organizations and Agencies
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