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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|
|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|
|Scheduling Appointments and Maintaining the Physician's Schedule|
|Health Insurance Billing Procedures|
|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|
|Electrocardiography and Pulmonary Function Testing|
|X-Rays and Diagnostic Radiology|
|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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