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Medical Assisting : Administrative and Clinical Competencies,9781418053192
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Medical Assisting : Administrative and Clinical Competencies

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Cengage Learning


Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies, 5E, 2006 Update features two new appendices on the increasingly important topics of HIPAA and IV Therapy.This competency-based learning system covers the administrative, clinical, and general areas necessary for entry-level employment as identified by the medical assistant role delineation study issued by the American Association of Medical Assistants. A listing of role delineation areas in each unit and in Appendix A make it easy to locate specific skills within each competency. Pathophysiology coverage is expanded to include additional diagnostic descriptions and information on medications commonly used to treat conditions. A new unit on related therapies presents information on complimentary and alternative treatments.

Table of Contents

Section I: Medical Health Care Roles and Responsibilies Chapter 1: Health Care Providers. Chapter 2: The Medical Assistant. Chapter 3: Medical Ethics and Liability. Chapter 4: Interpersonal Communications. Chapter 5: The Office Environment. Section II: The Administrative Assistant. Chapter 6: Oral and Written Communication. Chapter 7: Records Management. Chapter 8: Collecting Fees. Chapter 9: Health Care Coverage. Chapter 10: Medical Office Management. Section III: Structure and Function of the Body. Chapter 11: Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body. Section IV: The Clinical Medical Assistant. Chapter 12: Preparing for Clinical Duties. Chapter 13: Beginning the Patient?s Record. Chapter 14: Preparing Patients for Examinations. Chapter 15: Specimen Collection and Laboratory Procedures. Chapter 16: Diagnostic Tests, X-Rays, and Procedures. Chapter 17: Minor Surgical Procedures. Chapter 18: Assisting with Medications. Chapter 19: Emergencies, Acute Illness, and Accidents. Section V: Behaviors and Health. Chapter 20: Behaviors Influencing Health. Section VI: Employability Skills. Chapter 21: Achieving Satisfaction in Employment. Appendix A: HIPAA Appendix B: IV Therapy

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