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This third edition is the most comprehensive and dynamic learning package on the market for Medical Assisting. It boasts the most skills and procedures covered and includes key areas either not found or lightly touched on in other books such as: History of Medicine, Professional Procedures, coverage of OSHA and CLIA, and transcription. All ABHES and CAAHEP competencies are covered. The new edition maps to the latest CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines for Medical Assisting Educational programs and the ABHES Program Requirements and Curriculum. Comprehensive Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies provides more opportunity for critical thinking through case studies, critical thinking questions, scenarios, and features tying to both of Delmar's Medical Assisting DVD series. The book also emphasizes softer skills such as professionalism and practical skills including how to comply with HIPAA regulations and deal with privacy issues on the job. Delmar is a part of Cengage Learning.
Barbara M. Dahl is a tenured faculty member at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Washington, and has been the Medical Assisting Program Coordinator and Department Chair since 1991.
Table of Contents
|About the Authors||p. xv|
|List of Procedures||p. xxii|
|How to Use This Book||p. xxviii|
|How to Use the Student Software CD||p. xxx|
|General Procedures||p. 1|
|Introduction to Medical Assisting and Health Professions||p. 2|
|Medical Assisting as a Profession||p. 3|
|Health Care Settings and the Health Care Team||p. 17|
|History of Medicine||p. 32|
|The Therapeutic Approach||p. 41|
|Therapeutic Communication Skills||p. 42|
|Coping Skills for the Medical Assistant||p. 60|
|The Therapeutic Approach to the Patient with a Life-Threatening Illness||p. 70|
|Responsible Medical Practice||p. 81|
|Legal Considerations||p. 82|
|Ethical Considerations||p. 105|
|Emergency Procedures and First Aid||p. 119|
|Administrative Procedures||p. 161|
|Integrated Administrative Procedures||p. 162|
|Creating the Facility Environment||p. 163|
|Computers in the Ambulatory Care Setting||p. 173|
|Patient Scheduling||p. 224|
|Medical Records Management||p. 245|
|Written Communications||p. 273|
|Managing Facility Finances||p. 325|
|Daily Financial Practices||p. 326|
|Medical Insurance||p. 352|
|Medical Insurance Coding||p. 373|
|Billing and Collections||p. 402|
|Accounting Practices||p. 421|
|Clinical Procedures||p. 435|
|Integrated Clinical Procedures||p. 436|
|Infection Control, Medical Asepsis, and Sterilization||p. 437|
|Taking a Medical History, the Patient's Chart, and Methods of Documentation||p. 500|
|Vital Signs and Measurements||p. 526|
|The Physical Examination||p. 559|
|Assisting with Specialty Examinations and Procedures||p. 582|
|Obstetrics and Gynecology||p. 583|
|Male Reproductive System||p. 654|
|Examinations and Procedures of Body Systems||p. 679|
|Advanced Techniques and Procedures||p. 756|
|Assisting with Office/Ambulatory Surgery||p. 757|
|Diagnostic Imaging||p. 813|
|Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Modalities||p. 827|
|Nutrition in Health and Disease||p. 856|
|Basic Pharmacology||p. 882|
|Calculation of Medication Dosage and Medication Administration||p. 906|
|Laboratory Procedures||p. 990|
|Safety and Regulatory Guidelines in the Medical Laboratory||p. 991|
|Introduction to the Medical Laboratory||p. 1011|
|Phlebotomy: Venipuncture and Capillary Puncture||p. 1031|
|Basic Microbiology||p. 1129|
|Specialty Laboratory Tests||p. 1157|
|Professional Procedures||p. 1191|
|Office and Human Resources Management||p. 1192|
|The Medical Assistant as Office Manager||p. 1193|
|The Medical Assistant as Human Resources Manager||p. 1225|
|Entry into the Profession||p. 1240|
|Preparing for Medical Assisting Credentials||p. 1241|
|Employment Strategies||p. 1252|
|Glossary of Terms||p. 1274|
|Common Medical Abbreviations and Symbols||p. 1300|
|Medical Assistant Role Delineation Chart||p. 1307|
|Top 50 Prescriptions for 2003 by Number of U.S. Prescriptions Dispensed||p. 1309|
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