Delmar’s Clinical Medical Assisting

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/21/2005
  • Publisher: CENGAGE Delmar Learning
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Delmar's Clinical Medical Assisting, Third Edition is part of a dynamic learning system that includes a textbook, workbook, interactive CD-ROM, and instructor support materials. The new edition maps to the latest CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines for Medical Assisting Educational programs and the ABHES Program Requirements and Curriculum. Delmar is a part of Cengage Learning. This edition provides great opportunities for critical thinking through case studies, scenarios, and features tying to both of Delmar's Medical Assisting DVD series. New features include Spotlight on Certification for CMA, RMA, and CMAS, reflective of the 2005 CMA certification exam outline; HIPAA boxes; ABHES and CAAHEP Featured Competencies; and Critical Thinking question boxes.

Table of Contents

General Procedures
Introduction to Medical Assisting and Health Professions
Medical Assisting as a Profession
Health Care Setting and the Health Care Team
History of Medicine
The Therapeutic Approach
Therapeutic Communication Skills,
Coping Skills for the Medical Assistant
The Therapeutic Approach to the Patient with Life-Threatening Illness
Responsible Medical Practice
Legal Considerations Legal Concepts
Ethical Considerations
Emergency Procedures and First Aid
Infection Control, Medical Asepsis, and Sterilization
Taking a Medical History, the Patient's Chart, and Methods of Documentation
Vital Signs and Measurements
The Physical Examination
Assisting with Specialty Examinations and Procedures
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Male Reproductive System
Examinations and Procedures of Body Systems
Advanced Techniques and Procedures
Assisting with Minor Surgery
Diagnostic Imaging
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Modalities
Nutrition in Health and Disease
Basic Pharmacology
Calculation of Medication Dosage and Medication Administration
Laboratory Procedures
Safety and Regulatory Guidelines in Medical Laboratory
Introduction to Medical Laboratory
Phlebotomy: Venipuncture and Capillary Puncture
Basic Microbiology
Specialty Laboratory
Professional Procedures
Office and Human Resource Management
The Medical Assistant as Office Manager
The Medical Assistant as Human Resources Manager
Entry into the Professions
Preparing for Medical Assisting Credentials
Employment Strategies
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