9781455701506

Today's Medical Assistant

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  • ISBN13:

    9781455701506

  • ISBN10:

    1455701505

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/4/2012
  • Publisher: W B Saunders Co

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Summary

Bringing together the clinical know-how of Kathy Bonewit-West, the administrative expertise of Sue Hunt, and the anatomy and physiology knowledge of Edith Applegate, this unique, hands-on text guides you through the medical knowledge and skills you need to succeed in today's fast-paced medical office. The latest standards and competencies for the medical assistant have been incorporated into this new edition, along with expanded coverage on important topics such as nutrition, the electronic medical record, ICD-10, emergency preparedness and disaster planning, time management, and computerized prescription refills. Consistent, meticulous coverage throughout the main text, IRM, SG, DVDs, Evolve, and more provide reliable content and unparalleled accuracy. Over 90 procedural videos on DVD and online provide a visual representation of important procedures. Expanded Student Evolve site contains all animations, games (such as Quiz Show and Road to Recovery), drag-and-drop exercises, Apply your Knowledge exercises, Prepare for Certification exercises, matching exercises, and other helpful activities such as blood pressure readings, determining height and weight, and drawing up medication. What Would You Do? What Would You Not Do? boxes and responses offer applications of real-life case studies. Clear and concise Anatomy and Physiology coverage covers the basics of A&P and eliminates the need for a separate A&P text. Content updates reflect the latest competencies for medical assistants and ensure you have the most current information on the newest trends and updates in the medical assisting world. 8th grade reading level makes material approachable and easy to understand. New chapter on Emergency Preparedness offers a well-rounded perspective on what to do in specific emergency situations. New OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens video improves your understanding of personal safety following the OSHA standards. Pronunciation section in the Terminology Review gives you confidence with pronunciation and medical knowledge. Application to EMR where appropriate prepares you for the real world by dealing with electronic medical records.

Table of Contents

Introduction To Medical Assisting
The Health Care System
The Professional Medical Assistant
Ethics and Law for the Medical Office
Interacting with Patients
Anatomy And Physiology
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
Integumentary System
Skeletal System
Muscular System
Nervous System
The Senses
Endocrine System
Circulatory System
Respiratory System
Digestive System
Urinary System
Reproductive System
Clinical Component
Medical Asepsis and the OSHA Standard
Sterilization and Disinfection
Vital Signs
The Physical Examination
Eye and Ear Assessment and Procedures
Physical Agents to Promote Tissue Healing
The Gynecologic Examination and Prenatal Care
The Pediatric Examination
Minor Office Surgery
Administration of Medication and Intravenous Therapy
Cardiopulmonary Procedures
Specialty Examinations and Procedures: Colon Procedures, Male Reproductive Health, and Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory
Urinalysis
Phlebotomy
Hematology
Blood Chemistry and Serology
Medical Microbiology
Emergency Medical Procedures
Administrative Component
The Medical Record
Patient Reception
Medical Office Computerization
Telephone Techniques
Scheduling Appointments
Medical Records Management
Written Communications
Mail
Managing Practice Finances
Medical Coding
Medical Insurance
Billing and Collections
The Medical Assistant as Office Manager
Emergency Protective Practice s for the Medical Office
Obtaining Employment
Appendices
Medical Abbreviations
Spanish-English Phrases
Community Resources for the Medical Assistant
Glossary
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