Delmar's Clinical Medical Assisting

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2001-11-13
  • Publisher: CENGAGE Delmar Learning
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Delmar's Clinical Medical Assisting, 2nd edition Wilburta Q. Lindh, Marilyn S. Pooler, Carol D. Tamparo, Joanne U. Cerrato ISBN 0-7668-2426-8 Delmar's complete learning system prepares students to become multiskilled medical assistants for the 21st century! This revised full-color clinical medical assisting textbook is part of a dynamic learning system that includes a free clinical skills CD-ROM bound in the text; a separate workbook; and instructor support materials. Together, these learning tools integrate essential and advanced competencies set forth by the AAMA's Role Delineation Study, emphasizing clinical procedures, interpersonal communications, and changes in the health care setting. The entire learning system is complemented by real-life characters and scenarios from the field of medical assisting?a feature not found in any other text! New to the Second Edition Additional administrative chapters to give clinically oriented students a sound basis in overall front-office skills All procedures grouped at the end of chapters for easier accessibility Increased number of case studies for critical thinking skills Psychological tip box in each chapter reflecting CAAHEP mandates Web activities at the end of each chapter Skills CD-ROM demonstrates more than 50 essential procedures Other Outstanding Features Full-color illustrations and photographs throughout reinforce chapter content and provide visual emphasis "How to Use This Book" and "How to Use the Skills CD-ROM" sections help you understand the structure of the learning system All appropriate chapters include key terms, chapter outlines, objectives, role delineation components, real-life scenarios, patient teaching tips, step-by-step procedures, case studies, and review questions Icons highlight important topics such as computers, managed care, safety, cultural issues, and infection control

Table of Contents

Managing Authorsp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiv
Reviewersp. xv
Contributorsp. xvi
List of Proceduresp. xvii
Prefacep. xix
How to Use This Bookp. xxii
How to Use the Medical Assisting Clinical Skills CD-ROMp. xxiv
General Proceduresp. 1
Introduction to Medical Assisting and Health Professionsp. 2
Medical Assisting as a Professionp. 3
Health Care Settings and the Health Care Teamp. 15
History of Medicinep. 29
The Therapeutic Approachp. 36
Therapeutic Communication Skillsp. 37
Coping Skills for the Medical Assistantp. 51
The Therapeutic Approach to the Patient with Life-Threatening Illnessp. 59
Responsible Medical Practicep. 66
Legal Considerationsp. 67
Ethical Considerationsp. 83
Emergency Procedures and First Aidp. 93
Clinical Proceduresp. 129
Integrated Clinical Proceduresp. 130
Infection Control, Medical Asepsis, and Sterilizationp. 131
Taking a Medical History, the Patient's Chart, and Methods of Documentationp. 183
Vital Signs and Measurementsp. 205
The Physical Examinationp. 235
Assisting with Specialty Examinations and Proceduresp. 256
Obstetrics and Gynecologyp. 257
Pediatricsp. 281
Male Reproductive Systemp. 303
Gerontologyp. 311
Examinations and Procedures of Body Systemsp. 321
Advanced Techniques and Proceduresp. 382
Assisting with Minor Surgeryp. 383
Diagnostic Imagingp. 431
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Modalitiesp. 443
Nutrition in Health and Diseasep. 475
Basic Pharmacologyp. 497
Calculation of Medication Dosage and Medication Administrationp. 515
Electrocardiographyp. 565
Laboratory Proceduresp. 595
Safety and Regulatory Guidelines in the Medical Laboratoryp. 597
Introduction to the Medical Laboratoryp. 615
Phlebotomy: Venipuncture and Capillary Puncturep. 635
Hematologyp. 665
Urinalysisp. 697
Basic Microbiologyp. 721
Specialty Laboratory Testsp. 759
Professional Proceduresp. 787
Office and Human Resource Managementp. 788
The Medical Assistant as Office Managerp. 789
The Medical Assistant as Human Resources Managerp. 813
Entry into the Professionp. 832
Preparing for Medical Assisting Credentialsp. 833
Employment Strategies Resume Writingp. 843
Common Medical Abbreviations and Symbolsp. 861
Top 200 Drugs by Retail Sales in 2000p. 867
Medical Assistant Role Delineation Chartp. 871
Answers to Case Study Reviewsp. 873
Glossary of Termsp. 889
Indexp. 907
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