9780781742870

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins' Medical Assisting Exam Review for CMA and RMA Certification

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  • Copyright: 2004-10-28
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Nearly 1,500 questions to help prepare you for the CMA and RMA exams! Inside of this book are the tools and information you'll need to succeed on the CMA and RMA national medical assisting exams--and to retain that information to ensure a successful career. You'll benefit from the unique combination of expertise, creativity, interest in student success, humor, and "Keep It Simple Yet Effective" approach. Features and Benefits: . A table of contents that corresponds to the topics covered on both national exams . A pretest with an analysis to help you determine your strong and weak study areas . A method for creating your own study plan and a calendar to help you track it . At least 25 questions for each chapter with answers and rationale on the same page to avoid flipping back and forth. Also, a sturdy bookmark to cover answers . Practice for both national exams: some questions have four answer choices like the RMA exam; other questions have five answer choices like the CMA exam. . Important review terms with definitions included in each chapter . Review and study tips pertinent to each chapter . Test preparation tips for students for whom English is their second language . Important information for study groups . Explanation of the two major national exams . Exam-taking strategies and exam-day preparation . Timed simulated exams Don't forget to order Lippincott Williams & Wilkins' Pocket Guide for Medical Assisting, Second Edition--the perfect reference tool to help smooth the transition from the classroom to practice!

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments viii
Contents ix
UNIT I: The Starting Point
1(28)
The Certification Process
3(6)
National Exams
3(2)
The AAMA
4(1)
The AMT
4(1)
Strategies
5(4)
Studying
5(1)
Multiple-Choice Exams
5(1)
ESL Students
6(1)
Study Groups
6(3)
Pretest and Analysis
9(18)
Pretest
10(15)
Pretest Analysis
25(2)
Making Your Study Plan
27(2)
Step 1
27(1)
Step 2
27(1)
Staying Motivated
28(1)
UNIT II: General Knowledge
29(38)
Law and Ethics
31(16)
Law
31(3)
Tort Law
31(1)
Contract Law
32(1)
Administrative Law
33(1)
Ethics
34(1)
Code of Ethics
34(1)
Patient's Bill of Rights
34(1)
Bioethics
35(1)
Confidentiality
35(1)
Vulnerable Populations
35(1)
Law and Ethics Review Terms
35(3)
Practice Questions
38(9)
Medical Terminology
47(20)
Word Parts
47(1)
Medical Terminology Review Aids
47(2)
Body Planes
47(1)
Directional Terms
48(1)
Locating Terms
48(1)
Diagnostic, Symptomatic, and Related Suffixes
49(1)
Surgical Procedures
49(1)
Medical Terminology Review Terms
49(2)
Practice Questions
51(16)
Anatomy and Physiology
67(1)
OVERVIEW
67(2)
Body Ordering
67(1)
Anatomical Descriptors
68(1)
Body Directions and Planes
68(1)
Body Cavities
68(1)
Abdominal Quadrants and Regions
68(1)
Basic Body Processes
68(1)
Metabolism
69(1)
Fluid Balance
69(1)
BODY COMPOSITION
69(3)
Cells
71(1)
Cell Division
71(1)
Cellular Movement of Substances
71(1)
Tissues
71(1)
Membranes
72(1)
BODY SYSTEMS
72(73)
Integumentary System
72(1)
Functions of the Integumentary System
72(1)
Components of the Integumentary System
72(1)
Common Diseases and Disorders of the Integumentary System
73(1)
Skeletal System
73(4)
Functions of the Skeletal System
73(1)
Components of the Skeletal System
74(1)
Organization of the Skeletal System
74(2)
Common Diseases and Disorders of the Skeletal System
76(1)
Muscular System
77(1)
Functions of the Muscular System
77(1)
Muscle Traits
77(1)
Types of Muscle Tissues
77(1)
Components of the Muscular System
77(1)
Body Mechanics
77(1)
Common Diseases and Disorders of the Muscular System
78(1)
Nervous System
78(2)
Functions of the Nervous System
78(1)
Organization of the Nervous System
78(1)
Components of the Nervous System
79(1)
Common Diseases and Disorders of the Nervous System
80(1)
Sensory System
80(3)
General Senses
80(1)
Special Senses
81(2)
Endocrine System
83(2)
Functions of the Endocrine System
83(1)
Common Endocrine Diseases and Disorders of the Endocrine System
83(2)
Cardiovascular System
85(4)
Functions of the Cardiovascular System
85(1)
Components of the Cardiovascular System
85(2)
The Cardiac Cycle
87(1)
Cardiac Conduction
87(1)
Common Diseases and Disorders of the Cardiovascular System
88(1)
Lymphatic System
89(1)
Functions of the Lymphatic System
89(1)
Components of the Lymphatic System
89(1)
Common Diseases and Disorders of the Lymphatic System
89(1)
Overview of Immunity
89(1)
Additional Terms Associated With Immunity
89(1)
Respiratory System
90(2)
Functions of the Respiratory System
90(1)
Components of the Respiratory System
90(1)
Additional Respiratory System Terms
91(1)
Common Diseases and Disorders of the Respiratory System
91(1)
Digestive System
92(2)
Functions of the Digestive System
92(1)
Components of the Digestive System
92(1)
Additional Digestive System Terms
93(1)
Common Diseases and Disorders of the Digestive System
93(1)
Urinary System
94(1)
Functions of the Urinary System
94(1)
Components of the Urinary System
94(1)
Additional Urinary System Terms
94(1)
Common Diseases and Disorders of the Urinary System
95(1)
Reproductive Systems
95(3)
Male Reproductive System
95(1)
Female Reproductive System
96(1)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
97(1)
Anatomy and Physiology Review Terms
98(8)
Practice Questions
106(17)
Communication
123(12)
Communication Goals
123(1)
Types of Communication
123(1)
Communication Barriers
124(1)
Defense Mechanisms
124(1)
Health Care Implications
125(1)
Therapeutic Communication
125(1)
Enhancing Communication
125(1)
Special Communication Needs and Strategies
125(1)
Maslow's Hierarchy
126(1)
Stages of Death and Dying
127(1)
Communication Review Terms
127(1)
Practice Questions
128(7)
Patient Education
135(10)
Purpose
135(1)
Patient Education Topics
135(1)
Considerations for Patient Education
135(1)
Domains of Learning
135(1)
Factors Influencing Patient Education
136(1)
Environment Conducive to Learning
136(1)
Teaching Tools and Modalities
136(1)
Common Sources of Materials and Information for Patient Education
136(1)
Educational Plan
136(1)
Other Considerations
137(1)
Patient Education Review Terms
137(1)
Practice Questions
138(7)
UNIT III: Administrative Practice
145(76)
Telephone Techniques and Other Technology
147(12)
Telephones
147(2)
Telephone Voice Qualities
147(1)
Medical Office Calls
147(1)
Medical Assisting Calls
148(1)
Telephone Confidentiality
149(1)
Other Technological Devices
149(2)
Computers
149(1)
Other Common Electronic Devices
150(1)
Telephone Techniques and Other Technologies Review Terms
151(1)
Practice Questions
152(7)
Appointment Scheduling
159(10)
Types of Scheduling
159(1)
Equipment and Materials
160(1)
Procedure
161(1)
Patient Preparation
161(1)
Appointment Reminders
161(1)
Legal Issues
161(1)
Appointment Scheduling Review Terms
162(1)
Practice Questions
163(6)
Medical Records
169(12)
Medical Records Management
169(2)
The Individual Medical Record
171(1)
Documentation Guidelines
172(1)
Medical Records Review Terms
173(1)
Practice Questions
174(7)
Correspondence
181(8)
Materials
181(1)
Letters
181(1)
Mail
182(1)
Other Correspondence
183(1)
Memoranda
183(1)
Transcription
183(1)
Correspondence Review Terms
183(1)
Practice Questions
184(5)
Medical Insurance
189(10)
Common Types of Medical Insurance Plans
189(1)
Sources of Medical Insurance
189(1)
Common Methods of Determining Insurance Payment
190(1)
Medical Insurance Review Terms
190(3)
Practice Questions
193(6)
Medical Coding and Claims
199(12)
Procedural Coding
199(2)
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
199(2)
HCPCS Level II Codes
201(1)
HCPCS Level III Codes
201(1)
Diagnostic Coding
201(2)
Claims
203(1)
Medical Coding and Claims Review Terms
204(2)
Practice Questions
206(5)
Financial Practices
211(10)
Accounts
211(1)
Banking
212(1)
Common Taxes
213(1)
Income
213(1)
Financial Practices Review Terms
213(2)
Practice Questions
215(6)
UNIT IV: Clinical Practice
221(110)
Microorganisms and Asepsis
223(10)
Microorganisms
223(1)
Asepsis
224(1)
Microorganisms and Asepsis Review Terms
225(2)
Practice Questions
227(6)
Patient Exams
233(12)
Patient Interview
233(1)
Common Assessment Measurements
233(2)
Physical Exam Preparation
235(2)
Patient Exam Review Terms
237(2)
Practice Questions
239(6)
Minor Surgical Procedures
245(10)
Preparation
245(1)
Instrumentation
246(2)
Closure Materials
248(1)
Wounds
248(1)
Minor Surgical Procedures Review Terms
249(1)
Practice Questions
250(5)
The Electrocardiogram
255(12)
Overview
255(1)
Electrodes, Placement, and Leads
256(1)
Normal Sinus Rhythm
257(1)
Cardiac Arrhythmias
258(1)
Artifacts
258(1)
Other Common Cardiac Tests
258(2)
Electrocardiogram Review Terms
260(2)
Practice Questions
262(5)
Laboratory Procedures
267(12)
Laboratory Divisions
267(1)
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
268(1)
Common Specimens Collected in the Medical Office
269(1)
Specimen Examination Preparation
270(1)
The Microscope
271(1)
Laboratory Review Terms
272(1)
Practice Questions
273(6)
Diagnostic Imaging
279(10)
Common Types of Diagnostic Imaging
279(1)
Patient Positioning for Radiology
280(1)
Radiation Safety
280(1)
Common Patient Preparation
280(2)
Diagnostic Imaging Review Terms
282(1)
Practice Questions
283(6)
Physical Modalities
289(10)
Mobility Testing
289(1)
Therapies
289(2)
Body Mechanics
291(1)
Physical Modalities Review Terms
291(2)
Practice Questions
293(6)
Nutrition
299(10)
Nutrients
299(1)
Dietary Guidelines
300(2)
Ethnic Considerations
302(1)
Nutrition Review Terms
302(1)
Practice Questions
303(6)
Pharmacology and Medication Administration
309(12)
Administration
309(2)
Dosage Calculations
311(1)
Prescriptions
311(2)
Pharmacology and Medication Administration Review Terms
313(1)
Medication Dosage Calculation Problems
314(1)
Practice Questions
315(6)
Emergencies in the Medical Office
321(10)
Emergency Preparedness
321(1)
Recognizing Emergencies
322(1)
Common Emergencies
322(3)
Emergencies in the Medical Office Review Terms
325(1)
Practice Questions
326(5)
UNIT V: Exam Preparation
331(4)
Certification Exam Day Advice
333(2)
Practice Exam 335(8)
Answer Sheet 343(1)
Answers to Practice Exam 344(1)
Index 345

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