Medical Assisting Administrative and Clinical Competencies

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-08-18
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
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Clear and easy to understand, MEDICAL ASSISTING: ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLINICAL COMPETENCIES, Seventh Edition delivers all of the knowledge base, skills, and behaviors required for an entry-level medical assistant, including a comprehensive section on the structure and function of body systems. The book has been streamlined and updated to include the latest in emergency preparedness, ICD-10, electronic health records, as well as personal effectiveness topics such as, professionalism and time management. Updated and innovative, the 7th edition of Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies uses multiple in-text features and exclusive technology products to prepare you for a successful career in medical assisting, and give you an advantage in today's competitive marketplace.

Table of Contents

Health Care Roles and Responsibilities
The Medical Assistant and the Health Care Team
The Health Care Environment
Medical Terminology
Introduction to Medical Terminology
Understanding and Building Medical Terms of Body Systems
Medical Law and Ethics
Legal Issues
Ethical Issues
Professional Communications
Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
Applying Communication Skills
Business Communications
Written Communications
Computers and Office Equipment
Beginning the Patient's Record
Scheduling Appointments and Receiving Patients
The Medical Record, Documentation, and Filing
Medical Insurance and Coding
Health Insurance
Diagnostic and Procedural Coding
Billing and Payment for Medical Services
Patient Accounts
Preparing Insurance Claims and Posting Insurance Payments
Patient Billing, Posting Patient Payments, and Collecting Fees
Banking and Accounting Procedures
Banking Procedures
Accounts Payable and Accounting Procedures
Facilities Management and Emergency Preparedness
The Medical Office Environment
Managing the Office
Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body
Anatomic Descriptors and Fundamental Body Structure
The Nervous System
The Senses
The Integumentary System
The Skeletal System
The Muscular System
The Respiratory System
The Circulatory System
The Immune System
The Digestive System
The Urinary System
The Endocrine System
The Reproductive System
Preparing for Clinical Procedures
Infection Control and Medical Asepsis
The Medical History and Patient Screening
Vital Signs and Measurements
Preparing for Examinations
Assisting with Examinations
The Physical Examination and Other Exams
OB/GYN Exams
Pediatric Exams
Laboratory Procedures
The Physician's Office Laboratory
Blood Specimen Collection
Diagnostic Testing
Specimen Collection and Processing
Cardiology and Radiology Procedures
Cardiology Procedures
Radiology Procedures
Minor Surgery Procedures
Preparing for Surgery
Assisting with Minor Surgical Procedures
Medication Administration Procedures
Pharmacology Fundamentals
Dosage Calculations
Medication Administration
Administering Injections and Immunizations
Responding to Emergencies and First Aid
Emergencies in the Medical Office
First Aid for Accidents and Injuries
Rehabilitation and Healthy Living
Nutrition, Exercise, and Healthy Living
Workplace Readiness
Externship and the Job Search
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