Today's Medical Assistant

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-10-10
  • Publisher: W B Saunders Co

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Assess your knowledge, enhance your critical thinking capabilities, and apply the skills you've learned in Today's Medical Assistant with this engaging study guide! This comprehensive collection of review tools, application exercises, and expert insight provides a fun, practical way to strengthen your understanding of concepts and procedures from the text and ensure complete preparation for success in medical assisting! Key Term Assessments reinforce your grasp of important medical terminology. Pretests and Posttests help you assess your content knowledge and perfect your test-taking skills. Critical Thinking Activities correlated directly to the text challenge you to apply what you've learned to realistic patient scenarios. Procedure checklists make it easy to track procedure performance. Labeling Exercises in the anatomy chapters let you practice identifying anatomic structures. Evaluation of Learning short-answer questions enable you to gauge your understanding of each chapter's primary topics and discussion points. Practice for Competency charts help you practice clinical skills and track your progress. Evaluation of Competency checklists allow you to compare your performance to the stated objectives and performance standards and assess your strengths and weaknesses. Medication flash cards make it easier to learn and understand important drug information. A Road to Recovery game provides a fun, interactive way to practice your responses to realistic medical office scenarios. Crossword Puzzles help you review terms and concepts in an engaging, entertaining format. Pharmacology Math Review exercises refresh your mathematic skills with real-world scenarios and equations similar to those you'll encounter in practice. An Externship Evaluation helps you keep track of your work experience and prepare for a successful transition into the professional environment.

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
Blood Chemistry and Immunology
Emergency Medical Procedures
Administrative Component
The Medical Record
Patient Reception
Medical Office Computerization
Telephone Techniques
Scheduling Appointments
Medical Records Management
Written Communications
Managing Practice Finances
Medical Coding
Medical Insurance
Billing and Collections
Office Management and Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Protective Practices for the Medical Office
Obtaining Employment
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