Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants / Edition 8

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Overview

Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants, edition 6, encompasses all of the back office, hands-on concepts and skills, including taking vital signs, collecting and processing lab specimens, preparing patients for examinations, assisting with office surgeries, and other office treatments and procedures. This popular text offers accessible, practical coverage of all the concepts and skills that you need to know to become a successful Clinical Medical Assistant. This new edition focuses on providing the very latest information on topics such as hand sanitizing, safety needles, waived lab tests, treatments, examinations, and other areas of clinical knowledge. Written by an author with many years of experience, this book also features tips from real medical assistants who are currently practicing in the clinical area.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

LouAnn Schraffenberger
This is the fourth edition of a textbook for medical assisting students that provides instruction in the clinical skills performed by medical assistants in the medical office. The organization of the book allows for individualized instruction as well as convenient reference use. The purpose is to advance the knowledge of a medical assistant in the clinical procedures frequently performed in the medical office. The author recognizes the demand for an increasing number and variety of clinical skills required of the medical assistant. The book is intended to thoroughly prepare new medical assistants as well as to renew and expand the skills of the practicing medical assistant. The primary audience is the medical assisting student. The secondary audience may be practicing medical assistants, nursing assistants and aides as well as other students requiring basic clinical procedure knowledge. This new edition is expanded to include additional clinical procedures. Additional information about OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standards, CLIA regulations, emergency medical procedures, and other current topics is included. Numerous illustrations accompany the theory section to help the student relate the new knowledge to each skill. Each procedure is presented in a step-by-step format, with underlying principles and illustrations accompanying the techniques. Documentation examples provide the student with a guideline for charting his or her own procedures. This new edition presents information in a clear and concise manner. This is an in-depth study of the most current procedures that must be understood and performed accurately by the medical assistant. The book is easy to read, and theillustrations provide excellent reinforcement of the theory and techniques described. An accompanying student manual should also be considered for a complete learning experience.
Julie Hosley
This text is designed to meet the needs of the medical assistant whose role is expanding by enhancing professional competency in the clinical area. This is the fifth edition since 1979; the most recent edition was published in 1995. The author proposes to expose the student to all areas of competence in a step-by-step procedural format. Supporting theory begins each chapter to help students understand the reasoning behind the skills requirements. With the increasing role of the medical assistant in healthcare, there is a greater need for proficiency in all areas of the medical office. The author has met her objectives with this newest update. The text is written for the medical assisting student but may be used as a refresher for the practicing professional in the clinical field. It is written at an accessible level for this audience. The author is aware of the needs of the medical assisting curriculum and has polished her book through each edition to reflect the changing requirements of the profession. Every area of clinical practice in the medical office is covered with a brief background to introduce standard procedures. The text is written in a straightforward manner with an abundance of visually appealing boxes, tables, graphs, and illustrations. This edition includes boxes contributed by practicing medical assistants to expand on the information in each chapter from a ""real life"" perspective. Web site sources of additional information are included at the conclusion of each chapter. This text compares favorably with others specifically for the clinical practice. The author has updated this valuable text to reflect current medical concerns while retaining the overellexcellence of the previous editions.
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Reviewer: Julie Hosley, RN, CMA (Carteret Community College)
Description: This text is designed to meet the needs of the medical assistant whose role is expanding by enhancing professional competency in the clinical area. This is the fifth edition since 1979; the most recent edition was published in 1995.
Purpose: The author proposes to expose the student to all areas of competence in a step-by-step procedural format. Supporting theory begins each chapter to help students understand the reasoning behind the skills requirements. With the increasing role of the medical assistant in healthcare, there is a greater need for proficiency in all areas of the medical office. The author has met her objectives with this newest update.
Audience: The text is written for the medical assisting student but may be used as a refresher for the practicing professional in the clinical field. It is written at an accessible level for this audience. The author is aware of the needs of the medical assisting curriculum and has polished her book through each edition to reflect the changing requirements of the profession.
Features: Every area of clinical practice in the medical office is covered with a brief background to introduce standard procedures. The text is written in a straightforward manner with an abundance of visually appealing boxes, tables, graphs, and illustrations. This edition includes boxes contributed by practicing medical assistants to expand on the information in each chapter from a "real life" perspective. Web site sources of additional information are included at the conclusion of each chapter.
Assessment: This text compares favorably with others specifically for the clinical practice. The author has updated this valuable text to reflect current medical concerns while retaining the overell excellence of the previous editions.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437708820
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 896
  • Sales rank: 323,005
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. I Infection Control
1 The Medical Record 3
2 Medical Asepsis and the OSHA Standard 50
3 Sterilization and Disinfection 84
Sect. II Basic Clinical Procedures
4 Vital Signs 122
5 The Physical Examination 166
Sect. III Specialty Examinations and Procedures
6 Eye and Ear Assessment and Procedures 204
7 Physical Agents to Promote Tissue Healing 236
8 The Gynecologic Examination and Prenatal Care 270
9 The Pediatric Examination 326
Sect. IV Advanced Clinical Procedures
10 Minor Office Surgery 376
11 Administration of Medication 434
Sect. V Diagnostic Testing
12 Cardiopulmonary Procedures 510
13 Colon Procedures and Male Reproductive Health 546
14 Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging 564
Sect. VI Physician's Office Laboratory
15 Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory 584
16 Urinalysis 612
17 Phlebotomy 658
18 Hematology 706
19 Blood Chemistry and Serology 726
20 Medical Microbiology 754
Sect. VII Emergency Medical Procedures
21 Emergency Medical Procedures 782
App. A Medical Abbreviations 815
App. B The Human Body: Highlights of Structure and Function 825
Glossary 845
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