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Covering the latest topics and trends, offering the best competency-based procedures, and providing the most innovative technology, it is easy to see why Delmar's Clinical Medical Assisting is the most dynamic learning package for medical assisting. In this edition, learn the most current information and procedures necessary to succeed in the medical office. Use the accompanying interactive software programs to translate this knowledge to simulated real-world environments, and apply critical thinking skills.
"...prepares students to become multi-skilled medical assistants for the 21st century...includes full-color illustrations and photographs throughout, key terms, chapter outlines, real-life scenarios, patient teaching tips, etc."
Section I: General Procedures. Unit 1: Introduction to Medical Assisting and Health Professions. Chapter 1 The Medical Assisting Profession. Chapter 2 Health Care Settings and the Health Care Team. Chapter 3 History of Medicine. Unit 2: The Therapeutic Approach. Chapter 4 Therapeutic Communication Skills. Chapter 5 Coping Skills for the Medical Assistant. Chapter 6 The Therapeutic Approach to the Patient with Life-Threatening Illness. Unit 3: Responsible Medical Practice. Chapter 7 Legal Considerations. Chapter 8 Ethical Considerations. Chapter 9 Emergency Procedures and First Aid. Section II: Clinical Procedures. Unit 4: Integrated Clinical Procedures. Chapter 10 Infection Control and Medical Asepsis. Chapter 11 The Patient History and Documentation. Chapter 12 Vital Signs and Measurements. Chapter 13 The Physical Examination. Unit 5: Assisting with Specialty Examinations and Procedures. Chapter 14 Obstetrics and Gynecology. Chapter 15 Pediatrics. Chapter 16 Male Reproductive System. Chapter 17 Gerontology. Chapter 18 Examinations and Procedures of Body Systems. Unit 6: Advanced Techniques and Procedures. Chapter 19 Assisting with Ambulatory/Office Surgery. Chapter 20 Diagnostic Imaging. Chapter 21 Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Modalities. Chapter 22 Nutrition in Health and Disease. Chapter 23 Basic Pharmacology. Chapter 24 Calculation of Medication Dosage and Medication Administration. Chapter 25 Electrocardiography. Chapter 26 Safety and Regulatory Guidelines in the Medical Laboratory. Unit 7: Laboratory Procedures. Chapter 27 Introduction to the Medical Laboratory. Chapter 28 Phlebotomy: Venipuncture and Capillary Puncture. Chapter 29 Hematology. Chapter 30 Urinalysis. Chapter 31 Basic Microbiology. Chapter 32 Specialty Laboratory Tests. Section III: Professional Procedures. Unit 8: Office and Human Resource Management. Chapter 33 The Medical Assistant as Office Manager. Chapter 34 The Medical Assistant as Human Resources Manager. Unit 9: Entry into the Profession. Chapter 35 Preparing for Medical Assisting Credentials. Chapter 36 Employment Strategies.