Delmar's Clinical Medical Assisting / Edition 4

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Overview

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."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435419254
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/8/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1232
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Wilburta (Billie) Q. Lindh, CMA (AAMA), holds professor emerita status at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington, where she served as director and consultant to the Medical Assistant Program. During her tenure at the college, she received the Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year award for 2000. Lindh is a member of the SeaTac Chapter of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and has lectured at AAMA seminars and conducted in-service workshops on various topics throughout the country. She is a coauthor of respected textbooks on medical assisting, radiology, and ophthalmology, as well as the medical assistant chapter in the GUIDE TO CAREERS IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS.

Marilyn S. Pooler, RN, MEd, RMA(AMT), is a Professor in the Medical Assisting Department at Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, Massachusetts. Marilyn has taught at Springfield for twenty years and previously served as chair of the Medical Assisting Department. She is on the certifying board of the AAMA task force for test construction and is a member of the executive board of the New England Association of Allied Health Educators. She is also a site surveyor for AAMA, reviewing medical assisting programs at schools and colleges seeking accreditation.

Formerly Dean of Business and Allied Health, Lake Washington Technical College, Kirkland, WA Co-Author of three additional texts for use with allied health professionals Member of SeaTac American Association of Medical Assistants Past President of Lake Washington College Foundation. You can find me on Facebook.

Barbara M. Dahl, CMA (AAMA), CPC, served as a faculty member and coordinator of the Medical Assisting Program at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Washington, for 20 years. She continues to be an active member of several professional organizations, including the Whatcom County Chapter of Medical Assistants, the Washington State Society of Medical Assistants, the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), and the Washington State Medical Assisting Educators. Dahl is also actively involved in medical management and personnel consulting, curriculum development, and program accreditation advising, as well as advocating for medical assistants to enjoy the right to practice in Washington.

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Table of Contents

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.

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