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Delmar's complete learning system prepares students to become multiskilled medical assistants for the 21st Century! This new full-color clinical medical assisting textbook is part of a dynamic learning system that includes study guide software, workbook, video series, CD-ROM, and instructor-support materials. Together, these learning tools integrate the clinical DACUM essential and advanced competencies, emphasizing clinical procedures, interpersonal communications, and changes in the health care setting including standard precautions and managed care.The text is written not by just one or two individuals, but by twenty talented experts who provide students with a thorough understanding of the clinical medical assisting fundamentals. The entire learning system is complemented by "real-life" characters and scenerios from the field of medical assisting—a feature not found in any other text!
Instructor's Manual ISBN: 0-8273-8527-7
Student Workbook ISBN: 0-8273-8526-9

"...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: 9781401881320
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/21/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1088
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.60 (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

Managing Authors
List of Procedures
How to Use This Book
How to Use the Medical Assisting Clinical Skills CD-ROM
Unit 1 Introduction to Medical Assisting and Health Professions 2
Ch. 1 Medical Assisting as a Profession 3
Ch. 2 Health Care Settings and the Health Care Team 15
Ch. 3 History of Medicine 29
Unit 2 The Therapeutic Approach 36
Ch. 4 Therapeutic Communication Skills 37
Ch. 5 Coping Skills for the Medical Assistant 51
Ch. 6 The Therapeutic Approach to the Patient with Life-Threatening Illness 59
Unit 3 Responsible Medical Practice 66
Ch. 7 Legal Considerations 67
Ch. 8 Ethical Considerations 83
Ch. 9 Emergency Procedures and First Aid 93
Unit 4 Integrated Clinical Procedures 130
Ch. 10 Infection Control, Medical Asepsis, and Sterilization 131
Ch. 11 Taking a Medical History, the Patient's Chart, and Methods of Documentation 183
Ch. 12 Vital Signs and Measurements 205
Ch. 13 The Physical Examination 235
Unit 5 Assisting with Specialty Examinations and Procedures 256
Ch. 14 Obstetrics and Gynecology 257
Ch. 15 Pediatrics 281
Ch. 16 Male Reproductive System 303
Ch. 17 Gerontology 311
Ch. 18 Examinations and Procedures of Body Systems 321
Unit 6 Advanced Techniques and Procedures 382
Ch. 19 Assisting with Minor Surgery 383
Ch. 20 Diagnostic Imaging 431
Ch. 21 Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Modalities 443
Ch. 22 Nutrition in Health and Disease 475
Ch. 23 Basic Pharmacology 497
Ch. 24 Calculation of Medication Dosage and Medication Administration 515
Ch. 25 Electrocardiography 565
Unit 7 Laboratory Procedures 595
Ch. 26 Safety and Regulatory Guidelines in the Medical Laboratory 597
Ch. 27 Introduction to the Medical Laboratory 615
Ch. 28 Phlebotomy: Venipuncture and Capillary Puncture 635
Ch. 29 Hematology 665
Ch. 30 Urinalysis 697
Ch. 31 Basic Microbiology 721
Ch. 32 Specialty Laboratory Tests 759
Unit 8 Office and Human Resource Management 788
Ch. 33 The Medical Assistant as Office Manager 789
Ch. 34 The Medical Assistant as Human Resources Manager 813
Unit 9 Entry into the Profession 832
Ch. 35 Preparing for Medical Assisting Credentials 833
Ch. 36 Employment Strategies 843
App. A Common Medical Abbreviations and Symbols 861
App. B Top 200 Drugs by Retail Sales in 2000 867
App. C Medical Assistant Role Delineation Chart 871
App. D: Answers to Case Study Reviews 873
Glossary of Terms 889
Index 907
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