Lippincott Williams & Wilkins' Comprehensive Medical Assisting / Edition 3

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Completely updated to meet current AAMA and AMT guidelines for medical assisting practice, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins' Comprehensive Medical Assisting is the ideal core text for comprehensive medical assisting programs. It covers all the required administrative, clinical, and lab competencies in a detailed yet efficient manner that appeals to students and faculty. The book includes critical thinking questions and is written for maximum readability, with a full-color layout, hundreds of illustrations, and boxes to highlight key points. A bound-in DVD includes pronunciation guides, skill evaluation forms, CMA review questions, clinical simulations, video clips of procedures, animations, and an office software simulator. A companion Website will include English-to-Spanish translation aids, ESL resources, Korotkoff blood pressure sounds, an interactive math review, and pharmacology animations. An Instructor's Resource CD-ROM will be available gratis upon adoption of the text.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781770040
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/1/2008
  • Series: Point (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins) Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1110
  • Product dimensions: 8.57 (w) x 11.16 (h) x 1.67 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I Introduction to Medical Assisting

UNIT ONE:Understanding the Profession
Medicine and Medical Assisting
Law and Ethics
Communication Skills
Patient Education

The Administrative Medical Assistant PART II

UNIT TWO Fundamentals of Administrative Medical Assisting
The First Contact: Telephone and Reception
Managing Appointments
Written Communications
Health Information Management: Electronic and Manual
Computer Applications in the Medical Office
Management of the Medical Office
UNIT THREE Managing the Finances in the Practice
Credit and Collections
Accounting Responsibilities
Health Insurance
Diagnostic Coding
Outpatient Procedural Coding


UNIT FOUR Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assisting
Nutrition and Wellness
Medical Asepsis and Infection Control
Medical History and Patient Assessment
Anthropometric Measurements and Vital Signs
Assisting with the Physical Examination
Sterilization and Surgical Instruments
Assisting with Minor Office Surgery
Preparing and Administering Medications
Diagnostic Imaging
Medical Office Emergencies
UNIT FIVE Clinical Duties Related to Medical Specialties
Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
Pulmonary Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology

UNIT SIX Fundamentalsof Laboratory Procedures
Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory
CLIA Compliance and Laboratory Safety
Microbiology and Immunology
Clinical Chemistry

UNIT SEVEN Competing in the Job Market
Making the Transition: Student to Employee
Comprehensive Final Examination

Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G
Appendix H
Appendix I
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