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Medical Assisting, Third Edition addresses the most current competencies for medical assisting certification, CPR procedures, coding and insurance billing requirements, HIPAA regulation, OSHA guidelines, and clinical diagnostic testing such as hemoglobin A1c (diabetes) testing. Thorough coverage of procedures remains an asset and Anatomy & Physiology coverage is included in separate chapters. It trains students on medical office administrative procedures and equipment, clinical procedures, infection control, anatomy and physiology, assisting with patients, medical emergencies and first aid, laboratory procedures, nutrition, pharmacology, diagnostic equipment, and much more.
Part One Introduction to Medical Assisting Section 1 Foundations and Principles Chapter 1 The Profession of Medical Assisting Chapter 2 Types of Medical Practice Chapter 3 Legal and Ethical Issues in Medical Practice, Including HIPAA Chapter 4 Communication with Patients, Families, and Coworkers Part Two Administrative Medical Assisting Section 1 Office Work Chapter 5 Using and Maintaining Office Equipment Chapter 6 Using Computers in the Office Chapter 7 Managing Correspondence and Mail Chapter 8 Managing Office Supplies Chapter 9 Maintaining Patient Records Chapter 10 Managing the Office Medical Records Section 2 Interacting with Patients Chapter 11 Telephone Techniques Chapter 12 Scheduling Appointments and Maintaining the Physician's Schedule Chapter 13 Patient Reception Chapter 14 Patient Education Section 3 Financial Responsibilities Chapter 15 Health Insurance Billing Procedures Chapter 16 Medical Coding Chapter 17 Patient Billing and Collections Chapter 18 Accounting for the Medical Office Part Three Clinical Medical Assisting Section 1 The Medical Office Environment Chapter 19 Principles of Asepsis Chapter 20 Infection Control Techniques Chapter 21 HIV, Hepatitis, and Other Blood-Borne Pathogens Chapter 22 Preparing the Examination and Treatment Areas Section 2 Anatomy and Physiology Chapter 23 Organization of the Body Chapter 24 The Integumentary System Chapter 25 The Skeletal System Chapter 26 The Muscular System Chapter 27 The Cardiovascular System Chapter 28 The Respiratory System Chapter 29 The Nervous System Chapter 30 The Urinary System Chapter 31 The Reproductive Systems Chapter 32 The Lymphatic and Immune Systems Chapter 33 The Digestive System Chapter 34 The Endocrine System Chapter 35 Special Senses Section 3 Assisting with Patients Chapter 36 Interviewing the Patient, Taking a History, and Documentation Chapter 37 Obtaining Vital Signs and Measurements Chapter 38 Assisting with a General Physical Examination Section 4 Specialty Practices and Medical Emergencies Chapter 39 Assisting with Examinations in the Basic Specialties Chapter 40 Assisting with Highly Specialized Examinations Chapter 41 Assisting with Minor Surgery Chapter 42 Assisting with Cold and Heat Therapy and Ambulation Chapter 43 Medical Emergencies and First Aid Chapter 44 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Section 5 Physician's Office Laboratory Procedures Chapter 45 Laboratory Equipment and Safety Chapter 46 Introduction to Microbiology Chapter 47 Collecting, ProcessingMicrobiologyng Urine Specimens Chapter 48 Collecting, Processing, and Testing Blood Specimens Section 6 Nutrition, Pharmacology, and Diagnostic Equipment Chapter 49 Nutrition and Special Diets Chapter 50 Principles of Pharmacology Chapter 51 Drug Administration Chapter 52 Electrocardiography and Pulmonary Function Testing Chapter 53 X-Rays and Diagnostic Radiology Section 7 Externship Chapter 54 Medical Assisting Externships and Preparing to Find a Position Appendices Appendix I Medical Assistant Role Delineation Chart (AAMA) Appendix II RMA Certification Chart Appendix III NHA Certification Chart Appendix IV Prefixes and Suffixes Commonly Used in Medical Terms Appendix V Latin and Greek Equivalents Commonly Used in Medical Terms Appendix VI Abbreviations Commonly Used in Medical Notations Appendix VII Symbols Commonly Used in Medical Notations Appendix VIII Professional Organizations and Agencies