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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. 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 Assisting with Patients Chapter 23 Interviewing the Patient, Taking a History, and Documentation Chapter 24 Obtaining Vital Signs and Measurements Chapter 25 Assisting with a General Physical Examination Section 3 Specialty Practices and Medical Emergencies Chapter 26 Assisting with Examinations in the Basic Specialties Chapter 27 Assisting with Highly Specialized Examinations Chapter 28 Assisting with Minor Surgery Chapter 29 Assisting with Cold and Heat Therapy and Ambulation Chapter 30 Medical Emergencies and First Aid Chapter 31 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Section 6 Physician's Office Laboratory Procedures Chapter 32 Laboratory Equipment and Safety Chapter 33 Introduction to Microbiology Chapter 34 Collecting, Processing, and Testing Urine Specimens Chapter 35 Collecting, Processing, and Testing Blood Specimens Section 5 Nutrition, Pharmacology, and Diagnostic Equipment Chapter 36 Nutrition and Special Diets Chapter 37 Principles of Pharmacology Chapter 38 Drug Administration Chapter 39 Electrocardiography and Pulmonary Function Testing Chapter 40 X-Rays and Diagnostic Radiology Section 6 Externship Chapter 41 Medical Assisting Externships and Preparing to Find a Position 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