Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Procedures / Edition 4

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780077340100
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 5/14/2010
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 322
  • Sales rank: 1,005,256
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Terri started her medical career as a CMA for a solo internal medical practitioner with a sub-specialty in hematology/oncology. Her interest in the administrative side of medicine blossomed when she accepted a position as home care coordinator for a homecare/DME provider. After 18 years in the medical field, a teaching opportunity presented itself and she began her career as an educator of medical assisting students, eventually becoming the director of the program. She then assisted with the creation, development and supervision of medical billing and coding programs at two separate technical schools in Massachusetts and Connecticut. She currently has returned to the medical field as the financial applications analyst at Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer Massachusetts. She is delighted to have had the opportunity to work with McGraw-Hill and their author teams on several projects. She would like to thank Dale, Mom, Mari Lou and all of her extended family for their continued love and support.

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Table of Contents

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



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