Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Procedures / Edition 4

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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.
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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: 1,328,999
  • 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


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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