Pearson's Comprehensive Medical Assisting / Edition 2

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Overview

This brand new edition, four color, complete with interactive CD, Medical Assisting book is all about Connections: Medical Assistant's connections with patients, physicians, offices and jobs. Pearson's Comprehensive Medical Assisting, 1e , is the first book to help students succeed in both the classroom and in their careers. It helps students take information from "what you need to do" to "how to do it". Strong integration of tips, hints and guidelines help students avoid common performance mishaps while peforming clinical skills and the softer skills (e.g. timeliness, presentation, interpersonal relations). Some brand new features of this edition are:

  • 51 new procedures (See the list of procedures with highlighting)
  • Charting Examples at the end of every appropriate procedure
  • Certification Link—chart of topics covered in the chapter that will be found on the CMA and RMA examinations
  • New Case Studies at the beginning of each chapter.
  • Professionalism: The Workplace—provides short tips for the workplace
  • Judgment Call—presents an ethical issue or dilemma and one critical thinking question

This is a perfect resource for Medical Assisting students or medical assistants practicing within the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135008836
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/18/2010
  • Series: Pearson Custom Health Professions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1536
  • Sales rank: 454,375
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Table of Contents

UNIT ONE: Introduction to Health Care

1 Medical Assisting: The Profession

2 Medical Science: History and Practice

3 Medical Law and Ethics

4 Medical Terminology

5 Communication: Verbal and Nonverbal

6 The Office Environment

7 Telephone Techniques

UNIT TWO: Administrative Medical Assisting

8 Patient Reception

9 Appointment Scheduling

10 Office Facilities, Equipment, and Supplies

11 Written Communication

12 Computers in the Medical Office

13 Managing Medical Records

14 Electronic Medical Records

15 Fees, Billing, Collections, and Credit

16 Financial Management

17 Medical Insurance

18 Medical Insurance Claims

19 Medical Coding

20 Medical Office Management

UNIT THREE: Anatomy and Physiology

21 Body Structure and Function

22 The Integumentary System

23 The Skeletal System

24 The Muscular System

25 The Nervous System

26 The Special Senses

27 The Circulatory System

28 The Immune System

29 The Respiratory System

30 The Digestive System

31 The Urinary System

32 The Endocrine System

33 The Reproductive System

UNIT FOUR: Clinical Medical Assisting

34 Infection Control

35 Vital Signs

36 Assisting with Physical Examinations

37 Assisting with Medical Specialties

38 Assisting with Reproductive and Urinary Specialties

39 Assisting with Eye and Ear Care

40 Assisting with Life Span Specialties: Pediatrics

41 Assisting with Life Span Specialties: Geriatrics

42 Assisting with Minor Surgery

43 Assisting with Medical Emergencies and Emergency Preparedness

44 The Clinical Laboratory

45 Microbiology

46 Urinalysis

47 Hematology

48 Radiology

49 Electrocardiography

50 Pulmonary Function

51 Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

52 Math for Pharmacology

53 Pharmacology

54 Administering Medications

55 Patient Education

56 Nutrition

57 Mental Health

UNIT FIVE: Career Assistance

58 Professionalism

59 Externship and Career Opportunities

Appendices

Glossary

Index

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