The Professional Medical Assistant: An Integrative, Teamwork-Based Approach / Edition 1

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This new textbook uses a multidisciplinary, integrated approach to learning that truly reflects the real world in which MAs practice, whether they're focused on the front or back office. From beginning to end, it offers comprehensive, competency-based coverage, complemented by an emphasis on multiple learning styles to better meet the needs of your students.

Mastery of all the knowledge and skills that lead to CMA(AAMA) or RMA certification, plus flexibility, versatility, teamwork, and professionalism in the workplace, are the hallmarks of a successful and rewarding career as a Medical Assistant.

Our integrated front- and back-office approach provides the foundation for success…

Classroom building blocks—medical terminology, body structure and function, and pharmacology.

Lab and clinical—building skills through hands-on practice.

How it Works…

Integrated Approach – Teamwork based – Multiple Learning Styles

Unique approach helps students better understand how front-office duties affect back-office decisions, and vice versa.

Geared to all students and all learning styles:

  • Solitary Learners
  • Social Learners
  • Auditory Learners
  • Visual Learners
  • Kinesthetic Learners
  • Oral-Dependent Learners
  • Writing-Dependent Learners

A comprehensive approach that addresses all competences required by the AAMA and AMT

Special focus on the attributes of a successful employee, need for teamwork and flexibility in the workplace, and importance of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

Assessment exercises help students identify their own learning styles, and suggested study strategies for each style are included.

Organized into three main sections:

  • General/Transdisciplinary
  • Administrative
  • Clinical

A step-by-step, chapter-by-chapter, body systems approach to clinical competencies that includes relevant examinations and procedures.

FREE for Students and Instructors, from F.A. Davis and Amazing Charts…

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View a Demo.

EMR Software to accompany The Professional Medical Assistant

Patient data embedded in user-friendly, Windows-based EMR software

Patients come directly from The Professional Medical Assistant

Software package includes...

  • More than 100 documentation templates
  • Complete ICD-9 database for coding
  • Orders for tests
  • E&M coding helper
  • Printable CMS-1500 for billing

Adopters receive patient-specific learning activities in PDF format.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803616684
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 4/28/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1280
  • Sales rank: 588,514
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

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I. General-Transdisciplinary

1. Succeeding as a Student

2. The Profession of Medical Assisting

3. Professionalism

4. Health Care Yesterday and Today

5. Therapeutic Communication

6. Legal Considerations

7. HIPAA and a Patient’s Rights

8. Bioethics

9. Patient Education

II. Administrative

10. The Office Environment

11. Telephone Techniques

12. Appointment Scheduling

13. Written Office Communications and Mail

14. Medical Records Management

15. Office Management

16. Coding and Insurance

17. Billing and Collections

18. Accounting and Banking

III. Clinical

19. Infection Control and Medical Asepsis

20. The Patient Interview

21. Vital Signs

22. Physical Examination

23. Essentials of Medical Terminology

24. Surgical Asepsis and Assisting with Minor Surgery

25. Dermatology

26. Neurology

27. Cardiology and Lymphatics

28. Pulmonology

29. Endocrinology

30. Gastroenterology

31. Urology and the Male Reproductive System

32. Obstetrics and Gynecology

33. Pediatrics

34. Geriatrics

35. Orthopedics

36. Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology

37. Nutrition

38. Introduction to Pharmacology

39. Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration

40. Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory

41. Phlebotomy

42. Hematology and Coagulation Procedures

43. Clinical Chemistry and Serological Procedures

44. Urinalysis

45. Microbiology

46. Bioemergency Response and Preparedness

47. Office Emergencies

48. Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

49. Externship and Career Strategies


A. Glossary

B. Abbreviations

C. Index of Competencies

D. Commonly Prescribed Drugs

E. Certification Examination

Content Outlines


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