Study Guide for Kinn's The Medical Assistant: An Applied Learning Approach / Edition 10

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This guide enhances understanding of the theory and applications presented in Kinn's The Medical Assistant: An Applied Learning Approach, 10th Edition. Specially designed to parallel material in the book, this helpful study guide provides in-depth study and review of the most important medical assisting concepts and skills. Each chapter is filled with pedagogical features that help enhance the teaching and learning experience, including chapter outlines and learning objectives, as well as relevant material focusing on personal qualities, skills, responsibilities, types of patient education, and legal/ethical issues.

• A variety of exercises test content knowledge and critical thinking skills, including vocabulary review, multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and true/false questions.
• End of chapter quizzes test understanding of concepts presented in the entire chapter.
• Procedure Checklists for every procedure covered in the main text. Students can tear out the checklists and provide to the instructor for evaluation.
• English-Spanish terms help bilingual students master key content.

• The most current content and competencies associated with CAAHEP and ABHES, including IV Therapy, Patient Education, and Documentation.
• Cross references from the Connections theme in each chapter of the main text to relevant exercises in study guide.
• Additional exercises, such as Skills & Concepts, Word Puzzles, Case Studies, Work Applications, and Internet Activities enhance the learning experience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416038351
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/9/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 1184
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 2.00 (d)

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Table of Contents


1. Becoming a Successful Student

2. The Healthcare Industry

Unit One: Introduction to Medical Assisting

3. The Medical Assisting Profession

4. Professional Behavior in the Workplace

5. Interpersonal Skills and Human Behavior

6. Medicine and Ethics

7. Medicine and Law

Unit Two: Administrative Medical Assisting

8. Computers in the Medical Office

9. Telephone Techniques

10. Scheduling Appointments

11. Patient Reception and Processing

12. The Office Environment and Daily Operations

13. Written Communications and Document Processing

Unit Three: Health Information in the Medical Office

14. Documentation and Medical Records Management

15. Health Information Management

16. Privacy and Risk Management

Unit Four: Billing and Coding Procedures

17. Basics of Diagnostic Coding

18. Basics of Procedure Coding

19. Third-Party Reimbursement

20. The Health Insurance Claim Form

21. Professional Fees, Billing, and Collecting

Unit Five: Financial and Practice Management

22. Banking Services and Procedures

23. Management of Practice Finances

24. Medical Practice Management and Human Resources

25. Medical Practice Marketing and Customer Service

Unit Six: Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assisting

26. Infection Control

27. Patient Assessment

28. Patient Education

29. Nutrition & Health Promotion

30. Vital Signs

31. Assisting with the Primary Physical Examination

Unit Seven: Assisting with Medications

32. Principles of Pharmacology

33. Pharmacology Math

34. Administering Medications (including IV Therapy)

Unit Eight: Assisting with Medical Specialties

35. Assisting with Medical Emergencies

36. Assisting in Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

37. Assisting in Dermatology

38. Assisting in Gastroenterology

39. Assisting in Urology & Male Reproduction

40. Assisting in Obstetrics & Gynecology

41. Assisting in Pediatrics

42. Assisting in Orthopedic Medicine

43. Assisting in Neurology & Mental Health

44. Assisting in Endocrinology

45. Assisting in Pulmonary Medicine

46. Assisting in Cardiology

47. Geriatrics

Unit Nine: Diagnostic Procedures

48. Principles of Electrocardiography

49. Assisting with Diagnostic Imaging

50. Assisting in the Clinical Laboratory

51. Assisting in the Analysis of Urine

52. Assisting in Phlebotomy

53. Assisting in the Analysis of Blood

54. Assisting in Microbiology

Unit Ten: Assisting with Surgeries

55. Surgical Supplies & Instruments

56. Surgical Asepsis & Assisting with Surgical Procedures

Unit Eleven: Career Development

57. Career Development & Life Skills

Procedure Checklists

English-Spanish Terms

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