Kinn's The Medical Assistant - E-Book: An Applied Learning Approach

Kinn's The Medical Assistant - E-Book: An Applied Learning Approach

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Prepare for a successful career in medical assisting! Kinn’s The Medical Assistant, 12th Edition helps you learn the real-world administrative and clinical skills essential to working in the health care setting. Administrative coverage ranges from professionalism and interpersonal skills to billing and coding and electronic health records; clinical content teaches how to assist with medications, diagnostic procedures, and surgeries. And no other comprehensive medical assisting text can match its coverage of assisting with medical specialties! Written by medical assisting experts Alexandra Adams and Deborah Proctor, this classic resource also includes an Evolve companion website with practical exercises and activities, videos, and review questions for the CMA and RMA certification exams.

  • More chapters on assisting with medical specialties than any other Medical Assisting text prepare you to assist in specialty exams and make you better qualified to work in specialty fields like cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, gynecology, and neurology.
  • Step-by-step, illustrated procedures make it easier to learn and understand medical assisting skills, and include rationales for each step.
  • Threaded case scenarios help you develop critical thinking skills and apply concepts to realistic administrative and clinical situations.
  • Patient education and legal and ethical issues are described in relation to the Medical Assistant's job.
  • A Portfolio Builder on the Evolve website helps you demonstrate proficiency to potential employers.
  • Detailed learning objectives and vocabulary with definitions in each chapter help you study more effectively, with connections icons linking concepts in the text to exercises in the study guide and on the Evolve companion website.
  • Study Guide includes a variety of exercises to test your knowledge and critical thinking skills, case scenarios from the book, and a Procedure Checklists Manual. Sold separately.
  • NEW! Charting examples within the procedures are highlighted for easier learning.
  • UPDATED coverage of the Electronic Health Record ensures that you are familiar with the technology you'll use on the job.
  • UPDATED content on alternative therapies and treatment includes the latest herbal remedies such as red rice yeast for lowering cholesterol, St. John’s Wort for depression, and probiotic bacteria for GI maladies. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323187817
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 12/27/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1392
File size: 60 MB
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About the Author

Marti Garrels, MSA, MTA (ASCP), CMA (AAMA)

Medical Assisting Program Consultant

Retired Medical Assisting Program Director

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, Washington

Table of Contents


Ch. 1 Becoming a Successful Student

Ch. 2 The Healthcare Industry

Unit One: Introduction to Medical Assisting

Ch. 3 The Medical Assisting Profession

Ch. 4 Professional Behavior in the Workplace

Ch. 5 Interpersonal Skills and Human Behavior

Ch. 6 Medicine and Ethics

Ch. 7 Medicine and Law

Unit Two: Administrative Medical Assisting

Ch. 8 Computer Concepts

Ch. 9 Telephone Techniques

Ch. 10 Scheduling Appointments

Ch. 11 Patient Reception and Processing

Ch. 12 Office Environment and Daily Operations

Ch. 13 Written Communications and Mail Processing

Unit Three: Health Information in the Medical Office

Ch. 14 The Paper Medical Record (formerly Medical Records Management)

Ch. 15 The Electronic Medical Record

Ch. 16 Health Information Management

Ch. 17 Privacy in the Physician's Office

Unit Four: Billing and Coding Procedures

Ch. 18 Basics of Diagnostic Coding

Ch. 19 Basics of Procedural Coding

Ch. 20 Basics of Health Insurance

Ch. 21 The Health Insurance Claim Form

Ch. 22 Professional Fees, Billing, and Collecting

Unit Five: Financial and Practice Management

Ch. 23 Banking Services and Procedures

Ch. 24 Management of Practice Finances

Ch. 25 Medical Practice Management and Human Resources

Ch. 26 Medical Practice Marketing and Customer Service

Unit Six: Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assisting

Ch. 27 Infection Control

Ch. 28 Patient Assessment

Ch. 29 Patient Education

Ch. 30 Nutrition and Health Promotion

Ch. 31 Vital Signs

Ch. 32 Assisting with the Primary Physical Examination

Unit Seven: Assisting with Medications

Ch. 33 Principles of Pharmacology

Ch. 34 Pharmacology Math

Ch. 35 Administering Medications

Unit Eight: Assisting with Medical Specialties

Ch. 36 Emergency Preparedness and Assisting With Medical Emergencies

Ch. 37 Assisting in Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology

Ch. 38 Assisting in Dermatology

Ch. 39 Assisting in Gastroenterology

Ch. 40 Assisting in Urology and Male Reproduction

Ch. 41 Assisting in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ch. 42 Assisting in Pediatrics

Ch. 43 Assisting in Orthopedic Medicine

Ch. 44 Assisting in Neurology and Mental Health

Ch. 45 Assisting in Endocrinology

Ch. 46 Assisting in Pulmonary Medicine

Ch. 47 Assisting in Cardiology

Ch. 48 Assisting in Geriatrics

Unit Nine Diagnostic Procedures

Ch. 49 Principles of Electrocardiography

Ch. 50 Assisting with Diagnostic Imaging

Ch. 51 Assisting in the Clinical Laboratory

Ch. 52 Assisting in the Analysis of Urine

Ch. 53 Assisting in Phlebotomy

Ch. 54 Assisting in the Analysis of Blood

Ch. 55 Assisting in Microbiology and Immunology

Unit Ten: Assisting with Surgeries

Ch. 56 Surgical Supplies and Instruments

Ch. 57 Surgical Asepsis and Assisting with Surgical Procedures

Unit Eleven: Career Development

Ch. 58 Career Development and Life Skills

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