Delmar’s Comprehensive Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies

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9781401881245: Delmar’s Comprehensive Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies

This third edition is the most comprehensive and dynamic learning package on the market for Medical Assisting. It boasts the most skills and procedures covered and includes key areas either not found or lightly touched on in other books such as: History of Medicine, Professional Procedures, coverage of OSHA and CLIA, and transcription. All ABHES and CAAHEP competencies are covered. The new edition maps to the latest CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines for Medical Assisting Educational programs and the ABHES Program Requirements and Curriculum. Comprehensive Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies provides more opportunity for critical thinking through case studies, critical thinking questions, scenarios, and features tying to both of Delmar's Medical Assisting DVD series. The book also emphasizes softer skills such as professionalism and practical skills including how to comply with HIPAA regulations and deal with privacy issues on the job. Delmar is a part of Cengage Learning.

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Wilburta (Billie) Q. Lindh, CMA (AAMA), holds professor emerita status at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington, where she served as director and consultant to the Medical Assistant Program. During her tenure at the college, she received the Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year award for 2000. Lindh is a member of the SeaTac Chapter of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and has lectured at AAMA seminars and conducted in-service workshops on various topics throughout the country. She is a coauthor of respected textbooks on medical assisting, radiology, and ophthalmology, as well as the medical assistant chapter in the GUIDE TO CAREERS IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS.

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SECTION I: GENERAL PROCEDURES Unit 1: Introduction to Medical Assisting and Health Professions, 1 Medical Assisting as a Profession, 2 Health Care Setting and the Health Care Team, 3 History of Medicine, Unit 2: The Therapeutic Approach, 4 Therapeutic Communication Skills, 5 Coping Skills for the Medical Assistant, 6 The Therapeutic Approach to the Patient with Life-Threatening Illness, Unit 3: Responsible Medical Practice 7 Legal Considerations Legal Concepts, 8 Ethical Considerations, 9 Emergency Procedures and First Aid, SECTION II: ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES, Unit 4: Integrated Administrative Procedures, 10 Creating the Facility Environment, 11 Computers in the Ambulatory Care Setting, 12 Telephone Techniques, 13 Patient Scheduling, 14 Medical Records Management, 15 Written Communications, 16 Transcription Unit 5: Managing Facility Finances, 17 Daily Financial Practices, 18 Medical Insurance, 19 Medical Insurance Coding, 20 Billing and Collections, 21 Accounting Practices SECTION III: CLINICAL PROCEDURES 22 Infection Control, Medical Asepsis, and Sterilization, 23 Taking a Medical History, the Patient"s Chart, and Methods of Documentation, 24 Vital Signs and Measurements, 25 The Physical Examination Unit 7: Assisting with Specialty Examinations and Procedures 26 Obstetrics and Gynecology, 27 Pediatrics, 28 Male Reproductive System, 29 Gerontology, 30 Examinations and Procedures of Body Systems Unit 8: Advanced Techniques and Procedures 31 Assisting with Minor Surgery, 32 Diagnostic Imaging, 33 Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Modalities, 34 Nutrition in Health and Disease, 35 Basic Pharmacology, 36 Calculation of Medication Dosage and Medication Administration, 37 Electrocardiography Unit 9: Laboratory Procedures 38 Safety and Regulatory Guidelines in Medical Laboratory, 39 Introduction to Medical Laboratory, 40 Phlebotomy: Venipuncture and Capillary Puncture, 41 Hematology, 42 Urinalysis, 43 Basic Microbiology, 44 Specialty Laboratory, Section IV: Professional Procedures Unit 10: Office and Human Resource Management 45 The Medical Assistant as Office Manager, 46 The Medical Assistant as Human Resources Manager Unit 11: Entry into the Profession 47 Preparing for Medical Assisting Credentials, 48 Employment Strategies

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