Pearson's Comprehensive Medical Assisting, 5th edition

  • Kristiana Sue M. Routh, 
  • Diana Garza, 
  • Jennifer Lamé, 
  • Joseph J. Mistovich, 
  • Jahangir Moini, 
  • Jamie Nguyen

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Pearson's Comprehensive Medical Assisting covers the tasks of the medical assistant using a step-by-step, competency-based approach. Hundreds of procedures, together with workplace scenarios and critical-thinking exercises, will help you build skills aligned with CAAHEP and ABHES standards.

More than 200 procedures are illustrated with an objective, equipment list, method, charting example, and photos and drawings.People and professional skills are represented in lifespan, cultural considerations and workplace features developing interpersonal skills. Case studies relate chapter concepts to medical assistance and are supported by end-of-chapter questions.

The 5th Edition adheres to the latest curriculum standards of ABHES. Emphasizing communication skills, it includes two revamped chapters devoted to communication and the addition of medical terminology tables to anatomy and physiology chapters. COVID-19 requirements and sensitivity standards are also new.

Published by Pearson (July 29th 2022) - Copyright © 2023

ISBN-13: 9780135730058

Subject: Medical Assisting

Category: Medical Assisting



  1. Medical Assisting: The Profession
  2. Medical Science: History and Practice
  3. Medical Law and Ethics
  4. Communication: Verbal and Nonverbal
  5. Intraoffice and Written Communication
  6. Office Safety
  7. Telephone Techniques


  1. Patient Reception
  2. Appointment Scheduling
  3. The Medical Office: Facilities, Supplies, and Equipment
  4. The Medical Record
  5. Medical Insurance
  6. Diagnosis Coding
  7. Procedure Coding
  8. Patient Billing and Collections
  9. Banking and Practice Finances
  10. Medical Office Management


  1. Body Structure and Function
  2. The Integumentary System
  3. The Skeletal System
  4. The Muscular System
  5. The Nervous System
  6. The Special Senses
  7. The Cardiovascular System
  8. The Immune System
  9. The Respiratory System
  10. The Digestive System
  11. The Urinary System
  12. The Endocrine System
  13. The Reproductive System


  1. Infection Control
  2. Vital Signs
  3. Assisting with Physical Examinations
  4. Assisting with Medical Specialties
  5. Assisting with Reproductive Specialties
  6. Assisting with Care of the Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat
  7. Assisting with Life Span Specialties: Pediatrics
  8. Assisting with Life Span Specialties: Geriatrics
  9. Assisting with Office-Based Surgery
  10. Assisting with Medical Emergencies and Emergency Preparedness
  11. The Clinical Laboratory
  12. Phlebotomy and Blood Collection
  13. Basic Hematology and Chemistry
  14. Urinalysis
  15. Basic Microbiology
  16. Radiology and Imaging Tests
  17. Electrocardiography
  18. Pulmonary Function
  19. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
  20. Math for Pharmacology
  21. Pharmacology
  22. Administering Medications
  23. Patient Education
  24. Nutrition
  25. Mental Health


  1. Professionalism
  2. Externship and Career Opportunities


  1. The Foundations of Medical Terminology
  2. Glossary of Word Parts
  3. Common Medical Abbreviations


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