Pearson's Comprehensive Medical Assisting, 5th edition
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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
Subject: Medical Assisting
Category: Medical Assisting
Table of contents
UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE
- Medical Assisting: The Profession
- Medical Science: History and Practice
- Medical Law and Ethics
- Communication: Verbal and Nonverbal
- Intraoffice and Written Communication
- Office Safety
- Telephone Techniques
UNIT 2: ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTING
- Patient Reception
- Appointment Scheduling
- The Medical Office: Facilities, Supplies, and Equipment
- The Medical Record
- Medical Insurance
- Diagnosis Coding
- Procedure Coding
- Patient Billing and Collections
- Banking and Practice Finances
- Medical Office Management
UNIT 3: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
- Body Structure and Function
- The Integumentary System
- The Skeletal System
- The Muscular System
- The Nervous System
- The Special Senses
- The Cardiovascular System
- The Immune System
- The Respiratory System
- The Digestive System
- The Urinary System
- The Endocrine System
- The Reproductive System
UNIT 4: CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTING
- Infection Control
- Vital Signs
- Assisting with Physical Examinations
- Assisting with Medical Specialties
- Assisting with Reproductive Specialties
- Assisting with Care of the Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat
- Assisting with Life Span Specialties: Pediatrics
- Assisting with Life Span Specialties: Geriatrics
- Assisting with Office-Based Surgery
- Assisting with Medical Emergencies and Emergency Preparedness
- The Clinical Laboratory
- Phlebotomy and Blood Collection
- Basic Hematology and Chemistry
- Basic Microbiology
- Radiology and Imaging Tests
- Pulmonary Function
- Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Math for Pharmacology
- Administering Medications
- Patient Education
- Mental Health
UNIT 5: CAREER ASSISTANCE
- Externship and Career Opportunities
- The Foundations of Medical Terminology
- Glossary of Word Parts
- Common Medical Abbreviations
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