Pearson's Comprehensive Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies, 4th edition

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Pearson's Comprehensive Medical Assisting, Fourth Edition, offers a step-by-step, competency-based approach that covers virtually all facets of the medical assisting profession. Filled with 227 Procedures (32 of which are new), and a variety of workplace scenarios and critical-thinking exercises, the book helps you gain the procedural, people, and professional skills that are fundamental to being an effective Medical Assistant.

The 4th Edition was reconceived around the latest standards and guidelines published by CAAHEP (the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) and ABHES (Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools). In this groundbreaking approach, the text's learning objectives were rewritten to directly conform to the standards, and all content was reorganized to flow from these objectives. Mapping documents demonstrate where standards for both of the accrediting bodies are met.

Published by Pearson (September 18th 2020) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780136872948

Subject: Medical Assisting

Category: Medical Assisting

Table of contents

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

8. Patient Reception
9. Appointment Scheduling
10. Office Facilities, Equipment, and Supplies
11. Written Communication
12. Computers in the Medical Office
13. The Medical Record
14. Medical Insurance
15. Diagnosis Coding
16. Procedure Coding
17. Patient Billing and Collections
18. Banking and Practice Finances
19. Medical Office Management

20. Body Structure and Function
21. The Integumentary System
22. The Skeletal System
23. The Muscular System
24. The Nervous System
25. The Special Senses
26. The Circulatory System
27. The Immune System
28. The Respiratory System
29. The Digestive System
30. The Urinary System
31. The Endocrine System
32. The Reproductive System

33. Infection Control
34. Vital Signs
35. Assisting with Physical Examinations
36. Assisting with Medical Specialties
37. Assisting with Reproductive and Urinary Specialties
38. Assisting with Eye and Ear Care
39. Assisting with Life Span Specialties: Pediatrics
40. Assisting with Life Span Specialties: Geriatrics
41. Assisting with Minor Surgery
42. Assisting with Medical Emergencies and Emergency Preparedness
43. The Clinical Laboratory
44. Microbiology
45. Urinalysis
46. Phlebotomy and Blood Collection
47. Hematology
48. Radiology and Diagnostic Testing
49. Electrocardiography
50. Pulmonary Function
51. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
52. Math for Pharmacology
53. Pharmacology
54. Administering Medications
55. Patient Education
56. Nutrition
57. Mental Health

58. Professionalism
59. Externship and Career Opportunities


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