Keys to Medical Assisting: A Pocket Guide, 2nd edition

  • Jahangir Moini

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Keys to Medical Assisting: A Pocket Guide is an easy-to-use reference guide, whether you're a student or a practicing medical assistant. Designed to fit in a pocket, the guide progresses from basic concepts to more complex competencies. The chapters are grouped into four sections: Administrative Medical Assisting, Office Equipment and Financial Management, Clinical Medical Assisting, and Basic Pharmacology and Administration of Medications.

The 2nd Edition presents day-to-day procedures in an accessible step-by-step format. It includes new at-a-glance tables and key focus boxes providing quick access to essential knowledge. Information on the CMA, RMA, CCMA and NCMA exams has been added to the appendices.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137533091

Subject: Medical Assisting

Category: Medical Assisting


1. Introduction and General Office Duties
2. Using Computers in the Office
3. Appointment Scheduling
4. Mail Processing and Managing Correspondence
5. Medical Records Management
6. Forms of Communication

7. Managing Supplies and Banking
8. Health Insurance
9. Diagnostic and Procedural Coding

10. Infection Control and Principles of Asepsis
11. Minor Surgery
12. Vital Signs and Preparing the Patient
13. Electrocardiography
14. Diagnostic Imaging
15. Diagnostic Phlebotomy and Hematology
16. Microbiology
17. Urinalysis
18. Medical Emergencies

19. Principles of Pharmacology
20. Drug Calculations
21. Administering Medications

A. Abbreviations and Symbols
B. Common Medical Terms and Misspelled Terms
C. Proofreader's Marks
D. Rules for Alphabetic Filing
E. MyPlate Dietary Guidelines
F. Nutrition (Vitamins and Minerals)
G. CMA, RMA, CCMA, and NCMA Examinations
H. Laboratory Requisition Form
I. Normal Laboratory Test Values
J. Overview of Body Systems and Their Functions
K. Celsius and Fahrenheit Temperature Equivalents
L. Immunizations and Vaccinations
M. Blood Grouping
N. Patient's Bill of Rights

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