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

  • Jahangir Moini

Published by Pearson (June 29th 2018) - Copyright © 2019

2nd edition

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Overview

For courses in comprehensive medical assisting.

A pocket-sized, step-by-step guide to medical assisting
Keys to Medical Assisting: A Pocket Guide is an easy-to-use reference guide for both students and practicing medical assistants. Designed to fit in a pocket, the guide progresses from basic concepts to more complex competencies. Chapters are grouped into one of 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, and includes new at-a-glance tables and key focus boxes providing quick access to essential knowledge.

Table of contents

PART 1: ADMINISTRATIVE 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

PART 2: OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
7. Managing Supplies and Banking
8. Health Insurance
9. Diagnostic and Procedural Coding

PART 3: CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTING
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

PART 4: BASIC PHARMACOLOGY AND ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS
19. Principles of Pharmacology
20. Drug Calculations
21. Administering Medications

Appendices
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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