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

  • Nina Beaman
  • Kristiana Sue Routh
  • Lorraine M. Papazian-Boyce
  • Ron Maly
  • Jamie Nguyen

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Help students develop the procedural, people, and professional skills they need to succeed in the medical assisting profession

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 students gain the procedural, people, and professional skills that are fundamental to being an effective Medical Assistant.

The Fourth 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.

To ensure a comprehensive, cohesive teaching and learning experience, the Fourth Edition’s ancillaries also underwent a comprehensive update, and, in the case of the Student Workbook, a significant revision. The detailed, in-depth, follow-along study guide feature, found at the beginning of each Workbook chapter, directly reflects the correlating textbook chapter, providing important reinforcement of the information. The Workbook also features brand-new activities that directly relate to CAAHEP standards, particularly CAAHEP’s Affective Competencies. The Instructor’s Resource Manual details how each chapter’s content conforms to the the specific curriculum standards of accrediting bodies, as well as the content required in various certification exam outlines. An updated Test Bank, PowerPoint Lecture Slides, and set of Lesson Plans round out the new edition’s supplement package.

Also available with MyLab Medical Assisting

MyLab™ Medical Assisting is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students pursue an adaptive test of their knowledge, practice what they’ve learned, and prepare for their certification exam. Content includes comprehensive Homework Questions, Critical-Thinking Quizzes, Professionalism Scenarios, and sample Certification Exams. This edition features an update of key Procedural Videos, as well as the inclusion of new video-based Decision-Making Cases, Dynamic Study Modules, and Interactive Procedural Checklists.

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

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Table of contents

UNIT ONE: Introduction to Health Care

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

UNIT TWO: Administrative Medical Assisting

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

UNIT THREE: Anatomy and Physiology

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

UNIT FOUR: Clinical Medical Assisting

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

UNIT FIVE: Career Assistance

58. Professionalism

59. Externship and Career Opportunities




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