Kinn's the Medical Assistant: An Applied Learning Approach

ISBN-10: 1455726788
ISBN-13: 9781455726783
Edition: 2013
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List price: $110.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
Binding: Cloth Text 
Pages: 1392
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 6.578
Language: English

Prepare for a successful career in medical assisting! Kinn's The Medical Assistant, 12th Edition helps you learn the real-world administrative and clinical skills essential to working in the health care setting. Administrative coverage ranges from professionalism and interpersonal skills to billing and coding and electronic health records; clinical content teaches how to assist with medications, diagnostic procedures, and surgeries. And no other comprehensive medical assisting text can match its coverage of assisting with medical specialties! Written by medical assisting experts Alexandra Adams and Deborah Proctor, this classic resource also includes an Evolve companion website with practical exercises and activities, videos, and review questions for the CMA and RMA certification exams.More chapters on assisting with medical specialties than any other Medical Assisting text prepare you to assist in specialty exams and make you better qualified to work in specialty fields like cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, gynecology, and neurology.Step-by-step, illustrated procedures make it easier to learn and understand medical assisting skills, and include rationales for each step.Threaded case scenarios help you develop critical thinking skills and apply concepts to realistic administrative and clinical situations.Patient education and legal and ethical issues are described in relation to the Medical Assistant's job.A Portfolio Builder on the Evolve website helps you demonstrate proficiency to potential employers. Detailed learning objectives and vocabulary with definitions in each chapter help you study more effectively, with connections icons linking concepts in the text to exercises in the study guide and on the Evolve companion website. Study Guide includes a variety of exercises to test your knowledge and critical thinking skills, case scenarios from the book, and a Procedure Checklists Manual. Sold separately.NEW! Charting examples within the procedures are highlighted for easier learning. UPDATED coverage of the Electronic Health Record ensures that you are familiar with the technology you'll use on the job. UPDATED content on alternative therapies and treatment includes the latest herbal remedies such as red rice yeast for lowering cholesterol, St. John's Wort for depression, and probiotic bacteria for GI maladies. 

Introduction
Becoming a Successful Student
The Healthcare Industry
Introduction to Medical Assisting
The Medical Assisting Profession
Professional Behavior in the Workplace
Interpersonal Skills and Human Behavior
Medicine and Ethics
Medicine and Law
Administrative Medical Assisting
Computer Concepts
Telephone Techniques
Scheduling Appointments
Patient Reception and Processing
Office Environment and Daily Operations
Written Communications and Mail Processing
Health Information in the Medical Office
The Paper Medical Record
The Electronic Medical Record
Health Information Management
Privacy in the Physician's Office
Billing and Coding Procedures
Basics of Diagnostic Coding
Basics of Procedure Coding
Basics of Health Insurance
The Health Insurance Claim Form
Professional Fees, Billing, and Collecting
Financial and Practice Management
Banking Services and Procedures
Management of Practice Finances
Medical Practice Management and Human Resources
Medical Practice Marketing and Customer Service
Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assisting
Infection Control
Patient Assessment
Patient Education
Nutrition and Health Promotion
Vital Signs
Assisting with the Primary Physical Examination
Assisting with Medications
Principles of Pharmacology
Pharmacology Math Chapter 35; Administering Medications
Assisting with Medical Specialties
Emergency Preparedness and Assisting with Medical Emergencies
Assisting in Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
Assisting in Dermatology
Assisting in Gastroenterology
Assisting in Urology and Male Reproduction
Assisting in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Assisting in Pediatrics
Assisting in Orthopedic Medicine
Assisting in Neurology and Mental Health
Assisting in Endocrinology
Assisting in Pulmonary Medicine
Assisting in Cardiology
Assisting in Geriatrics
Diagnostic Procedures
Principles of Electrocardiography
Assisting with Diagnostic Imaging
Assisting in the Clinical Laboratory
Assisting in the Analysis of Urine
Assisting in Phlebotomy
Assisting in the Analysis of Blood
Assisting in Microbiology and Immunology
Assisting with Surgeries
Surgical Supplies and Instruments
Surgical Asepsis and Assisting with Surgical Procedures
Career Development
Career Development and Life Skills

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