Keys to Medical Assisting

ISBN-10: 013230211X

ISBN-13: 9780132302111

Edition: 2009

Authors: Jahangir Moini

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Designed as a quick reference for students in their externship and medical assistants on the job, "Pocket Guide for Medical Assistants" is the perfect tool for success! Highlighting both the administrative and clinical daily tasks of the medical assistant, this is the complete pocket guide at your fingertips. Each section summarizes the steps required for administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures that the medical assistant must know. As an added bonus the fire proof, water proof, and tear resistant paper allows you to take this pocket guide anywhere!
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Book details

List price: $44.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 4.75" wide x 6.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594

Dr. Moini is Professor of Science at Eastern Florida State College. A former Professor and Director of Allied Health Programs at Everest University, he established the school's Medical Assisting Program, Associate Degree Program for Pharmacy Technicians, and other allied health programs. Previously, Dr. Moini worked with the Brevard County Health Department as the Brevard County Epidemiologist and Health Educator Consultant, offering continuing education courses and updating nurses on new developments related to pharmacology, medication errors, immunizations, and other important topics. Before coming to the United States, Dr. Moini was Assistant Professor at Tehran University Medical and Nursing School. Since 1990, Dr. Moini has written several health books that have been published internationally. He holds a Medical Doctor Degree, a Master's Degree in Public Health, and is a Certified Pharmacy Technician.

Administrative Medical Assisting
General Medical Office Duties
Appointment Scheduling
Mail Processing and Managing Correspondence
Medical Records Management
Communication
Financial Management
Purchasing and Banking for the Medical Office
Health Insurance
Medical Coding
Clinical Medical Assisting
Infection Control and Principles of Asepsis
Minor Surgery
Vital Signs and Preparing the Patient
Electrocardiography
Radiology
Medical Emergencies
Basic Pharmacology and Administration of Medications
Introduction to Pharmacology
Drug Calculations
Administering Medications
Laboratory Procedures
Phlebotomy and Hematology
Medical Microbiology
Urinalysis Appendices
Abbreviations and Symbols
Commonly Misspelled Medical Terms
Frequently Used Computer Terms
Proofreaders Marks
Rules for Alphabetic Filing
Anatomy of MyPyramid
Vitamins and Minerals
CMA Examination
Laboratory Requisition Form
Normal Laboratory Test Values
Overview of Body Systems and their Functions
Celsius and Fahrenheit Temperature Equivalents
Apothecary/Household/Metric Equivalents
Immunizations and Vaccinations
Blood Grouping
Patients Bill of Rights
Expanded
Administrative Medical Assisting
General Medical Office Duties
Reception Area
Telephone Techniques
Appointment Scheduling
Appointment Types
Scheduling Systems
Scheduling Process
Emergency Appointments
New Patient Appointments
Mail Processing and Managing Correspondence
Procedure 3-1: Opening the Mail
Business Letters
Mail Needing Special Handling
Outgoing Mail
Medical Records Management
The Importance of Medical Records
Electronic Medical Records
Records Management
Filing Systems
Communication
Types of Communication
Communicating with Special Patients
Communicating with Coworkers
Policy and Procedures Manual
Financial Management
Purchasing and Banking for the Medical Office
Durable Items
Consumable Items
Supplies
Banking Functions
Health Insurance
Billing and Reimbursement Cycle
Health Insurance
Medical Insurance Payers
Healthcare Claims Forms and Transmission
HIPAA Privacy Rule
Preauthorization
Medical Coding
Diagnosis Codes (the ICD-9-CM)
Procedure 8-1: ICD-9-CM Coding
Procedure Codes (CPT)
Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Sections
Superbills
Clinical Medical Assisting
Infection Control and Principles of Asepsis
The Chain of Infection
Principles of Asepsis
Medical Asepsis
Procedure 9-1: Hand Hygiene
Surgical Asepsis
Procedure 9-2: Surgical Scrubbing
Bloodborne Pathogens and Safety Issues
Minor Surgery
The Role of Medical Assistants in Minor Surgery
Classifications of Surgical Instruments
Surgical Setup
Suture Removal
Special Surgical Procedures
Vital Signs and Preparing the Patient
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