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Clinical Medical Assisting A Professional, Field Smart Approach to the Workplace

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ISBN-10: 1401827187

ISBN-13: 9781401827182

Edition: 2009

Authors: Michelle Heller, Lynette M. Veach, Michelle Heller, Michelle E. Heller, Lynette Veach

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This book trains learners to perform the clinical competencies required of today?s medical assistants, and addresses new trends in the marketplace. The book takes a real world approach to clinical medical assisting, and provides links to the skills needed to obtain and keep a job in presenting time management, positive work ethic, workstation organization, documentation, and assessment skills.
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Book details

List price: $173.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/7/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.390
Language: English

Currently a faculty member at Columbus State Community College, Michelle Heller has worked in health care and health care education for the past 30 years. She has received a variety of "Outstanding Teacher" awards from institutions in which she has taught, and from the Ohio Council of Private Career Schools and Colleges. A frequent presenter and the author of multiple textbooks, Heller has served as both director of education and director of the Medical Assisting Program for the Ohio Institute of Health Careers. She also serves on the ABHES Medical Assisting programmatic accreditation committee.

Lyn Veach is an honors graduate from Career Academy where she received a certificate in medical assisting. She later received her AAS in Medical Laboratory Technology from Columbus Technical Institute-now Columbus State Community College-where she was recognized as the class valedictorian and graduated summa cum laude. Lyn has worked in a variety of settings throughout the last 30 years including physician offices, reference laboratories, and hospital laboratories. She has taught both medical assisting and physician's office laboratory courses at Aristotle Institute of Technology and Columbus State Community College. Lyn has contributed chapters and written ancillary materials for a variety of publishing projects.

Clinical Medical Assisting: A Professional, Field Smart Approach to the Workplace By Michelle Heller and Lynette Veach
Building a Solid Foundation
Journey to Professionalism
Organization and Time Management in the Medical Office
The Medical Record and the Importance of Good Documentation
The Complete Medical Record and Electronic Charting
Fundamentals of Documentation
Communicating on a Clinical Level
Conducting a Patient Interview and Developing a Medical History
Developing In-Office Screening Skills
Conducting Telephone Screenings
Assisting Patients with Special Needs
Planning and Providing Patient Education
Assisting with Examinations and Procedures
Principles of Infection Control and OSHA Standards
Basic Vital Signs and Measurements
The Physical Exam
Eye and Ear Examinations and Procedures
Gastrointestinal Examinations and Procedures
Cardiovascular Examinations and Procedures
Pulmonary Examinations and Procedures
Women�s Health Issues: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Urology and Male Reproductive Examinations and Procedures
Evaluation and Care of the Pediatric Patient
Evaluation and Care of the Geriatric Patient
Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, & Physical Therapy
Asepsis and Assisting with Sterile Procedures
Asepsis and Identification and Maintenance of Surgical Instruments
Tray Setups and Minor Surgical Supplies and Equipment
Assisting with Minor Office Surgeries and Wound Care Procedures
Medical Laboratory Concepts
Fundamentals of the Medical Laboratory
Collecting the Blood Sample
Urinalysis
Hematology and Coagulation Studies
Microbiology
Clinical Chemistry and CLIA Waived Rapid Tests
Diagnostic Radiology and Ultrasound
Diagnostic Imaging
Pharmacology
Fundamentals of Pharmacology
Dosage Calculations
Administration of Medications and IV Therapy
Emergency Care
Urgent Care and Emergency Procedures