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Comprehensive Medical Assisting Administrative and Clinical Competencies

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ISBN-10: 1401881246

ISBN-13: 9781401881245

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Carol D. Tamparo, Barbara M. Dahl, Wilburta Q. Lindh, Marilyn S. Pooler

List price: $128.95
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This third edition is the most comprehensive and dynamic learning package on the market for Medical Assisting. It boasts the most skills and procedures covered and includes key areas either not found or lightly touched on in other books such as: History of Medicine, Professional Procedures, coverage of OSHA and CLIA, and transcription. All ABHES and CAAHEP competencies are covered. The new edition maps to the latest CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines for Medical Assisting Educational programs and the ABHES Program Requirements and Curriculum. Comprehensive Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies provides more opportunity for critical thinking through case studies, critical…    
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Book details

List price: $128.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 8/16/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1360
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 6.380
Language: English

Formerly Dean of Business and Allied Health, Lake Washington Technical College, Kirkland, WA Co-Author of three additional texts for use with allied health professionals Member of SeaTac American Association of Medical Assistants Past President of Lake Washington College Foundation

Barbara M. Dahl, CMA, CPC, is a tenured faculty member at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham,Washington, and has been the Medical Assisting Program Coordinator and Department Chair since 1991. She is an active member of the Whatcom County Chapter of Medical Assistants, Washington State Society of Medical Assistants, AAMA, and the Washington State Medical Assisting Educators.

CMA professor emerita status Highline Community College, Des Moines, Washington

About the Authors
List of Procedures
How to Use This Book
How to Use the Student Software CD
General Procedures
Introduction to Medical Assisting and Health Professions
Medical Assisting as a Profession
Health Care Settings and the Health Care Team
History of Medicine
The Therapeutic Approach
Therapeutic Communication Skills
Coping Skills for the Medical Assistant
The Therapeutic Approach to the Patient with a Life-Threatening Illness
Responsible Medical Practice
Legal Considerations
Ethical Considerations
Emergency Procedures and First Aid
Administrative Procedures
Integrated Administrative Procedures
Creating the Facility Environment
Computers in the Ambulatory Care Setting
Patient Scheduling
Medical Records Management
Written Communications
Managing Facility Finances
Daily Financial Practices
Medical Insurance
Medical Insurance Coding
Billing and Collections
Accounting Practices
Clinical Procedures
Integrated Clinical Procedures
Infection Control, Medical Asepsis, and Sterilization
Taking a Medical History, the Patient's Chart, and Methods of Documentation
Vital Signs and Measurements
The Physical Examination
Assisting with Specialty Examinations and Procedures
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Male Reproductive System
Examinations and Procedures of Body Systems
Advanced Techniques and Procedures
Assisting with Office/Ambulatory Surgery
Diagnostic Imaging
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Modalities
Nutrition in Health and Disease
Basic Pharmacology
Calculation of Medication Dosage and Medication Administration
Laboratory Procedures
Safety and Regulatory Guidelines in the Medical Laboratory
Introduction to the Medical Laboratory
Phlebotomy: Venipuncture and Capillary Puncture
Basic Microbiology
Specialty Laboratory Tests
Professional Procedures
Office and Human Resources Management
The Medical Assistant as Office Manager
The Medical Assistant as Human Resources Manager
Entry into the Profession
Preparing for Medical Assisting Credentials
Employment Strategies
Glossary of Terms
Common Medical Abbreviations and Symbols
Medical Assistant Role Delineation Chart
Top 50 Prescriptions for 2003 by Number of U.S. Prescriptions Dispensed