Saunders Essentials of Medical Assisting

ISBN-10: 1416056742

ISBN-13: 9781416056744

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Diane M. Klieger

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Saunders Essentials of Medical Assisting, 2nd Edition, is designed to give you just the right amount of the essential information you need to prepare for your career as a medical assistant. It covers all of the need-to-know information in an organized, approachable format. The condensed information is perfect for shorter programs of study and as a review tool for certification or re-certification for practicing medical assistants. Full-color and visually oriented, this text presents information in manageable segments that give you all the relevant facts, without being overwhelming. With the most up-to-date information on basic body systems; foundational concepts such as medical terminology, nutrition, and full coverage of office concepts and procedures, you'll have everything you need to know to begin your Medical Assisting career with confidence. Full-color design is visually stimulating and great for visual learners. Helpful studying features guide students through the material, such as: Learning Objectives for every chapter, Key Information summarized in tables throughout the text, and emphasized Key Words! Practical Applications case studies at the beginning of each chapter quickly introduce students to real-life Medical Assisting. Word Parts and Abbreviations at the end of the Anatomy and Physiology sections reinforce learned medical terminology. Illustrated step-by-step Procedures, with charting examples and rationales, show how to perform and document administrative and clinical procedures. UPDATED information on Medical Office Technology prepares students for jobs in today's modern, and often hectic, medical offices. NEW Disaster Preparedness content demonstrates how medical offices can work closely with community and health departments during an emergency. Newly organized information emphasizes foundational areas of knowledge, with new chapters on Nutrition, Phlebotomy (Venipuncture), and Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems.
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List price: $107.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 9/21/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1248
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 6.446
Language: English

Strategies for Success
Successful Learning
Becoming a Professional
Foundational Concepts
Diversity In Health Care Delivery
Law and Ethics in Health Care
Understanding Human Behavior
Understanding Patient Behavior
Effective Communicaton
Communicating with Patients
Nutrition (NEW)
Understanding Medical Terminology
Anatomy and Physiology
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
The Circulatory System
Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems (NEW - content split off from The Circulatory System)
Respiratory System
Digestive System
Nervous System
Sensory System
Skeletal System
Muscular System
Urinary System
Reproductive System
Endocrine System
Integumentary System
Administrative Medical Assisting
The Medical Office
Computers in the Medical Office
Medical Office Communication
Medical Records and Chart Documentation
Financial Management
Medical Coding
Medical Insurance
Clinical Medical Assisting
Infection Control and Asepsis
Preparing the Examination Room
Body Measurements and Vital Signs
Medical History Taking
Assisting with the Physical Examination
Radiography and Diagnostic Testing
Therapeutic Procedures
Specialty Diagnostic Testing
Introduction to the Physician's Office Laboratory
Phlebotomy (NEW)
Laboratory Testing in the Physician's Office
Understanding Medications
Administering Medications
Minor Office Surgery
Basic First Aid and Medical Office Emergencies
Employment and Beyond
Beginning Your Job Search
Common Abbreviations and Symbols
Common Prefixes and Suffixes
Common Laboratory Test Values
English-to-Spanish Guide
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