Assess your knowledge, enhance your critical thinking capabilities, and apply the skills you’ve learned in Today’s Medical Assistant with this engaging study guide! This comprehensive collection of review tools, application exercises, and expert insight provides a fun, practical way to strengthen your understanding of concepts and procedures from the text and ensure complete preparation for success in medical assisting!
- Chapter assignment tables at the beginning of chapters guide you through textbook and study guide assignments, and make it easy to track your progress.
- Laboratory assignment tables list the procedures in each chapter, including study guide page number references, and indicate the procedures shown on the DVDs.
- A pretest and posttest in each chapter measure your understanding with 10 true/false questions.
- Key term assessments include exercises to help in reviewing and mastering new vocabulary.
- Evaluation of Learning questions let you assess your understanding, evaluate progress, and prepare for the certification examination.
- Critical thinking activities let you apply your knowledge to real-life situations.
- Practice for Competency sections offer extra practice on clinical skills presented in the book.
- Evaluation of Competency checklists evaluate your performance versus stated objectives and updated CAAHEP performance standards.
New To This Edition:
- Updated content includes exercises for topics such as electronic medical records, advanced directives, HIPAA, emergency preparedness, ICD-10 coding, documentation, medical office technology, medical asepsis, vital signs, pediatrics, colonoscopy, IV therapy, and CLIA waived tests.
- New activities provide practice for the Today's Medical Assistant textbook’s newest and most up-to-date content.
- New Emergency Protective Practices for the Medical Office chapter includes procedures, critical thinking questions, and other activities to help you understand emergency preparedness.
- New Wheelchair Transfer Procedure and Evaluation of Competency checklistincludes a step-by-step guide to this important procedure.
- New video evaluation worksheets on the Evolve companion website reinforce the procedures demonstrated on the textbook DVDs.
- New practicum and externship activities on Evolve provide practice with real-world scenarios.
Table of Contents:
SECTION 1: Introduction to Medical Assisting
- 1. The Health Care System
- 2. The Professional Medical Assistant
- 3. Ethics and Law for the Medical Office
- 4. Interacting with Patients
SECTION 2: Anatomy and Physiology
- 5. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
- 6. Integumentary System
- 7. Skeletal System
- 8. Muscular System
- 9. Nervous System
- 10.The Senses
- 11. Endocrine System
- 12. Circulatory System
- 13. Respiratory System
- 14. Digestive System
- 15. Urinary System
- 16. Reproductive System
SECTION 3: Clinical Component
- 17. Medical Asepsis and the OSHA Standard
- 18. Sterilization and Disinfection
- 19. Vital Signs
- 20. The Physical Examination
- 21. Eye and Ear Assessment and Procedures
- 22. Physical Agents to Promote Tissue Healing
- 23. The Gynecologic Examination and Prenatal Care
- 24. The Pediatric Examination
- 25. Minor Office Surgery
- 26. Administration of Medication and Intravenous Therapy
- 27. Cardiopulmonary Procedures
- 28. Specialty Examinations and Procedures: Colon Procedures, Male Reproductive Health, and Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
- 29. Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory
- 30. Urinalysis
- 31. Phlebotomy
- 32. Hematology
- 33. Blood Chemistry and Immunology
- 35. Emergency Medical Procedures
SECTION 4: Administrative Component
- 36. The Medical Record
- 37. Patient Reception
- 38. Medical Office Computerization
- 39. Telephone Techniques
- 40. Scheduling Appointments
- 41. Medical Records Management
- 42. Written Communications
- 43. Mail
- 44. Managing Practice Finances
- 45. Medical Coding
- 46. Medical Insurance
- 47. Billing and Collections
- 48. Office Management and Emergency Preparedness
- 49. Emergency Protective Practices for the Medical Office
- 50. Obtaining Employment
By Kathy Bonewit-West, BS, MEd, Coordinator and Instructor, Medical Assistant Technology, Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH, Former member, Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants and Sue Hunt, MA, RN, CMA (AAMA), Former Professor and Coordinator, Medical Assisting Program, Middlesex Community College, Lowell, MA