Kinn's The Medical Assistant with ICD-10 Supplement, 12th Edition

Kinn's The Medical Assistant with ICD-10 Supplement, 12th Edition


Prepare for a successful career in medical assisting! Kinn’s The Medical Assistant, 12th Edition helps you learn the real-world administrative and clinical skills essential to working in the health care setting. Administrative coverage ranges from professionalism and interpersonal skills to billing and coding and electronic health records; clinical content teaches how to assist with medications, diagnostic procedures, and surgeries. And no other comprehensive medical assisting text can match its coverage of assisting with medical specialties! Written by medical assisting experts Deborah Proctor and Alexandra Adams, this classic resource also includes an Evolve companion website with practical exercises and activities, videos, and review questions for the CMA and RMA certification exams.

    • More chapters on assisting with medical specialties than any other Medical Assisting text prepare you to assist in specialty exams and make you better qualified to work in specialty fields like cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, gynecology, and neurology.
    • Step-by-step, illustrated procedures make it easier to learn and understand medical assisting skills, and include rationales for each step.
    • Threaded case scenarios help you develop critical thinking skills and apply concepts to realistic administrative and clinical situations.
    • Patient education and legal and ethical issues are described in relation to the Medical Assistant's job.
    • A Portfolio Builder on the Evolve website helps you demonstrate proficiency to potential employers.
    • Detailed learning objectives and vocabulary with definitions in each chapter help you study more effectively, with connections icons linking concepts in the text to exercises in the study guide and on the Evolve companion website.
    • Study Guide includes a variety of exercises to test your knowledge and critical thinking skills, case scenarios from the book, and a Procedure Checklists Manual. Sold separately.
      • NEW! ICD-10 supplemental chapter content prepares students for the upcoming switch to the new coding system.
      • NEW! Charting examples within the procedures are highlighted for easier learning.
      • UPDATED coverage of the Electronic Health Record ensures that you are familiar with the technology you'll use on the job.
      • UPDATED content on alternative therapies and treatment includes the latest herbal remedies such as red rice yeast for lowering cholesterol, St. John’s Wort for depression, and probiotic bacteria for GI maladies. 
      1. Becoming a Successful Student
      2. The Healthcare Industry
      Unit One: Introduction to Medical Assisting
      3. The Medical Assisting Profession
      4. Professional Behavior in the Workplace
      5. Interpersonal Skills and Human Behavior
      6. Medicine and Ethics
      7. Medicine and Law
      Unit Two: Administrative Medical Assisting
      8. Computer Concepts
      9. Telephone Techniques
      10. Scheduling Appointments
      11. Patient Reception and Processing
      12. Office Environment and Daily Operations
      13. Written Communications and Mail Processing
      Unit Three: Health Information in the Medical Office
      14. The Paper Medical Record
      15. The Electronic Medical Record
      16. Health Information Management
      17. Privacy in the Physician’s Office
      Unit Four: Billing and Coding Procedures
      18. Basics of Diagnostic Coding
      19. Basics of Procedure Coding
      20. Basics of Health Insurance
      21. The Health Insurance Claim Form
      22. Professional Fees, Billing, and Collecting
      Unit Five: Financial and Practice Management
      23. Banking Services and Procedures
      24. Management of Practice Finances
      25. Medical Practice Management and Human Resources
      26. Medical Practice Marketing and Customer Service
      Unit Six: Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assisting
      27. Infection Control
      28. Patient Assessment
      29. Patient Education
      30. Nutrition and Health Promotion
      31. Vital Signs
      32. Assisting with the Primary Physical Examination
      Unit Seven: Assisting with Medications
      33. Principles of Pharmacology
      34. Pharmacology Math
      35. Administering Medications
      Unit Eight: Assisting with Medical Specialties
      36. Emergency Preparedness and Assisting with Medical Emergencies
      37. Assisting in Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
      38. Assisting in Dermatology
      39. Assisting in Gastroenterology
      40. Assisting in Urology and Male Reproduction
      41. Assisting in Obstetrics and Gynecology
      42. Assisting in Pediatrics
      43. Assisting in Orthopedic Medicine
      44. Assisting in Neurology and Mental Health
      45. Assisting in Endocrinology
      46. Assisting in Pulmonary Medicine
      47. Assisting in Cardiology
      48. Assisting in Geriatrics
      Unit Nine: Diagnostic Procedures
      49. Principles of Electrocardiography
      50. Assisting with Diagnostic Imaging
      51. Assisting in the Clinical Laboratory
      52. Assisting in the Analysis of Urine
      53. Assisting in Phlebotomy
      54. Assisting in the Analysis of Blood
      55. Assisting in Microbiology and Immunology
      Unit Ten: Assisting with Surgeries
      56. Surgical Supplies and Instruments
      57. Surgical Asepsis and Assisting with Surgical Procedures
      Unit Eleven: Career Development
      58. Career Development and Life Skills
      Supplemental Chapter
      ICD-10 Diagnostic Coding
      Deborah B. Proctor, EdD, RN, CMA, Professor and Director, Medical Assisting Program, Butler County Community College, Butler, PA and Alexandra Patricia Adams, BBA, RMA, CMA (AAMA), MA, Adjunct Instructor, Everest College, Arlington Midcities Campus, Arlington, TX; Professional Writer, Grand Prairie, TX; Formerly, Director of Admissions, Parker College of Chiropractic, Dallas, TX; Formerly, Program Director, Medical Assisting/HIM Programs, Ultrasound Diagnostic School, Irving, TX


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