Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants - Binder Ready, 10th Edition
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Learn the foundational concepts and skills necessary to become a successful clinical medical assistant! Written in clear and accessible language, Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants, 10th Edition guides you through common office procedures such as taking vital signs, collecting and processing lab specimens, preparing patients for examinations, and assisting with office surgeries. This new edition is thoroughly updated throughout and includes content on elephant system for ear irrigation, influenza test, h. pylori test, digital scale for measuring weight, administration of rotavirus vaccine, along with new chapters on nutrition, emergency preparedness, and the medical record. Plus, with the addition of soft skills, and critical thinking exercises, this comprehensive text introduces you the skills you need to succeed in today’s fast-paced medical office.
- Detailed learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter align with respective procedures to help guide the student through the learning process (and ensure that they learned everything they should from the chapter).
- Over 120 procedures presented in a clear, illustrated, step-by-step format, with online videos showing 84 of the procedures in action.
- Student resources on Evolve offer a fun way for students to practice their medical assisting knowledge with animations, games matching exercises, and other interactive activities.
- Chapter outlines and learning objectives prepare students for the skills and concepts they will be learning.
- Charting examples help students understand the process for charting their own procedures.
- Patient Teaching boxes prepare students for effective communication, with detailed instructions on how to answer questions and how to explain medical concepts and procedures.
- What Would You Do? What Would You Not Do? case studies challenge students to apply their knowledge to realistic medical office situations — with a practitioner's response.
- Putting It All Into Practice and Memories from Practicum boxes feature real medical assistants sharing personal, on-the-job experiences.
- Glossary of key terms gives students a quick reference for important terms and concepts.
- NEW! Chapter on nutrition focuses on everything a medical assistant should know about the important field of nutrition
- NEW! Chapter on emergency preparedness focuses on everything a medical assistant needs to know about emergency preparedness in the medical office.
- UPDATED chapter on emergency procedures and first aid ensures students have the most up-to-date information on this vital trend.
- UPDATED chapter on the medical record reviews how the MA maintains and interacts with the medical record.
- UPDATED content on the latest products and tests used in the medical office includes elephant system for ear irrigation, influenza test, digital scale for measuring weight, administration of rotavirus vaccine, procedure for measuring BP using an automatic BP cuff, and the new hazardous communication standard.
- NEW! SimChart® for the Medical Office (SCMO) connection ties Elsevier’s Educational EHR cases to the appropriate chapters and provides cohesion for the total curriculum solution.
- NEW! New certification examination review on the Evolve companion website helps students use the textbook when studying for certification and will help them create a study plan.
- NEW! Professionalism and soft skills content emphasizes importance of professional interaction with patients and co-workers.
- UPDATED procedural photos provide students with the most current pictures of how to perform important clinical medical assisting procedures.
TOC SHORT 1: The Medical Record 2: Medical Asepsis and the OSHA Standard 3: Sterilization and Disinfection 4: Vital Signs 5: The Physical Examination, 6: Eye and Ear Assessment and Procedures 7: Physical Agents to Promote Tissue Healing 8: The Gynecologic Examination and Prenatal Care 9: The Pediatric Examination 10: Minor Office Surgery 11: Administration of Medication and Intravenous Therapy 12: Cardiopulmonary Procedures 13: Colon Procedures and Male Reproductive Health 14: Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging 15: Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory 16: Urinalysis 17: Phlebotomy 18: Hematology 19: Blood Chemistry and Immunology 20: Medical Microbiology 21: Nutrition - NEW 22: Emergency Preparedness - NEW 23: Emergency Medical Procedures and First Aid
APPENDICES A Medical Abbreviations
TOC – VIDEO PROCEDURES (ON EVOLVE)
1: The Medical Record 1-2 Release of Medical Information 1-3 Preparing the Medical Record
2: Medical Asepsis and the OSHA Standard 2-A: The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 2-1: Handwashing 2-2: Applying an Alcohol-Based Hand Rub 2-3: Application and Removal of Clean Disposable Gloves
3: Sterilization and Disinfection 3-1: Sanitization of Instruments 3-3 and 3-4: Wrapping Instruments Using Paper or Muslin and Wrapping Instruments Using a Pouch 3-5: Sterilizing Instruments in the Autoclave
4: Vital Signs 4-1: Measuring Oral Body Temperature 4-2: Measuring Axillary Body Temperature 4-3: Measuring Rectal Body Temperature 4-4: Measuring Aural Body Temperature 4-5: Measuring Temporal Artery Body Temperature 4-6: Measuring Pulse and Respiration 4-7: Measuring Apical Pulse 4-8: Performing Pulse Oximetry 4-9: Measuring Blood Pressure
5: The Physical Examination 5-1: Measuring Weight and Height 5-2 - 5-9: Positioning and Draping 5-10: Wheelchair Transfer 5-11: Assisting with the Physical Exam
6: Eye and Ear Assessment and Procedures 6-1: Assessing Distance Visual Acuity – Adult 6-1: Assessing Distance Visual Acuity – Child 6-2: Assessing Color Vision 6-3: Performing an Eye Irrigation 6-4: Performing an Eye Instillation 6-5: Performing an Ear Irrigation 6-6: Performing an Ear Instillation
7: Physical Agents to Promote Tissue Healing 7-1: Applying a Heating Pad 7-2: Applying a Hot Soak 7-3: Applying a Hot Compress 7-4: Applying an Ice Bag 7-5: Applying a Cold Compress 7-6: Applying a Chemical Pack 7-7: Measuring for Axillary Crutches 7-8: Instructing the Patient in Crutch Gaits 7-9: Instructing the Patient in the Use of a Cane 7-10: Instructing the Patient in the Use of a Walker
8: The Gynecologic Examination and Prenatal Care 8-1: Breast Self-Examination Instructions 8-2: Assisting with a Gynecological Examination 8-3: Assisting with a Return Prenatal Examination
9: The Pediatric Examination 9-1: Measuring Weight and Length of an Infant 9-2: Measuring Head and Chest Circumference of an Infant 9-3: Calculating Growth Percentiles 9-4: Applying a Pediatric Urine Collector
10: Minor Office Surgery 10-A: Applying Bandages 10-1: Applying and removing Sterile Gloves 10-2 and 10-3: Opening a Sterile Package, Adding a Peel-Pack Dressing, and Pouring a Sterile Solution 10-4: Changing a Sterile Dressing 10-5: Removing Sutures and Staples 10-6: Applying Adhesive Skin Closures 10-7: Minor Office Surgery
11: Administration of Medication and Intravenous Therapy 11-2: Preparing an Injection 11-3: Reconstituting a Powdered Drug 11-4: Administering a Subcutaneous Injection 11-5: Administering an Intramuscular Injection 11-6: Z-Track Intramuscular Injection Technique 11-7: Administering an Intradermal Injection
12: Cardiopulmonary Procedures 12-1: Running a 12-Lead, Three-Channel Electrocardiogram 12-3: Spirometry Testing 12-4: Measuring Peak Flow Rate
13: Colon Procedures and Male Reproductive Health 13-1 and 13-2: Fecal Occult Blood Testing and Developing the Hemoccult Slide Test
16: Urinalysis 16-1: Clean-Catch Midstream Specimen Collection Instructions 16-3: Chemical Testing of Urine with the Multistix 10 SG Reagent Strip 16-6: Performing a Urine Pregnancy Test
17: Phlebotomy 17-1: Venipuncture – Vacuum Tube Method 17-2: Venipuncture – Butterfly Method 17-4 and 17-5: Obtaining a Capillary Blood Specimen
18: Hematology 18-A: Performing a Hemoglobin Determination 18-1: Hematocrit 18-2: Preparation of a Blood Smear for a Differential Cell Count
19: Blood Chemistry and Immunology 19-1: Blood Glucose Measurement Using the Accu-Chek Advantage Glucose Meter 19-B: Performing a Rapid Mononucleosis Test
20: Medical Microbiology 20-A: Rapid Strep Testing 20-2: Collecting a Specimen for a Throat Culture
Kathy Bonewit-West, BS, MEd, Professor Emeritus, Medical Assistant Program, Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH; Former Member, Curriculum Review Board American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), Chicago, IL