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cover image - Kinn's The Medical Assistant,15th Edition
ISBN: 9780323871167
Publication Date: 01-09-2023
Page Count: 1456
Imprint: Saunders
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Kinn's The Medical Assistant, 15th Edition

by Brigitte Niedzwiecki, RN, MSN, RMA and Julie Pepper, BS, CMA (AAMA)

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cover image - Kinn's The Medical Assistant,15th Edition
ISBN: 9780323871167
Publication Date: 01-09-2023
Page Count: 1456
Imprint: Saunders

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More than any other product on the market, the most successful Medical Assistants begin their careers with Kinn. Known for more than 65 years for its alignment with national curriculum standards, Kinn's The Medical Assistant: An Applied Learning Approach, 15th Edition teaches the real-world administrative and clinical skills essential for a career in the modern medical office — always with a focus on helping you apply what you’ve learned. This edition features a new unit on advanced clinical skills and expanded content on telemedicine, infection control related to COVID-19, IV therapy, radiology, rehabilitation, insurance, coding, privacy, data security, and much more. With its approachable writing style appropriate for all levels of learners and a full continuum of separately sold adaptive solutions, real-world simulations, EHR documentation experience, and HESI remediation and assessment, quickly master the leading skills to prepare for certification and a successful career in the dynamic and growing Medical Assisting profession!

    • Comprehensive coverage of all administrative and clinical procedures complies with accreditation requirements.
    • Step-by-step, illustrated procedures include rationales and a focus on professionalism.
    • Electronic health record (EHR) coverage provides access to hands-on activities using SimChart® for the Medical Office (sold separately).
    • Applied learning approach incorporates threaded case scenarios and critical thinking applications.
    • Patient education and legal and ethical features at the end of each chapter reinforce legal and communications implications within Medical Assisting practice.
    • Key vocabulary terms and definitions are presented at the beginning of each chapter, highlighted in text discussions, and summarized in a glossary for quick reference.
    • NEW! Content aligns to 2022 Medical Assisting educational competencies.
    • NEW! Advanced Clinical Skills unit features three new chapters on IV therapy, radiology basics, and radiology positioning to support expanded medical assisting functions.
    • NEW! Coverage of telemedicine, enhanced infection control related to COVID-19, and catheterization.
    • NEW! Procedures address IV therapy, limited-scope radiography, applying a sling, and coaching for stool collection.
    • UPDATED! Coverage of administrative functions includes insurance, coding, privacy, data security, and more.
    • UPDATED! Online practice exam for the Certified Medical Assistant matches 2021 test updates.
    • EXPANDED! Information on physical medicine and rehabilitation.
    • EXPANDED! Content on specimen collection, including wound swab, nasal, and nasopharyngeal specimen collections.
  • PART 1 – Introduction to Medical Assisting
    1. The Professional Medical Assistant and the Healthcare Team
    2. Therapeutic Communication
    3. Legal Principles
    4. Healthcare Laws
    5. Healthcare Ethics
    PART 2 – Fundamentals of Ambulatory Care Administration
    6. Technology
    7. Written Communication
    8. Telephone Techniques
    9. Scheduling Appointments and Patient Processing
    10. Health Records
    11. Daily Operations and Safety
    PART 3 – Coding and Medical Billing
    12. Health Insurance Essentials
    13. Diagnostic Coding Essentials
    14. Procedural Coding Essentials
    15. Medical Billing and Reimbursement Essentials
    PART 4 – Advanced Ambulatory Care Administration
    16. Patient Accounts and Practice Management
    17. Advanced Roles in Administration
    PART 5 – Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assisting
    18. Introduction to Medical Terminology and Anatomy
    19. Infection Control
    20. Vital Signs
    21. Physical Examination
    22. Patient Coaching
    23. Nutrition and Health Promotion
    24. Surgical Supplies and Instruments
    25. Assisting with Surgical Procedures
    26. Principles of Electrocardiography
    27. Medical Emergencies
    PART 6 – Assisting with Medications
    28. Principles of Pharmacology
    29. Pharmacology Math
    30. Administering Medications
    PART 7 – Assisting with Medical Specialties
    31. Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
    32. Dermatology
    33. Allergy and Infectious Disease
    34. Gastroenterology
    35. Orthopedics and Rheumatology
    36. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    37. Neurology
    38. Behavioral Health
    39. Endocrinology
    40. Cardiology
    41. Pulmonology
    42. Urology and Male Reproduction
    43. Obstetrics and Gynecology
    44. Pediatrics
    45. Geriatrics
    PART 8 – Assisting with Clinical Laboratory Procedures
    46. Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory
    47. Urinalysis
    48. Blood Collection
    49. Analysis of Blood
    50. Microbiology and Immunology
    PART 9 – Advanced Clinical Skills
    51. Intravenous Therapy
    52. Radiology Basics
    53. Positioning for Radiology
    PART 10 – Job Seeking
    54. Skills and Strategies
    Index
  • Brigitte Niedzwiecki, RN, MSN, RMA, Medical Assistant Program Director & Instructor, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Julie Pepper, BS, CMA (AAMA), Medical Assisting Program Instructor, Health Navigator Program Director, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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