Study Guide for Today's Medical Assistant

Study Guide for Today's Medical Assistant


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!
  • Key Term Assessments reinforce your grasp of important medical terminology.
  • Pretests and Posttests help you assess your content knowledge and perfect your test-taking skills.
  • Critical Thinking Activities correlated directly to the text challenge you to apply what you’ve learned to realistic patient scenarios.
  • Procedure checklists make it easy to track procedure performance.
  • Labeling Exercises in the anatomy chapters let you practice identifying anatomic structures.
  • Evaluation of Learning short-answer questions enable you to gauge your understanding of each chapter’s primary topics and discussion points.
  • Practice for Competency charts help you practice clinical skills and track your progress.
  • Evaluation of Competency checklists allow you to compare your performance to the stated objectives and performance standards and assess your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Medication flash cards make it easier to learn and understand important drug information.
  • A Road to Recovery game provides a fun, interactive way to practice your responses to realistic medical office scenarios.
  • Crossword Puzzles help you review terms and concepts in an engaging, entertaining format.
  • Pharmacology Math Review exercises refresh your mathematic skills with real-world scenarios and equations similar to those you’ll encounter in practice.
  • An Externship Evaluation helps you keep track of your work experience and prepare for a successful transition into the professional environment.
1. The Health Care System

2. The Professional Medical Assistant

3. Ethics and Law for the Medical Office

4. Interacting with Patients

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

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 Serology

34. Medical Microbiology

35. Emergency Medical Procedures

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. The Medical Assistant as Office Manager

49. Obtaining Employment
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, Sue Hunt, MA, RN, CMA (AAMA), Former Professor and Coordinator, Medical Assisting Program, Middlesex Community College, Lowell, MA and Edith Applegate, MS, Professor of Sciences and Mathematics, Kettering College of Medical Arts, Kettering, OH


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