Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants, 8th Edition
Learn the concepts, procedures, and skills you need to succeed as a medical assistant! Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants provides clear, step-by-step instructions for common office procedures such as taking vital signs, collecting and processing lab specimens, preparing patients for examinations, and assisting with office surgeries. Written by expert educator Kathy Bonewit-West, this edition covers the latest competencies and topics related to today's medical assisting practice, including HIPAA, the Electronic Health Record, and caring for special populations. It also includes four DVDs with video demonstrating 76 clinical skills described in the book.
- 76 procedures are presented in a clear, step-by-step format along with underlying principles and illustrations, with procedure videos included on the companion DVDs.
- Chapter outlines and learning objectives prepare you for the skills and concepts you will be learning.
- What Would You Do? What Would You Not Do? case studies challenge you to apply your knowledge to realistic medical office situations -- and a practitioner's response is included for comparison.
- Putting It All Into Practice and Memories from Externship boxes feature real medical assistants sharing personal, on-the-job experiences.
- Patient Teaching boxes prepare you for effective communication, with detailed instructions on how to answer questions and how to explain medical concepts and procedures.
- Charting examples help you understand the process for charting your own procedures.
- Certification Review sections summarize points that are essential to know for the certification examination.
- Highlight boxes emphasize important topics that influence the world of medical assistant.
- Key Terms and Terminology Review help you master medical assisting terminology.
- Medical Practice and the Law highlights important legal and ethical issues.
- Apply Your Knowledge helps you assess your comprehension.
- On the Web provides up-to-date lists of websites for further research and study.
- Student resources on a companion Evolve website feature animations, activities and games including Road to Recovery, an interactive math review, Apply Your Knowledge multiple-choice questions, and 76 step-by-step video procedures.
- Four new procedure videos: Release of Medical Information, Preparing a Medical Record, Wheelchair Transfer, and Peak Flow Measurement
- The most up-to-date information on emerging topics in the field including patient care protocol, pharmacology, and laboratory testing
- Expanded information on the Electronic Medical Record, including the recording of prescriptions and laboratory documents
- Updated pharmacology table of drugs commonly administered and prescribed in the medical office
- Current information on the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard along with a new video
- Expanded information on CLIA-waived testing kits and CLIA-waived automated analyzers
- New ADA guidelines for interpreting blood glucose test results
- The PT/INR laboratory test and PT/INR home testing
- End-of-chapter terminology review now contains broken down word parts
- New interactive math review on the companion Evolve website
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
19. Blood Chemistry and Immunology
20. Medical Microbiology
21. Emergency Medical Procedures
Appendix A: Medical Abbreviations
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