Study Guide for Today's Medical Assistant, 2nd Edition

Study Guide for Today's Medical Assistant, 2nd Edition


Use this study tool to master the content from your Today's Medical Assistant: Clinical & Administrative Procedures, 2nd Edition textbook! Corresponding to the chapters in the textbook by Kathy Bonewit-West, Sue Hunt, and Edith Applegate, this study guide helps you understand and apply the material with practical exercises, activities, flashcards, checklists, review questions, and more.

    • Chapter assignment tables at the beginning of chapters guide you through textbook and study guide assignments, and make it easy to track your progress.

    • Laboratory assignment tables list the procedures in each chapter, including study guide page number references, and indicate the procedures shown on the DVDs.

    • A pretest and posttest in each chapter measure your understanding with 10 true/false questions.

    • Key term assessments include exercises to help in reviewing and mastering new vocabulary.

    • Evaluation of Learning questions let you assess your understanding, evaluate progress, and prepare for the certification examination.

    • Critical thinking activities let you apply your knowledge to real-life situations.

    • Practice for Competency sections offer extra practice on clinical skills presented in the book.

    • Evaluation of Competency checklists evaluate your performance versus stated objectives and updated CAAHEP performance standards.
      • Updated content includes exercises for topics such as electronic medical records, advanced directives, HIPAA, emergency preparedness, ICD-10 coding, documentation, medical office technology, medical asepsis, vital signs, pediatrics, colonoscopy, IV therapy, and CLIA waived tests.

      • New activities provide practice for the Today's Medical Assistant textbook’s newest and most up-to-date content.

      • New Emergency Protective Practices for the Medical Office chapter includes procedures, critical thinking questions, and other activities to help you understand emergency preparedness.

      • New Wheelchair Transfer Procedure and Evaluation of Competency checklist includes a step-by-step guide to this important procedure.

      • New video evaluation worksheets on the Evolve companion website reinforce the procedures demonstrated on the textbook DVDs.

      • New practicum and externship activities on Evolve provide practice with real-world scenarios.

      SECTION 1: Introduction to Medical Assisting

      1. The Health Care System

      2. The Professional Medical Assistant

      3. Ethics and Law for the Medical Office

      4. Interacting with Patients

      SECTION 2: Anatomy and Physiology

      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

      SECTION 3: Clinical Component

      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 Immunology

      35. Emergency Medical Procedures

      SECTION 4: Administrative Component

      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. Office Management and Emergency Preparedness

      49. Emergency Protective Practices for the Medical Office

      50. 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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