cover image - Today's Medical Assistant - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,2nd Edition
ISBN: 9781455701568
Page Count: 1264
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $96.95

Today's Medical Assistant - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition

by Kathy Bonewit-West, BS, MEd, Sue Hunt, MA, RN, CMA (AAMA) and Edith Applegate, MS
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
cover image - Today's Medical Assistant - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,2nd Edition
ISBN: 9781455701568
Page Count: 1264
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $96.95
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Bringing together the clinical know-how of Kathy Bonewit-West, the administrative expertise of Sue Hunt, and the anatomy and physiology knowledge of Edith Applegate, this unique, hands-on text guides you through the medical knowledge and skills you need to succeed in today's fast-paced medical office. The latest standards and competencies for the medical assistant have been incorporated into this new edition, along with expanded coverage on important topics such as nutrition, the electronic medical record, ICD-10, emergency preparedness and disaster planning, time management, and computerized prescription refills.

    • Consistent, meticulous coverage throughout the main text, IRM, SG, DVDs, Evolve, and more provide reliable content and unparalleled accuracy.
    • Over 90 procedural videos on DVD and online provide a visual representation of important procedures.
    • Expanded Student Evolve site contains all animations, games (such as Quiz Show and Road to Recovery), drag-and-drop exercises, Apply your Knowledge exercises, Prepare for Certification exercises, matching exercises, and other helpful activities such as blood pressure readings, determining height and weight, and drawing up medication.
    • What Would You Do? What Would You Not Do? boxes and responses offer applications of real-life case studies.
    • Clear and concise Anatomy and Physiology coverage covers the basics of A&P and eliminates the need for a separate A&P text.
    • Content updates reflect the latest competencies for medical assistants and ensure you have the most current information on the newest trends and updates in the medical assisting world.
    • 8th grade reading level makes material approachable and easy to understand.
    • New chapter on Emergency Preparedness offers a well-rounded perspective on what to do in specific emergency situations.
    • New OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens video improves your understanding of personal safety following the OSHA standards.
    • Pronunciation section in the Terminology Review gives you confidence with pronunciation and medical knowledge.
    • Application to EMR where appropriate prepares you for the real world by dealing with electronic medical records.

    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. Emergency Protective Practice s for the Medical Office

    50. Obtaining Employment


    A. Medical Abbreviations

    B. Spanish-English Phrases

    C. Community Resources for the Medical Assistant


  • 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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