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Saunders Essentials of Medical Assisting - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition

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Saunders Essentials of Medical Assisting, 2nd Edition, is designed to give you just the right amount of the essential information you need to prepare for your career as a medical assistant. It covers all of the need-to-know information in an organized, approachable format. The condensed information is perfect for shorter programs of study and as a review tool for certification or re-certification for practicing medical assistants. Full-color and visually oriented, this text presents information in manageable segments that give you all the relevant facts, without being overwhelming. With the most up-to-date information on basic body systems; foundational concepts such as medical terminology, nutrition, and full coverage of office concepts and procedures, you’ll have everything you need to know to begin your Medical Assisting career with confidence.
  • Full-color design is visually stimulating and great for visual learners.
  • Helpful studying features guide students through the material, such as: Learning Objectives for every chapter, Key Information summarized in tables throughout the text, and emphasized Key Words!
  • Practical Applications case studies at the beginning of each chapter quickly introduce students to real-life Medical Assisting.
  • Word Parts and Abbreviations at the end of the Anatomy and Physiology sections reinforce learned medical terminology.
  • Illustrated step-by-step Procedures, with charting examples and rationales, show how to perform and document administrative and clinical procedures.
  • UPDATED information on Medical Office Technology prepares students for jobs in today’s modern, and often hectic, medical offices.
  • NEW Disaster Preparedness content demonstrates how medical offices can work closely with community and health departments during an emergency.
  • Newly organized information emphasizes foundational areas of knowledge, with new chapters on Nutrition, Phlebotomy (Venipuncture), and Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems.
Section One: Strategies for Success

1. Successful Learning

2. Becoming a Professional


Section Two: Foundational Concepts

3. Diversity In Health Care Delivery

4. Law and Ethics in Health Care

5. Understanding Human Behavior

6. Understanding Patient Behavior

7. Effective Communicaton

8. Communicating with Patients

9. Nutrition (NEW)

10. Understanding Medical Terminology


Section Three: Anatomy and Physiology

11. Basic Anatomy and Physiology

12. The Circulatory System

13. Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems (NEW – content split off from The Circulatory System)

14. Respiratory System

15. Digestive System

16. Nervous System

17. Sensory System

18. Skeletal System

19. Muscular System

20. Urinary System

21. Reproductive System

22. Endocrine System

23. Integumentary System


Section Four: Administrative Medical Assisting

24. The Medical Office

25. Computers in the Medical Office

26. Medical Office Communication

27. Medical Records and Chart Documentation

28. Financial Management

29. Medical Coding

30. Medical Insurance


Section Five: Clinical Medical Assisting

31. Infection Control and Asepsis

32. Preparing the Examination Room

33. Body Measurements and Vital Signs

34. Medical History Taking

35. Assisting with the Physical Examination

36. Electrocardiography

37. Radiography and Diagnostic Testing

38. Therapeutic Procedures

39. Specialty Diagnostic Testing

40. Introduction to the Physician’s Office Laboratory

41. Phlebotomy (NEW)

42. Laboratory Testing in the Physician's Office

43. Understanding Medications

44. Administering Medications

45. Minor Office Surgery

46. Basic First Aid and Medical Office Emergencies


Section Six: Employment and Beyond

47. Beginning Your Job Search


Appendices

A. Common Abbreviations and Symbols

B. Common Prefixes and Suffixes

C. Common Laboratory Test Values

D. English-to-Spanish Guide

Glossary
Diane M. Klieger, RN, MBA, CMA (AAMA), Retired Program Director, Medical Assisting; Adjunct Medical Assisting Instructor, Pinellas Technical Education Centers, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
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