Delmar's Comprehensive Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies

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Delmar Publishers, 1997 - Medical - 23 pages
This medical assisting learning system provides coverage of administrative and clinical procedures and skills. The text integrates the DACUM competencies throughout, using a simulation approach to enhance learning. Two student practice disks are packaged with the text providing comprehenisive review of administrative and clinical content. Step-by-step detailed procedures illustrate basic and advanced medical assisting skills. End of chapter review questions with a critical-thinking emphasis reinforce learning of material covered. Topics covered include managed care, coping skills, therapeutic approach to patients, cultural diversity applications, as well as preparation for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam, and professional career success.

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Contents

introduction
2
CLINICAL PROCEDURES
21
History of medicine
27
Medical Assistant Competency Inventory They emphasize the importance
29
Federal Regulations
35
Emergency Procedures
77
Unlike many texts Comprehensive Medical Assisting was written not just
79
Therapeutic communication
114
Basic Pharmacology
591
Dosage Calculation
615
Diagnostic
668
Medical Specialty Examinations and Procedures
675
Toxicology Screening
704
Electrocardiography 761
734
Chapter 32
751
Electrocardiography
763

coping sums tor
127
The Therapeutic approach
135
applied Ethical concepts
157
integrated Administratis
168
Computer use in
177
Telephone Techniques
197
Second Language
211
Patient scheduling
217
written communications
259
managing Facility
289
Managing Facility Finances
292
Medical Insurance and Coding
317
Billing and collections
337
Billing and Collections
339
Accounting Practices
351
Taxing a medical History
395
uitai signs
415
The Basic Physical
447
Trendelenburg Position
459
Assisting with
471
Rehabilitation medicine
529
to Examination Table
538
Modalities
560
Bipolar Leads
771
Laboratory
793
uenipuncture
820
Hematology
847
urinalysis
879
Basic Microbiology
907
specially Laboratory Tests
939
Office and Human
970
PROFESSIONAL PROCEDURES
973
Preparing for Externship icoe
1009
Preparing for Externship
1011
Preparing for medical
1019
Preparing for Medical Assisting Credentials
1021
Employment strategies
1025
Employment Strategies
1027
Patient and community
1044
Appendices
1048
top prescribed Drugs
1051
oiossarv 01
1
managed care oiossarv mci
11
index 11
39
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About the author (1997)

Wilburta (Billie) Q. Lindh, CMA (AAMA), holds professor emerita status at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington, where she served as director and consultant to the Medical Assistant Program. During her tenure at the college, she received the Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year award for 2000. Lindh is a member of the SeaTac Chapter of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and has lectured at AAMA seminars and conducted in-service workshops on various topics throughout the country. She is a coauthor of respected textbooks on medical assisting, radiology, and ophthalmology, as well as the medical assistant chapter in the GUIDE TO CAREERS IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS.

Marilyn S. Pooler, RN, MEd, RMA(AMT), is a Professor in the Medical Assisting Department at Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, Massachusetts. Marilyn has taught at Springfield for twenty years and previously served as chair of the Medical Assisting Department. She is on the certifying board of the AAMA task force for test construction and is a member of the executive board of the New England Association of Allied Health Educators. She is also a site surveyor for AAMA, reviewing medical assisting programs at schools and colleges seeking accreditation.

Joanne U. Cerrato, BS, MT (ASCP), MA, is a professor, department chairperson, and program director of the Clinical Laboratory Science Department, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, Massachusetts. Joanne, who has taught at Springfield for fifteen years, is a member of the American Society for Clinical Sciences, Society for Clinical Pathologists, American Medical Technologists, Clinical Laboratory Science Society of Central New England, and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Joanne is also on the NAACLS task force of the laboratory assistant curriculum and on the executive board of the New England Association of Allied Health Educators.

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