Medical Assisting Administrative and Clinical Competencies

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Cengage Learning, Aug 15, 2011 - Medical - 1200 pages
MEDICAL ASSISTING: ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLINICAL COMPETENCIES, Seventh Edition, delivers the critical knowledge base and skills for entry-level medical assistants in an easy-to-understand and proven format. Newly organized for greater effectiveness, the text also includes the latest in emergency preparedness, ICD-10 and electronic health records. In addition, the text highlights personal growth topics like professionalism and time management. Updated and innovative, the 7th edition of Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies uses multiple in-text features and exclusive technology products to prepare students for a successful career in medical assisting, and give them a significant advantage in today's competitive marketplace.
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Contents

Medical Assisting Foundations
1
The Front Office
135
Structure and Function of the Body
417
The Back Office
749
Preparing for Employment
1303
AAMA 20072008 Occupational Analysis of the CMAAAMA
1331
Medical Assisting Task List
1335
Measurements and Abbreviations
1337
Glossary
1
Glosario
35
Index
1
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Michelle Blesi is a Certified Medical Assistant with 14 years of industry experience, who worked in the family practice area for 10 years, emphasizing clinical and laboratory skills. She then changed her focus to leadership, working as a lead in the Nursing/Lab department and as a Clinical Manager. She has a diploma in Medical Assisting and is certified through the AAMA. She also has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Community Psychology, and completed the TES (Teacher Education Series) courses in spring 2005 at the University of Minnesota. Coursework included Introduction to Vocational Teaching, Course Development, Instructional Methods, Philosophy and Student Training and Assessment. A Program Director and Unlimited Full Time Faculty member in the Medical Assistant Department at Century since 2001, Michelle enjoys bringing her career experience into the classroom and making a difference in students' lives. In addition to being Program Director, she teaches both Clinical and Laboratory courses, a Medical Assistant Refresher Course through CECT, and Administrative Procedures for Medical Assistants, both traditional and online. Additionally, she is the practicum coordinator and oversees the clinical externships for the program. In addition to being the lead author for both the Seventh and Eighth Editions of MEDICAL ASSISTING: ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLINICAL COMPETENCIES, Michelle has contributed to many other Cengage projects including being the SME for the CTC 3.0, completing multiple reviewer projects and test bank completions. Amongst Michelle's accomplishments: Board of Trustees; Outstanding Educator Award 2012; Golden Apple Award 2010; Exemplary Faculty Member 2

Barbara A. Wise, MA (Ed.), BSN, RN, worked in physicians' offices and as a health care educator for more than twenty-six years. Previously a State Supervisor of vocational education for the State of Ohio, she received an M.A. in Education, with a major concentration on curriculum construction and a minor in health education.

Cathy Kelley-Arney works in the clinical laboratory of an inpatient medical facility. She has worked for many years in both inpatient and outpatient settings as a lab technician and medical assistant, and in the educational setting as an instructor, program director, and institutional director of health care education.

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