Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies

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Cengage Learning, Mar 20, 2007 - Medical - 1200 pages
This proven comprehensive learning system covers all the administrative, clinical, and general competencies designated by the major accrediting bodies for the entry-level medical assistant. Coverage of the structure and function of each body system is included as well as associated diagnostic examinations and diseases and disorders. This exciting new edition covers the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values necessary for you to become a successful, multi-skilled medical assistant.
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Medical Health Care Roles and Responsibilities
The Administrative Medical Assistant
Structure and Function of the Body
The Clinical Medical Assistant
Behaviors and Health
Employability Skills
Medical Assistant Role Delineation Chart
Certified Medical Assistant CMA Certification Examination Outline
Registered Medical Assistant RMA Certification Examination Outline
Certified Medical Administrative Specialist CMAS Certification Examination Outline
Measurements and Abbreviations

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About the author (2007)

Lucille Keir, CMA-A was a charter member and past president of the Franklin County Chapter of medical assistants. Lucille had over 22 combined years as a practicing medical assistant and administrative medical assisting instructor. She helped establish the Medical Assisting Program at North High School, Columbus, OH in 1969 which eventually moved to Fort Hayes High School in 1976. She served in the US Navy and was a veteran of World War II. Lucille was involved in the first three editions of Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies textbook, workbook and instructor's support materials until her passing.

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.

Connie Krebs, CMA-C, BGS, was the senior class instructor and coordinator of the medical assisting program at Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center, Columbus City Schools, Columbus, OH. She was certified through the American Association of Medical Assistants in medical assisting and in clinical specialty. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Ohio University and a teaching certificate from the State of Ohio Department of Education. Connie taught at Fort Hayes Education Center for 18 years and was the school advisor for the National Vocational Technical Honor Society (NVTHS). Connie was involved in the first five editions of the text, workbook and instructor's support materials until her passing.

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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