Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies

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This best-selling book is part of a dynamic learning system that includes practice software, a workbook, video series, CD-ROM, and instructor support materials. Together, these learning tools integrate the new competencies identified in the new AAMA Role Delineation Study, with complete coverage of anatomy and physiology. This new edition was developed with extensive input from many medical assisting instructors, students, and health care professionals. The organization of the book allows flexibility in course planning, accommodating different learning styles, and adapts well to most teaching and learning situations. The learning system emphasizes interpersonal communications and changes in today's health-care settings, including standard precautions and managed care.

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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.

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.

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