Kinn's Medical Assisting Fundamentals: Administrative and Clinical Competencies with Anatomy & Physiology

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Aug 31, 2018 - Medical - 1248 pages
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Launch your Medical Assisting career with Kinn’s Medical Assisting Fundamentals: Administrative and Clinical Competencies with Anatomy & Physiology! This practical, hands-on text features an easy-to-understand writing style and detailed visuals designed to help you master all the Medical Assisting knowledge, procedures, and skills needed for career success. Based on trusted content from the bestselling Kinn’s product suite, this brand-new text and its accompanying resources incorporate the latest standards and competencies throughout, as well as approachable coverage of math, medical terminology, soft skills, and anatomy and physiology.

  • Easy-to-grasp writing style is appropriate for all levels of learners in all types of Medical Assisting programs.
  • Trusted Kinn’s content supports the following exam plans: CMA from the American Association of Medical Assistants; RMA and CMAS from American Medical Technologist; CCMA and CMAA from the National Healthcareer Association; NCMA from the National Center for Competency Testing; and CMAC from the American Medical Certification Association.
  • Emphasis on anatomy and physiology — along with pathology, signs/symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatments — enables you to meet key competencies.
  • Strong focus on medical terminology includes feature boxes that highlight chapter-related medical terminology to help you learn word parts, pronunciation, and definitions.
  • Math exercises embedded throughout the text challenge you to sharpen your math skills.
  • Procedures are mapped to CAAHEP and ABHES accreditation standards down to the step, offer rationales for each step, and can be conveniently performed in the classroom.
  • Customer Service boxes in appropriate chapters help you develop the soft skills that employers seek when hiring Medical Assistants.
  • Applied learning approach introduces a case scenario at the beginning of each chapter and then revisits it throughout the chapter to help you understand new concepts as they are presented.
  • Chapter learning tools include vocabulary with definitions, critical thinking applications, and content that ties directly to the order of learning objectives.
  • Pharmacology glossary of the top 100-150 most common over-the-counter and prescription medications gives you quick access to pronunciation guides, generic and trade names, and drug classification.

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Unit 1 Medical Terminology Anatomy and Physiology
Unit 2 Professional Medical Assistant
Unit 3 Administrative Ambulatory Care
Unit 4 Basic Clinical Procedures
Unit 5 Advanced Clinical Procedures
Unit 6 Medical Laboratory
Unit 7 Employment Seeking
Appendix A Word Parts and Definitions
Appendix B Definitions and Word Parts
Appendix C Abbreviations
Appendix D Medication Classifications
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About the author (2018)

Brigitte Niedzwiecki began her healthcare career as a nurse, working in the hospital with surgical and pediatric patients and also in urgent care. After obtaining her master’s degree in nursing, Brigitte worked in patient and staff education, as a software trainer, and as a nurse educator before transitioning into education. She has been the Medical Assisting program director at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Wisconsin for nearly 20 years, during which time she has participated in reviewing and writing and has helped develop state and national Medical Assisting curricula. She is also lead author of Kinn’s Medical Assisting Fundamentals, a related MA core text designed primarily for programs that do not offer a separate A&P course and are focused on certification.

Julie Pepper has spent her entire career in health care, first as a medical assistant in a variety of offices and clinics, developing expertise in the electronic health record. She combines her education in dietetics with her clinical and administrative experience as an instructor in the Medical Assisting program at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Wisconsin, where she has taught for the past 18 years. Julie is also the program director for the college’s new Health Navigator program. She has served as reviewer and contributor to numerous Medical Assisting educational products over the last decade, including SimChart for the Medical Office; she currently serves as sole author of The Electronic Health Record for the Physician’s Office and The Simulated Administrative Medical Office and co-author of Health Insurance Today, 7e. She is taking over sole authorship of what will be titled Beik’s Health Insurance Today, 8e

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