Kinn's The Clinical Medical Assistant - E-Book: An Applied Learning Approach

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More than any other product on the market, the most successful Medical Assistants begin their careers with Kinn. Trusted for more than 60 years, Kinn's The Medical Assistant: An Applied Learning Approach, 14th Edition teaches you real-world clinical skills essential for a career in the modern medical office- always with a focus on application through unfolding case scenarios, critical thinking questions, procedure videos, and interactive exercises. The reorganized 14th edition features new authors and a chapter reviewing medical terminology and anatomy. With an easy-to-read format and full continuum of separately sold adaptive solutions, real-world simulations, EHR documentation experience, and HESI remediation and assessment — you’ll learn the leading skills of modern medical assisting to prepare for certification and a successful career in the dynamic and growing Medical Assisting profession.

  • Comprehensive coverage of all clinical procedures prepares you for a wide variety of Medical Assisting careers.
  • 115 step-by-step illustrated procedures with rationales break down how to perform critical skills for practice.
  • Applied approach to learning helps you use what you’ve learned in the clinical setting, including case scenarios, critical thinking exercises, procedures videos, and interactive online activities.
  • Access to hands-on activities incorporates use of SimChart® for the Medical Office software (sold separately) to prepare you for documentation of clinical encounters.
  • Patient education and legal and ethical features help relate content to practical use.
  • Key vocabulary terms and definitions are presented at the beginning of each chapter and highlighted in text discussions.
  • Summary of Learning Objectives serves as a checkpoint and study tool.
  • Robust companion website includes chapter quizzes, certification practice exams, procedure videos, and interactive exercises.
  • NEW! Chapter reviews medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and pathology to help you build a solid medical foundation.
  • NEW! Artwork focused on the workings of a modern medical office, includes updated illustrations and photographs of procedures and medical records.
  • NEW! Expanded and updated sample certification exams help you practice and prepare for certification.
  • NEW! Streamlined presentation refines organization and writing for easy comprehension.
  • NEW! Patient-centered care is emphasized throughout.
  • NEW! Improved test bank includes rationales for correct and incorrect answers, cognitive leveling for questions, and mapping to chapter objectives and exam blueprints.

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Unit One Introduction to Medical Assisting
Unit Two Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assisting
Unit Three Assisting With Medications
Unit Four Assisting With Medical Specialties
Unit Five Assisting With Clinical Laboratory Procedures
Unit Six Job Seeking

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About the author (2019)

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 co-author of the Kinn’s The Medical Assistant franchise and Health Insurance Today and sole author of The Electronic Health Record for the Physician’s Office and The Simulated Administrative Medical Office.

Martha (Marti) Garrels is a former Professor and Program Director of the Medical Assisting program at Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend, Indiana, and Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland, Washington. She has been an active member of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for more than 25 years.

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