Keys to Medical Assisting: A Pocket Guide (2e) : 9780134868295

Keys to Medical Assisting: A Pocket Guide (2e)

 
Edition
 
2
ISBN
 
9780134868295
ISBN 10
 
0134868293
Published
 
29/06/2018
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
368
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$60.99
 
 
Title type
 
$42.99
 
 
Description

For courses in comprehensive medical assisting.

A pocket-sized, step-by-step guide to medical assisting
Keys to Medical Assisting: A Pocket Guide is an easy-to-use reference guide for both students and practicing medical assistants. Designed to fit in a pocket, the guide progresses from basic concepts to more complex competencies. Chapters are grouped into one of four sections: Administrative Medical Assisting, Office Equipment and Financial Management, Clinical Medical Assisting, and Basic Pharmacology and Administration of Medications. The 2nd edition presents day-to-day procedures in an accessible step-by-step format, and includes new at-a-glance tables and key focus boxes providing quick access to essential knowledge.

Table of contents
  • PART 1: ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTING
  • 1. Introduction and General Office Duties
  • 2. Using Computers in the Office
  • 3. Appointment Scheduling
  • 4. Mail Processing and Managing Correspondence
  • 5. Medical Records Management
  • 6. Forms of Communication
  • PART 2: OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
  • 7. Managing Supplies and Banking
  • 8. Health Insurance
  • 9. Diagnostic and Procedural Coding
  • PART 3: CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTING
  • 10. Infection Control and Principles of Asepsis
  • 11. Minor Surgery
  • 12. Vital Signs and Preparing the Patient
  • 13. Electrocardiography
  • 14. Diagnostic Imaging
  • 15. Diagnostic Phlebotomy and Hematology
  • 16. Microbiology
  • 17. Urinalysis
  • 18. Medical Emergencies
  • PART 4: BASIC PHARMACOLOGY AND ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS
  • 19. Principles of Pharmacology
  • 20. Drug Calculations
  • 21. Administering Medications
  • Appendices
  • A. Abbreviations and Symbols
  • B. Common Medical Terms and Misspelled Terms
  • C. Proofreader’s Marks
  • D. Rules for Alphabetic Filing
  • E. MyPlate Dietary Guidelines
  • F. Nutrition (Vitamins and Minerals)
  • G. CMA, RMA, CCMA, and NCMA Examinations
  • H. Laboratory Requisition Form
  • I. Normal Laboratory Test Values
  • J. Overview of Body Systems and Their Functions
  • K. Celsius and Fahrenheit Temperature Equivalents
  • L. Immunizations and Vaccinations
  • M. Blood Grouping
  • N. Patient’s Bill of Rights
New to this edition

Practical guidance in the procedures of medical assisting

  • Step-by-step instructions walk users through the day-to-day procedures they’ll encounter on the job.
  • The chapters on laboratory procedures moved to Section III, Clinical Medical Assisting. This includes Diagnostic Phlebotomy and Hematology (Chapter 15), Microbiology (Chapter 16), and Urinalysis (Chapter 17).

Key skills for office and health care settings

  • A new chapter, Using Computers in the Office, appears in Section 1, Administrative Medical Assisting.
  • MyPlate Dietary Guidelines have replaced the Anatomy of MyPyramid guidelines in the appendices.

Exam preparation and learning aids

  • Information on the CMA, RMA, CCMA, and NCMA exams has been added to the appendices.
  • New at-a-glance tables present important information in easy-to-read charts.
  • New key focus boxes call out key concepts.
Features & benefits

Practical guidance in the procedures of medical assisting

  • New - Step-by-step instructions walk users through the day-to-day procedures they’ll encounter on the job.
  • Figures illustrating procedures in each chapter visually reinforce written step-¿by-¿step procedures.
  • Updated - The chapters on laboratory procedures moved to Section III, Clinical Medical Assisting. This includes Diagnostic Phlebotomy and Hematology (Chapter 15), Microbiology (Chapter 16), and Urinalysis (Chapter 17).

Key skills for office and health care settings

  • New - A new chapter, Using Computers in the Office, appears in Section 1, Administrative Medical Assisting.
  • Updated - MyPlate Dietary Guidelines have replaced the Anatomy of MyPyramid guidelines in the appendices.
  • Appendices include reference lists covering abbreviations and symbols, common medical terms, rules for alphabetic filing, vitamins and minerals, lab requisition form, normal lab test values, blood grouping, and more.

Exam preparation and learning aids

  • New - Information on the CMA, RMA, CCMA, and NCMA exams has been added to the appendices.
  • New - New at-a-glance tables present important information in easy-to-read charts.
  • New - New key focus boxes call out key concepts.
Author biography

Jahangir Moini was an assistant professor at Tehran University School of Medicine for 9 years, teaching medical and allied health students. The author was a professor and former director (for 15 years) of allied health programs at Everest University. Dr. Moini reestablished the Medical Assisting Program, in 1990, at Everest University’s Melbourne campus. He also established several other new allied health programs for Everest University.

From 2000 to 2007, Dr. Moini was a physician liaison of the Florida Society of Medical Assistants. He has been a marketing strategy team member of the National American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and president of the Brevard County chapter of the AAMA. Since 1999, he has been a published author of 20 allied health books. Currently, he is a professor of science and health at Eastern Florida State College.