Higher Education

Medical Assisting: Essentials of Administrative and Clinical Competencies, 1st Edition

  • includes CD-ROM
  • Lucille Keir
  • Barbara A. Wise
  • Connie Krebs Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center, Columbus City Schools-Columbus, OH
  • ISBN-10: 140181252X  |  ISBN-13: 9781401812522
  • 608 Pages
  • © 2003 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $122.00

About

Overview

This competency-based learning system covers the administrative, clinical, and general areas necessary for entry-level employment as identified by the medical assistant role delineation study issued by the American Association of Medical Assistants. A listing of role delineation areas in each unit and in Appendix A make it easy to locate specific skills within each competency. A unit on related therapies presents information on complimentary and alternative treatments.

Features and Benefits

  • Icons in each unit direct you to the administrative and clinical skills CD-ROMs in the back of the book for practice activities to help you better understand concepts.
  • Realistic charting examples at the end of procedures encourage correct documentation of a patient�s chart.
  • Registered Medical Assistant �RMA (AMT) certification competencies included in an appendix for reference
  • Critical thinking questions linked to the medical-legal-ethical scenarios help you focus on delineation competencies.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: Medical Health Care Roles and Responsibilies.
Chapter 1: Health Care Providers.
Chapter 2: The Medical Assistant.
Chapter 3: Medical Ethics and Liability.
Chapter 4: Interpersonal Communications.
Chapter 5: The Office Environment.
SECTION II: The Administrative Assistant.
Chapter 6: Oral and Written Communication.
Chapter 7: Records Management.
Chapter 8: Collecting Fees.
Chapter 9: Health Care Coverage.
Chapter 10: Medical Office Management.
SECTIO III: The Clinical Medical Assistant.
Chapter 11: Preparing for Clinical Duties.
Chapter 12: Beginning the Patient’s Record.
Chapter 13: Preparing Patients for Examinations.
Chapter 14: Specimen Collection and Laboratory Procedures.
Chapter 15: Diagnostic Tests, X-Rays, and Procedures.
Chapter 16: Minor Surgical Procedures.
Chapter 17: Assisting with Medications.
Chapter 18: Emergencies, Acute Illness, and Accidents.
Section IV: Behaviors and Health.
Chapter 19: Behaviors Influencing Health.
SECTION V: Employability Skills.
Chapter 20: Achieving Satisfaction in Employment.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1401812546 | ISBN-13: 9781401812546)

This workbook is intended to accompany Medical Assisting: Essentials of Administrative and Clinical Competencies. Assignment sheets are designed to help users review the concepts presented in the text, and provide a means for users to achieve competency in their performance of the procedures. These sheets include a variety of review questions to assess the learners' comprehension.

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Bundle Text with Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1401821383 | ISBN-13: 9781401821388)

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Student Supplements

Clinical Skills CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111322864 | ISBN-13: 9781111322861)

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Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1401812546 | ISBN-13: 9781401812546)

This workbook is intended to accompany Medical Assisting: Essentials of Administrative and Clinical Competencies. Assignment sheets are designed to help users review the concepts presented in the text, and provide a means for users to achieve competency in their performance of the procedures. These sheets include a variety of review questions to assess the learners' comprehension.

List Price = $118.95  | CengageBrain Price = $118.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.25

Administrative Skills CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111538727 | ISBN-13: 9781111538729)

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Update Content  (ISBN-10: 1111538875 | ISBN-13: 9781111538873)

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Bundle Text with Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1401821383 | ISBN-13: 9781401821388)

List Price = $280.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $211.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lucille Keir

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

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

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.