Respected for its inclusive coverage of AAMA, AMT, NHA, RMA, NOCTI, CAAHEP and SCANS, Booth's fourth edition now provides the 2010 ABHES and 2008 CAAHEP standards in each chapter! Preparation for Certification Boxes have been added to this edition to focus students on the specific exam they will take. Over 30 Electronic Health Record activities are incorporated into the text and available online through SpringCharts, simulating real patient encounters. Emergency Preparedness, additional administrative coverage and a completely revised workbook that now includes competency work products have been added for the 4th edition. ACTIVSima, LearnSmarta, and Connect Plus+ digitally enhance learning with Booth's "Medical Assisting"!
Table of Contents
PART ONE: Introduction to Medical Assisting SECTION 1: Foundations and Principles Chapter 1: The Profession of Medical Assisting Chapter 2: Types of Medical Practice Chapter 3: Legal and Ethical Issues in Medical Practice, Including HIPAA Chapter 4: Communication with Patients, Families, and Coworkers PART TWO: Administrative Medical Assisting SECTION 1: Office Work Chapter 5: Using and Maintaining Office Equipment Chapter 6: Using Computers in the Office Chapter 7: Managing Correspondence and Mail Chapter 8: Managing Office Supplies Chapter 9: Maintaining Patient Records Chapter 10: Managing the Office Medical Records SECTION 2: Interacting with Patients Chapter 11: Telephone Techniques Chapter 12: Scheduling Appointments and Maintaining the Physician's Schedule Chapter 13: Patient Reception Chapter 14: Patient Education SECTION 3: Financial Responsibilities Chapter 15: Health Insurance Billing Procedures Chapter 16: Medical Coding Chapter 17: Patient Billing and Collections Chapter 18: Accounting for the Medical Office PART THREE: Clinical Medical Assisting SECTION 1: Anatomy & Physiology Chapter 19: Organization of the Body Chapter 20: The Integumentary System Chapter 21: The Skeletal System Chapter 22: The Muscular System Chapter 23: The Cardiovascular System Chapter 24: The Respiratory System Chapter 25: The Nervous System Chapter 26: The Urinary System Chapter 27: The Reproductive Systems Chapter 28: The Lymphatic and Immune Systems Chapter 29: The Digestive System Chapter 30: The Endocrine System Chapter 31: Special Senses SECTION 2: The Medical Office Environment Chapter 32: Principles of Asepsis Chapter 33: Infection Control Techniques Chapter 34: HIV, Hepatitis, and Other Bloodborne Pathogens Chapter 35: Preparing the Exam and Treatment Areas SECTION 3: Assisting with Patients Chapter 36: Interviewing the Patient, Taking a History, and Documentation Chapter 37: Obtaining Vital Signs and Measurements Chapter 38: Assisting with a General Physical Examination SECTION 4: Specialty Practices and Medical Emergencies Chapter 39: Assisting with Examinations in the Basic Specialties Chapter 40: Assisting with Highly Specialized Examinations Chapter 41: Assisting with Minor Surgery Chapter 42: Assisting with Cold and Heat Therapy and Ambulation Chapter 43: Emergency Preparedness and First Aid Chapter 44: Complementary and Alternative Medicine SECTION 5: Physician's Office Laboratory Procedures Chapter 45: Laboratory Equipment and Safety Chapter 46: Introduction to Microbiology Chapter 47: Collecting, Processing, and Testing Urine Specimens Chapter 48: Collecting, Processing, and Testing Blood Specimens SECTION 6: Nutrition, Pharmacology, and Diagnostic Equipment Chapter 49: Nutrition and Special Diets Chapter 50: Principles of Pharmacology Chapter 51: Drug Administration Chapter 52: Electrocardiography and Pulmonary Function Testing Chapter 53: X-Rays and Diagnostic Radiology SECTION 7: Externship Chapter 54: Medical Assisting Externships and Preparing to Find a Position Appendix I: Prefixes, Suffixes and Word Roots In Commonly-Used Medical Terms Appendix II: Abbreviations and Symbols Commonly Used in Medical Notations Glossary Index