Saunders Essentials of Medical Assisting, 2nd Edition

Saunders Essentials of Medical Assisting

2nd Edition

By Diane M. Klieger, RN, MBA, CMA (AAMA), Retired Program Director, Medical Assisting; Adjunct Medical Assisting Instructor, Pinellas Technical Education Centers, St. Petersburg, FL, USA


Section One: Strategies for Success

1. Successful Learning

2. Becoming a Professional


Section Two: Foundational Concepts

3. Diversity In Health Care Delivery

4. Law and Ethics in Health Care

5. Understanding Human Behavior

6. Understanding Patient Behavior

7. Effective Communicaton

8. Communicating with Patients

9. Nutrition (NEW)

10. Understanding Medical Terminology


Section Three: Anatomy and Physiology

11. Basic Anatomy and Physiology

12. The Circulatory System

13. Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems (NEW ? content split off from The Circulatory System)

14. Respiratory System

15. Digestive System

16. Nervous System

17. Sensory System

18. Skeletal System

19. Muscular System

20. Urinary System

21. Reproductive System

22. Endocrine System

23. Integumentary System


Section Four: Administrative Medical Assisting

24. The Medical Office

25. Computers in the Medical Office

26. Medical Office Communication

27. Medical Records and Chart Documentation

28. Financial Management

29. Medical Coding

30. Medical Insurance


Section Five: Clinical Medical Assisting

31. Infection Control and Asepsis

32. Preparing the Examination Room

33. Body Measurements and Vital Signs

34. Medical History Taking

35. Assisting with the Physical Examination

36. Electrocardiography

37. Radiography and Diagnostic Testing

38. Therapeutic Procedures

39. Specialty Diagnostic Testing

40. Introduction to the Physician?s Office Laboratory

41. Phlebotomy (NEW)

42. Laboratory Testing in the Physician's Office

43. Understanding Medications

44. Administering Medications

45. Minor Office Surgery

46. Basic First Aid and Medical Office Emergencies


Section Six: Employment and Beyond

47. Beginning Your Job Search


Appendices

A. Common Abbreviations and Symbols

B. Common Prefixes and Suffixes

C. Common Laboratory Test Values

D. English-to-Spanish Guide

Glossary