Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants, 8th Edition

Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants

8th Edition

By Kathy Bonewit-West, BS, MEd, Coordinator and Instructor, Medical Assistant Technology, Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH, Former member, Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants


1. The Medical Record

2. Medical Asepsis and the OSHA Standard

3. Sterilization and Disinfection

4. Vital Signs

5. The Physical Examination

6. Eye and Ear Assessment and Procedures

7. Physical Agents to Promote Tissue Healing

8. The Gynecologic Examination and Prenatal Care

9. The Pediatric Examination

10. Minor Office Surgery

11. Administration of Medication and Intravenous Therapy

12. Cardiopulmonary Procedures

13. Colon Procedures and Male Reproductive Health

14. Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

15. Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory

16. Urinalysis

17. Phlebotomy

18. Hematology

19. Blood Chemistry and Immunology

20. Medical Microbiology

21. Emergency Medical Procedures

Appendix A: Medical Abbreviations

Glossary