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Comprehensive Exam Review for the Medical Assistant, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Robyn S. Gohsman

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Apr 25, 2011

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For students completing accredited medical assisting and/or medical administrative curricula; and for healthcare professionals in review courses leading to recertification as a CMA (AAMA), RMA (AMT), or CMAS (AMT).


This is the clearest, most concise, most current review text for students preparing for the CMA, RMA, or CMAS exams, and for working medical assistants preparing to recertify. It covers exactly what students need to know for their exams, presents valuable study hints, and explains exactly what to expect on exam day. Designed for quick and easy use, it contains more tables and figures than any competitive title. It also contains nearly 800 practice questions presented in the format of the AAMA’s and AMT’s exams — including a complete 300-question “final exam.” Rationales are provided for all correct answers, with links to relevant information throughout the book.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Medical Assisting Profession

1. Learning Styles, Study Skills and Test Taking Strategies

2. Medical Terminology

3. Basic Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology

4. Basic Pathophysiology of the Body Systems and Diagnostic Procedures and Treatments

5. Basic Nutrition


Section 2: Interoffice Relations and Effective Therapeutic Communications

6. Verbal, Nonverbal and Written Communications

7. Human Relations


Section 3: Medical Laws, Legal Issues and Ethical Considerations

8. Medical Law and Ethical Considerations



Section 4: Administrative Competencies and Skills

10. Administrative Functions

11. Electronic Technology

12. Best Practice Finances

13. Managed Care and Insurance

14. Diagnostic and Procedural Coding


Section 5: Clinical Competencies and Skills

15. Blood-borne Pathogens and Infection Control

16. Patient Preparation and Education

17. Exam Room Equipment, Examinations and Procedures

18. Diagnostic Testing

19. Laboratory Procedures

20. Medication and Pharmacology

21. Safety and Emergency Practices

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$47.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-506068-1