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Keys to Medical Assisting Pocket Guide

By Jahangir Moini

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 29, 2008

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Designed as a quick reference for students in their externship and medical assistants on the job, Pocket Guide for Medical Assistants is the perfect tool for success! Highlighting both the administrative and clinical daily tasks of the medical assistant, this is the complete pocket guide at your fingertips.  Each section summarizes the steps required for administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures that the medical assistant must know. As an added bonus the fire proof, water proof, and tear resistant paper allows you to take this pocket guide anywhere! 

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

Section I         Administrative Medical Assisting

Chapter 1         General Medical Office Duties

Chapter 2         Appointment Scheduling

Chapter 3         Mail Processing and Managing Correspondence

Chapter 4         Medical Records Management

Chapter 5         Communication

Section II        Financial Management

Chapter 6         Purchasing and Banking for the Medical Office

Chapter 7         Health Insurance

Chapter 8         Medical Coding

Section III      Clinical Medical Assisting

Chapter 9         Infection Control and Principles of Asepsis

Chapter 10       Minor Surgery

Chapter 11       Vital Signs and Preparing the Patient

Chapter 12       Electrocardiography

Chapter 13       Radiology

Chapter 14       Medical Emergencies

Section IV       Basic Pharmacology and Administration of Medications

Chapter 15       Introduction to Pharmacology

Chapter 16       Drug Calculations

Chapter 17       Administering Medications

Section V        Laboratory Procedures

Chapter 18       Phlebotomy and Hematology

Chapter 19       Medical Microbiology

Chapter 20       Urinalysis

Appendices

Appendix A     Abbreviations and Symbols

Appendix B     Commonly Misspelled Medical Terms

Appendix C     Frequently Used Computer Terms

Appendix D     Proofreader’s Marks

Appendix E     Rules for Alphabetic Filing

Appendix F     Anatomy of MyPyramid

Appendix G    Vitamins and Minerals

Appendix H     CMA Examination

Appendix I       Laboratory Requisition Form

Appendix J      Normal Laboratory Test Values

Appendix K     Overview of Body Systems and their Functions

Appendix L      Celsius and Fahrenheit Temperature Equivalents

Appendix M     Apothecary/Household/Metric Equivalents

Appendix N     Immunizations and Vaccinations

Appendix O     Blood Grouping

Appendix P      Patient’s Bill of Rights


Expanded Table of Contents

Section I         Administrative Medical Assisting

Chapter 1         General Medical Office Duties-

                                    Reception Area

                                    Telephone Techniques

Chapter 2         Appointment Scheduling

                                    Appointment Types

                                    Scheduling Systems

                                    Scheduling Process

                                    Emergency Appointments

                                    New Patient Appointments

Chapter 3         Mail Processing and Managing Correspondence

                                                Procedure 3-1: Opening the Mail

Business Letters

                                    Mail Needing Special Handling

                                    Outgoing Mail

Chapter 4         Medical Records Management

                                    The Importance of Medical Records

                                    Electronic Medical Records

                                    Records Management

                                    Filing Systems

Chapter 5         Communication

                                    Types of Communication

                                    Communicating with Special Patients    

                                    Communicating with Coworkers

                                    Policy and Procedures Manual

Section II        Financial Management

Chapter 6         Purchasing and Banking for the Medical Office

                                    Durable Items

                                    Consumable Items

                                    Supplies

                                    Banking Functions

Chapter 7         Health Insurance

                                    Billing and Reimbursement Cycle

                                    Health Insurance

                                    Medical Insurance Payers

                                    Healthcare Claims Forms and Transmission

                                    HIPAA Privacy Rule

                                    Preauthorization

Chapter 8         Medical Coding

                                    Diagnosis Codes (the ICD-9-CM)

                                                Procedure 8-1: ICD-9-CM Coding

                                    Procedure Codes (CPT)

                                    Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Sections

                                    Superbills

Section III      Clinical Medical Assisting

Chapter 9         Infection Control and Principles of Asepsis

                                    The Chain of Infection

                                    Principles of Asepsis

                                    Medical Asepsis

                                                Procedure 9-1: Hand Hygiene

                                    Surgical Asepsis

                                                Procedure 9-2: Surgical Scrubbing

                                    Bloodborne Pathogens and Safety Issues

Chapter 10       Minor Surgery

                                    The Role of Medical Assistants in Minor Surgery

                                    Classifications of Surgical Instruments

                                    Surgical Setup

                                    Suture Removal

                                    Special Surgical Procedures

Chapter 11       Vital Signs and Preparing the Patient

                                    Factors Affecting Vital Signs

                                    Normal Vital Signs in Pediatric Patients

                                    Temperature

                                    Pulse

                                    Respiration Rate

                                    Blood Pressure

                                    The Patient Exam and Positioning

Chapter 12       Electrocardiography

                                    The Electrocardiogram

                                    Holter Monitor

                                    Treadmill Stress Test

Chapter 13       Radiology

                                    Radiology

                                    Common Radiological Imaging Examinations

                                    Preparing the Patient

                                                Procedure 13-1: Assisting with an X-ray Examination

                                    Radiation Safety

Chapter 14       Medical Emergencies

                                    Basic Life Support

                                    CPR for Adults

                                                Procedure 14-1: CPR for Unresponsiveness

                                                Procedure 14-2: CPR for Circulation

                                                Procedure 14-3: CPR for Airway

                                                Procedure 14-4: CPR for Rescue Breathing

                                    Automated External Defibrillators

                                                Procedure 14-5: Using an AED

                                    CPR for Children

                                                Procedure 14-6: Administering CPR to Children

                                    Heimlich Maneuver for Choking

                                    Burns

                                    Bone Fractures

                                    Poisoning

Section IV       Basic Pharmacology and Administration of Medications

Chapter 15       Introduction to Pharmacology

                                    Pharmacokinetics

                                    Pharmacodynamics

                                    Drug Names

                                    Government Regulations

                                    Drug Classifications

                                    Drug Information Sources

                                    Storage of Drugs

Chapter 16       Drug Calculations

                                    Measurement Systems

                                    Basic Math

                                    Drug Dosage Calculations

Chapter 17       Administering Medications

                                    Ten Rights of Drug Administration

                                    Guidelines for Drug Administration

                                    Route of Administration

                                    Administering Vaccines

Section V        Laboratory Procedures

Chapter 18       Phlebotomy and Hematology

                                                Procedure 18-1: Venipuncture

Accidental Needle Stick

Standard Precautions

Stoppered Tubes

Procedure 18-2: Butterfly Method

Procedure 18-3: Capillary Puncture

Order of Drawing Blood

Hematology

Procedure 18-4: Differential White Blood Cell Counts

Procedure 18-5: Hemoglobin Measurement

Procedure 18-6: Hematocrit Measurement

Procedure 18-7: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

Procedure 18-8: Bleeding Time

Chapter 19       Medical Microbiology

                                    Classifications of Microorganisms

                                    Methods of Identification

                                                Procedure 19-1: Performing a Gram Stain

                                    Collecting Specimens

                                    Culture Media

                                                Procedure 19-2: Direct Smear

                                                Procedure 19-3: Wet Mount Preparation

                                    Procedures Performed in the Physician’s Office Laboratory

                                                Procedure 19-4: Throat Culture of Streptococcus Pyogenes

                                                Procedure 19-5: Rapid Strep Test

Chapter 20       Urinalysis

                                    Composition of Normal Urine

                                    Common Urine Tests

                                    Guidelines for Collecting a Routine Urine Sample

                                                Procedure 20-1: Collecting a Clan-Catch Specimen

                                                Procedure 20-2: Physical Urinalysis

                                                Procedure 20-3: Measuring Specific Gravity

                                                Procedure 20-4: Testing Urine with Reagent Strips

                                    Microscopic Urine Sample

                                                Procedure 20-5: Urine Pregnancy Testing

 Appendices

Appendix A     Abbreviations and Symbols

Appendix B     Commonly Misspelled Medical Terms

Appendix C     Frequently Used Computer Terms

Appendix D     Proofreader’s Marks

Appendix E     Rules for Alphabetic Filing

Appendix F     Anatomy of MyPyramid

Appendix G    Vitamins and Minerals

Appendix H     CMA Examination

Appendix I       Laboratory Requisition Form

Appendix J      Normal Laboratory Test Values

Appendix K     Overview of Body Systems and their Functions

Appendix L      Celsius and Fahrenheit Temperature Equivalents

Appendix M     Apothecary/Household/Metric Equivalents

Appendix N     Immunizations and Vaccinations

Appendix O     Blood Grouping

Appendix P      Patient’s Bill of Rights                                       

 

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