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Pearson's Comprehensive Medical Assisting, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Nina M. Beaman, Lorraine Fleming-MCPhillips, Kristiana D. Routh, Robyn S. Gohsman

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 19, 2010

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Pearson’s Comprehensive Medical Assisting, Second Edition is a comprehensive textbook which helps students learn the right skills for becoming the best and most effective Medical Assistant through a step-by-step, competency-based approach that covers virtually all facets of the Medical Assisting profession.  It makes the connection between skills and the whole profession.  It also focuses on people and the Medical Assistant's role in this "people helping people" profession.   The perfect balance between skills, professionalism, and caring for patients means success for the Medical Assisting student using Pearson’s Comprehensive Medical Assisting, Second Edition.

Table of Contents

UNIT ONE: Introduction to Health Care

1 Medical Assisting: The Profession

2 Medical Science: History and Practice

3 Medical Law and Ethics

4 Medical Terminology

5 Communication: Verbal and Nonverbal

6 The Office Environment

7 Telephone Techniques


UNIT TWO: Administrative Medical Assisting

8 Patient Reception

9 Appointment Scheduling

10 Office Facilities, Equipment, and Supplies

11 Written Communication

12 Computers in the Medical Office

13 Managing Medical Records

14 Electronic Medical Records

15 Fees, Billing, Collections, and Credit

16 Financial Management

17 Medical Insurance

18 Medical Insurance Claims

19 Medical Coding

20 Medical Office Management


UNIT THREE: Anatomy and Physiology

21 Body Structure and Function

22 The Integumentary System

23 The Skeletal System

24 The Muscular System

25 The Nervous System

26 The Special Senses

27 The Circulatory System

28 The Immune System

29 The Respiratory System

30 The Digestive System

31 The Urinary System

32 The Endocrine System

33 The Reproductive System


UNIT FOUR: Clinical Medical Assisting

34 Infection Control

35 Vital Signs

36 Assisting with Physical Examinations

37 Assisting with Medical Specialties

38 Assisting with Reproductive and Urinary Specialties

39 Assisting with Eye and Ear Care

40 Assisting with Life Span Specialties: Pediatrics

41 Assisting with Life Span Specialties: Geriatrics

42 Assisting with Minor Surgery

43 Assisting with Medical Emergencies and Emergency Preparedness

44 The Clinical Laboratory

45 Microbiology

46 Urinalysis

47 Hematology

48 Radiology

49 Electrocardiography

50 Pulmonary Function

51 Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

52 Math for Pharmacology

53 Pharmacology

54 Administering Medications

55 Patient Education

56 Nutrition

57 Mental Health


UNIT FIVE: Career Assistance

58 Professionalism

59 Externship and Career Opportunities




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