Pearson's Comprehensive Medical Assisting by Nina BeamanPearson's Comprehensive Medical Assisting by Nina Beaman

Pearson's Comprehensive Medical Assisting

byNina Beaman, Kristiana Sue Routh, Lorraine M. Papazian-boyce

Hardcover | June 3, 2014

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Pearson’s Comprehensive Medical Assisting, Third Edition, provides students with the right procedural, people, and professional skills needed to succeed in the medical assisting profession.


Teaching and Learning Experience

Offers a step-by-step, competency-based approach that covers virtually all facets of the medical assisting profession:

  • Procedural Skills—Speaks directly to the medical assisting student, presenting all the procedures and tasks that are relevant to the medical assistant role.
  • People Skills—Covers people and communication skills that are essential to being a successful medical assistant.
  • Professional Skills—Instills concepts and critical thinking skills needed to succeed as a medical assistant professional.
Nina Beaman ¿ Ed.D., MSN, CNE (NLN), RN-BC (PMH), RNC-AWHC, CMA (AAMA) Nina Beaman has been a Certified Medical Assistant since 1994 and has participated actively on the local, state, and national levels of the American Association of Medical Assistants. She is also a triple-certified Registered Nurse with certifications in Nurs...
Title:Pearson's Comprehensive Medical AssistingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1560 pages, 11 × 8.6 × 2.1 inPublished:June 3, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0133563979

ISBN - 13:9780133563979


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 Paper Medical Records

14 Electronic Medical Records

15 Medical Insurance

16 Diagnosis Coding

17 Procedure Coding

18 Patient Billing and Collections

19 Banking and Practice Finances

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