Prentice Hall Health Outline Review for the Medical Assistant

Paperback | November 2, 2000

byMarsha Perkins Hemby

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This easy-to-follow reference guide provides users with an outline format of critical areas of medical assisting. A valuable resource for medical office personnel, it contains numerous explanations, key terms, questions and answers, and illustrations. Chapter topics include anatomy and physiology, professionalism, patient communication, medical law, written communication, office equipment, medical records, appointment processes, office management, health insurance, infection control, and emergencies and first aid. For lab assistants, medical assistants, insurance clerks, medical secretaries, and receptionists.

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This easy-to-follow reference guide provides users with an outline format of critical areas of medical assisting. A valuable resource for medical office personnel, it contains numerous explanations, key terms, questions and answers, and illustrations. Chapter topics include anatomy and physiology, professionalism, patient communic...

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Success Across the Boards Prentice Hall Health Review Series About the book Outline Review for the Medical Assistant by Marsha Perkins Hemby is an indispensable resource for helping you prepare for the certification exam. Organized by key content areas within medical assisting, the book blends its comprehensive collection ...

MARSHA PERKINS HEMBY, BA, RN, CMA, is chair of the medical assisting department at Pitt Community College in Greenville, NC, where she has been teaching since 1972.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:230 pages, 10.8 × 8.3 × 0.8 inPublished:November 2, 2000Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0130194506

ISBN - 13:9780130194503

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Preface The purpose of this book is review. It serves as a study guide for the Certification and Registration Examination for Medical Assistants. The book is an effort to review briefly, but as thoroughly as possible, critical areas of medical assisting using an outline format. This format is used to obtain as much information as possible in a concise manner. The "Content Outline of the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination" has been followed so that all areas of the exam will be addressed and reviewed. The book can be used as a review prior to the certification or as a source for teaching a review course prior to the examination. This book is composed of an introduction chapter and 19 chapters covering topics of the AAMA and RMA Content Outline. At the end of each chapter, there are questions for review and answers with explanations that should assist in study and review for the examination. There is also a CD with more than 400 questions and answers for review. This book is a good outline format for instructors to use as a teaching guide and resource. Students can use this book in place of or in addition to note taking. High schools with health occupations classes might also use this book as a resource or a text. Marsha Perkins Hemby

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Preface The purpose of this book is review. It serves as a study guide for the Certification and Registration Examination for Medical Assistants. The book is an effort to review briefly, but as thoroughly as possible, critical areas of medical assisting using an outline format. This format is used to obtain as much information as possible in a concise manner. The "Content Outline of the American Association of Medical Assistants' Certification Examination" has been followed so that all areas of the exam will be addressed and reviewed. The book can be used as a review prior to the certification or as a source for teaching a review course prior to the examination. This book is composed of an introduction chapter and 19 chapters covering topics of the AAMA and RMA Content Outline. At the end of each chapter, there are questions for review and answers with explanations that should assist in study and review for the examination. There is also a CD with more than 400 questions and answers for review. This book is a good outline format for instructors to use as a teaching guide and resource. Students can use this book in place of or in addition to note taking. High schools with health occupations classes might also use this book as a resource or a text. Marsha Perkins Hemby

Table of Contents

I. GENERAL INFORMATION.

 1. Medical Terms and Vocabulary.

 2. Anatomy and Physiology.

 3. Professionalism.

 4. Patient Communication.

 5. Medical Law.

II. ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES.

 6. Written Communication.

 7. Office Equipment.

 8. Medical Records.

 9. Postal Services.

10. Appointment Processes.

11. Community Services.

12. Office Management.

13. Health Insurance.

III. CLINICAL PROCEDURES.

14. Infection Control.

15. Clinical Equipment.

16. Physician Assisting.

17. Laboratory Procedures.

18. Medication Administration.

19. Emergencies and First Aid.

Index.