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Respected for its inclusive coverage of AAMA, AMT, NHA, RMA, NOCTI, CAAHEP and SCANS, Booth’s fourth edition now provides the 2010 ABHES and 2008 CAAHEP standards in each chapter! Preparation for Certification Boxes have been added to this edition to focus students on the specific exam they will take. Over 30 Electronic Health Record activities are incorporated into the text and available online through SpringCharts, simulating real patient encounters. Emergency Preparedness, additional administrative coverage and a completely revised workbook that now includes competency work products have been added for the 4th edition. ACTIVSim™, LearnSmart™, and Connect digitally enhance learning with Booth’s Medical Assisting!

PART ONE: Introduction to Medical Assisting

SECTION 1: Foundations and Principles

Chapter 1: The Profession of Medical Assisting

Chapter 2: Types of Medical Practice

Chapter 3: Legal and Ethical Issues in Medical Practice, Including HIPAA

Chapter 4: Communication with Patients, Families, and Coworkers

PART TWO: Administrative Medical Assisting

SECTION 1: Office Work

Chapter 5: Using and Maintaining Office Equipment

Chapter 6: Using Computers in the Office

Chapter 7: Managing Correspondence and Mail

Chapter 8: Managing Office Supplies

Chapter 9: Maintaining Patient Records

Chapter 10: Managing the Office Medical Records

SECTION 2: Interacting with Patients

Chapter 11: Telephone Techniques

Chapter 12: Scheduling Appointments and Maintaining the Physician’s Schedule

Chapter 13: Patient Reception

Chapter 14: Patient Education

SECTION 3: Financial Responsibilities

Chapter 15: Health Insurance Billing Procedures

Chapter 16: Medical Coding

Chapter 17: Patient Billing and Collections

Chapter 18: Accounting for the Medical Office

PART THREE: Clinical Medical Assisting

SECTION 1: Anatomy & Physiology

Chapter 19: Organization of the Body

Chapter 20: The Integumentary System

Chapter 21: The Skeletal System

Chapter 22: The Muscular System

Chapter 23: The Cardiovascular System

Chapter 24: The Respiratory System

Chapter 25: The Nervous System

Chapter 26: The Urinary System

Chapter 27: The Reproductive Systems

Chapter 28: The Lymphatic and Immune Systems

Chapter 29: The Digestive System

Chapter 30: The Endocrine System

Chapter 31: Special Senses

SECTION 2: The Medical Office Environment

Chapter 32: Principles of Asepsis

Chapter 33: Infection Control Techniques

Chapter 34: HIV, Hepatitis, and Other Bloodborne Pathogens

Chapter 35: Preparing the Exam and Treatment Areas

SECTION 3: Assisting with Patients

Chapter 36: Interviewing the Patient, Taking a History, and Documentation

Chapter 37: Obtaining Vital Signs and Measurements

Chapter 38: Assisting with a General Physical Examination

SECTION 4: Specialty Practices and Medical Emergencies

Chapter 39: Assisting with Examinations in the Basic Specialties

Chapter 40: Assisting with Highly Specialized Examinations

Chapter 41: Assisting with Minor Surgery

Chapter 42: Assisting with Cold and Heat Therapy and Ambulation

Chapter 43: Emergency Preparedness and First Aid

Chapter 44: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

SECTION 5: Physician’s Office Laboratory Procedures

Chapter 45: Laboratory Equipment and Safety

Chapter 46: Introduction to Microbiology

Chapter 47: Collecting, Processing, and Testing Urine Specimens

Chapter 48: Collecting, Processing, and Testing Blood Specimens

SECTION 6: Nutrition, Pharmacology, and Diagnostic Equipment

Chapter 49: Nutrition and Special Diets

Chapter 50: Principles of Pharmacology

Chapter 51: Drug Administration

Chapter 52: Electrocardiography and Pulmonary Function Testing

Chapter 53: X-Rays and Diagnostic Radiology

SECTION 7: Externship

Chapter 54: Medical Assisting Externships and Preparing to Find a Position

Appendix I: Prefixes, Suffixes and Word Roots In Commonly-Used Medical Terms

Appendix II: Abbreviations and Symbols Commonly Used in Medical Notations



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