Learn the foundational concepts and skills necessary to become a successful clinical medical assistant! Written using clear and accessible language, Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants, 10th Edition guides you through common office procedures such as taking vital signs, collecting and processing lab specimens, preparing patients for examinations, and assisting with office surgeries. This new edition is thoroughly updated throughout and includes content on elephant system for ear irrigation, influenza test, h. pylori test, digital scale for measuring weight, administration of rotavirus vaccine, along with new chapters on nutrition, emergency preparedness, and the medical record. Plus, with the addition of soft skills, and critical thinking exercises, this comprehensive text introduces you the skills you need to succeed in today's fast-paced medical office.
1: The Medical Record 2: Medical Asepsis and the OSHA Standard 3: Sterilization and Disinfection 4: Vital Signs 5: The Physical Examination, 6: Eye and Ear Assessment and Procedures 7: Physical Agents to Promote Tissue Healing 8: The Gynecologic Examination and Prenatal Care 9: The Pediatric Examination 10: Minor Office Surgery 11: Administration of Medication and Intravenous Therapy 12: Cardiopulmonary Procedures 13: Colon Procedures and Male Reproductive Health 14: Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging 15: Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory 16: Urinalysis 17: Phlebotomy 18: Hematology 19: Blood Chemistry and Immunology 20: Medical Microbiology 21: Nutrition - NEW 22: Emergency Preparedness - NEW 23: Emergency Medical Procedures and First Aid
APPENDICES A Medical Abbreviations