Saunders Essentials of Medical Assisting, 2nd Edition, is designed to give you just the right amount of the essential information you need to prepare for your career as a medical assistant. It covers all of the need-to-know information in an organized, approachable format. The condensed information is perfect for shorter programs of study and as a review tool for certification or re-certification for practicing medical assistants. Full-color and visually oriented, this text presents information in manageable segments that give you all the relevant facts, without being overwhelming. With the most up-to-date information on basic body systems; foundational concepts such as medical terminology, nutrition, and full coverage of office concepts and procedures, you'll have everything you need to know to begin your Medical Assisting career with confidence.
Full-color design is visually stimulating and great for visual learners.
Helpful studying features guide students through the material, such as: Learning Objectives for every chapter, Key Information summarized in tables throughout the text, and emphasized Key Words!
Practical Applications case studies at the beginning of each chapter quickly introduce students to real-life Medical Assisting.
Word Parts and Abbreviations at the end of the Anatomy and Physiology sections reinforce learned medical terminology.
Illustrated step-by-step Procedures, with charting examples and rationales, show how to perform and document administrative and clinical procedures.
UPDATED information on Medical Office Technology prepares students for jobs in today's modern, and often hectic, medical offices.
NEW Disaster Preparedness content demonstrates how medical offices can work closely with community and health departments during an emergency.
Newly organized information emphasizes foundational areas of knowledge, with new chapters on Nutrition, Phlebotomy (Venipuncture), and Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems.
Section One: Strategies for Success 1. Successful Learning 2. Becoming a Professional Section Two: Foundational Concepts 3. Diversity In Health Care Delivery 4. Law and Ethics in Health Care 5. Understanding Human Behavior 6. Understanding Patient Behavior 7. Effective Communicaton 8. Communicating with Patients 9. Nutrition (NEW) 10. Understanding Medical Terminology Section Three: Anatomy and Physiology 11. Basic Anatomy and Physiology 12. The Circulatory System 13. Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems (NEW - content split off from The Circulatory System) 14. Respiratory System 15. Digestive System 16. Nervous System 17. Sensory System 18. Skeletal System 19. Muscular System 20. Urinary System 21. Reproductive System 22. Endocrine System 23. Integumentary System Section Four: Administrative Medical Assisting 24. The Medical Office 25. Computers in the Medical Office 26. Medical Office Communication 27. Medical Records and Chart Documentation 28. Financial Management 29. Medical Coding 30. Medical Insurance Section Five: Clinical Medical Assisting 31. Infection Control and Asepsis 32. Preparing the Examination Room 33. Body Measurements and Vital Signs 34. Medical History Taking 35. Assisting with the Physical Examination 36. Electrocardiography 37. Radiography and Diagnostic Testing 38. Therapeutic Procedures 39. Specialty Diagnostic Testing 40. Introduction to the Physician's Office Laboratory 41. Phlebotomy (NEW) 42. Laboratory Testing in the Physician's Office 43. Understanding Medications 44. Administering Medications 45. Minor Office Surgery 46. Basic First Aid and Medical Office Emergencies Section Six: Employment and Beyond 47. Beginning Your Job Search Appendices A. Common Abbreviations and Symbols B. Common Prefixes and Suffixes C. Common Laboratory Test Values D. English-to-Spanish Guide Glossary