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Delmar Learning's Clinical Medical Assisting Pocket Guide, 1st Edition

  • Michelle Heller, CMA (AAMA), RMA
  • ISBN-10: 1133691579
  • ISBN-13: 9781133691570
  • 272 Pages | Spiralbound
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

Delmar s CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTING POCKET GUIDE, explores the medical assisting duties performed in offices and clinical settings today. Organized in a chart format for quick reference and easy reading, the book covers documentation, terms and abbreviations, lab and x-ray procedures, commonly prescribed drugs, and much more--all in a convenient guide that can fit in a pocket. This reference is ideal for anyone in ambulatory care also includes sections on OB-GYN and pediatric screening and procedures to prepare learners for these specialized settings.. Color-coded tabs identify the main units of the guide for quick and easy access.


  • Assessment Tools: Handy assessment and screening charts teach readers what to ask patients with medical complaints.

  • Documentation Examples: Clear examples show learners how to document chief complaints and the history of the illness, as well as the proper way to use a triage manual.

  • Procedure Charts: Detailed clinical charts provide quick facts and trouble-shooting tips, along with step-by-step medical assisting procedures.

  • Medications Reference: Commonly prescribed and over-the-counter drug tables provide correct spellings for error-free charting and patient care.

About the Author

Michelle Heller, CMA (AAMA), RMA

Currently a faculty member at Columbus State Community College, Michelle Heller has worked in health care and health care education for the past 30 years. She has received a variety of “Outstanding Teacher” awards from institutions in which she has taught, as well as the Ohio Council of Private Career Schools and Colleges. A frequent presenter and the author of multiple textbooks, Heller has served as both director of education and director of the Medical Assisting Program for the Ohio Institute of Health Careers. She also serves on the ABHES Medical Assisting programmatic accreditation committee.

Table of Contents

1. In-Office Screenings.
2. Routine Clinical Procedures Performed in the Medical Office (Non-Lab and Medication Procedures).
3. Pediatric Screenings and Procedures.
4. Assisting in an OB-GYN Practice.
5. Pharmacology.
6. Laboratory Normal Values and Procedures.
7. X-Ray/Diagnostic Examinations (Prep).
8. Emergency Procedures.
9. Abbreviations.