ISBN-10:
0131178512
ISBN-13:
9780131178519
Pub. Date:
01/05/2005
Publisher:
Pearson
Prentice Hall's Health Question and Answer Review for the Medical Assistant / Edition 7

Prentice Hall's Health Question and Answer Review for the Medical Assistant / Edition 7

by Tom Palko, Hilda Palko
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Overview

A trusted resource for passing the Medical Assistant certification exam. Q&A Review for the Medical Assistant by Tom and Hilda Palko now includes: Thousands of practice questions, a CD-ROM with exam simulations to build comfort level and confidence, answers and rationales for all answers to build understanding, a NEW “Basic Anatomy Review”. Students looking to pass the CMA and RMA exams to enter into the Medical Assisting field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780131178519
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/05/2005
Series: Prentice Hall SUCCESS! Series
Edition description: Book & CD-ROM
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.50(d)

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Preface

The purpose of this sixth edition of Prentice Hall Health's Q&A Review for the Medical Assistant is to prepare the user to perform well on the Medical Assistant Certifying Examination (CMA or RMA) tests. The principle guides used throughout this revision have been the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Certification Examination Content Outline and the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Certification Examination Content Summary. The AAMA Certification Examination Content Outline is based on the AAMA Role Delineation Study, which is outlined on the Medical Assistant Role Delineation Chart (MARDC). The MARDC has defined the job entry-level skills and knowledge base that are necessary for a person to function effectively as a medical assistant in today's complex medical practice. Copies of the Medical Assistant Role Delineation Chart and the Registered Medical Assistant Certification Examination Content Summary are also included in this edition. The questions, answers, and rationales in this revised edition reflect the current knowledge, tasks, and procedures most often required of the medical assistant.

The book is divided into four major parts: General Information, Administrative Procedures, Clinical Procedures, and Practice Test. Both the CMA and RMA examinations cover the same first three areas.

Using this book should help you diagnose your strengths and weaknesses. This book is not meant to be a substitute for comprehensive medical assistant textbooks or for work experience. It is meant, as the title implies, to serve as a guide in the review process. A comprehensive review of any subject matter is a good way tolocate your areas of strength as well as your areas of weakness. Areas of weakness may need to be corrected by referring to one or more of the current medical assisting books that are referenced in this edition (see page xxi). The comprehensive reference section of this edition should make it easier for you to locate any review materials needed. You will probably recognize several titles on this list that you used in your medical assistant program.

We are very grateful to the many individuals who provided assistance in the various areas of their expertise. We would like to give a special thanks to our contributors and reviewers. Their collective contributions have certainly strengthened the book. We would like to acknowledge the registered pharmacists, Gary Denton, PD, and Michael D. Smith, PD, for their contributions to the pharmacology section, and Lisa Marie Perks, AS, CMA, for her assistance in checking reference pages. We would also like to thank Mark Cohen and Barbara Krawiec, Acquisitions Editors; Robin Lazrus, Series Editor; and Melissa Kerian and Mary Ellen Ruitenberg, Editorial Assistants, for their help, support, and patience during the entire revision process.

We sincerely hope that this book helps many examination candidates in their certification endeavors. We would also appreciate comments from the users of this book.

Tom and Hilda Palko

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Study Skills and Test-Taking Strategies

Contributors

Reviewers

References

Section I: General Information

1. Medical Terminology and Basic Anatomy and Physiology

2. Medical Law and Ethics

3. Professional Communications, Human Relations, and Psychology

Section II: Administrative Procedures

4. Oral and Written Communications

5. Bookkeeping, Credits, and Collections.

6. Medical Records and Office Management

7. Insurance and Coding

8. Computers and Office Machines

Section III: Clinical Procedures

9. Examination Room Techniques

10. Laboratory Procedures

11. Medication and Pharmacology

12. Emergencies and First Aid

13. Visual Aids

Section IV: Practice Test

14. Practice Test

Preface

Preface

The purpose of this sixth edition of Prentice Hall Health's Q&A Review for the Medical Assistant is to prepare the user to perform well on the Medical Assistant Certifying Examination (CMA or RMA) tests. The principle guides used throughout this revision have been the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Certification Examination Content Outline and the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Certification Examination Content Summary. The AAMA Certification Examination Content Outline is based on the AAMA Role Delineation Study, which is outlined on the Medical Assistant Role Delineation Chart (MARDC). The MARDC has defined the job entry-level skills and knowledge base that are necessary for a person to function effectively as a medical assistant in today's complex medical practice. Copies of the Medical Assistant Role Delineation Chart and the Registered Medical Assistant Certification Examination Content Summary are also included in this edition. The questions, answers, and rationales in this revised edition reflect the current knowledge, tasks, and procedures most often required of the medical assistant.

The book is divided into four major parts: General Information, Administrative Procedures, Clinical Procedures, and Practice Test. Both the CMA and RMA examinations cover the same first three areas.

Using this book should help you diagnose your strengths and weaknesses. This book is not meant to be a substitute for comprehensive medical assistant textbooks or for work experience. It is meant, as the title implies, to serve as a guide in the review process. A comprehensive review of any subject matter is a good way tolocate your areas of strength as well as your areas of weakness. Areas of weakness may need to be corrected by referring to one or more of the current medical assisting books that are referenced in this edition (see page xxi). The comprehensive reference section of this edition should make it easier for you to locate any review materials needed. You will probably recognize several titles on this list that you used in your medical assistant program.

We are very grateful to the many individuals who provided assistance in the various areas of their expertise. We would like to give a special thanks to our contributors and reviewers. Their collective contributions have certainly strengthened the book. We would like to acknowledge the registered pharmacists, Gary Denton, PD, and Michael D. Smith, PD, for their contributions to the pharmacology section, and Lisa Marie Perks, AS, CMA, for her assistance in checking reference pages. We would also like to thank Mark Cohen and Barbara Krawiec, Acquisitions Editors; Robin Lazrus, Series Editor; and Melissa Kerian and Mary Ellen Ruitenberg, Editorial Assistants, for their help, support, and patience during the entire revision process.

We sincerely hope that this book helps many examination candidates in their certification endeavors. We would also appreciate comments from the users of this book.

Tom and Hilda Palko

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This book is great if you want to pass your CMA or RMA or both. The disk in the book has wonderful practise tests.