Kinn's Medical Assisting Fundamentals,
Edition 2 Administrative and Clinical Competencies with Anatomy & Physiology
By Brigitte Niedzwiecki, RN, MSN, RMA

Publication Date: 19 Nov 2021

Master the clinical and administrative competencies you need to succeed as a Medical Assistant! Kinn's Medical Assisting Fundamentals, 2nd Edition covers the administrative and clinical knowledge, skills, and procedures that are essential to patient care. A reader-friendly approach and focus on foundational content — including medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, basic math calculations, and soft skills — provide a solid foundation for the key skills and procedures at the heart of Medical Assisting practice. An applied learning approach organizes content around realistic case scenarios. The 2nd edition adds coverage of intravenous procedures, catheterization, and limited-scope radiography to address competencies approved in many states. This practical text will prepare you to launch a successful Medical Assisting career!

Key Features

  • Easy-to-understand writing style is appropriate for all levels of learners in all types of Medical Assisting programs.
  • Emphasis on foundational content includes in-depth coverage of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, basic math calculations, and job readiness to build a strong base of knowledge.
  • Illustrated, step-by-step procedure boxes demonstrate how to perform and document key administrative and clinical skills.
  • Content supports Medical Assisting certification test plans to help you prepare for board examinations.
  • Real-world scenario in each chapter presents a situation for you to follow as you read through the material, helping you understand and apply key concepts as they are presented.
  • Learning features include key terms and definitions, Being Professional boxes, study tips, critical thinking exercises, and review and summary sections, all focusing on developing the soft skills that employers seek when hiring.
  • Chapter learning tools include terms with definitions, study tips, critical thinking boxes, and review and summary sections.
  • Medical Terminology boxes highlight chapter-related medical terms to help you learn word parts, pronunciation, and definitions.
  • Evolve website includes skills videos, chapter quizzes, five practice certification exams, and a portfolio builder.

New Features

  • NEW chapters on intravenous procedures and limited-scope radiography provide coverage of expanded Medical Assisting functions approved in many states.
  • NEW! Expanded content addresses behavioral health, catheterization procedures, disease states, medical office organization, expanding MA roles, and more.
About the author
By Brigitte Niedzwiecki, RN, MSN, RMA, Medical Assistant Program Director & Instructor, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Table of Contents
UNIT 1: Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology
1. Medical Terminology Basics
2. Anatomy and Physiology Basics
3. Skeletal System
4. Muscular System
4. Integumentary System
6. Nervous System
7. Endocrine System
8. Sensory System
9. Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
10. Cardiovascular System
11. Respiratory System
12. Digestive System
13. Urinary System
14. Reproductive System
15. Behavioral Health
UNIT 2: Professional Medical Assistant
16. Healthcare and the Professional Medical Assistant
17. Applied Interpersonal Communication
18. Legal Basics
19. Healthcare Laws
20. Healthcare Ethics
UNIT 3: Administrative Ambulatory Care
21. The Health Record
22. Telephone Techniques
23. Scheduling and Reception
24. Technology
25. Written Communication
26. Daily Operations and Safety
27. Health Insurance Basics
28. Diagnostic Coding Basics
29. Procedural Coding Basics
30. Billing and Reimbursement
31. Accounts, Collections, and Banking
UNIT 4: Basic Clinical Procedures
32. Infection Control
33. Vital Signs
34. Patient Interview
35. Physical Examination
36. Assisting in Obstetrics and Gynecology
37. Assisting in Pediatrics
38. Assisting in Geriatrics
39. Surgical Equipment and Supplies
40. Surgical and Special Procedures
UNIT 5: Advanced Clinical Procedures
41. Patient Coaching with Health Promotion
42. Patient Coaching with Nutrition
43. Patient coaching with Rehabilitation
44. Pharmacology Math
45. Pharmacy Basics
46. Administering Medication
48. Cardiopulmonary Procedures
49. Medical Emergencies
UNIT 6: Limited Scope Radiology
50. Assisting with Radiology
51. Radiological Positioning
UNIT 7: Medical Laboratory
52. Assisting in the Clinical Laboratory
53. Assisting in the Analysis of Urine
54. Assisting in Blood Collection
55. Assisting in the Analysis of Blood
56. Assisting in Microbiology and Immunology
UNIT 8: Employment Seeking
57. Career Development
Appendix A: Word Parts and Definitions
Appendix B: Definitions and Word Parts
Appendix C: Abbreviations
Appendix D: Medical Classification
Book details
ISBN: 9780323824507
Page Count: 1304
Illustrations : Approx. 1125 illustrations (1125 in full color)
Retail Price : £118.99
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• Estimated annual enrollment 145,000 (IPEDS 2017)