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Clinical Medical Assisting
An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Practice

Author(s): Jennifer L Gibson, PharmD, President, Excalibur Scientific, LLC
Brinda Shah, PharmD, President, Advanced Knowledge Concepts, Inc.
Rebecca Umberger, CMA (AAMA), CPM, Adjunct Instructor, Health Division/Medical Assisting Department, Stark State College, North Canton, Ohio, Vice President of Development, Family Care Centers of Ohio
  • ISBN-13: 9781449685249
  • Hardcover    732 pages      © 2014
Price: $170.95 US List
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Clinical Medical Assisting: An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Practice is a complete resource for clinical medical assistant training. This comprehensive, accessible text provides a thorough education to prepare medical assistant students for clinical practice.

Key Topics

  • Professionalism
  • Patient Communication
  • Communication with Health Care Team
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Calculations and Conversions
  • Body Systems
  • Preparing Patient Care Areas
  • Patient Intake
  • Vital Signs
  • Correct Techniques
  • Administering Injections and Immunizations
  • Infection Control and Precautions
  • Medical Record and Documentation
  • Paperwork Process
  • Medical Insurance and Coding
  • Pharmacology & Medication Administration
  • Dosage Calculations
  • Specimen Collection
  • Care of Instruments and Equipment
  • Externships and Job Search

Chapter Features

  • Learning Objectives
  • Key Terms
  • Math Problems
  • Math Reminder
  • Critical Thinking Activities
  • Case Study
  • Chapter Summary
  • Learning Assessment Questions
  • Skills Checklist, including:
  •    Equipment Needed
  •    Procedure Steps
  •    Illustrations and Photos
  •    Clinical Tips

Instructor Resources: PowerPoint Presentations, Test Bank


Preparing to Pass the Medical Assisting Exam is a comprehensive overview for medical assistants preparing to take either the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Certified Medical Assisting Exam (CMA), or the American Medical Technologists (AMT) Registered Medical Assisting Exam (RMA).

  1: The Medical Assistant and the Healthcare Team  
  2: Mathematical Calculations and Conversions  
  3: Introduction to Medical Terminology  
  4: Communications: Medical Records and Documentation  
  5: Infection Control and Medical Asepsis  
  6: Medical History, Patient Screening, and Exams  
  7: Dosage Calculations  
  8: Integumentary System  
  9: Respiratory System  
  10: Pharmacology and Medication Administration  
  11: Administering Injections and Immunizations  
  12: Muscular and Skeletal Systems  
  13: Circulatory System  
  14: Nervous and Sensory Systems  
  15: Endocrine Systems  
  16: Digestive System  
  17: Urinary and Reproductive Systems  
  18: Medical Insurance and Coding  
  19: Working with Pediatric and Geriatric Clients  
  20: Externship and the Job Search   

Jennifer L Gibson, PharmD-President, Excalibur Scientific, LLC

Jennifer Gibson is a pharmacist and freelance medical writer, editor, and lecturer. Jennifer is a graduate of Clemson University and earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to work in several fields, including the pharmaceutical industry, medical education, genomics research and DNA sequencing, and the non-profit sector.

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Brinda Shah, PharmD-President, Advanced Knowledge Concepts, Inc.

Brinda Shah, PharmD, is a Registered Pharmacist working in the field of medical education, currently as President of the consulting firm, Advanced Knowledge Concepts, Inc. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy in 1992, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy with a minor in Biochemistry. She has extensive experience in pharmacy consulting, long term care, and home infusion therapy.

Additional Titles by this Author

Rebecca Umberger, CMA (AAMA), CPM-Adjunct Instructor, Health Division/Medical Assisting Department, Stark State College, North Canton, Ohio, Vice President of Development, Family Care Centers of Ohio

Rebecca (Becke) Umberger, CMA(AAMA), CPM is an Adjunct Instructor in the Health Division/Medical Assisting Department at Stark State College in North Canton, Ohio and  Vice President of Development at Family Care Centers of Ohio. She holds an AAS degree from Stark State College and is currently a member of the AAMA and POMMA.
She has worked various positions both as a CMA and Practice Manager in an outpatient setting for over 26 years. Prior to her association with Family Care Centers and Stark State College, Becke has worked in specialties such as Oncology/Hematology, Orthopedics (Head and Neck), Non-Invasive and Interventional Cardiology, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781449685249

Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank

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