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1-1. Chapter 1. Foundations and Principles. PowerPoint® presentation to accompany: Medical Assisting Third Edition Booth, Whicker, Wyman, Pugh, Thompson. Learning Outcomes. 1.1 Describe the job responsibilities of a medical assistant.
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Foundations and Principles
PowerPoint® presentation to accompany:
Booth, Whicker, Wyman, Pugh, Thompson
1.1 Describe the job responsibilities of a medical assistant.
1.2 Discuss the professional training of a medical assistant.
1.3 Identify the personal characteristics a medical assistant needs.
1.4 Define multiskilled health professional.
1.5 Explain the importance of continuing education for a medical assistant.
1.6 Describe the process and benefits of certification and registration.
1.7 List the benefits of becoming a member of aprofessional association.
Purpose: To raise the standard of medical assisting to a more professional level
AMERICAN ASSOCIATIONOF MEDICAL ASSISTANTS20 N. WACKER DR., Ste. 1575CHICAGO, IL 60606(312) 899-1500
List four ways the AAMA serves the needs of the medical assistant.
ANSWER: The AAMA serves the needs of the medical assistant by providing the following services:
Continuing Education Legislative Monitoring
Member Discounts Group Insurance
Annual National Convention Networking Opportunities
Certification examination evaluates mastery of medical assisting competencies
Recertify every 5 years
Continuing educationCertified Medical Assistant
What are two reasons why credentialingis important?
ANSWER: The likelihood of a legal challenge to quality of care decreases when employees are certified, and Managed Care Organizations place importance on credentials for employees.
List three things professional medical assistant associations do or provide.
List two advantages of multiskill training.Apply Your Knowledge
ANSWER: Accreditation ensures that the program meets nationally accepted standards.
ANSWER: Multiskill training reduces healthcare costs and expands your career opportunities.
Creating and maintaining patient medical recordsDaily Duties of MAs – Entry Level
Performing tests such as a urine pregnancy test on the premises
Collecting, preparing, and transmitting laboratory specimens
Teaching patients to collect specimens
Assisting the doctor during examination
Asepsis and infection control
Explaining treatments to patientsDaily Duties of MAs: Entry Level
List any four personal qualifications you should have to be an effective medical assistant.
Training on-the-job versus training programs
Skills and duties according to
AAMA Role Delineation Chart
Stay abreast of changes in technology, procedures, and regulations
End of Chapter 1
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