Chapter 1- The medical Assisting Profession
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Certification demonstrates that a medical assistant has the body of knowledge associated with profession. Which of the following describes certification?
One must sit for and pass a national exam.
Once the CMA certification exam is passed and the cerdintials are rewarded, what must be done to maintain the certification?
Obtain continuing education credits that are sanctioned by the credentialing body.
In order to sit for the Certified Medical assistant certification exam, one must:
Have completed an accredited medical assistant program and Have a clean legal record.
Scope of practice is defined as:
The limits placed on a professionals activities in the provision of patient care.
With standards and guidelines as stated by CAAHEP, this allows a medical assisting program to obtain programmatic certification.
Demonstrating _____ is the key to being a successful medical assistant.
Where do medical assistants find employment most often?
Ambulatory care settings
Degrees available in medical assisting
Associates and Bachelors
Medical assistants are certified but they do not hold a:
Successfully obtaining certification that demonstrates as a medical assistant?
An opportunity for the student to apply classroom knowledge and skills in a real world medical setting.
Attributes necessary for a medical assistant:
Integrity, Responsibility, compassion,
describes a professional medical assistant:
good written and oral communication skills, looks and acts professional at all times, is aware of scope of practice and states within the legal boundaries, Assists the provider in all areas of the ambulatory care settings.
how do medical assistants display their professional attitude?
helping patients in a friendly and empathetic manner.
To become involved with there professional organization, medical assistants could:
attend local chapters or state meetings, attend a national conference or state convention, joint their national organization, offer to serve on a local, state, or national committee.
A system of values that each individual has that determines perception of right and wrong is called:
Stepping into a patients place, discovering what the patient is experiencing and then recognizing and identifying with those feelings is:
Contributes to a professional appearance:
good nutrition, exercise, healthy looking skin teeth and nails, daily showering and use of deodorant.
Courses in a professional medical assisting program include a complement of general knowledge classes such as anatomy and physiology and:
assisting with minor surgery, CPR, medical terminology
The type of regulation for health care providers that is legislated by each state and is mandatory in order to practice is?
Appropriate setting for a professional medical assistants practice:
Medical lab, surgery center, EKG department
characteristics or personal qualities
combines your acquired knowledge and skills with the types of behavior that demonstrate your moral ethical and respectful attributes when enter acting with patients and colleagues .
Attributes of a medical assistant professional
Communication, Physical attribute, initiative, empathy, attitude, dependability, flexibility, desire to learn, ethical behavior
initials following a persons name is referred to as...
American association of medical assistants is accredited by
The national commission for certified Agencies (NCCA)
most versatile, multifaceted professionals
possess a broad scope of knowledge and skills- makes them ideal professionals for any ambulatory setting
A task that requires the medical assistant to see and hear well
Measuring blood pressure
well organized, accurate, and responsive to patients needs.
employers and coworkers rely on medical assistant to be respectful to everyone including equipment and materials. accountable for responsibilities and duties you undertake
supportive, interact, puctual
The ability to adapt to unexpected situations
responding to a variety of situations and finding solutions.
improvise to solve problems. willingness to adapt to new circumstances
the willingness and ability to work independently. observant and notices work that needs to be done and does it without being asked.
Desire to learn
A willingness to continually learn and grow
value we have that determines right and wrong.
positive impact on community
positive, dignity and respect
serves and important role in hospitals, clinics, medical offices. coding billing insurance management information processing office functions
Regulation of health care providers:
The competence of health care providers
a minimum standard of knowledge training and skill
The limiting of the performance of certain procedures to a specific occupation
3 kinds of regulations and credentialing
licensure(mandatory. most restrictive), certification (voluntary. used by most professionals) and registration (voluntary. least restrictive)
Medical assisting is not licensed as a__
Medical assistant is not required to be __
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