More than any other product on the market, the most successful medical assistants begin their careers with Kinn. Known for more than 65 years for its alignment with national curriculum standards, Kinn’s The Clinical Medical Assistant: An Applied Learning Approach, 15th Edition teaches the real-world clinical skills essential for a career in the modern medical office — always with a focus on helping you apply what you’ve learned. This edition features a new unit on advanced clinical skills and expanded content on telemedicine, infection control related to COVID-19, IV therapy, radiology, rehabilitation, and much more. With its approachable writing style appropriate for all levels of learners and a full continuum of separately sold adaptive solutions, real-world simulations, EHR documentation experience, and HESI remediation and assessment, quickly master the leading skills to prepare for certification and a successful career in the dynamic and growing medical assisting profession!
New to this edition
NEW! Content aligns to 2022 Medical Assisting educational competencies, with comprehensive coverage of clinical skills.
NEW! Advanced Clinical Skills unit features three new chapters on IV therapy, radiology basics, and radiology positioning to support expanded medical assisting functions.
NEW! Coverage of telemedicine, enhanced infection control related to COVID-19, and catheterization.
NEW! Artwork focused on assisting with imaging, IVs, and catheters, along with updated equipment photos.
NEW! Procedures address IV therapy, limited-scope radiography, applying a sling, and coaching for stool collection.
EXPANDED! Information on physical medicine and rehabilitation.
EXPANDED! Content on specimen collection, including wound swab, nasal, and nasopharyngeal specimen collections.
Step-by-step, illustrated procedures include rationales and a focus on professionalism.
Electronic health record (EHR) coverage provides access to hands-on activities using SimChart® for the Medical Office (sold separately).
Applied learning approach incorporates threaded case scenarios and critical thinking applications.
Patient education and legal and ethical features at the end of each chapter reinforce legal and communications implications within medical assisting practice.
Key vocabulary terms and definitions are presented at the beginning of each chapter, highlighted in text discussions, and summarized in a glossary for handy reference.
Robust Evolve companion website offers procedure videos, practice quizzes, mock certification exams, and interactive learning exercises.
By Brigitte Niedzwiecki, RN, MSN, RMA, Medical Assistant Program Director & Instructor, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Julie Pepper, BS, CMA (AAMA), Medical Assisting Program Instructor, Health Navigator Program Director, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, Wisconsin