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Physicians today may face more stress than any other group of professionals. Long hours, continual training, and constant change in the workplace complicate their already stressful lives. This book should help physicians maintain control of their emotions, their practices and their lives.

With updated review questions and practice tests, Saunders Medical Assisting Exam Review, 4th Edition helps you prepare for and pass the CMA, RMA, CMAS, CCMA, and CMAA certification exams. An outline format makes it easy to review core concepts and competencies; realistic practice tests simulate the exam experience and help you build test-taking confidence. This edition adds coverage of three certifications - CMAS, CCMA, and CMAA. Written by medical assisting educator Deborah Holmes, this review includes an Evolve companion website with over 1,500 practice questions, additional practice exams for each of the certifications, flashcards, and crossword puzzles.



  • Comprehensive content includes increased coverage of study skills and test-taking, EHR, ICD-10, and diseases and disorders.
  • Convenient outline format provides at-a-glance review and streamlines the subject areas typically found on the certification exams.
  • An Evolve companion website provides practice taking exams electronically, chapter review questions, crossword puzzles, and flashcards.
  • A Professionalism and Career Development chapter emphasizes the importance of presenting yourself in a professional manner.
  • UPDATED content covers the top 50 drugs most commonly encountered in practice, the latest standards from CAAHEP, ABHES and the NHA, and topics such as emergency preparedness and the electronic medical record.
  • UPDATED laboratory tests and normal values reflect current practice.


  • NEW! 3 more certifications are covered in this edition and include practice examinations on the Evolve companion website - CMAS (AMT), CCMA (NHA), and CMAA (NHA).
  • NEW! Correlation grids┬áto certification test outlines and competencies align with current test outlines from certifying organizations.
  • NEW! 10 review questions per chapter are available on Evolve for additional practice.
  • NEW! Rationales are included on all practice exams to reinforce understanding.
  • NEW! Additional illustrations reinforce concepts and show equipment and supplies.

Introducing the first definitive training guide to point-of-care ultrasound

Whether you're a medical student or other health professional, this complete, one-stop tutorial takes you through everything you need to know about ultrasound scanners and their use across the full range of medical settings. Here, you'll get an incisive, step-by-step overview of the physical principles of ultrasound with detailed explanations of how each control works and why it's needed.

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Fundamentals is the one clinical resource that will take your familiarity with portable ultrasound to the next level. No other sourcebook goes further to help you master ultrasound tools and techniques--so you can maximize the quality of diagnostic information obtained during the examination while ensuring patient safety and observing ergonomically-sound scanning techniques.

FEATURES:

  • Covers the rapid adoption of new point-of-care ultrasound devices, from simple cell phone-size units to highly sophisticated and costly multi-transducer scanners offering 2D real-time, Duplex Doppler, and color flow imaging
  • Emphasis on ensuring ultrasound safety offers insight into ultrasound interactions with tissue and the amount of energy transmitted to the patient, particularly when scanning the fetus
  • Detailed descriptions of universal scanning techniques include diagrams and photographs illustrating correct and incorrect scanning methods to help prevent sonographer injury
  • Excellent pedagogy includes chapter-opening learning objectives and key terms
  • Numerous tables and figures throughout include precisely reproduced ultrasound images

Enormous changes are occurring in the organization and financing of the U.S. health care system--rapid changes that are being driven by market forces rather than by government initiatives. Although it is difficult to predict what they system will look like once it begins to stabilize, the changes will affect all components of the health care workforce, and the numbers and types of health care professionals that will be needed in the future--as well as the roles they will fill--will surely be much different than they were in the past. Despite numerous studies in the past 15 years showing that we might have more doctors than we need, the number of physicians in residency training continues to grow. At the same time, there is evidence that the demand for physician services will decrease as a result of growth of managed care. All of this is evidence that the demand for physician services will decrease as a result of growth of managed care. All of this is taking place at a time when, coincident with the result of failure of comprehensive health care reform, there is no coordinated and widely accepted physician workforce policy in the United States. The present study examines the following three questions: (1) Is there a physician policy in the United States? (2) If there a surplus, what is its likely impact on the cost, quality, and access to health care and on the efficient use of human resources? (3) What realistic steps can be taken to deal with a physician surplus? December

Health Science Career Exploration was written to provide the beginning student with an overview of the health care field. The basic entry-level information that is covered serves as a solid foundation for all students in health sciences or health occupations, regardless of the particular health care profession they are interested in pursuing. - Preface.

International medical graduates entering into an American medical training program can be overwhelmed by the applications, education, and cultural experiences. Written in cooperation with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and ACP, The International Medical Graduate's Guide to US Medicine and Residency Training is a practical guide featuring information and guidance on the application process, residency training in America, the American medical culture, certification, and beyond. Providing an overview of residency training and life in America, IMG breaks down the education process, focusing on such key areas as: Selecting and Applying to Residency Programs Language and Communication Administrative, Financial, and Regulatory Issues Patient Care Assessment, Certification, and Licensure Up-to-date information, strategies, resources, and reference tools further assist the reader in their American medical training process. An additional section is devoted to acclimating to American culture, providing information on culture, finances, day-to-day living, and much more. IMG is the one-source reference tool international medical graduates have been waiting for.