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Medical Assisting: Getting Started

Library and free web resources to support students in PCC's Medical Assisting program, and anybody researching health and medical topics.


This guide is designed to help students do research for the Medical Assisting program. It provides links to library resources such as books, published articles and DVDs, and free web resources related to medical assisting and, more generally, health and medicine. Resources are in physical and online formats.

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Medical Assisting DVDs

Delmar's Skills for Medical Assistants, 2008
A set of three DVDs that covers the skills and procedures that medical assistants will need to perform in the ambulatory setting. Highlights HIPAA provisions, showing what medical assistants will need to know when working with patients and confidential information. Close captioned.

1. Administrative skills
2. Practicing financial skills
3. Modern reimbursement procedures
4. Infection control procedures
5. Taking measurements and vital signs
6. Taking a patient history
7. Body mechanics : therapeutic and rehabilitative procedures
8. Emergencies and first aid procedures
9. Administering non-parenteral drugs, prescription writing, and inventory procedures
10. Preparing and administering parenteral medications
11. Venipuncture, hematology, and immunology procedures
12. Specimen collection and processing procedures
13. Cardiac screening procedures 


Torie Scott

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