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What are the personal attributes for medical assisting?
empathy, attitude dependability, initiative, flexibility, desire to learn, physical attributes, ability to communicate, ethical behavior
What is the historical perspective of medical assisting americam association of medical assistants
accreditation, certification, continuing education
CAAHEP-entry-level competencies:

Professionalism
project a professional manner and image

demonstrate initiative and responsibility

work as a member of a health care team

prioritize and perform multiple tasks

adapt to change

promote the CMA credential

enhance skills through continuing education
ABHES-entry-level competencies
project a positive attitude

maintain confidentiality at all times

be a team player

be cogmizant of ethical boundaries

exhibit initiative

adapt to change

evidence a responsible attitude

conduct work within scope of education, training and ability
CAAHEP-entry-level comretencies:

legal concepts
perform within legal and ethical boundaries

recognize professional credentialing criteria
ABHES-entry-level competencies:

communication
be attentive, listen and learn

professional components

allied health professions and credentialing
AMA
american medical association
AAMA
association of medical assistants was founded in 1956. the first president of the organization was Maxine williams.
the 1991 AAMA's board of trustees approved the current definition of medical assisting:
Medical Assisting is an allied fealth profession whose practitioners function as members of the health care delivery team and perform administrative and clinical procedures.
The AAMA has three major purposes:
Accreditation
Certification
Continuing education
CAAHEP
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
AAMA policy
any candidate for the AAMA Certification Examination be a graduate of a CAAHEP accredited medical assisting program. this 1998 Amticipated benefits of the recommendation are to: (1) safe guard the quality of care to the comsumer; (2)ensure the CMA's role in the rapidly evolving health care delivery system; and (3) continue to promote the identity and stature of the profession.
AAMA policy
any candidate for the AAMA Certification Examination be a graduate of a CAAHEP accredited medical assisting program. this 1998 Amticipated benefits of the recommendation are to: (1) safe guard the quality of care to the comsumer; (2)ensure the CMA's role in the rapidly evolving health care delivery system; and (3) continue to promote the identity and stature of the profession.
CMA
Certified Medical Assistant
AMT
Americam Nedical Techmologist
ABHES
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
CMAS
Certified Medical Administrative Specialist
Accreditation
Process whereby recognition is granted to an educational program for maintaining standards that qualify its graduates for professional practice; to provide with credentials
Ambulatory care setting
health care environment where services are provided on an outpatient basis. Ambulatory is from the latin and means capable of walking. examples include the solo physicians office, the group practice, the urgent care center, and the health maintenance organization fornded by medical transcriptionists to promote the profession.
Attribute
inherent characteristic
Bachelor's Degree
degree of bachelor conferred by colleges and universities
Certification
Guarantees as being true or as represented by or as meeting a standard
Cerified Medical Assistant (CMA)
a medical assistant who has sucessfully completed the AAMA's national certification examination
Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT)
recognized professional credential obtained through sucessful completion of both parts of the core certification examination administered by th MTCC at AAMT
competency
legally qualified or adequate
compliance
conformity in fulfilling official requirements
credentialed
testimonials showing that a person is entitled to credit or has a right to exercise official power
cultivate
to foster the growth of
dexterity
skill and ease in using the hands
diploma
a document bearing record of graduation from or of a degree conferred by an educational institution
disposition
tenperament, character, personality
empathy
ability to be objectively aware of and have insight into another's feelings, emotions, and behaviors, and to be aware of the significance and meaning of these to the other person
externship
transition stage between the classroom and actual employment; may also be referred to as internship or practicum
facilitate
to make an action or process easier
improvise
to make, invent, or arrange in an unplanned or spontaneous manner
integrate
to incorporate into a larger unit; to form or blend into a whole
internship
transition stage between classroom and employment
license
permission by competent authority (the state) to engege in a profession; permission to act (CH1) permission statement authorizing the use of copyrighted computer software(ch11)
licensure
granting of licenses to practice a profession
litigious
prone to engage in lawsuits
practicum
transitional stage providing opportunity to apply theory learned in the classroom to a health care setting through practical, hands on experience
professionalism
the qualities that characterize or distenguish a professional person who conforms to the technical and ethical standards of the profession
proprietary
privately owned and managed facility, a profit making organization
Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
credential awarded for sucessfully passing the AMT examination
scope of practice
the range of clinical procedures and activities that are allowed by law for a profession
AMA
American Medical Association
DPM
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
DMS
diagnostic medical sonographer
Hippocrates
Father of medicine
Sir Alexander Fleming
discovered penicillin
DO
doctor of osteopathy
Wilhelm Roentgen
discovered x-rays
Florence Nightingale
founder of modern nursing
Joseph Lister
asepsis
AA
anesthesiologist assistant
MA
Medical Assistant
CLT
clinical laboratory technician
OMT
ophthalmic medical technician
Clara Barton
founder of the red cross
DDS
Doctor of Dental Surgery
AT
athletic trainer
flexibility
adaptable
W.T.G. Morton
introduced ether
Edward Jenner
developed smallpox vaccine
Rene Laennec
invented stethoscope
OD
doctor of optometry
Louis Pasteur
father of bacteriology