Medical Terminology, Documentation, and Coding

1st Edition

Anne P. Stich

Routledge
Published February 6, 2018
Textbook - 680 Pages
ISBN 9780415792868 - CAT# Y319800

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Summary

Giving students the strongest possible baseline in medical terminology, along with the how and why it is used in documentation and basic coding, this is a vital text for all students taking courses in the area. It allows readers to use their knowledge immediately in any medical setting (including being a patient), in their workplaces, and in the journey to future careers.

Using a body systems approach to medical terminology, this textbook supports students to:

  • Recognize words by constructing medical terms based on root words, prefixes, linking forms, and suffixes.
  • Define, spell, pronounce, and use medical terms, acronyms, and abbreviations in the context of patient care with appropriate documentation and coding examples.
  • Identify anatomical directions, fundamental anatomical terminology, basic physiologic functions, and common pathology of all major organ systems with related medical investigation tools, procedures, and pharmaceuticals.
  • Relate the use of medical language and medical record-keeping to the SOAP format, common medical reports, and coding tools, along with their impact on patient care.

Accompanied by plentiful color illustrations and activities, as well as a companion website with resources for both instructors and students, this is a fresh and readable textbook.

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