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Clinical Medical Assistant Textbook:

Theory and Practical Fundamentals

ISBN: 978-1-944471-86-6

Interior & Cover : Color & Softcover

Edition: Series I (Hard Copy)

Published: 2016-2017

Pages: 600 plus pages

Size: 11 x 8.5

Population: Trade School, Colleges, High Schools, Training Centers, etc.

Subject:  Allied Healthcare


The Clinical Medical Assistant textbook consist of contents such as introduction to patient care, infection control and legal issues in healthcare, Introduction to human anatomy and medical terminology,  physical assessment and examination, patient mobility and range of motion, therapeutic exercise and patient positioning, assistive devices and gait, orthotics and prosthetics, patient transfer techniques and wheelchair management, wound care and various special topics such as draping techniques, ostomy care, nutrition and meal etc. This book also features 3 practice exams; each practice exam has 100 questions. The student will have 300 questions to solve at the end of the book, plus there is an end of chapter review questions as well, which can be completed by the student after every chapter. 

The book has been written and structured to simplify the process of learning concepts in Phlebotomy. In our career of teaching Phlebotomy, numerous students have shown a lack of understanding when it comes to the concept of Phlebotomy, Our aim is to make the process of learning easy for students. The book covers most of the essential topics required to understand the concepts of Phlebotomy, It is concise and to the point. As per our experience we believe that "Learning process can only be easy when the contents for learning are laid out in a simplified manner." Thus we have separated the contents of the book as follows: Introduction to Phlebotomy, Phlebotomy Anatomy & Physiology, Phlebotomy Theory, Phlebotomy Clinical (Trouble Shooting Phlebotomy Case Scenarios), Phlebotomy Competency. Congratulations on choosing a healthcare career. The instructor resources of this book has numerous questions and answers for instructors and students. The questions and answers within the instructor resources can be either used as in class assignments or take home assignments. The multimedia presentations within the instructor resources of the phlebotomy technician may assists the instructor or tutors teach the class. A midterm and final exam is also available within the instructor resources

The book has been written and structured to simplify the process of learning concepts in EKG. In our career of teaching EKG, numerous students have shown a lack of understanding when it comes to the concept of EKG, our aim is to make the process of learning easy for students. The book covers most of the essential topics required to understand the concepts of EKG, it is concise and to the point. As per our experience we believe that "Learning process can only be easy when the contents for learning are laid out in a simplified manner." Thus we have separated the contents of the book as follows: EKG Anatomy & Physiology, EKG Theory, EKG Clinical (Trouble Shooting EKG Case Scenarios), and EKG Competency The book contains different case scenarios and various types of EKG's 12 Lead EKG 15 Lead EKG Adult 15 Lead EKG Pediatrics 5 Lead EKG 3 Lead EKG Stress Testing Telemetry Holter Monitoring Easy to understand graph interpretations in tabular format. Table for easy understanding of different types of interpretation.  




Chapter 1: Introduction to Patient Care

Chapter 2: Infection Control &  Standard Precautions

Chapter 3: Legal Issues in Healthcare

Chapter 4: Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology

Chapter 5: Medical Terminologies

Chapter 6: Physical Assessment & Examination

Chapter 7: Patient Positioning & Bed Mobility Techniques

Chapter 8: Range of Motion

Chapter 9: Therapeutic Exercises

Chapter 10: Gait

Chapter 11: Assistive Devices

Chapter 12: Orthosis and Prosthesis

Chapter 13: Transfer Techniques

Chapter 14: Wound Care & Pressure Sores

Chapter 15: Wheelchair Management

Chapter 16: Patient Care Skills (30 Plus Skills Checklist)


Special Topic 1: Confusion and dementia 
Special Topic 2: Nutrition and meal 
Special Topic 3: Measurement of intake and output 
Special Topic 4: Ostomy and its care 
Special Topic 5: Draping techniques 
Special Topic 6: Aphasia and types
Special Topic 7: CPR, AED and abdominal thrust
Special Topic 8: Admission discharge and transfer
Special Topic 9: Activities of daily living
Special Topic 10: Levels of need
Special Topic 11: Death and dying
Special Topic 12: Restraints and incident reports
Special Topic 13: Urine specimen collection
Special Topic 14: Stool and sputum specimen collection
Special Topic 15: Communication




Chapter 1: Section 1 Intro to Phlebotomy & Infection Control

Chapter 1: Section 2 Legal Issues in Healthcare

Chapter 2: Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology

Chapter 3: Medical Terminology

Chapter 4: Phlebotomy Equipment & Supplies

Chapter 5: Phlebotomy Clinical Skills

Chapter 6: Phlebotomy Fundamental Essentials


Venipuncture Using Butterfly Needle Method

Venipuncture Using Multisample Safety Needle Method

Venipuncture Using Syringe Method

Dermal Puncture for Glucose Testing

Dermal Puncture for Capillary Blood Collection

Dermal Puncture for Bleeding Time Test

Dermal Puncture for Blood Smear Preparation

Urinalysis Procedure & Fecal Sample Procedure

and more.....



Chapter 1: Cardiac Anatomy & Physiology
Chapter 2: Medical Terminology 
Chapter 3: Infection Control
Chapter 4: Legal Issues in Healthcare
Chapter 5: EKG Introduction  
Chapter 6: EKG Interpretation
Chapter 7: EKG Application Theory
Chapter 8: EKG Application Procedure
Appendix A: EKG Application Picture Library


The procedure section of the textbook consists of 

3 Lead EKG Placement, 

5 Lead EKG Placement, 

7 Lead EKG Placement, 

15 Lead EKG Placement for Adult, 

15 Lead EKG Placement for Pediatric, 

12 Lead EKG Placement, 

Dextrocardiac 12 Lead Placement, 

12 Lead EKG Placement for EKG Stress Testing. 


  • 1. Normal Sinus Rhythm 2. Sinus Bradycardia 3. Sinus Tachycardia 4. Sinus Arrhythmia 5. Sino-Atrial Block 6. Sinus Pause/Sinus Arrest  

  • 1. Premature Atrial Contraction 2. Wandering Atrial Pacemaker 3. Atrial Flutter 4. Atrial Fibrillation 5. Supraventricular Tachycardia 6. Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia  

  • 1. Premature Junction Contraction 2. Junctional Rhythm 3. Junctional Escape Beat 4. Accelerated Junctional Rhythm 5. Junctional Tachycardia

  • 1. Idio-ventricular Rhythm 2. Accelerated Idio-ventricular rhythm 3. Ventricular Fibrillation 4. Premature Ventricular Contraction 5.

  • Ventricular Escape Beat 6. Torsades de Pointes 7. Asystole 8. Ventricular Tachycardia  

  • 1. First Degree Block 2. Second Degree Type 1 Block 3. Second Degree Type 2 Block 4. Third Degree Block 5. Bundle Branch Block

  • 1. Right Axis Deviation 2. Left Axis Deviation 3. Extreme Axis Deviation

  • 1. Right & Left Atrial Hypertrophy 2. Right & Left Ventricular Hypertrophy  

  • 1. Lateral Wall (STEMI) 2. Inferior Wall (STEMI) 3. Anterior Wall (STEMI) 4. Septal Wall (STEMI) 5. Antero-Lateral (STEMI) 6. Inferior-Lateral (STEMI)  

  • 1. Single Chamber: Atrial 2. Single Chamber: Ventricular 3. Dual Chamber: Atrial & Ventricular


Increasing demand of technicians in medical field and lack of all in one compiled educational resource led to the evolution of the Clinical medical assistant textbook. This book has been created after an extensive search of MA profession and keeping in mind the new trends and procedures required for the on-job tasks. The authors have tried to keep the book concise and to the point. The knowledge in this Edition has been provided for individuals planning to pursue a Medical Assistant profession at a postsecondary or college level. The language used in the book is simplistic and somewhat easy to comprehend for individuals to understand the concepts of Medical Assistant. Phlebotomy and EKG. Various institutions like high schools, post secondary education, community colleges have started using the “Clinical Medical Assistant Textbook: Theory and Practical Fundamentals” since it has the necessary information required to administer a Clinical Medical Assistant Program. The authors have separated the book into 3 sections Section 1: Clinical Medical Section 2: Phlebotomy Section 3: Electrocardiography (EKG). This would make it easier for school to offer this program in 3 separate sections, without having to override one content with another. Finally, the authors would like to thank everyone who has contributed in making this project possible and we look forward to your feedbacks on our Clinical Medical Assistant Bundle Set Textbook.



Table of Content
WorkBook Test
Multimedia Presentation
Midterm / Final Exams
Test Bank and Quiz



  • Easy and Simple to Read Content

  • 30 Plus Competency Skills
    Legal Issues in Healthcare  

  • Medical Terminology in Alphabetic Order
    Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology With Color Illustrations
    End of Chapter Review Questions

  • Dedicate Infection Control Chapter with Illustrations/Pictures

  • New Table with Muscles and Their Actions

  • Vital Signs Assessment Procedure: Stepwise Illustrations/Pictures

  • Illustration of Various Body Positions

  • Range of Motion Stepwise Illustrations/Pictures

  • (Upper, Lower Limbs & Neck)

  • Exercises Stepwise Illustrations/Pictures

  • Gait Phases and Components Illustrations/Pictures

  • Illustration for Gait Walking with Assistive Devices

  • Pictures of Various Assistive Devices

  • Illustrations of Orthosis and Prosthesis

  • Pictures of Patient Care Transfer (10 Types of Transfers)

  • Stepwise Picture of Transfer Techniques
    Illustration of 4 Types of Pressure Ulcers
    Wheelchair Parts with Illustration
    Special Topics

  • Wheelchair Illustrations Going Up & Down the Curb

  • End of Book: 3 Sets of Questions with Answer Key for 300 Questions


  • Pictures of Competency Skills of Procedures

  • End of Chapter Review Questions

  • Anatomy & Physiology for Phlebotomy Technicians

  • Equipment Pictures for Phlebotomy with Labeled Names

  • Order of Draw theory for venipuncture and dermal puncture

  • Common lab test information

  • Blood Donation updates

  • Legal issues in healthcare

  • Sample requisition form for phlebotomy

  • Blood Test Panels

  • Urinalysis and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

  • Blood Culture and Blood Collection for Legal Purposes

  • Venipuncture Complications and other related theory

  • Infection control standards for phlebotomy technicians

  • Personal Protective Equipment required for phlebotomy technicians

  • Can be used to prepare for Phlebotomy Certification Exam


  • Infection Control and Historical Timeline of EKG

  • legal Issues in Healthcare & Communication in Healthcare

  • Cardiac Anatomy & Physiology for EKG Technicians

  • EKG Graph Components Explanation (Waves, Complexes and Segment and Intervals.)

  • Simplified Illustrations of Individual 47 EKG Graphs 

  • Competency Checklist for various types of EKGs

  • Cardiovascular Glossary

  • EKG Application Theory & Procedures.

  • Troubleshooting EKG application Problems Encountered.

  • Practice Exams at the end of the book.

  • Application Pictures of Various Types of EKGs, 12, 15, 3, 5 7 Lead, Stress Testing, Holters Monitoring.

  • Many more unique features in this edition.



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