Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies, 5E, 2006 Update features two new appendices on the increasingly important topics of HIPAA and IV Therapy. This competency-based learning system covers the administrative, clinical, and general areas necessary for entry-level employment as identified by the medical assistant role delineation study issued by the American Association of Medical Assistants. A listing of role delineation areas in each unit and in Appendix A make it easy to locate specific skills within each competency. Pathophysiology coverage is expanded to include additional diagnostic descriptions and information on medications commonly used to treat conditions. A new unit on related therapies presents information on complimentary and alternative treatments.Keir, Lucille is the author of 'Medical Assisting Administrative And Clinical Competencies ', published 0009 under ISBN 9781418053192 and ISBN 1418053198.