In today's dynamic health care environment, medical assistants are playing an increasingly important role. DELMAR'S COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL ASSISTING: ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLINICAL COMPETENCIES, Fifth Edition, helps students gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in this rewarding, rapidly growing field. Known for its thorough coverage, extensive technical detail, and accurate, up-to-date content, this proven text covers clinical tasks such as taking patients' medical histories, recording vital signs, explaining procedures, and assisting care providers during exams, as well as administrative duties including managing patient information, electronic medical records (EMR), insurance documentation, billing, and bookkeeping. In addition, chapter material and learning objectives are clearly mapped to ABHES, CAAHEP, and MAERB competencies, with an increased focus on professionalism and personal effectiveness, to help students hone practical, real-world skills and prepare for certification. The text also supports effective teaching and learning with a variety of resources to facilitate course planning and help make the most of instructional time. Examples include lecture slides with embedded video, a test bank with 1,700 questions, online quizzes for student assessment, and the popular Critical Thinking Challenge application.