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The highly respected DIVERSIFIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is now HEALTH SCIENCE! The new 8th edition continues to be the all in one resource for introductory coursework in the health science curriculum. Organized in two parts, the first section of the book presents foundational information required to enter a broad range of health professions, such as infection control, first aid, and professionalism. The second provides fundamental entry-level skills by specific careers, including medical assisting, dental assisting, and more. Carefully revised with new photos throughout, this eighth edition includes a new chapter on Medical Math, information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, new nutritional guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, updates that correlate with the National Healthcare Foundation Standards, and much more!

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Editorial Reviews

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": [Health Science], 8th Edition is a one stop teaching tool for Health Science instructors. The information it provides will prepare students for a successful future in the health care field."

"The new edition will continue to be the "stable," the most widely used instructional resource for secondary health science education program. The revisions and updates will strengthen this textbook and engage the students. "

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": [Health Science: Comprehensive], 8th Edition is a one stop teaching tool for Health Science instructors. The information it provides will prepare students for a successful future in the health care field."

"The new edition will continue to be the "stable," the most widely used instructional resource for secondary health science education program. The revisions and updates will strengthen this textbook and engage the students. "

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133693611
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/23/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 1040
  • Sales rank: 185,103
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Louise Simmers received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Maryland and a Masters degree in Education from Kent State University. She has worked as a public health nurse, a medical-surgical nurse, coronary care nurse and an instructor of Practical Nursing and Diversified Health Occupations. Louise has received the Vocational Educator of the Year award and the Diversified Health Occupations Instructor of the Year Award for the state of Ohio.

Karen Simmers-Nartker graduated from Kent State University, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She has been employed as a telemetry step-down, medical intensive care, surgical intensive care, and neurological intensive care nurse. She is currently employed as a shift coordinator in an open-heart intensive care unit. She has obtained certification from the Emergency Nurses Association for the Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) and from the American Heart Association for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). In her current position as charge nurse in an ICU, she coordinates patient care and staff assignments; manages interpersonal conflicts among staff and/or patients and family members; is responsible for ensuring quality care to meet the diverse needs of patients and/or family; actively participates in inservices to evaluate new equipment, medications, hospital services and supplies; and teaches and mentors newly employed nurses.

Sharon Simmers-Kobelak graduated from Miami University, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. She is currently employed in the educational publishing industry as a Career Account Manager. In this position, she assists instructors at private career schools to find appropriate materials for classroom instruction. Sharon also provides in-service training for instructors on how to utilize the instructor and student resources in the most productive manner. She achieved President's Club status for two years and has repeatedly achieved quota with her publisher during her tenure with the company.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Part I: BASIC HEALTH CARE CONCEPTS AND SKILLS 1. 1. History and Trends of Health Care. 2. Health Care Systems. 3. Careers in Health Care. 4. Personal and Professional Qualities of a Health Care Worker. 5. Legal and Ethical Responsibilities. 6. Medical Terminology. 7. Anatomy and Physiology. 8. Human Growth and Development. 9. Cultural Diversity. 10. Geriatric Care. 11. Nutrition and Diets. 12. Computers and Technology in Health Care. 13. Medical Math. 14. Promotion of Safety. 15. Infection Control. 16. Vital Signs. 17. First Aid. 18. Preparing for the World of Work. Part II: SPECIAL HEALTH CARE SKILLS. 19. Dental Assistant Skills. 20. Laboratory Assistant Skills. 21. Medical Assistant Skills. 22. Nurse Assistant Skills. 23. Physical Therapy Skills. 24. Business and Accounting Skills.

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