Diversified Health Occupations / Edition 7

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Overview

The highly respected Diversified Health Occupations, now in its seventh edition, is the informational authority on careers in health care. Organized in two parts, the first section of the book presents foundational information required to enter a broad range of health professions. The second provides fundamental entry-level skills by specific careers, including medical assisting, dental assisting, and more. Carefully revised with new photos throughout, the seventh edition includes updated information on the Food Guide Pyramid, infection control information, standards for blood pressure that concur with AMA and AHA recommendations, and much more.

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New edition of a text in which Simmers, M.Ed., R.N. provides basic entry-level knowledge and skills required for a variety of health occupations. Part 1 covers basic concepts such as health care systems, careers, personal qualities of a health care worker, legal and ethical responsibilities, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, human growth and development, cultural diversity, geriatric care, nutrition and diets, computers, promotion of safety, infection control, vital signs, first aid, and preparing for the world of work. Part 2 discusses skills needed by various kinds of assistants including dental, laboratory, medical, nursing, physical therapy, and business and accounting. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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This beginning textbook outlines the knowledge and personal qualities required to work in health care, then identifies the skills specific to each health occupation. The sixth edition adds short sections on teamwork, leadership, stress, time management, and internet searches. - Book News Inc.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418030216
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/7/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1104
  • Sales rank: 526,786
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.80 (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.

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Table of Contents

Preface How to Use this Text Acknowledgements Part I: Basic Health Care Concepts and Skills Chapter 1: History and Trends of Health Care Chapter 2: Health Care Systems Chapter 3: Careers in Health Care Chapter 4: Personal and Professional Qualities of a Health Care Worker Chapter 5: Legal and Ethical Responsibilities Chapter 6: Medical Terminology Chapter 7: Anatomy and Physiology Chapter 8: Human Growth and Development Chapter 9: Cultural Diversity Chapter 10: Geriatric Care Chapter 11: Nutrition and Diets Chapter 12: Computers in Health Care Chapter 13: Promotion of Safety Chapter 14: Infection Control Chapter 15: Vital Signs Chapter 16: First Aid Chapter 17: Preparing for the World of Work Part II: Special Health Care Skills Chapter 18: Dental Assistant Skills Chapter 19: Laboratory Assistant Skills Chapter 20: Medical Assistant Skills Chapter 21: Nurse Assistant Skills Chapter 22: Physical Therapy Skills Chapter 23: Business and Accounting Skills Appendix A: Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) Appendix B: Correlation to National Health Care Skill Standards Appendix C: Metric Conversion Charts Appendix D: 24-Hour Clock (Military Time) Conversion Chart Glossary References Index

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