Introduction to Health Care / Edition 3

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Overview


INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE, 3E provides learners with an easy-to-read foundation in the profession of health care. This redesigned and updated new edition offers a comprehensive introductory survey of basic clinical health care skills for learners entering health care programs or for those that think they may be interested in pursuing a career in health care. Core competencies shared by all health care professions such as communication, infection control, and professionalism are provided to expose you to the reality of practice. This book emphasizes developing critical thinking skills through a five-step problem solving model that teaches you to assess a situation, consider alternatives, choose an appropriate alternative, evaluate the results, and revise as needed. This resource demonstrates how to think like a health care professional and is a terrific first step towards a rewarding career.
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I really like the Web activities. I think this is a very strong feature. - Linda Miedema, Academic Dean, Health Sciences, Brevard Community College

I was impressed to see that most issues facing health care workers today are covered. - Ingrid Sidorov, Program Director Massage Therapy and Integrated Health Studies, Harcum College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435487550
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/23/2011
  • Series: HSE 115 Health Care Concepts Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 112,940
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Dakota Mitchell, RN, MSN, MBA has a Master of Science Degree in Nursing, MSN, from the University of California, San Francisco and a Master in Business Administration Degree, MBA, from the University of Santa Clara. The combination of the advanced nursing and business degrees provides a framework for understanding and functioning within the rapidly evolving world of health care today. Dakota has 30+ years of experience in health care, including education, management, and curriculum consultation. Besides many years in classroom and clinical teaching, she has developed and implemented unique and innovative health care programs at both the vocational and associate degree levels. Dakota has written and/or served as content expert on numerous health care instructional projects for Cengage Delmar Learning.

Lee Haroun, MA Education, MBA, Ed.D has over 35 years experience in education as a teacher, administrator, and writer. She has worked with hundreds of health care students and has a special interest in helping them succeed and become successful professionals. Her work has included coordinating the development of curriculum for a variety of programs, including occupational therapy assistant, patient care technician, health information technician, and insurance coder. Another professional interest is helping instructors succeed and her doctoral dissertation explored the transition of health care professionals from the field to the classroom. Lee is the author of Career Development for Health Professionals (Elsevier Science); co-author of Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Survival Guide with Bonnie Napier-Tibere (F.A. Davis); co-author of Teaching Ideas and Classroom Activities for Health Care with Susan Royce (Delmar Learning); and technical writer for Essentials of Health & Wellness by James Robinson and Deborah McCormick (Delmar Learning). She also developed video content and scripts for Delmar¿s Career Success for Health Care Professionals DVD Series, content for health care career exploration software published by Delmar Learning, and numerous instructional materials for a variety of publishers.

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Table of Contents


Unit I: HEALTH CARE TODAY. 1. Your Career in Health Care. 2. Current Health Care Systems and Trends. 3. Ethical and Legal Responsibilities. Unit II: THE LANGUAGE OF HEALTHCARE. 4. Medical Terminology. 5. Medical Math. Unit III: THE HUMAN BODY. 6. Organization of the Human Body. 7. Structure and Function of the Human Body. 8. Growth and Development. Unit IV: PERSONAL AND WORKPLACE SAFETY. 9. Body Mechanics. 10. Infection Control. 11. Environmental Safety. Unit V: BEHAVIORS FOR SUCCESS. 12. Lifestyle Management. 13. Professionalism. 14. Lifelong Learning. Unit VI: COMMUNICATION IN THE HEALTH CARE SETTING. 15. The Patient as an Individual. 16. The Communication Process. 17. Written Communication. 18. Computers and Technology in Health Care. 19. Documentation and Medical Records. Unit VII: HEALTH CARE SKILLS. 20. Physical Assessment. 21. Emergency Procedures. Unit VIII: BUSINESS OF CARING. 22. Controlling Health Care Costs. 23. Performance Improvement and Customer Service. Unit IX: SECURING AND MAINTAINING EMPLOYMENT. 24. Job Leads and the Resume. 25. Interview, Portfolio, and Application. 26. Successful Employment Strategies. Appendix 1 Health Care Professional Organizations. Appendix 2 Useful Spanish Expressions for Health Care Professionals. Glossary. References. Index.
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