Introduction to Health Care / Edition 3by Dakota Mitchell, Lee Haroun
Pub. Date: 02/23/2011
Publisher: Cengage Learning
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.
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.
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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