Introduction to Health Care for the Allied Health Student / Edition 1

Introduction to Health Care for the Allied Health Student / Edition 1

by John Ridley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759352100

ISBN-13: 9780759352100

Pub. Date: 02/11/2005

Publisher: Cengage Learning


The Introduction to Healthcare textbook is designed for students anticipating a career in one of the health care professions. Whether a Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, or Nursing Student, this text provides key instruction for direct patient care and clinical training in a healthcare facility. Students will gain valuable insight into the provision of

Overview


The Introduction to Healthcare textbook is designed for students anticipating a career in one of the health care professions. Whether a Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, or Nursing Student, this text provides key instruction for direct patient care and clinical training in a healthcare facility. Students will gain valuable insight into the provision of health care in the United States, with exploratory studies in every major component common to all medical programs. The major divisions of the book include general topics related to licensure and registry, hospital organization, professional ethics and medical law, and explorations of various health care fields. This book hastens the process of helping students evolve into a professional at a quicker pace with an attention to detail and proper procedure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759352100
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/11/2005
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Section 1 - Introduction to the Caring Professions Introduction to Health Care Professional Ethics and Regulatory Agencies Requirements for Maintaining Accreditation Medical Law and Ethics Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Health Plans and Providers Opportunities in the Allied Health Professions Reference Books Helpful in Choosing a Health Care Profession Descriptions of Some Representative Professions Section 2 - Blood and Airborne Pathogens Introduction to Blood and Airborne Pathogens Exposure Potential and Prevention Pre-Exposure Precautions Exposure Incidents Post-Exposure Follow-Up Specifics for the Bloodborne Pathogen - HIV Specifics for Blood Borne Pathogen - HBV Tuberculosis in the Health Care Setting Section 3 - Infection Control for Health Care Facilities Introduction to Infection Control Exposure Control Plan Major Elements of the Exposure Control Plan Post-Exposure Evaluation and Follow-Up HBV/HIV Guidelines Under the Regulatory Standard Airborne Pathogens - Tuberculosis Section 4 - First Aid Basic First Aid When Does One Have a Duty to Act? Refusal of Treatment Victim Assessment Contacting Medical Assistance Communications Guidelines Major Types of Emergencies Miscellaneous Wounds with Bleeding Types of Bleeding Human and Other Animal Bites Skull and Head Injuries Injuries to Areas In and Around the Eye Section 5 - Vital Signs Temperature Measurement Pulse, Respiration Blood Pressure Measuring the Blood Pressure Review of Blood Pressure Determinations Section 6 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Basic Life Support Introduction to CPR Emergency Cardiac Care Lifestyle and Risk Factors Conditions that Contribute Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System Acute Myocardial Infarction or Heart Attack Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System Initiation of Basic Life Support General Facts to Remember

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