Introduction to Health Care

Introduction to Health Care

by Joyce Mitchell, Lee Haroun
     
 

ISBN-10: 1418045314

ISBN-13: 9781418045319

Pub. Date: 08/01/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Introduction to Health Care, Second Edition provides a comprehensive introduction 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

Overview

Introduction to Health Care, Second Edition provides a comprehensive introduction 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 will demonstrate how to think like a health care professional and is a terrific first step towards a rewarding career.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781418045319
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Health Care Today Chapter 1: Your Career in Health Care Chapter 2: Current Health Care Systems and Trends Chapter 3: Legal and Ethical Responsibilities Unit 2: The Language of Health Care Chapter 4: Medical Terminology Chapter 5: Medical Math Unit 3: The Human Body Chapter 6: Organization of the Human Body Chapter 7: Structure and Function of the Human Body Chapter 8: Growth and Development Unit 4: Personal and Workplace Safety Chapter 9: Body Mechanics Chapter 10: Infection Control Chapter 11: Environmental Safety Unit 5: Behaviors for Success Chapter 12: Lifestyle Management Chapter 13: Professionalism Chapter 14: Lifelong Learning Unit 6: Communication in the Health Care Setting Chapter 15: The Patient as an Individual Chapter 16: The Oral Communication Process Chapter 17: Written Communication Chapter 18: Computers in Health Care Chapter 19: Documentation and Medical Records Unit 7: Health Care Skills Chapter 20: Physical Assessment Chapter 21: Emergency Procedures Unit 8: Business of Caring Chapter 22: Controlling Health Care Costs Chapter 23: Performance Improvement and Customer Service Unit 9: Securing and Maintaining Employment Chapter 24: Job Leads and the Resume Chapter 25: Interview, Portfolio and Application Chapter 26: Successful Employment Strategies Appendix 1: Health Care Professional Organizations Appendix 2: Useful Spanish Expressions for Health Care Work

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