Introduction to Health Science Technology / Edition 2

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Based on the best-selling Diversified Health Occupations, Introduction to Health Science Technology provides the health science technology student with basic entry level knowledge required for a variety of health care careers, including medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, computer training, leadership, team building skills and in-depth medical math. It is also a highly practical resource that covers the core information needed to pursue a career in health care, from an introduction to the health care industry to descriptions of health-related careers to legal and ethical responsibilities of health care workers. Carefully revised with new photos throughout, the second 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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Editorial Reviews

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"This book demonstrates an advanced sophistication in its offering of all inclusive factors. It provides a variety of incentives for the student. It is an excellent source for instructors to use in planning and implementing their instructional programs for the most efficient use of time and resources." -- Bonnie L. Saucier, Ph.D., RN

This text overviews the health care field for beginning students in health sciences or health occupations, covering standard precautions, cultural diversity, medical math, teamwork and leadership, and computer technology. Learning features include chapter objectives and summaries, internet exercises, and review questions, plus step-by-step directions of basic procedures in the field illustrated with color photos. A separate workbook and CD-ROM are available. - Book News Inc.

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Reviewer: Bonnie L. Saucier, PhD, RN (Indiana State University)
Description: This book is written for the beginning student to provide an overview of the healthcare field. Unit objectives, key terms, suggested references, Internet search topics, review questions, and unique icons denoting integration of academics are included.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide basic entry level information to the beginning student. This book introduces content which serves as a solid foundation for students in health sciences or health occupations. The objectives include content coverage of standard precautions, OBRA requirements, and isolation techniques; cultural diversity; medical math; principles of teamwork; professional leadership; and team management; computer technology and how it influences the healthcare worker; and industry efforts on cost containment, energy conservation, and accountability practices. These objectives are timely, important, and are met according to the author.
Audience: This book is for students in health sciences and health occupations.
Features: Each of the book's 17 chapters covers topics designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge and skills required for many different healthcare careers. The chapters are subdivided into Information Sections. At the end of most sections, the reader is advised to go to a workbook to complete an assignment sheet. Some chapters include procedure sections with evaluation sheets as well. Over 350 photos and illustrations are included to enhance and clarify technical content. One of the most unique features is the placement of various icons throughout the text. These icons denote the integration of academics and can be found on the opening page of every chapter. There is an extensive teaching and learning package for students. It is also designed to assist instructors.
Assessment: This book demonstrates an advanced sophistication in its offering of all inclusive factors. It provides a variety of incentives for the student. It is an excellent source for instructors to use in planning and implementing their instructional programs for the most efficient use of time and resources.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418021221
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/11/2008
  • Series: HSE 115 Health Care Concepts Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 700,429
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (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 PART 1: HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY AND CAREERS Ch. 1: History and Trends of Health Care Ch. 2: Health Care Systems Ch. 3: Careers in Health Care Ch. 4: Personal and Professional Qualities of a Health Care Worker Ch. 5: Legal and Ethical Responsibilities PART 2: THE HUMAN BODY Ch. 6: Medical Terminology Ch. 7: Anatomy and Physiology Ch. 8: Human Growth and Development Ch. 9: Nutrition and Diets PART 3: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS IN HEALTH CARE Ch 10: Cultural Diversity Ch. 11: Geriatric Care PART 4: BASICS OF HEALTH CARE Ch. 12: Promotion of Safety Ch. 13: Infection Control Ch. 14: Vital Signs Ch. 15: First Aid PART 5: WORKING IN HEALTH CARE Ch. 16: Preparing for the World of Work Ch. 17: Computer Technology in Health Care Ch. 18: Medical Math Appendix A: Career and Technical Student Organizations Appendix B: Correlation to National health Care Skill Standards Glossary References Index

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