Quick & Easy Medical Terminology [NOOK Book]

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Make learning medical terminology faster and more fun with Quick&Easy Medical Terminology, 6th Edition! Featuring CDs with interactive games and audio pronunciations, this book helps you begin reading, writing, and speaking medical terms in the shortest time possible. Small chunks of information are always followed immediately by exercises, so students will be learning "every minute!" The many puzzles, activities, and games make it easier to understand and remember terminology. Written in a clear, ...

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Overview

Make learning medical terminology faster and more fun with Quick&Easy Medical Terminology, 6th Edition! Featuring CDs with interactive games and audio pronunciations, this book helps you begin reading, writing, and speaking medical terms in the shortest time possible. Small chunks of information are always followed immediately by exercises, so students will be learning "every minute!" The many puzzles, activities, and games make it easier to understand and remember terminology. Written in a clear, conversational style by Peggy C. Leonard, MT, MEd, this book gives you the tools to communicate effectively in the health care environment.

  • A companion CD reinforces learning with fun, interactive exercises, including medical reports and Hear It/Spell It exercises.
  • Two audio CDs let you listen to correct pronunciations of medical terms and encourage you to pronounce each term aloud.
  • A flexible, body systems organization lets you go through the material in any order after completing the orientation chapters, making it easy to coordinate your study with other courses such as anatomy and physiology.
  • The programmed learning approach presents content in small blocks called 'frames' that allow you to learn the content and get immediate feedback on your progress before proceeding.
  • Diverse learning styles are accommodated by a wide variety of exercises -- labeling diagrams, writing terms, choosing pronunciation accents, recognizing misspelled terms, matching word parts, interpreting terms within health reports, and categorizing terms.
  • Unique! A conversational writing style makes the book more readable and enjoyable.
  • Unique! Thorough explanations of terms help you understand and remember the material by presenting terminology in a medical context.
  • A consistent format to body systems chapters uses categories to simplify the learning of terms, with each chapter including function; structure; diseases, disorders, and diagnostic terms; and surgical and therapeutic interventions.
  • Healthcare reports and case studies allow you to apply your knowledge to real-life situations.
  • A review of anatomy and physiology at the beginning of each body systems chapter provides a context for understanding the medical terminology.
  • Drug information is integrated into the body systems chapters, with detailed information on specific drugs on CD.
  • Caution boxes alert you to confusing terms.
  • Spanish translations of key terms are listed in each chapter to help you communicate with Hispanic patients; glossaries are included in the appendix.
  • Comprehensive end-of-chapter reviews correspond to the learning objectives at the beginning of the chapter.
  • A bookmark includes a quick-reference guide to pronouncing terms plus a list of pronunciation symbols.
  • A companion Evolve website includes study tips, electronic flashcards, Body Spectrum coloring pages, an English/Spanish glossary, learning activities that include Spanish term exercises, updates, and links to related sites.
  • More short exercises include Find the Clue and Connections puzzles, letting you check your learning more often and stay on track.
  • Procedures and terminology updates keep you current with new technologies and terms you'll encounter in the workplace.
  • Quick Tips in the margins add essential information and interesting, fun facts.
  • Games add fun and competition to exercises on the companion CD.
  • More medical reports with exercises are included on the CD, allowing you to use terms in real-life situations.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

LouAnn Schraffenberger
This book is an instructional text for medical terminology. Accompanying software is used to help the student learn to pronounce the words as well as read and write them. The purpose is to provide a text for students who must acquire an understanding of medical terminology in a short time period. The book can be used as a self-paced, independent study text or the book can be used in a classroom. The book would be useful as companion text when a student is studying anatomy and physiology or introduction to medical science. Anyone pursuing a career in allied health or medicine would find this book useful. It would also be beneficial to individuals already working in the health field to improve their knowledge of medical terminology. The book begins with an orientation to medical terminology and the use of suffixes, prefixes, and combining word forms. The subsequent chapters are organized by body system. Each chapter has substantial material in addition to programmed study sections and lists of word parts. It appears the author is successful in producing a book that could make learning medical terminology as quick and easy as reasonably possible. Various methods of learning are used, including word association programming, review exercises, and comprehensive end-of-chapter reviews that serve as a self-test. Many colorful illustrations are included. Helpful material is found in the appendixes, including medical abbreviations, pharmacologic terms, and rules for forming plurals.
Julie Hosley
This text is a brief overview of medical terminology arranged by systems and directed toward allied health students or other professionals who need a foundation in medical terminology. This is the third edition; previous editions were published in 1990 and 1995. The author has designed the book for students or for those who need to enhance comprehension of medical terms without the need for a great depth or breadth of word knowledge. This text fits admirably with other short, low intensity books currently on the market. The author has met her objective. The author directs this text toward the student or healthcare professional who needs basic word building and comprehension concepts. It is my impression that this text will be appropriate for the target audience. The author's credentials are not mentioned, and I was unable to find references, but I believe her previous texts were well received which gives her credibility that I cannot corroborate in the available material. The textbook contains well-delineated course and chapter objectives. Each chapter contains good exercises with boxes, tables, and charts to support the text. The author combines standard text with programmed exercises to enhance student participation. An unusual feature is the inclusion of Spanish-to-English and English-to-Spanish terms in the chapters. The appendixes include a section on common pharmacological terms and many current medications by trade and generic name. There is a very brief section on abbreviations; most texts at this level contain more extensive lists of common abbreviations. A CD-ROM is included and audiotapes are available. The line illustrations are adequate and appropriate, but thephoto illustrations are black-and-white and are somewhat fuzzy. The author takes a rather unusual approach of listing pronunciation of terms separately, which helps to unclutter the flow of the text. This text should fit well into a quarter course or more leisurely into one semester. It compares well with others in this category of short course material.
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Reviewer: Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: This medical terminology book includes two audio CDs which correlate with the book chapters to demonstrate pronunciation. Originally published in 1990, this revision updates the fifth edition published in 2007.
Purpose: The book is useful for students in a short medical terminology course or as self-paced material for anyone pursuing a career in the allied health professions. Given the continuous changes in medicine, this revision is needed.
Audience: Although intended for allied health students, it is written in such an easy-to-understand manner that interested lay people would find it helpful as well.
Features: The first section presents the basics of medical terminology, the second covers the 10 body systems, the third is a review with chapter tests, and the fourth includes appendixes with medical abbreviations, a pharmacology overview, Spanish pronunciations, words and their meanings, English terms and their corresponding word parts, and answers to the chapter tests. Each chapter begins with content and objectives, and contains quick tips, exercises, colored text that resembles marker highlighting, four-color images, and other didactic aids to reinforce learning. For a short course in medical terminology, this book is very thorough and detailed, making for an enjoyable reading experience.
Assessment: This excellent book is highly recommended for any student going into healthcare. College/university and public libraries would find it a valuable resource as well.
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Doody Review by Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT, AE-C(William Beaumont Hospitals):

"The book is useful for students in a short medical terminology course or as self-paced material for anyone pursuing a career in the allied health professions…For a short course in medical terminology, this book is very thorough and detailed, making for an enjoyable reading experience…This excellent book is highly recommended for any student going into healthcare. College/university and public libraries would find it a valuable resource as well."

Score: 100 5 STARS!


3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323292559
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/12/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 446
  • Sales rank: 1,265,646
  • File size: 15 MB
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

SECTION I--Orientation

1 Simplified Medical Language

2 Suffixes and Combining Forms Made Easy

3 Prefixes and More Combining Forms&Suffixes

4 Diagnostic Procedures and Therapeutic Interventions

5 The Body as a Whole

SECTION II-Organization of the Body and Body Systems

6 The Musculoskeletal System

7 The Circulatory System

8 The Respiratory System

9 The Digestive System

10 The Urinary System

11 The Reproductive System

12 The Integumentary System

13 The Nervous System and Psychologic Disorders

14 The Endocrine System

SECTION III--Review Chapter

Review of Chapters 1-14

SECTION IV-Appendixes

1. Medical Abbreviations

2. Pharmacology

James F. McCalphin, R.Ph.

3. Spanish Pronunciation of Selected Terms

4. Translation of Selected Spanish Terms

5. Glossary of Word Parts

6. Word Parts-English to Greek or Latin

7. Answers to Exercises

Bibliography

Index

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