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Overview

Based on Delmar's best-selling book Diversified Health Occupations, 5E by Louise Simmers, Introduction to Health Science Technology builds on this solid foundation by adding computer training, leadership and team building skills, and in-depth medical math. Introduction to Health Science Technology covers the core information needed to pursue a career in health care from an introduction of the health care industry and the basics of a health care system to overview of health care careers and legal and ethical responsibilities of health care workers to medical terminology and basic anatomy and physiology. The workbook offers exercises and evaluation sheets that correlate with the text.

Louise Simmers, M.Ed.,

Louise Simmers received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in education from Kent State University. She has worked as a public health nurse, a medical-surgical nurse, a 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.
  • Covers basis computer skills training including information management, creation of documents, spreadsheets, integration of operations, and communications.
  • An entire chapter is devoted to the basics of medical math from basic math calculations to converting household, metric, and apothecary systems of measurement.
  • Includes standard precautions and OBRA regulations
Chapter 1 Health Care Systems,
Chapter 2 Careers in Health Care,
Chapter 3 Personal Qualities of a Health Care Worker,
Chapter 4 Legal and Ethical Responsibilities,
Chapter 5 Medical Terminology,
Chapter 6 Anatomy and Physiology,
Chapter 7 Human Growth and Development,
Chapter 8 Nutrition and Diets,
Chapter 9 Cultural Diversity,
Chapter 10 Geriatric Care,
Chapter 11 Promotion of Safety,
Chapter 12 Infection Control,
Chapter 13 Vital Signs,
Chapter 14 First Aid,
Chapter 15 Preparing for the World of Work,
Chapter 16 Computers in Health Care,
Chapter 17 Medical Math

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  • ISBN-10: 1401811280
  • ISBN-13: 9781401811280
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $158.75
  • RETAIL $210.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Introduction to Health Science Technology

ISBN: 9781418021221
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.

Electronic Classroom Manager

ISBN: 9781418021245
This valuable electronic resource is for instructors who have adopted the text Introduction to Health Science Technology, Second Edition. This CD-ROM includes additional tools and files that will help instructors prepare, teach, and test content from the text.

Workbook

ISBN: 9781418021238
This workbook contains perforated, performance-based assignment and evaluation sheets. The assignment sheets help students review what they have learned. The evaluation sheets provide criteria or standards for judging student performance for each procedure in the text.

FOR STUDENTS

Introduction to Health Science Technology

ISBN: 9781418021221
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.

Workbook

ISBN: 9781418021238
This workbook contains perforated, performance-based assignment and evaluation sheets. The assignment sheets help students review what they have learned. The evaluation sheets provide criteria or standards for judging student performance for each procedure in the text.

Studyware

ISBN: 9781111537920
Succeed in your health science technology course and have fun with Studyware software! This dynamic resource is packed with interactive games, quizzes, and other resources that your mastery of key concepts in the corresponding chapter in your textbook.