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Diversified Health Occupations 7th Edition

Louise Simmers, M.Ed.

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2004, 2001, 1998
  • 960 Pages


The highly respected Diversified Health Occupations, now in its seventh edition, is the informational authority on careers in health care. Organized in two parts, the first section of the book presents foundational information required to enter a broad range of health professions. The second provides fundamental entry-level skills by specific careers, including medical assisting, dental assisting, and more. Carefully revised with new photos throughout, the seventh 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.

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.
  • New chapter highlights history and trends of health care
  • Mandates of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) are incorporated throughout
  • Careers have been organized according to National Career Clusters
  • New section on bioterrorism provides information on prevention and action
  • Information on viruses has been expanded to include new potential sources of epidemics and pandemics, with additional emphasis on infection control
  • Section on cardiopulmonary resuscitation has been revised to meet the American Heart Association’s latest standards for CPR for health care professionals
  • Weight Management section discusses calculation of ideal weight, loss and gain strategies, and food choices to maintain health
  • New feature called “Today’s Research—Tomorrow’s Health Care” explores cutting edge health science technology research and considers future application
  • StudyWare CD-ROM provides numerous games and activities such as Concentration, Hangman, Crossword Puzzles, and Quizzes, as well as multimedia animations of physiological processes
  • Conforms to National Health Care Skills Standards, with a new appendix demonstrating correlation of chapters in the text to these standards
  • Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, communication skills and professional standards and appearance are covered
  • Step-by-step procedures provide detailed information on proper technique for many health science technology skills
  • Internet Search topics at the end of each chapter encourage the student to explore the web to research health care
  • Review questions by chapter assess comprehension
How to Use this Text
Part I: Basic Health Care Concepts and Skills
Chapter 1: History and Trends of Health Care
Chapter 2: Health Care Systems
Chapter 3: Careers in Health Care
Chapter 4: Personal and Professional Qualities of a Health Care Worker
Chapter 5: Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
Chapter 6: Medical Terminology
Chapter 7: Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 8: Human Growth and Development
Chapter 9: Cultural Diversity
Chapter 10: Geriatric Care
Chapter 11: Nutrition and Diets
Chapter 12: Computers in Health Care
Chapter 13: Promotion of Safety
Chapter 14: Infection Control
Chapter 15: Vital Signs
Chapter 16: First Aid
Chapter 17: Preparing for the World of Work
Part II: Special Health Care Skills
Chapter 18: Dental Assistant Skills
Chapter 19: Laboratory Assistant Skills
Chapter 20: Medical Assistant Skills
Chapter 21: Nurse Assistant Skills
Chapter 22: Physical Therapy Skills
Chapter 23: Business and Accounting Skills
Appendix A: Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)
Appendix B: Correlation to National Health Care Skill Standards
Appendix C: Metric Conversion Charts
Appendix D: 24-Hour Clock (Military Time) Conversion Chart

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