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Diversified Health Occupations, 7th Edition

  • includes Studyware
  • Louise Simmers, M.Ed.
  • ISBN-10: 141803021X  |  ISBN-13: 9781418030216
  • 960 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 2001, 1998
  • © 2009 | Published
  • List Price = $ 181.95
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About

Overview

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.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • 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

Table of Contents

Preface
How to Use this Text
Acknowledgements
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
Glossary
References
Index

What's New

  • 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

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

ISBN-10: 1435422139 | ISBN-13: 9781435422131

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Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Cengage-Hosted WebTutor™ Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0840057520 | ISBN-13: 9780840057525)

Succeed in your health course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $58.00  | CengageBrain Price = $58.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $58.00

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1418030228 | ISBN-13: 9781418030223)

This workbook, updated to reflect the Diversified Health Occupations, seventh edition text, 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.

List Price = $76.95  | CengageBrain Price = $76.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $57.75

Teacher's Resource Kit  (ISBN-10: 1418030236 | ISBN-13: 9781418030230)

A complete guide to implementing a Diversified Health Occupations course. The kit explains how to apply content to applied academics and the National Health Care Skill Standards. This kit is provided as a three-ring binder with convenient tabs to easily locate the resources needed for specific classroom support. It provides: Classroom Management Activities, Lesson Plans, Ready-to-Use Tests and Quizzes, Classroom Activities, Internet Activities, Leadership Development Activities, and Transparency Masters to reinforce learning in a visual format.

Online Companion  (ISBN-10: 1418030287 | ISBN-13: 9781418030285)

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1418030252 | ISBN-13: 9781418030254)

Electronic Classroom Manager  (ISBN-10: 1418030244 | ISBN-13: 9781418030247)

List Price = $125.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $93.25

Bundle: Text + Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1435422112 | ISBN-13: 9781435422117)

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.

List Price = $257.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $194.25

Body Structures and Functions  (ISBN-10: 1428304207 | ISBN-13: 9781428304208)

Body Structures and Functions, Eleventh Edition continues to integrate diseases and disorders within each body system chapter to maximize learning. Easy-to-understand language and numerous illustrations make this book ideal for learners in an introductory anatomy and physiology course with little or no science background. Highlights and features that emphasize clinical applications help keep the material interesting. A review of Medical Terminology in each chapter helps fine tune medical language skills. Infection Control and Standard Precautions chapter emphasizes the importance of maintaining health and safety in the health care work environment.

List Price = $157.95  | CengageBrain Price = $157.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $119.00

Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional  (ISBN-10: 140187374X | ISBN-13: 9781401873745)

The rules and standards of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) make it more important than ever that health professionals be clear in their written communications. Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional, 2e applies the fundamentals of English grammar and the writing process to sentence and paragraph structures used in medical reporting, charting and documentation. This book focuses exclusively on the writing concerns of the health care worker and is perfect for you to use in class and as a reference.

List Price = $148.95  | CengageBrain Price = $148.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.75

Introduction to Medical Terminology  (ISBN-10: 1418030171 | ISBN-13: 9781418030179)

Designed for the beginning health care student, Introduction to Medical Terminology, Second Edition, simplifies the process of learning hundreds of complex medical terms. The See and Say pronunciation system makes pronouncing unfamiliar terms easy. Because word parts are integral to learning medical terminology, mastery of these “building blocks” is emphasized in every chapter. Organized by body system, chapters begin with an overview of the structures and functions of that system so you can relate these to the specialties, pathology, diagnostic, and treatment procedures that follow. A workbook offers word part and comprehensive medical terminology reviews, flashcards, and learning exercises in a variety of formats that require written answers.

List Price = $114.95  | CengageBrain Price = $114.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.75

Math for Health Care Professionals  (ISBN-10: 1401858031 | ISBN-13: 9781401858032)

Math for Health Care Professionals is a comprehensive, foundational resource that is equally effective in the classroom or for self-study. It assumes no prior knowledge of mathematics or health care but merges the two topics into the capstone of a complete learning package, including a student workbook. While the fundamentals of mathematics are a foundation to this book, their application to health care is emphasized. Drug dosages, intake and output, weights and measures, temperatures, IV drip rates, and conversions are a focus, and illustrations of syringes, prescriptions, medication labels, IV bags, and I and O charts allow the reader to practice real-life health care skills requiring mathematics.

List Price = $151.95  | CengageBrain Price = $151.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.00

My Pocket Mentor: A Health Care Professional's Guide to Success  (ISBN-10: 1401835082 | ISBN-13: 9781401835088)

My Pocket Mentor: A Health Care Professional's Guide to Success is written by a group of educators whose goal is to mentor learners throughout the educational process and well beyond the classroom. The book presents information on a number of practical elements such as public speaking, professional appearance and behavior, and interviewing the patient that supports personal and professional development. This resource is ideal for any allied health or nursing program to give learners all the tools they need to make the transition from student to health care professional.

List Price = $74.95  | CengageBrain Price = $74.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.50

Workplace Readiness for Health Occupations  (ISBN-10: 140187939X | ISBN-13: 9781401879396)

This interactive worktext covers the workplace readiness skills identified by the SCANS project and the National Health Care Skill Standards. It allows learners to gain an interactive assessment of current work skills and assists them in developing achievable goals to optimize future success in the work world. This second edition maintains a writing style that helps to personally connect the material to the individual learner's life experience. While easy to read, the book still challenges the learner to think and apply information toward their personal and professional enhancement.

List Price = $110.95  | CengageBrain Price = $110.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $83.50

Student Supplements

Diversified Health Occupations (Book Only)  (ISBN-10: 1111319898 | ISBN-13: 9781111319892)

List Price = $181.95  | CengageBrain Price = $181.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $136.50

Cengage-Hosted WebTutor™ Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0840057520 | ISBN-13: 9780840057525)

Succeed in your health course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $58.00  | CengageBrain Price = $58.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $58.00

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1418030228 | ISBN-13: 9781418030223)

This workbook, updated to reflect the Diversified Health Occupations, seventh edition text, 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.

List Price = $76.95  | CengageBrain Price = $76.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $57.75

Online Companion  (ISBN-10: 1418030287 | ISBN-13: 9781418030285)

List Price = $.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $.00

Studyware  (ISBN-10: 1111537526 | ISBN-13: 9781111537524)

Succeed in your health occupations 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.

List Price = $97.95  | CengageBrain Price = $97.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $72.25

Bundle: Text + Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1435422112 | ISBN-13: 9781435422117)

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.

List Price = $257.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $194.25

Body Structures and Functions  (ISBN-10: 1428304207 | ISBN-13: 9781428304208)

Body Structures and Functions, Eleventh Edition continues to integrate diseases and disorders within each body system chapter to maximize learning. Easy-to-understand language and numerous illustrations make this book ideal for learners in an introductory anatomy and physiology course with little or no science background. Highlights and features that emphasize clinical applications help keep the material interesting. A review of Medical Terminology in each chapter helps fine tune medical language skills. Infection Control and Standard Precautions chapter emphasizes the importance of maintaining health and safety in the health care work environment.

List Price = $157.95  | CengageBrain Price = $157.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $119.00

Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional  (ISBN-10: 140187374X | ISBN-13: 9781401873745)

The rules and standards of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) make it more important than ever that health professionals be clear in their written communications. Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional, 2e applies the fundamentals of English grammar and the writing process to sentence and paragraph structures used in medical reporting, charting and documentation. This book focuses exclusively on the writing concerns of the health care worker and is perfect for you to use in class and as a reference.

List Price = $148.95  | CengageBrain Price = $148.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.75

Introduction to Medical Terminology  (ISBN-10: 1418030171 | ISBN-13: 9781418030179)

Designed for the beginning health care student, Introduction to Medical Terminology, Second Edition, simplifies the process of learning hundreds of complex medical terms. The See and Say pronunciation system makes pronouncing unfamiliar terms easy. Because word parts are integral to learning medical terminology, mastery of these “building blocks” is emphasized in every chapter. Organized by body system, chapters begin with an overview of the structures and functions of that system so you can relate these to the specialties, pathology, diagnostic, and treatment procedures that follow. A workbook offers word part and comprehensive medical terminology reviews, flashcards, and learning exercises in a variety of formats that require written answers.

List Price = $114.95  | CengageBrain Price = $114.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.75

Math for Health Care Professionals  (ISBN-10: 1401858031 | ISBN-13: 9781401858032)

Math for Health Care Professionals is a comprehensive, foundational resource that is equally effective in the classroom or for self-study. It assumes no prior knowledge of mathematics or health care but merges the two topics into the capstone of a complete learning package, including a student workbook. While the fundamentals of mathematics are a foundation to this book, their application to health care is emphasized. Drug dosages, intake and output, weights and measures, temperatures, IV drip rates, and conversions are a focus, and illustrations of syringes, prescriptions, medication labels, IV bags, and I and O charts allow the reader to practice real-life health care skills requiring mathematics.

List Price = $151.95  | CengageBrain Price = $151.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.00

My Pocket Mentor: A Health Care Professional's Guide to Success  (ISBN-10: 1401835082 | ISBN-13: 9781401835088)

My Pocket Mentor: A Health Care Professional's Guide to Success is written by a group of educators whose goal is to mentor learners throughout the educational process and well beyond the classroom. The book presents information on a number of practical elements such as public speaking, professional appearance and behavior, and interviewing the patient that supports personal and professional development. This resource is ideal for any allied health or nursing program to give learners all the tools they need to make the transition from student to health care professional.

List Price = $74.95  | CengageBrain Price = $74.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.50

Workplace Readiness for Health Occupations  (ISBN-10: 140187939X | ISBN-13: 9781401879396)

This interactive worktext covers the workplace readiness skills identified by the SCANS project and the National Health Care Skill Standards. It allows learners to gain an interactive assessment of current work skills and assists them in developing achievable goals to optimize future success in the work world. This second edition maintains a writing style that helps to personally connect the material to the individual learner's life experience. While easy to read, the book still challenges the learner to think and apply information toward their personal and professional enhancement.

List Price = $110.95  | CengageBrain Price = $110.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $83.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.