An Introduction to Nursing Assisting: Building Language Skills, 1st Edition

  • Rita Frey Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown, Massachusetts
  • Lisa Anne Shearer-Cooper Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown, Massachusetts
  • ISBN-10: 0827362331  |  ISBN-13: 9780827362338
  • 480 Pages
  • © 1996 | Published
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This is the ideal learning tool for those in the nursing/medical assisting profession seeking to improve their English-language skills.

Features and Benefits

  • "Language Alerts" highlight language stumbling blocks and offer ways to correct them
  • "Culture Alerts" help students avoid giving or taking offense over cultural differences
  • "Language At Work" features provide oral language practice that reinforces and expands on chapter information
  • simple language allows students to understand concepts with a minimum of time-consuming dictionary work
  • clear, concise organization of material enables students to assimilate and make sense of information and skills presented

Table of Contents

Preface. Health Care in the United States. Working in a Health Care Institution. Ethics in a Health Care Institution. Safety in a Health Care Institution. Infection Control in the Health Care Institution. Human Growth and Development. Communications in the Health Care Setting. Clerical Communication. Using Medical Terminology to Observe and Describe the Patient. The Respiratory System and Cardiovascular System. The Skeletal System and the Muscular System. The Integumentary System. The Digestive System. The Urinary System. The Endocrine System. The Nervous System. The Reproductive System. The Patient with Special Needs. Home Health Care. Medical Communication. The Internship Experience. The Job Search Appendices.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Rita Frey

Rita Frey is an Instructor in the Allied Health Certificate Program at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown, Massachusetts. This program prepares limited English speakers and native English speakers for jobs as nursing assistants in hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. She is also a staff nurse in the Emergency Department at New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham, Massachusetts.

Lisa Anne Shearer-Cooper

Lisa Anne Shearer-Cooper is an instructor at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown, Massachusetts.