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.