Higher Education

DHO: Health Science, 8th Edition

  • Louise Simmers, M.Ed.
  • Karen Simmers-Nartker, B.S.N.
  • Sharon Simmers-Kobelak, B.B.A.
  • ISBN-10: 113369361X  |  ISBN-13: 9781133693611
  • 1056 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2004, 2001
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $136.50
  • Newer Edition Available
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About

Overview

The highly respected DIVERSIFIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is now HEALTH SCIENCE! The new 8th edition continues to be the all in one resource for introductory coursework in the health science curriculum. Organized in two parts, the first section of the book presents foundational information required to enter a broad range of health professions, such as infection control, first aid, and professionalism. The second provides fundamental entry-level skills by specific careers, including medical assisting, dental assisting, and more. Carefully revised with new photos throughout, this eighth edition includes a new chapter on Medical Math, information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, new nutritional guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, updates that correlate with the National Healthcare Foundation Standards, and much more!

Features and Benefits

  • Content conforms to the National Healthcare Foundation Standards.
  • Comprehensive in coverage, topics include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, communication skills, professional standards and appearance plus specific careers skills coverage in popular careers such as dental assisting.
  • Includes step-by-step procedures that provide your students with detailed information on proper technique for many health science skills.
  • Includes review questions by chapter that assess your students' comprehension of key concepts.
  • Updated supplements package includes new digital options like CourseMate.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
Part I: BASIC HEALTH CARE CONCEPTS AND SKILLS 1.
1. History and Trends of Health Care.
2. Health Care Systems.
3. Careers in Health Care.
4. Personal and Professional Qualities of a Health Care Worker.
5. Legal and Ethical Responsibilities.
6. Medical Terminology.
7. Anatomy and Physiology.
8. Human Growth and Development.
9. Cultural Diversity.
10. Geriatric Care.
11. Nutrition and Diets.
12. Computers and Technology in Health Care.
13. Medical Math.
14. Promotion of Safety.
15. Infection Control.
16. Vital Signs.
17. First Aid.
18. Preparing for the World of Work.
Part II: SPECIAL HEALTH CARE SKILLS.
19. Dental Assistant Skills.
20. Laboratory Assistant Skills.
21. Medical Assistant Skills.
22. Nurse Assistant Skills.
23. Physical Therapy Skills.
24. Business and Accounting Skills.

What's New

  • Provides more than 800 newly updated photos and illustrations that enhance learning and clarify technical content.
  • Includes a new chapter on Medical Math that allows you to apply math concepts in health science careers.
  • Career information has been updated and organized according to the Health Science Career Clusters.
  • Includes many updates such as new viruses that can become potential sources of epidemics and pandemics, new health care careers, technological changes in health care and electronic medical records, information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and much more.
  • Includes revisions to the section on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to meet the American Heart Association's new 2010 standards for health care professionals.
  • New nutritional guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture have been incorporated with instructions for using My Plate to plan a healthy diet.
  • Fully updated Today's Research: Tomorrow's Health Care boxes located in each chapter discuss many new and unique research projects that may lead to possible cures or better methods of treatment for a wide range of diseases and disorders.

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.

Bundle: Text + Workbook

ISBN-10: 1285933974  | ISBN-13: 9781285933979

List Price = $247.95  | CengageBrain Price = $247.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $186.75

This Bundle Includes:

  • DHO: Health Science
    List Price = $181.95  | CengageBrain Price = $181.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $136.50
  • Workbook
    List Price = $66.95  | CengageBrain Price = $66.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $50.25


Bundle: Text + Workbook + CourseMate, 2 terms (12 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1305139100 | ISBN-13:  9781305139107

List Price = $261.95  | CengageBrain Price = $261.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $196.75

This Bundle Includes:

  • DHO: Health Science
    List Price = $181.95  | CengageBrain Price = $181.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $136.50
  • Workbook
    List Price = $66.95  | CengageBrain Price = $66.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $50.25
  • CourseMate, 2 terms (12 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $181.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $136.50


Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

": [Health Science], 8th Edition is a one stop teaching tool for Health Science instructors. The information it provides will prepare students for a successful future in the health care field."

— Staci Gramling Gardner, RRT, Health Science Instructor, Gadsden City High School, Gadsen, AL

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

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1133703798 | ISBN-13: 9781133703792)

The Instructor Resources commonly includes PowerPoint® presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources.

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133703801 | ISBN-13: 9781133703808)

The instructor's Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides easy-to-find answers to questions found in the Student Workbook. New to this edition, the Instructor's Manual now includes answers to the end of chapter review questions found in the textbook.

Teacher's Resource Kit  (ISBN-10: 113370381X | ISBN-13: 9781133703815)

A complete guide to implementing a Health Science course. The kit explains how to apply content to applied academics and the National Healthcare Foundation 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; and Leadership Development Activities.

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1133703208 | ISBN-13: 9781133703204)

The workbook, updated to refl ect the eight 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 = $66.95  | CengageBrain Price = $66.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $50.25

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133733360 | ISBN-13: 9781133733362)

Cengage Learning's Health Science CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. Health Science CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need!

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

Health Care Career Exploration Interactive Classroom DVD  (ISBN-10: 1133765602 | ISBN-13: 9781133765608)

This interactive classroom DVD is designed for a group class setting when individual student access to the learning labs is not feasible. The DVD offers the same great video simulations following the patient’s continuum of care along with interview videos from the various health care professions encountered along the way.

List Price = $1376.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $1020.25

Critical Thinking for Health Care Professionals Interactive Classroom DVD  (ISBN-10: 1133283330 | ISBN-13: 9781133283331)

List Price = $1376.95  | CengageBrain Price = $1376.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $1020.25

Learning Lab for Health Care Career Exploration Instant Access Code 1 Year ( Institutional Purchase)  (ISBN-10: 1133609279 | ISBN-13: 9781133609278)

List Price = $126.00  | CengageBrain Price = $126.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $126.00

Learning Lab for Health Care Career Exploration Instant Access Code 1 Year  (ISBN-10: 1133609260 | ISBN-13: 9781133609261)

The Learning Lab for Health Care Career Exploration is a module-based, interactive learning environment that provides teachers with a way to introduce health science students to the variety of health care career paths available to them. Using video simulations that follow a young, seriously injured patient from accident scene through to home care, the student is exposed to 31 primary careers and various additional related careers. From the patient's point of view, the student watches video segments of each primary professional that offer a glimpse of the health care professional's role in the care of the young patient. Students are introduced to career paths that include every level of education and various salary ranges- careers that range from phlebotomist to occupational therapist to psychiatrist.Accompanying career profile screens offer interview videos with each primary career and basic information such as duties and responsibilities, career attributes, and educational and certification requirements.

List Price = $126.00  | CengageBrain Price = $126.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $126.00

Learning Lab for Health Care Career Exploration Instant Access Code 1 Year  (ISBN-10: 1133609198 | ISBN-13: 9781133609193)

List Price = $126.00  | CengageBrain Price = $126.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $126.00

Learning Lab for Health Care Career Exploration Instant Access Code 1 Year (Institutional Purchase)  (ISBN-10: 1133609104 | ISBN-13: 9781133609100)

List Price = $126.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $126.00

Student Supplements

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1133703208 | ISBN-13: 9781133703204)

The workbook, updated to reflect the eight 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 = $66.95  | CengageBrain Price = $66.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $50.25

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133733360 | ISBN-13: 9781133733362)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes—online with CourseMate.

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

LMS Integrated for MindTap® Basic Health Sciences, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285865561 | ISBN-13: 9781285865560)

This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap™ Health Science resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

List Price = $145.00  | CengageBrain Price = $145.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $145.00

Critical Thinking for Health Care Professionals Interactive Classroom DVD  (ISBN-10: 1133283330 | ISBN-13: 9781133283331)

List Price = $1376.95  | CengageBrain Price = $1376.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $1020.25

Learning Lab for Health Care Career Exploration Instant Access Code 1 Year ( Institutional Purchase)  (ISBN-10: 1133609279 | ISBN-13: 9781133609278)

List Price = $126.00  | CengageBrain Price = $126.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $126.00

Learning Lab for Health Care Career Exploration Instant Access Code 1 Year  (ISBN-10: 1133609260 | ISBN-13: 9781133609261)

Are you interested in health care but not sure what career path to follow? The Learning Lab for Health Care Career Exploration is a module-based, interactive learning environment that introduces health science students to the variety of health care career paths available to them. Using video simulations that follow a young, seriously injured patient from accident scene through to home care, you are exposed to 31 primary careers and various additional related careers. From the patient's point of view, you can watch video segments of each primary professional that offer a glimpse of the health care professional's role in the care of the young patient. You are introduced to career paths that include every level of education and various salary ranges- careers that range from phlebotomist to occupational therapist to psychiatrist.Accompanying career profile screens offer interview videos with each primary career and basic information such as duties and responsibilities, career attributes, and educational and certification requirements.

List Price = $126.00  | CengageBrain Price = $126.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $126.00

Learning Lab for Health Care Career Exploration Instant Access Code 1 Year  (ISBN-10: 1133609198 | ISBN-13: 9781133609193)

List Price = $126.00  | CengageBrain Price = $126.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $126.00

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.

Karen Simmers-Nartker, B.S.N.

Karen Simmers-Nartker graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She has been employed as a nurse in telemetry step-down and in medical, surgical, and neurological intensive care. She is currently employed as a shift coordinator in an open-heart intensive care unit. She has obtained certification from the Emergency Nurses Association for the Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) and from the American Heart Association for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). In her current position as charge nurse in an ICU, she coordinates patient care and staff assignments; manages interpersonal conflicts among staff and/or patients and family members; is responsible for ensuring quality care to meet the diverse needs of patients and/or family; actively participates in in-services to evaluate new equipment, medications, hospital services and supplies; and teaches and mentors newly employed nurses.

Sharon Simmers-Kobelak, B.B.A.

Sharon Simmers-Kobelak graduated from Miami University (Ohio) with a bachelor of business administration degree. She is currently employed in the educational publishing industry as an integrated solutions specialist. In this position, she assists instructors at private career schools in finding appropriate print and digital materials for classroom instruction. Sharon also provides in-service training for instructors on using digital assets and instructor and student resources. She achieved President's Club status for two years, number-one representative status for one year, and has repeatedly achieved quota in her 20 years in the educational publishing industry.

Learning Lab

Learning Labs are online Homework solutions that allow your students to practice the most difficult concepts associated with their Cengage Learning textbooks in a simulated real-world environment. Developed to help you improve program quality & retention, Learning Labs prepare your students for their career by increasing comprehension and critical thinking skills.  Learning Labs engage students in dynamic skills-based activities and assessments that address all learning styles. 

A brief Pretest assesses the student’s understanding at the start of each Learning Lab. Areas of improvement are identified so students know where they need to improve as they progress through each Lab. Learning Activities engage students and simulate real-world environments. Cengage utilizes creative, immersive instruction that is varied and adapts to each students learning style. Immediate feedback is also in place to enhance concept retention. Students can track their progress through immediate feedback in the Pretest and Learning Activities stages. Both students and instructors receive postest grades through their LMS gradebook. Flexible online delivery options make it easier than ever for you to integrate Learning Labs into your classroom and Learning Management System.