Higher Education

Introduction to Health Science Technology, 2nd Edition

  • includes Studyware
  • Louise Simmers, M.Ed.
  • ISBN-10: 1418021229  |  ISBN-13: 9781418021221
  • 656 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004
  • © 2009 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $144.75

About

Overview

Based on the best-selling Diversified Health Occupations, Introduction to Health Science Technology provides the health science technology student with basic entry level knowledge required for a variety of health care careers, including medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, computer training, leadership, team building skills and in-depth medical math. It is also a highly practical resource that covers the core information needed to pursue a career in health care, from an introduction to the health care industry to descriptions of health-related careers to legal and ethical responsibilities of health care workers. Carefully revised with new photos throughout, the second 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 text chapters to these standards
  • Internet Search topics at the end of each chapter encourage the student to explore the web to obtain current information on the many aspects of health care
  • Review questions by chapter assess comprehension

Table of Contents

Preface
How to Use
PART 1: HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY AND CAREERS
Ch. 1: History and Trends of Health Care
Ch. 2: Health Care Systems
Ch. 3: Careers in Health Care
Ch. 4: Personal and Professional Qualities of a Health Care Worker
Ch. 5: Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
PART 2: THE HUMAN BODY
Ch. 6: Medical Terminology
Ch. 7: Anatomy and Physiology
Ch. 8: Human Growth and Development
Ch. 9: Nutrition and Diets
PART 3: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS IN HEALTH CARE
Ch 10: Cultural Diversity
Ch. 11: Geriatric Care
PART 4: BASICS OF HEALTH CARE
Ch. 12: Promotion of Safety
Ch. 13: Infection Control
Ch. 14: Vital Signs
Ch. 15: First Aid
PART 5: WORKING IN HEALTH CARE
Ch. 16: Preparing for the World of Work
Ch. 17: Computer Technology in Health Care
Ch. 18: Medical Math

Appendix A: Career and Technical Student Organizations
Appendix B: Correlation to National health Care Skill Standards
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 this threat and describes methods for 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 methods to calculate 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 effects

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: 1435422120 | ISBN-13: 9781435422124

List Price = $252.95  | CengageBrain Price = $252.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $190.50

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  • Introduction to Health Science Technology
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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

Electronic Classroom Manager  (ISBN-10: 1418021245 | ISBN-13: 9781418021245)

This valuable electronic resource is for instructors who have adopted the text Introduction to Health Science Technology, Second Edition. This CD-ROM includes additional tools and files that will help instructors prepare, teach, and test content from the text.

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1418021237 | ISBN-13: 9781418021238)

This workbook 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 = $60.95  | CengageBrain Price = $60.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $45.75

Bundle: Text + Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1435422120 | ISBN-13: 9781435422124)

Based on the best-selling Diversified Health Occupations, Introduction to Health Science Technology provides the health science technology student with basic entry level knowledge required for a variety of health care careers, including medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, computer training, leadership, team building skills and in-depth medical math. It is also a highly practical resource that covers the core information needed to pursue a career in health care, from an introduction to the health care industry to descriptions of health-related careers to legal and ethical responsibilities of health care workers. Carefully revised with new photos throughout, the second 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 = $252.95  | CengageBrain Price = $252.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $190.50

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

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

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

Introduction to Health Science Technology (Book Only)  (ISBN-10: 1111319901 | ISBN-13: 9781111319908)

List Price = $192.95  | CengageBrain Price = $192.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $144.75

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1418021237 | ISBN-13: 9781418021238)

This workbook 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 = $60.95  | CengageBrain Price = $60.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $45.75

Studyware  (ISBN-10: 1111537925 | ISBN-13: 9781111537920)

Succeed in your health science technology 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 = $101.95  | CengageBrain Price = $101.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $76.50

Bundle: Text + Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1435422120 | ISBN-13: 9781435422124)

Based on the best-selling Diversified Health Occupations, Introduction to Health Science Technology provides the health science technology student with basic entry level knowledge required for a variety of health care careers, including medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, computer training, leadership, team building skills and in-depth medical math. It is also a highly practical resource that covers the core information needed to pursue a career in health care, from an introduction to the health care industry to descriptions of health-related careers to legal and ethical responsibilities of health care workers. Carefully revised with new photos throughout, the second 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 = $252.95  | CengageBrain Price = $252.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $190.50

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

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

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.