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Introduction to Health Science Technology 2nd Edition

Louise Simmers, M.Ed.

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2004
  • 656 Pages

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.

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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Conforms to National Health Care Skills Standards with a new appendix demonstrating correlation of text chapters to these standards
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

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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Introduction to Health Science Technology

ISBN: 9781418021221
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.

Electronic Classroom Manager

ISBN: 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: 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.

FOR STUDENTS

Introduction to Health Science Technology

ISBN: 9781418021221
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.

Workbook

ISBN: 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.

Studyware

ISBN: 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.