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MindTap Surgical Technology for Microbiology for Surgical Technologists 2nd Edition

Margaret Rodriguez

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MindTap® Surgical Technology for Rodriguez’s Microbiology for Surgical Technologists, 2nd Edition is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap gives you complete ownership of content. Elevate learning with real-world applications to engage students. A guided learning path demonstrates the relevance of microbiology to surgical technologist through engagement activities, interactive exercises, and videos. Microbiology assignments are geared to learning outcomes and to the foundational core curriculum for surgical technology. Customize the interactive syllabi, emphasize key topics, and add your own material.

Margaret Rodriguez, El Paso Community College

Margaret Rodriguez is a Certified Surgical Technologist and Certified Surgical First Assistant, and a Professor in the Surgical Technology Department at El Paso Community College in El Paso, Texas. Joining academia after two decades scrubbing in the OR, she also taught certification preparation courses for techs at several hospitals in the El Paso area. A graduate of the El Paso Community College Surgical Technology program, she earned her BS in Occupational Career Training and Development from Texas A&M University. Ms. Rodriguez is a Fellow of the Association of Surgical Technologists, has served on the CSFA Exam Review Committee of the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA), as well as the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA). For many years she served on or chaired professional organizations, including the Texas State Assembly of AST Board of Directors, National AST Board of Directors, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), and Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety (CSPS). A prolific writer, Ms. Rodriguez’s work appears in the AST Exam Review Study Guide, AST Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist, Alexander’s Surgical Procedures, Outpatient Surgery magazine, the AST Journal, and other publications.
  • MindTap helps streamline your workflow with carefully curated content and a unique set of tools saving you valuable time in your course preparations. In addition, automatically grades assignments and quizzes while also providing students with instant feedback on their work.
  • Provide students with organizational and study tools designed to better manage their limited time, allowing them to complete assignments whenever and wherever they are ready to learn.
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  • Track students in real time with the Progress app adjust the course as needed based analytics of interactivity in the course.
  • With the MindTap Mobile App, you can keep your students informed of assignments, course due dates, or any changes to your course while also arming them with on-the-go study tools like flashcards and quizzing.
  • Build and personalize your course by integrating your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more. Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class within the student view of the Progress App.
  • Engage students with course material specially customized for them by you streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface.
Prepare: Big Picture Case Study; What You Will Learn – summary of learning objectives to inform students what topics will be covered.

Read - Readings contain integrated video and animation to further enhance comprehension of topics.

Study: Key Terms with audio pronunciations; Flashcards; Chapter review –PowerPoint slides.

Do: Videos with quiz; Microbes in the Media – case studies with real world application taken from the news. Helps student understand the relevance of microbiology to their career as a surgical technologist; Certification Style Exam Quiz – quizzes based on the core curriculum quiz at the end of each chapter to allow the student to test their comprehension of the content before moving on to the next chapter.
Each MindTap product offers the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools at one affordable price. Students who purchase digital access can add a print option at any time when a print option is available for their course.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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  • ISBN-10: 1305648803
  • ISBN-13: 9781305648807
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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.


Instructor's Companion Website

ISBN: 9781305114319
Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via Access and download a wide range of resources such as PowerPoint® presentations, images, an instructor’s manual, solutions, videos, extra test questions, and more. To find out if your book has an Instructor Companion Site, visit find your book.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305877849
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere. Include your own favorite test questions, create multiple test versions in an instant, and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.