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  • Essential Skills for Health Career Success, 1st Edition
    Cover URL: Essential Skills for Health Career Success, 1st Edition
    Keyword(s): essential; skills; health; career; success; 1st Edition; 2015
    Abstract:

    Essential Skills for Health Career Success provides a review of the basic academic skills, such as reading, writing, science, and math, required for a career in healthcare. Used for a stand-alone course or as a supplement, this text is ideal for students who need a basic skills boot camp or are enrolled in a bridge course. Extensive discussion of the healthcare industry introduces students to common jobs, educational requirements, workplace environments, as well as safety and infection control procedures. Soft skills needed for career success are also discussed, as students learn strategies for overcoming communication barriers as well as legal and ethical considerations pertaining to the healthcare field. Job search strategies, résumé and cover letter guidelines, and interviewing tips are included. Student outcomes are strengthened basic skills, increased comprehension of health careers, and improved job search focus.

    By: Jacquelyn Rhine Marshall and Kay Lynette Stevens
    Brief Summary: Essential Skills for Health Career Success provides a review of the basic academic skills, such as reading, writing, science, and math, required for a career in healthcare.
  • Introduction to Medical Terminology, 1st Edition
    Cover URL: Introduction to Medical Terminology, 1st Edition
    Keyword(s): introduction; medical; terminology; 1st Edition; 2017
    Abstract:

    Introduction to Medical Terminology focuses on the essential concepts of human anatomy and physiology and the common medical terms related to the body systems. Each chapter opens with a patient case study that highlights the real-world application of medical terminology. Using a student-friendly approach, chapter content has been logically organized by medical word parts, an anatomy and physiology overview, and coverage of diseases and conditions, diagnostic procedures, surgical and therapeutic treatments, and drug therapies. Each chapter review includes a variety of classroom-proven activities designed to build and reinforce students' medical terminology skills. The text is supported by colorful, detailed art developed by expert medical illustrators.

    By: Linda Stanhope and Kimberly Turnbull
    Brief Summary: Introduction to Medical Terminology focuses on the essential concepts of human anatomy and physiology and the common medical terms related to the body systems. Each chapter opens with a patient case study that highlights the real-world application of medical terminology.
  • Preparing for A&P: Basic Science and Biology, 1st Edition
    Cover URL: Preparing for A&P: Basic Science and Biology, 1st Edition
    Keyword(s): preparing; a&p; anatomy; physiology; basic; science; biology; 1st Edition; 2018
    Abstract:

    Did you know that only about one-quarter of high school graduates are ready for college-level science, including anatomy and physiology? Preparing for A&P: Basic Science and Biology is formulated to improve this statistic by helping students build a solid foundation in science so they can succeed in A&P and other science courses. Preparing for A&P: Basic Science and Biology is a work text organized on the premise that science builds on itself and requires regular reinforcement. This book can be used for individual study or in the classroom and covers topics such as study skills, scientific vocabulary, math, chemistry, cell biology, body tissues, and human anatomy and physiology. Are your students ready for A&P? They will be by the time they complete this book.

    By: Michael Crandell
    Brief Summary: Did you know that only about one-quarter of high school graduates are ready for college-level science, including anatomy and physiology? Preparing for A&P: Basic Science and Biology is formulated to improve this statistic by helping students build a solid foundation in science so they can succeed in A&P and other science courses.
  • Medical Law & Professional Ethics, 1st Edition
    Cover URL: Medical Law & Professional Ethics, 1st Edition
    Keyword(s): medical; law; professional; ethics; 1st Edition; 2017
    Abstract:

    Medical Law & Professional Ethics focuses on the interrelationship of healthcare, law, and ethics and the application of legal and ethical principles to the healthcare field. This introductory text covers topics such as patient and healthcare-provider rights and related laws, legal issues related to health information technology, and medical-legal issues across the lifespan. In addition, situations and dilemmas that arise when professional roles and personal ethics collide are explored. Special features include case studies, court cases, and “what-if?” ethical scenarios that promote critical thinking and foster class discussion. An engaging career-focus feature introduces students to a broad range of professions in which medical law and professional ethics intersect. Chapter-review material includes a variety of questions and activities to reinforce comprehension of key concepts covered in the text.

    By: Lois Ritter and Donald Graham
    Brief Summary: Medical Law & Professional Ethics focuses on the interrelationship of healthcare, law, and ethics and the application of legal and ethical principles to the healthcare field.
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology, Online Student Edition
    Cover URL: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
    Keyword(s): introduction; anatomy; physiology; health; health sciences; 1st Edition; 2014; companion website
    Abstract:

    Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology covers all body systems using a student-friendly writing style that makes complex subjects easier to understand. Chapter information is divided into lessons, providing content in a more manageable format for the student. An abundance of study aids, such as learning objectives, lesson summaries, vocabulary-building exercises, hands-on activities, real-world applications, and extensive assessment opportunities increase students’ ability to succeed in this challenging course.

    By: Susan J. Hall, Michelle A. Provost-Craig, William C. Rose
    Brief Summary: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology covers all body systems using a student-friendly writing style that makes complex subjects easier to understand.
  • Introduction to Health Science: Pathways to Your Future, 1st Edition
    Cover URL: Introduction to Health Science: Pathways to Your Future, 1st Edition
    Keyword(s): introduction; health; health sciences; science; pathways; your; future; 1st Edition; 2016
    Abstract:

    Introduction to Health Science: Pathways to Your Future is organized into five units—one for each of the five career pathways within the Health Science Career Cluster. These career-cluster pathways aid teachers in focusing on the healthcare career options available to students, allowing for exploration of a wide variety of occupations. Unlike some encyclopedic health science textbooks, this text delivers essential content in a more accessible, inviting format. While the text teaches core health science content, students' literacy skills and healthcare vocabulary are strengthened. Definitions of key terms, clear examples, and dynamic illustrations further promote student understanding.

    By: Dorothy Winger and Susan Blahnik
    Brief Summary: Introduction to Health Science: Pathways to Your Future is organized into five units—one for each of the five career pathways within the Health Science Career Cluster.
  • Medical Terminology: Mastering the Basics, 1st Edition
    Cover URL: Medical Terminology: Mastering the Basics, 1st Edition
    Keyword(s): medical; terminology; mastering; basics; 1st Edition; 2015
    Abstract:

    Medical Terminology: Mastering the Basics is a dynamic worktext-and-multimedia program that delivers a streamlined, activity-oriented approach to teaching students the terms they need to know to be successful in a health sciences career. Organized by body systems, the worktext covers essential root words, prefixes, and suffixes and summarizes common diseases and disorders, diagnostic tests and procedures, and therapeutic treatments. Activities and assessments are interspersed throughout the text to reinforce students’ knowledge and understanding of medical terms and their meanings. When students have completed the worktext, they should be able to accurately label anatomical diagrams; build, dissect, and define terminology related to the body systems; correctly spell and pronounce medical terms; identify common medical abbreviations and acronyms; and interpret medical records.

    By: Cindy Destafano and Fran Federman
    Brief Summary: Medical Terminology: Mastering the Basics is a dynamic worktext-and-multimedia program that delivers a streamlined, activity-oriented approach to teaching students the terms they need to know to be successful in a health sciences career.

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