Introduction to Health Science Technology 2nd Edition
Louise Simmers, M.Ed.
ISBN-13: 9781418021221 | ISBN-10: 1418021229
© 2009 | Published |  656  Pages
Previous Editions: 9781401811280

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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.



  • 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

    • 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
    • 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
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  • Workbook for Simmers’ Introduction to Health Science Technology, 2nd
    ISBN-10: 1418021237 | ISBN-13:9781418021238
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    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.
    Electronic Classroom Manager for Simmers’ Introduction to Health Science Technology, 2nd
    ISBN-10: 1418021245 | ISBN-13:9781418021245
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    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.


  • 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.