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Introduction to Health Care-With Cd and Access (Paperback)

Introduction to Health Care-With Cd and Access (Paperback) - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-1435487550

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ISBN10: 1435487559
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 12
Publisher: Delmar Publications
Published: 2012
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Introduction to Health Care-With Cd and Access (Paperback) - 3RD 12 edition

ISBN13: 978-1435487550

Joyce Mitchell and Lee Haroun

ISBN13: 978-1435487550
ISBN10: 1435487559
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 12
Publisher: Delmar Publications

Published: 2012
International: No
Summary

INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE, 3E provides learners with an easy-to-read foundation in the profession of health care. This redesigned and updated new edition offers a comprehensive introductory survey of basic clinical health care skills for learners entering health care programs or for those that think they may be interested in pursuing a career in health care. Core competencies shared by all health care professions such as communication, infection control, and professionalism are provided to expose you to the reality of practice. This book emphasizes developing critical thinking skills through a five-step problem solving model that teaches you to assess a situation, consider alternatives, choose an appropriate alternative, evaluate the results, and revise as needed. This resource demonstrates how to think like a health care professional and is a terrific first step towards a rewarding career.

Table of Contents

Unit I: HEALTH CARE TODAY.
1. Your Career in Health Care.
2. Current Health Care Systems and Trends.
3. Ethical and Legal Responsibilities.
Unit II: THE LANGUAGE OF HEALTHCARE.
4. Medical Terminology.
5. Medical Math.
Unit III: THE HUMAN BODY.
6. Organization of the Human Body.
7. Structure and Function of the Human Body.
8. Growth and Development.
Unit IV: PERSONAL AND WORKPLACE SAFETY.
9. Body Mechanics.
10. Infection Control.
11. Environmental Safety.
Unit V: BEHAVIORS FOR SUCCESS.
12. Lifestyle Management.
13. Professionalism.
14. Lifelong Learning.
Unit VI: COMMUNICATION IN THE HEALTH CARE SETTING.
15. The Patient as an Individual.
16. The Communication Process.
17. Written Communication.
18. Computers and Technology in Health Care.
19. Documentation and Medical Records.
Unit VII: HEALTH CARE SKILLS.
20. Physical Assessment.
21. Emergency Procedures.
Unit VIII: BUSINESS OF CARING.
22. Controlling Health Care Costs.
23. Performance Improvement and Customer Service.
Unit IX: SECURING AND MAINTAINING EMPLOYMENT.
24. Job Leads and the Resume.
25. Interview, Portfolio, and Application.
26. Successful Employment Strategies.
Appendix 1 Health Care Professional Organizations.
Appendix 2 Useful Spanish Expressions for Health Care Professionals.
Glossary.
References.
Index.