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 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.
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