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Mastering Healthcare Terminology 9780323016155

Mastering Healthcare Terminology

ISBN-10: 0323016154
ISBN-13: 9780323016155
PUBLISHER: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
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Product Description: This all-new healthcare terminology book provides students in healthcare educational programs with the basic understanding of healthcare language they need to communicate with other members of the healthcare team. Organized by body system, each chapter consists of small learning segments or "chunks." Concepts, terms, and abbreviations for a topic are presented and then immediately followed by exercises that reinforce and assess students'' understanding and retention of the material. End-of-chapter exercises encourage students to apply what they''ve learned using case studies, medical charts, and a cumulative review that tests retained knowledge from previous chapters. Other features include threaded case studies, caution boxes, word part tables, common abbreviation boxes, career information, and Internet projects. Over 350 full-color illustrations, most original to this book, directly support the text explanations.

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  • Presents the most current healthcare terminology that students will frequently encounter in the clinical environment, including the most common diagnoses, procedures, and treatments.
  • Includes terminology used by ICD-9-CM, ICD-10, CPT-4, DSM-IV-TR, and other coding textbooks so those students interested in coding and transcription learn those terms that are accepted by the health insurance industry.
  • Organized by body system to provide a framework for recognizing terms related to a particular body system and understanding body functions and dysfunctions that result in disease.
  • Introduces small, manageable "chunks" of content, followed immediately by exercises to review what has just been read and encourage successful completion and retention of material.
  • Accomodates various student learning styles with a variety of short, interesting exercises interspersed throughout the chapters that focus on three essential educational goals: knowledge, analysis, and application.
  • Allows students to apply knowledge to job-like scenarios, using mock-ups of medical charts with accompanying questions at the end of each chapter.
  • Provides the appropriate level of anatomy and physiology coverage needed by students to understand the body system in the context of healthcare terminology, explained and illustrated at the beginning of each chapter.
  • Provides pronunciations of terms as they are introduced, allowing students immediate access.
  • Familiarizes students with the terminology of behavioral health in a separate chapter - terminology that is frequently encountered in any healthcare setting.
  • Provides special tables that highlight combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes to show the most common word parts used to form terms related to A&P.
  • Integrates complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) terminology as appropriate throughout the book.
  • Includes terminology for pathology, procedures, interventions, and diagnostics in tables that focus on the most frequently occurring diseases and disorders likely to be encountered in the healthcare setting.
  • Illustrated in full-color with a bright, vibrant design, full-color drawings and photos, and a visual approach to learning.
  • Uniquely illustrated with over 90% of the line drawings original to this text, giving it a distinctive look and ensuring that all illustrations provide the best possible enhancement to the text explanations.
  • Engages students with threaded case studies, introduced at the beginning of the chapter and periodically revisited throughout, that motivate them to finish each chapter and see how the "story" ends.
  • Alerts students to confusing terms and highlights important distinctions in spelling and/or pronunciation, emphasized in Caution boxes.
  • Enhances understanding of material and helps students improve their Internet research skills through Internet exercises that require the student to find relevant information online.
  • Describes various health career options designated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as the fastest growing or most in-demand healthcare careers, outlined in Career boxes.

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