Introduction to Health Occupation

Introduction to Health Occupation : Today's Health Care Worker

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For courses in health care occupations and medical occupations.This text provides students with basic information and skills needed to enter the health care field. It equips students with the skills necessary to research many different occupations in the health care field and to become effective health care workers. Follows the National Health Care Skills Standards.show more

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  • Hardback | 768 pages
  • 220.98 x 279.4 x 35.56mm | 1,814.36g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0130457450
  • 9780130457455

Table of contents

I. BASIC KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS. 1. Introduction to Being a Health Care Worker. 2. Finding the Right Occupation for You. 3. Medical Ethics and Law. 4. Meeting Your Needs and the Needs of Others. 5. Effective Communications. 6. Medical Terminology. 7. Medical Math. 8. Your Body and How It Functions. 9. Human Growth and Development. 10. Nutrition. 11. Measuring Vital Signs. 12. Controlling Infection. 13. Patient and Employee Safety. 14. Employability and Leadership. II. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY SKILLS. 15. Nurse Assistant/Patient Caregiver. 16. Home Health Aide. 17. Electrocardiogram Technician. 18. Laboratory Assistant/Medical Assistant Laboratory Skills; Phlebotomist. 19. Physical Therapy Aide. 20. Central Supply/Central Processing Worker. 21. Environmental Services Technician/Housekeeper. 22. Health Information Technician. 23. Clinical Medical Assistant. 24. Dental Assistant.show more

About Shirley A. Badasch

Shirley A. Badasch, M.Ed, RN, is a graduate of California State University at Long Beach. Her career includes acute care nursing, office nursing, industrial nursing, Director of Nursing for a developmentally disabled nursing facility, and Assistant Administrator in Long Term Care. Ms. Badasch's teaching experience includes co-developing the Medical Occupations Program and teaching for nine years in a Regional Occupation Program, and part-time instructor in the Educational Psychology department, California State University at Long Beach. She also taught in the teacher certification program at Cal Poly Pomona and California State University at Sacramento. During her career she worked as a contract consultant to the California State Department of Education, presenting seminars, writing materials, developing programs, and consulting on program development. Ms. Badasch completed her career as the Director of Education for Bristol Park Medical Group. She continues to research and participate in health occupations as a volunteer in her community and as a member of the California Association of Health Career Educators. Doreen S. Chesebro, B.Ed, LVN, is a graduate of California State University at Long Beach. Her nursing career includes ambulatory care, long-term care and acute care nursing primarily in intensive care and coronary care units. Mrs. Chesebro's teaching experience includes co-developing and teaching the Medical Occupations Program in a Regional Occupation Program. This program includes long-term care nurse assistant, advanced nurse assistant, home health aide, front and back office medical assistant, and hospital health occupations. She also served as a Program Specialist for the Long Beach Unified School District and has experience as a part-time instructor for teacher certification at California State University at Sacramento and Cal Poly Pomona. As Director of Education in the ambulatory care setting, she was responsible for development, implementation and oversight of disease prevention and management classes through patient education staff development programs ranging from new employee orientation to management/ leadership preparation and mentorship Mrs. Chesebro is currently the Director of Mission Services for the ambulatory care setting of the St. Joseph Health System in California's Central Orange County Region. In this position, she coordinates and monitors community outreach programs and works closely with medical and business staff to promote the St. Joseph Health System Mission, Core Values and Vision.show more

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