Health Careers Today
Health Careers Today,
Edition 6
By Judith Gerdin, BSN, MS

Publication Date: 22 Jan 2016

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Find the health career that’s right for you! Health Careers Today, 6th Edition offers a practical overview to help you make an informed decision in choosing a profession. Not only does this book discuss the roles and responsibilities of various occupations, it provides a solid foundation in the skills that each health career requires. Clear explanations of anatomy and physiology provide essential knowledge of the human body and show how A&P applies to different careers. From experienced educator Judith Gerdin, this edition adds three new chapters, and an Evolve companion website includes new health career videos, animations, exercises, and more.

Key Features

  • A clear, easy-to-read approach makes it easy to explore and understand health career options.
  • Over 45 health careers are discussed, including the requirements and roles and responsibilities of each.
  • Full-color photographs, drawings, and design illustrate concepts, techniques, and equipment.
  • Anatomy and Physiology unit covers all of the body systems, and applies A&P to various career settings.
  • Skill Activities provide the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience.
  • Review questions and critical thinking questions in each chapter allow you to test your understanding of what you’ve learned.
  • Brain Bytes reinforce concepts and keep you engaged in the material. 
  • Health Careers in Practice boxes show working professionals in many health careers, featuring personal stories that you can relate to.
  • Objectives and Key Terms at the beginning of each chapter focus on the key information to be learned.
  • Chapter summaries make it easy to identify and review key content.
  • Updated National Health Care Skills Standards are summarized with the specific number and name of each national standard covered in that chapter, along with page references.
  • A glossary includes all key terms and definitions for quick reference. 
  • Evolve website provides exercises, new career videos, animations, and competency skill sheets for further information, review, and practice.
  • A workbook corresponds to the chapters in the textbook, and features learning activities such as vocabulary practice exercises, medical abbreviation practice exercises, coloring/labeling activities, concept application exercises, laboratory exercises, critical thinking exercises, and online activities. Sold separately.

New Features

  • NEW! Three new chapters on professionalism, medical mathematics, and medical terminology provide a firm foundation in health care basics.
  • NEW CPR guidelines meet the 2015 guidelines for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • NEW! Employment strategies have been added to emphasize the skills necessary for retaining a job.
  • NEW! Updated and expanded EHR information reflects the increased role of the electronic health record in health care.
  • NEW! Expanded Culture and Health Care chapter prepares you to care for patients from other cultures and to address cultural differences safely and tactfully.
  • NEW! Coverage of informatics and technology addresses this growing health care career. 
  • NEW! Career videos on the Evolve companion website showcase professionals discussing their health care career choices.
About the author
By Judith Gerdin, BSN, MS, Paradise Valley High School, Phoenix, AZ
Table of Contents
Unit I: Career Foundation
 1. Health Care of the Past, Present, and Future
 2.  Interpersonal Dynamics, Systems, and Communications
 3. Safety, Health, and Environmental Practices
 4. Ethics and Legal Responsibilities
 5. Culture and Health Care
 6. Employability and Career Development
 7. Academic Foundation
 8. Wellness, Growth and Development
 9. Professionalism  NEW!
 10. Medical Mathematics  NEW!
 11. Medical Terminology  NEW!
Unit II: Anatomy and Physiology
 12. Body Organization
 13. Integumentary System
 14. Cardiovascular System
 15. Circulatory System
 16. Respiratory System
 17. Skeletal System
 18. Muscular System
 19. Digestive System
 20. Urinary System
 21. Endocrine System
 22. Nervous System
 23. Sensory System
 24. Reproductive System
Unit III: Career Pathways
 25. Biotechnology Research and Development Careers
 26. Clinical Laboratory and Medical Forensics Careers
 27. Imaging Careers
 28. Emergency Health Careers
 29. Information and Administration Careers
 30. Environmental Careers
 31. Nursing Careers
 32. Medical Careers
 33. Dental Careers
 34. Complementary and Alternative Careers
 35. Veterinary Careers
 36. Community and Social Careers
 37. Mental Health Careers
 38. Rehabilitative Careers
Book details
ISBN: 9780323280501
Page Count: 658
Retail Price: €82.99