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Essential Skills for Health Career Success

By: Jacquelyn Rhine Marshall and Kay Lynette Stevens, Contributing Editor
ISBN: 978-1-61960-589-3
Format: Softcover
Copyright: 2015
Subject: Health Sciences
Description
Essential Skills for Health Career Success provides a review of the basic academic skills, such as reading, writing, science, and math, required for a career in healthcare. Used for a stand-alone course or as a supplement, this text is ideal for students who need a basic skills boot camp or are enrolled in a bridge course. Extensive discussion of the healthcare industry introduces students to common jobs, educational requirements, workplace environments, as well as safety and infection control procedures. Soft skills needed for career success are also discussed, as students learn strategies for overcoming communication barriers as well as legal and ethical considerations pertaining to the healthcare field. Job search strategies, résumé and cover letter guidelines, and interviewing tips are included. Student outcomes are strengthened basic skills, increased comprehension of health careers, and improved job search focus.
  • Real-life scenarios encountered by healthcare workers form the basis of practice problems, introducing students to an on-the-job environment.
  • Self-assessment opportunities allow students to explore healthcare careers and identify those positions that best meet their needs, personality, and education goals.
  • A companion website provides additional activities to supplement the text and allow students to study on-the-go.
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Text 394 978-1-61960-589-3 $60.00
Essential Skills for Health Career Success provides a review of the basic academic skills, such as reading, writing, science, and math, required for a career in healthcare. Used for a stand-alone course or as a supplement, this text is ideal for students who need a basic skills boot camp or are enrolled in a bridge course. Extensive discussion of the healthcare industry introduces students to common jobs, educational requirements, workplace environments, as well as safety and infection control procedures. Soft skills needed for career success are also discussed, as students learn strategies for overcoming communication barriers as well as legal and ethical considerations pertaining to the healthcare field. Job search strategies, résumé and cover letter guidelines, and interviewing tips are included. Student outcomes are strengthened basic skills, increased comprehension of health careers, and improved job search focus.
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The G-W Online Textbooks one-year student access key code allows an individual online access to the textbook for 12 consecutive months using a unique username and password that must be associated with a valid e-mail address. The one-year student access key code is a shrink-wrapped packet that can be ordered by schools and bookstores, and redistributed or purchased by students for individual access. For those that would prefer to order direct and receive immediate access, a one-year individual subscription can be purchased at www.g-wonlinetextbooks.com.

The Online Textbook provides fast, page-at-a-time viewing from any browser-based device including iPads®, netbooks, PCs, and Mac computers. Features of the Online Textbook include:
  • Exact page reproduction, including figures and formulas
  • Linked table of contents
  • Search capabilities to find specific topics
  • Full text search with relevancy ranking to quickly locate passages of interest
  • The ability to quickly jump to specific pages
  • Zoom in feature to enlarge the text
  • Permission to print selected pages for offline reading
Online Student Center, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15) 978-1-61960-897-9 $69.00
The Online Student Center for Essential Skills for Health Career Success offers a complete learning package that is accessible through any Internet-enabled device, including computers, smartphones, and tablets. Students can study in the classroom or on the go: whenever or wherever it is most convenient.

Instructional materials included are:

Online Textbook
All content from the print textbook is included with exact page reproductions to ensure that students do not miss any important information or illustrations. Navigation is easy with a linked table of contents, and the search function helps students to easily find information.

Online Student Workbook
This is an exact reproduction of the printed workbook with features that provide options to meet classroom needs. Pages can be searched and printed on demand.

Companion Website
Activities that correspond to textbook content are readily available on this special website that provides a means of attracting student attention while increasing comprehension and retention of key concepts. Vocabulary games, e-flash cards, and interactive quizzes are examples of the included content. The option to print or e-mail answers promotes easy grading.

Mobile Website
With many students having smartphones and tablets, they can now study outside of the classroom or home. The special mobile format allows students to quiz themselves using e-flash cards and assess their learning with self-assessment quizzes.
Bundle (Text + Online Student Center, 6yr. Classroom Subscription) (min. 15) 978-1-61960-553-4 $104.00
Bundle includes a copy of the Student Textbook and Online Student Center, 6yr. Classroom Subscription. Minimum quantity of 15 must be purchased.
Workbook 135 978-1-61960-593-0 $22.00
This Workbook contains a variety of review questions correlated to the textbook chapters. Textbook concepts are reviewed and reinforced using activities that place an emphasis on vocabulary, critical thinking, image labeling, career development skills, and further research of key topics. Although each chapter is represented with a robust set of activities, key skill areas such as math; verbal and written communications; science; and medical terminology include additional review to reinforce these vital topics.
Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-61960-595-4 $264.00 *
The Instructor's Resource CD contains the following items:
  • Instructor's Materials. An introduction and overview of the teaching material. Files are in PDF format.
  • Lecture Outlines. Detailed outlines for lecture and lesson planning in PDF format.
  • Answer Keys. Chapter Answer Keys in PDF format.
  • Additional Activities. Hands-on activities for the classroom in PDF format.
System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7/8, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), allow active content, and Adobe® Reader® (free download).
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.X, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), allow active content, Adobe® Reader® (free download).
*Internet connection required to access web links and free downloads.
ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 894 test questions 978-1-61960-596-1 $248.00 *
The ExamView® Assessment Suite allows you to quickly and easily create, administer, and score paper and online tests. The ExamView® Assessment Suite includes the ExamView® Test Generator, ExamView® Test Manager, and ExamView® Test Player. This product includes 12 test banks with a total of 894 questions.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Windows® XP SP or later; Intel® Pentium® IV Processor 1GHz or higher (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 500 MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; One available USB Port (required when using eInstruction® student response system); Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features.
Macintosh®: Mac OS® 10.6 or later; Intel® Processor 1GHz or higher; 32-bit Kernel and Extensions; 512 MB RAM; 300 MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; One available USB Port (required when using eInstruction® student response system); Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features.
Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Individual License 330 slides 978-1-61960-597-8 $240.00 *
Individual License. This CD package contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 12 chapters, comprising over 330 slides of instructional material. The presentations are best viewed in PowerPoint 2003 or higher or in the PowerPoint Viewer. If viewed in earlier versions of PowerPoint, they may not display properly. Also provided is a link that allows download of the current version of PowerPoint Viewer.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7/8, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), and Adobe® Reader® (free download).
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.X, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download for Mac OS® 9.X), Adobe® Reader® (free download).
*Internet connection required to access web links and free downloads.
Online Instructor Resources, 6yr. Individual Subscription 978-1-63126-684-3 $528.00 *

The Online Instructor Resources 6yr. Subscription provides 6 years of individual access to the classroom support materials used most, all in one convenient location.This provides instructor access to the online textbook, workbook, lecture outlines, answer keys, additional activities, presentations for PowerPoint®, and ExamView® Assessment Suite Software with question banks.

Online Instructor Resources contents include:

  • Resource Materials
    • Instructor's Materials
    • ExamView® Assessment Suite v8.1 Software and Question Bank Files
  • Chapter Resources
    • Lecture Outlines
    • Textbook and Workbook Answer Keys
    • Additional Activities
    • Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint®
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction to the Healthcare Industry
2. Beginning Your Healthcare Career
3. Healthcare Ethics and Law
4. Safety and Infection Control
5. Study Skills
6. Reading Competence
7. Verbal and Written Communications
8. Medical Terminology and Disease
9. Science
10. Math
11. Healthcare Technology
12. Employability Skills
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Text
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Chapter 7 (PDF, 1.63 MB)
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Chapter 10 (PDF, 1.14 MB)
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Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Health Sciences)
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Presentations for PowerPoint
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Companion Website
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About the Author(s)

Jacquelyn Rhine Marshall - for 35 years, has been a medical professional; a medical careers instructor for Regional Occupational Programs, California; a medical writer; and a consultant/writer for the Center for Occupational Research and Development in Austin, Texas. Ms. Marshall has authored several textbooks and written medical course curriculum for the state of California. She has also developed several instructor guides and has edited or contributed to three medical series. Ms. Marshall holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley; California State University, Hayward; and Notre Dame de Namur University.

Kay Lynette Stevens, Contributing Editor - is a professor and Department Chairperson of the Medical Assistant Program, and Insurance and Coding at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California. Prior to joining the faculty at Saddleback College, she worked at hospitals as a critical care nurse and clinical educator. She also worked as a Program Coordinator teaching a variety of allied health courses to high school students and adults. She was a Professional Development Consultant and a Health Careers Master Teacher Trainer for the California State University Consortium and California Polytechnic University for 10 years. She has authored a textbook and has been the creator/editor of several additional texts in the Health Sciences.