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Health Careers Today

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ISBN: 978-0-323-28050-1

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Health Careers Today , 6th Edition

By Judith Gerdin, BSN, MS

672 pages
Trim Size 8 3/4 X 11 1/16 in
Copyright 2017
$132.00, Hardcover, Reference

Availability:Current edition. Future edition planned. 01/03/22. This title is currently out of stock. We will ship as soon as we receive our stock.



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 to this Edition

  • 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.

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By Judith Gerdin, BSN, MS, Paradise Valley High School, Phoenix, AZ

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