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Medical Terminology for Health Professions, Spiral bound Version, 8th Edition

  • Ann Ehrlich
  • Carol L. Schroeder
  • Laura Ehrlich
  • Katrina A. Schroeder
  • ISBN-10: 1305634357
  • ISBN-13: 9781305634350
  • 688 Pages | Spiralbound
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2009, 2005
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Ideal for online or classroom teaching, MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS, 8E simplifies the process of memorizing complex medical terminology by focusing on the important word parts—common prefixes, suffixes and root words—that provide a foundation for learning hundreds of medical terms. Organized by body systems, chapters follow a logical flow of information: an overview of the body system's structure and functions, a summary of applicable medical specialties, and then pathology, diagnostic, and treatment procedures. Core material for each body system is presented without interrupting exercises, enabling students to master the language necessary to describe how the body system works, what goes wrong with it, and how to treat it before putting these new skills into practice. Up-to-date illustrations reflect the latest terms and procedures, while multi-cultural/multi-generational photos accurately portray today's medical practice.

Features

  • The proven combination of learning exercises that follows each chapter's text is designed to make teaching medical terminology easy by thoroughly engaging learners with a variety of formats, real-life medical scenarios, and critical thinking exercises.

  • Text exercises emphasize writing out the correct answers, which reinforces students’ spelling skills as well as their understanding of the material.

  • A convenient table of abbreviations is included at the end of every chapter, while resourceful appendices include a listing of abbreviations, a table of word parts and their meanings, and a glossary of pathology and procedures.

  • Equipping students with additional study tools, Removable Flashcards test memory and increase knowledge.

  • The Comprehensive Medical Terminology Review includes study tips, practice exercises, and a simulated final test to help learners prepare for the final examination.

  • An ideal solution for shorter courses, ESL learners, and high school courses, a Simplified Syllabus enables instructors to focus exercises, quizzes, and tests on the 60 terms in each chapter’s vocabulary list.

  • Extensive support materials are available online for experienced and novice instructors alike.

About the Author

Ann Ehrlich

Ann Ehrlich, who founded this series in 1988, was an experienced teacher, professional author and lifelong student. Considered one of the leading experts in the field of medical terminology, she wrote numerous books on such health topics as dental assisting, practice management, speech therapy and lymphedema.

Carol L. Schroeder

Carol L. Schroeder has 20 years of experience in finding innovative ways to present medical terminology at a level appropriate for this text's readers. Her background in technical writing, translating and research is invaluable in continuously updating the content and in creating innovative activities and approaches -- such as the Simplified Syllabus and Human Touch stories -- that enable instructors to present engaging courses that help all students succeed.

Laura Ehrlich

Laura Ehrlich, a registered nurse, enjoys the fast-paced, challenging environment of the emergency department as well as the knowledge that her skills save lives. She excels at explaining medical terminology to patients and training other nurses on new procedures, equipment and technology.

Katrina A. Schroeder

Katrina Smith is a registered dietitian who trained and works at Boston Children's Hospital, a Harvard Teaching Hospital. After finishing her dietetic internship at Simmons College, she completed the prestigious LEAH (Leadership Education in Adolescent Health) Fellowship in the adolescent department at Boston Children's Hospital. Currently she is a clinical dietitian in the adolescent clinic there, specializing in the nutritional care of teenagers with HIV, eating disorders, elevated body weight and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). She also writes guides and blogs for the Center for Young Women's Health and runs a small private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Preface.
1. Introduction to Medical Terminology.
2. The Human Body in Health and Disease.
Word Part Review.
3. The Skeletal System.
4. The Muscular System.
5. The Cardiovascular System.
6. The Lymphatic and Immune Systems.
7. The Respiratory System.
8. The Digestive System.
9. The Urinary System.
10. The Nervous System and Mental Health.
11. Special Senses: The Eyes and Ears.
12. Skin: The Integumentary System.
13. The Endocrine System.
14. The Reproductive Systems.
15. Diagnostic Procedures, Nuclear Medicine, and Pharmacology.
Comprehensive Medical Terminology Review.
Appendix A: Word Parts.
Appendix B: Abbreviations.
Appendix C: Glossary of Pathology and Procedures.
Flash Cards.

New to this edition

  • Offering unique coverage of an increasingly important topic, the Eighth Edition includes an expanded section on complementary and alternative therapies that reflects the changing role of holistic health care in medical practice.
  • Completely current, engaging artwork continues to feature multi-cultural and multi-generational photos.
  • Thoroughly revised, the Eighth Edition brings all terms, definitions, procedures, illustrations, and data up to date—reflecting feedback from instructors using the text as well as the authors' own research.
  • Two new authors bring additional expertise to the project. Laura Ehrlich, a Registered Nurse in the emergency department at Kaiser's South San Francisco Medical Center, excels at explaining medical terminology to patients and training nurses on new procedures and technology. Katrina Schroeder, a Registered Dietitian, works at Boston Children's Hospital, writes guides and blogs for the Center for Young Women's Health, and runs a small private practice in Brookline, Mass.
  • In response to reviewer requests, the Eighth Edition also includes expanded coverage of dental terms.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Companion Site  (ISBN-10: 1305634411 | ISBN-13: 9781305634411)

Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login. Access and download the workbook answer keys.

Student Companion Website  (ISBN-10: 1305634381 | ISBN-13: 9781305634381)

This website provides a variety of resources to help you review for class, including animations and lecture notes.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305634403 | ISBN-13: 9781305634404)

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

Student Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1305634365 | ISBN-13: 9781305634367)

The student workbook is designed to help your students retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are chapter objective questions, key-term definition queries, and multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and true-or-false problems.

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Student Supplements

Medical Terminology for Health Professions  (ISBN-10: 1337119474 | ISBN-13: 9781337119474)

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS, 8E simplifies the process of memorizing complex medical terminology by focusing on the important word parts—common prefixes, suffixes and root words—that provide a foundation for learning hundreds of medical terms. Organized by body systems, chapters follow a logical flow of information: an overview of the body system's structure and functions, a summary of applicable medical specialties, and ultimately pathology, diagnostic, and treatment procedures. An expanded section on complementary and alternative therapies reflects the changing role of holistic health care. A convenient table of abbreviations is included at the end of every chapter, while resourceful appendices offer a listing of abbreviations, a table of word parts and their meanings, and a glossary of pathology and procedures.

eBook: Medical Terminology for Health Professions  (ISBN-10: 1337245062 | ISBN-13: 9781337245067)

Emphasizing current, relevant, "need-to-know" terms that will help you succeed in the health care field, MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS, 8E simplifies the process of memorizing complex medical terminology by focusing on the important word parts—common prefixes, suffixes and root words—to provide a foundation for learning hundreds of medical terms. Organized by body systems, chapters begin with an overview of the terminology related to the body's structures and functions, proceed through diseases and disorders, and end with diagnostic procedures and treatments. A proven combination of learning principles and exercises helps you master the language necessary to describe how the human body works, what goes wrong with it, and how it is treated. An updated art program features the latest terms and procedures as well as multi-cultural/multi-generational photos that accurately portray the opportunities available in today's medical field.

Student Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1305634365 | ISBN-13: 9781305634367)

The student workbook is designed to help you retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are chapter objective questions, key-term definition queries, and multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and true-or-false problems.

MindTap Medical Terminology, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Ehrlich/Schroeder/Ehrlich/Schroeder's Medical Terminology for Health Professions  (ISBN-10: 1305634438 | ISBN-13: 9781305634435)

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MindTap Medical Terminology for Ehrlich/Schroeder/Ehrlich/Schroeder’s Medical Terminology for Health Professions, 8th Edition helps you learn on your terms. INSTANT ACCESS IN YOUR POCKET. Take advantage of the MindTap Mobile App. Read or listen to the text and study with the aid of instructor notifications, flashcards, and practice quizzes. MINDTAP HELPS YOU GEAR UP FOR ULTIMATE SUCCESS. Track your scores and stay motivated toward goals. Stay engaged with study tools that help you master medical terminology, such as word part mastery, building terms, vocabulary, spelling and pronunciation. Whether you have more work to do or are ahead of the curve, you’ll know where to focus efforts. MINDTAP HELPS YOU MAKE THE TEXTBOOK YOURS. No one knows what works for you better than you. Highlight key text, add notes, and create custom flashcards. When it’s time to study, everything you’ve flagged can be gathered into a guide.