Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition

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Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition


Prepare for the changing healthcare field with current disease pathology information and ICD-10-CM codes for more than 500 commonly encountered conditions with Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions, 5th Edition. Consistently organized and easy to read, this portable, practical reference provides the comprehensive disease information you need to successfully perform common clinical and administrative medical assisting responsibilities you'll encounter in the physician's office, including telephone screening, taking patient examinations, understanding diagnostic and treatment procedures, assembling patient education programs, and more.

  • Enrichment boxes show how information relating to a disease or system applies to everyday life.
  • ICD-9-CM codes are included for each disease entry, offering practice in looking up codes in an ICD-9-CM reference.
  • Current medical information on the most commonly encountered clinical disorders is condensed and simplified for easier application.
  • Full-color illustrations reinforce the text and clarify key information.
  • A consistent format for disease entries follows the real-life progression of a patient's care and treatment, with this format:.
    • Description
    • Symptoms and Signs
    • Patient Screening (Unique!)
    • Etiology
    • Diagnosis
    • Treatment
    • Prognosis
    • Prevention
    • Patient Teaching.
  • Appendix on pharmacology includes a chart format in which commonly prescribed drugs are listed by group and includes the drug name, intended therapeutic objective, side effects, and general comments.
  • Alerts provide safety precautions and advice for dealing with the common diseases presented in a physician's office.
  • Review challenges reinforce content and help students see where they may need additional study.
  • Real-life challenges provide actual cases with questions, relating chapter content to a real-world case.
  • Orderly Function A&P reviews of specific body systems now include clearer descriptions and more illustrations, helping students compare systems in normal and disease states.
  • Coverage of Avian Flu describes how diseases emerge from the animal to the human world, and prepares medical assistants for the potential dangers of this disease.
  • Key Terms include pronunciations and are broken down into prefixes, roots and suffixes.
1. Mechanisms of Disease, Diagnosis, and Treatment

2. Developmental, Congenital, and Childhood Diseases and Disorders

3. Immunologic Diseases and Conditions

4. Diseases and Conditions of the Endocrine System

5. Diseases and Disorders of the Eye and Ear

6. Diseases and Conditions of the Integumentary System

7. Diseases and Conditions of the Musculoskeletal System

8. Diseases and Conditions of the Digestive System

9. Diseases and Conditions of the Respiratory System

10. Diseases and Conditions of the Circulatory System

11. Diseases and Conditions of the Urinary System

12. Diseases and Conditions of the Reproductive System

13. Neurological Diseases and Conditions

14. Mental Disorders

15. Disorders and Conditions Resulting from Trauma

Appendix I: Common Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

Appendix II: Pharmacology

Appendix III: Resource Agencies

Margaret Schell Frazier, RN, CMA, BS, Formerly-Department Chair, Health and Human Services Division, Program Chair, Medical Assisting Program, Ivy Tech State College, Fort Wayne, IN and Jeanette Drzymkowski, RN, BS, Formerly-Associate Faculty, Ivy Tech State College, Northeast, Fort Wayne, IN
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