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Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions 6th edition

ISBN:0323228364

ISBN13:9780323228367

Publisher:Saunders

Authors:Margaret Schell Frazier, Jeanette Drzymkowski

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Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions Description

Get a firm grasp of disease and disease process as it relates to your job with Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions, 6th Edition. Perfectly tailored to the needs to today’s medical assistants, this unique text uses simple language and an abundance of learning features as it walks readers through the disease pathology of over 500 common patient conditions. This new sixth edition includes new diseases and conditions, new illustrations, ICD-10-CM codes for every condition, and new critical thinking questions to keep readers up-to-date on the latest pathology topics while helping them apply concepts from the text to clinical practice.

  • Tenth grade reading level utilizes very approachable language to make the text content easy to digest.
  • Enrichment boxes relate disease information to everyday practice.
  • ICD-10-CM codes for each disease give readers ample practice looking up codes in ICD-10-CM.
  • Current information on the most commonly encountered clinical disorders is presented in small segments for easier understanding.
  • Full-color illustrations clarify difficult concepts.
  • Consistent format for all diseases entries walks readers through each step of patient care and treatment, including:
    • Description
    • Symptoms and Signs
    • Patient Screening
    • Etiology
    • Diagnosis
    • Treatment
    • Prognosis
    • Prevention
    • Patient Teaching

  • Pharmacology appendix details drug names, therapeutic objectives, side effects, and general comments for commonly prescribed drugs.
  • Alerts highlight safety precautions for physician-based practice.
  • Review Challenges reinforce content and reveal areas requiring additional study.
  • Real-life Challenges test readers' ability to apply chapter content to real-world cases.
  • NEW! Additional diseases and conditions have been added throughout the text to keep readers up to date on the types of diseases and conditions they will encounter on the job.
  • NEW! Critical thinking questions provide additional opportunities for readers to critically apply the concepts covered in the text.

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