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 relate disease information to everyday practice.
ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes included for each disease entry provide valuable practice looking up codes and illustrate differences between the two code sets.
Current information on the most commonly encountered clinical disorders is presented in small segments for easier understanding.
Consistent coverage for all diseases walks you through each step of patient care and treatment, including:
Symptoms and Signs
Patient Screening UNIQUE!
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 your ability to apply chapter content to real-world cases.
Internet activities on the companion Evolve site broaden your understanding and direct you to additional information available online.
NEW! H1N1 influenza coverage alerts you to related dangers you may encounter on the job.
NEW! ICD-10-CM codes for each disease prepare you for the October 2013 implementation of the new code set.
NEW! Icons direct you to corresponding learning exercises and additional information on the companion Evolve site.
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This workbook stinks. There is not rhyme or reason to the questions. You have to flip back and forth in the chapter to answer the questions with this workbook. It took hours to complete my workbook assignments. I was happy to be able to rent the textbook to this workbook. The book is horrible. Pages are thin, print is small and I pity anyone that has this text for Pathology. I got an A in the class; but I worked and earned it.
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