A text demonstrating how medical terminology is used in clinical practice. After material on the origin of medical language, basic term components, and common forms and symbols for documenting patient care, chapters on various body systems outline anatomical terms and terms related to symptoms, diagnoses, tests, surgeries, and therapies, and include practice exercises with space for answers, and medical record analysis exercises based on real-life cases. Includes a color atlas with photos and diagrams, and color and b&w photos throughout. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Now students can learn medical terminology in its proper context--in documenting patient care. The text teaches students APPLIED terminology, demonstrating exactly how medical terminology is used in the clinical practice setting. Willis' Medical Terminology features COMPLETE records with patient history included. Completely unique, the fourth chapter teaches basic communication between professionals, including physician's orders and prescriptions, plus... - "Ancient Artifacts" with colorful etymologies and historical backgrounds for commonly used terms - an entire chapter on time management, sensory mnemonics, and using flash cards--information unique to this text - helpful appendices including an index of term components, abbreviations and symbols, answers to exercises and a listing of commonly prescribed drugs. In addition to the best medical terminology available for students, Willis' Medical Terminology gives instructors a range of options for using the material: - The Text - The Instructor's Guide - Pronunciation Audio Tapes - Overheads - Computerized Test Bank