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Get a firm grasp of disease and disease process as it relates to your job with Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions, 4th 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.
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:
Symptoms and Signs
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.
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