Offers clear and simple explanations of vital terms and their everyday use in nursing practice. Backed by humor and chock full of illustrations, this enjoyable text is the perfect backup to class materials and the ideal on-the-job refresher for experienced nurses and all healthcare professionals.
Medical terminology can be a daunting course for students with a seemingly endless list of words to memorize. Medical Terminology: Active Learning Through Case Studies provides a unique approach and considers medical words in terms of common combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes to determine meaning in context. Students feel empowered when they realize they have the knowledge to dissect a long, complicated medical term into simpler parts to determine its meaning. The text is organized by body system with related terms describing anatomical features, pathologies, and procedures grouped together in story form for easy recall.While engaging students with real-world stories and medical records to help learn medical terms is not unique, having a book with such a large collection of these cases is novel. The book is designed to provide instructors with a framework for students to apply their medical terminology knowledge as part of the learning process. The case studies have been designed as classroom activities for a semester-long medical terminology course and can also be integrated into course assessments or assigned for review and reinforcement. Every new print copy includes Navigate Advantage Access that unlocks a complete, interactive eBook, student practice activities, learning analytics reporting tools, and more!Features:Ten case studies per chapter, and over 100 in total, organized by increasing complexity from Standard to Advanced, giving instructors the ability to assign cases based on the level of their studentsConsumable working text that allows students to create their own study book by keeping notes directly in the bookSlide-based teaching presentations that include an origins slide, which reveal the etymology of highly relevant, unique, or complicated terms to provide students with context and scaffold the case content