Features and Benefits
Each chapter begins with a Getting Started “bell-ringer” activity to engage students in the topic at hand.
Apply It activities help students experience real-world health care career situations.
NEW: Career-Ready Practices prompt students to use critical thinking to develop the necessary skills required to become a career-ready individual. Community Service activities direct students and teachers to ideas for applying their learning within the local community.
UPDATED: Math Links, Science Links, and Language Arts Links–correlated to curriculum standards–enable students to apply health science skills and concepts to their core curriculum courses. Personal Wellness features connect health science topics to student life.
Career Connections give teachers and students ideas for ways to interact with health care workers on the job.
UPDATED: To prepare readers for the job market today, the careers chapter is realigned to meet the Common Career Technical Core pathways. Thinking Critically activities at the end of each chapter include opportunities for students to consider patient satisfaction, patient advocacy, time management, and safety.
Portfolio Connections in each chapter help students prepare for their future endeavors by building a vocational portfolio.
NEW: All-new photos and a new layout engage readers and promote better student understanding of the content.