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Vaccines For Dummies

Published 08-03-2021

<p><b>Inoculate yourself against&nbsp;the confusion and misinformation surrounding vaccines&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Measles, mumps, and rubella&mdash;oh my!&nbsp;Why are we vaccinating our children&mdash;and ourselves&mdash;against&nbsp;these diseases, and what goes on in&nbsp;our&nbsp;bodies after the needle&nbsp;comes out?&nbsp;<i>Vaccines For Dummies</i>&nbsp;will inform and entertain you about all&nbsp;things&nbsp;vax, including how the first vaccines were discovered, what&rsquo;s in modern vaccines,&nbsp;how they are&nbsp;tested and&nbsp;approved&nbsp;for use, and why&nbsp;the&nbsp;CDC&rsquo;s vaccine schedule is what it is.&nbsp;Inside,&nbsp;you&rsquo;ll&nbsp;also find a complete guide to&nbsp;vaccine&nbsp;benefits,&nbsp;potential side effects,&nbsp;and contraindications, so you&rsquo;ll be ready&nbsp;when shot&nbsp;time comes.&nbsp;</p> <p>From&nbsp;the very first&nbsp;inoculations&nbsp;hundreds of years ago to the brand&nbsp;new&nbsp;COVID-19 shot, creating immunity to diseases has become a human specialty.&nbsp;If&nbsp;you&rsquo;re&nbsp;wondering how safe and how necessary it all is, you aren&rsquo;t alone. In&nbsp;<i>Vaccines&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>,&nbsp;we&rsquo;ll explore&nbsp;the issue from every angle, empowering you to take charge of your wellbeing.&nbsp;With this book, you will:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Discover&nbsp;the ABCs of vaccines, including what&nbsp;they&rsquo;re&nbsp;made of and how they work&nbsp;</li> <li>Learn about&nbsp;each recommended childhood&nbsp;and adult&nbsp;immunization, plus the seasonal flu shot, all with this evidence-based guide&nbsp;</li> <li>Take a journey through vaccine history,&nbsp;meeting the major players of&nbsp;yesterday and today&nbsp;</li> <li>Decide what&rsquo;s right for your family, with the help of the most recent vaccine science&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Parents,&nbsp;parents-to-be,&nbsp;adults of any age,&nbsp;and anyone who wants to delve into the microscopic world of pathogens and their&nbsp;arch nemeses&nbsp;(antigens and antibodies)&nbsp;will&nbsp;get a double&nbsp;dose of knowledge from&nbsp;<i>Vaccines&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>.&nbsp;</p>

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Medical Terminology For Dummies

Published 12-05-2019

<p><b>Take the intimidation out of medical terminology</b>&nbsp;</p> <p>Every job in the medical field needs some background in medical terminology. From the check-in desk to the doctor to the pharmaceutical sales rep, and everyone around and in between, healthcare professionals and those in adjacent fields use a common and consistent vocabulary to improve quality, safety, and efficiency.<i>&nbsp;</i></p> <p><i>Medical Terminology For Dummies </i>is a powerful resource for current and prospective healthcare professionals. It provides different ways to memorize the words and their meanings, including ideas for study materials, flash cards, quizzes, mind maps, and games. Plus, you&rsquo;ll discover how to identify, pronounce, define, and apply words in proper context.</p> <ul> <li>Grasp the standardized language of medicine</li> <li>Find the easiest way to remember tongue-twisting terms</li> <li>Benefit from lots of definitions and examples</li> <li>Understand, retain, and put this knowledge to use</li> </ul> <p>If you&rsquo;re one of the millions of professionals hoping to succeed in this booming field, this book gets you talking the talk so you can walk the walk!</p>

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Medical Billing & Coding For Dummies

Published 12-05-2019

<p><b>The definitive guide to starting a successful career in medical billing and coding</b></p> <p>With the healthcare sector growing at breakneck speed&mdash;it&rsquo;s currently the largest employment sector in the U.S. and expanding fast&mdash;medical billing and coding specialists are more essential than ever. These critical experts, also known as medical records and health information technicians, keep systems working smoothly by ensuring patient billing and insurance data are accurately and efficiently administered.</p> <p>This updated edition provides everything you need to begin&mdash;and then excel in&mdash;your chosen career. From finding the right study course and the latest certification requirements to industry standard practices and insider tips for dealing with government agencies and insurance companies, <i>Medical Billing &amp; Coding For Dummies </i>has you completely covered.</p> <ul> <li>Find out about the flexible employment options available and how to qualify</li> <li>Understand the latest updates to the ICD-10</li> <li>Get familiar with ethical and legal issues</li> <li>Discover ways to stay competitive and get ahead</li> </ul> <p>The prognosis is good&mdash;get this book today and set yourself up with the perfect prescription for a bright, secure, and financially healthy future!</p>

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Get into UK Nursing School For Dummies

Published 05-28-2013

<p>The need for nurses is always great, but so is the competition to secure a place in a pre-registration programme at university. If you&#8217;re considering a career in nursing, <i>Get into UK Nursing School For Dummies</i> can provide you with the vital edge you need to succeed at getting into nursing school. This compact book provides you with expert advice at each step along the way, including:</p> <ul> <li>Career assessment &#8212; is nursing for you?</li> <li>Choosing a field to specialize in &#8212; adult, children's, mental health or learning disability nursing.</li> <li>Long term planning &#8212; A-levels, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and work experience &#8212; that can make you a more attractive candidate</li> <li>Considerations for mature/non-traditional students.</li> <li>Personal statement &#8212; Plenty of insight and examples to help you create a winning and &#8212; truly personal &#8212; personal statement</li> <li>Research &#8212; Put together a plan that ensures you find a university that&#8217;s right for you.</li> <li>Test preparation &#8212; Brush up on your literacy and numeracy skills.</li> <li>The interview &#8212; Common questions and how to tackle them whether you&#8217;re in a one-on-one and group interview.</li> </ul> <p>From "How do I get started?" to "When can I expect to be offered a place?" <i>Get into Nursing School For Dummies</i> answers the questions you have with the information you need.</p>

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Getting into Medical School For Dummies

Published 05-20-2013

<b>Your plain-English guide to getting into the medical school of your dreams</b> <p>Getting accepted to medical school is a long and rigorous process and many students find they need help. If you're one of these students, <i>Getting into Medical School For Dummies</i> is the perfect tool to help you through the process and realize your dream.</p> <p>By providing you with concise information about preparing for and applying to medical school, <i>Getting into Medical School For Dummies</i> prepares you for the application process. Written by an industry expert, it gives you a distinct advantage in the competitive medical school admissions process, preparing you for every step and helping you create your best application.</p> <ul> <li>Takes you through the often-overwhelming process of applying to medical school</li> <li>Explains what medical schools and admissions committees are really looking for</li> <li>Provides plain-English explanations of complicated medical school admissions processes</li> </ul> <p>If you're one of the over 40,000 students who apply to medical school each year and need help sorting through the admissions schedule, writing statements of intent, and preparing to take the MCAT, <i>Getting Into Medical School For Dummies</i> has you covered!</p>

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Get into UK Medical School For Dummies

Published 12-14-2012

Get the book and get into medical school. Sound simple? Well, it isnt. But Get into UK Medical School For Dummies contains the information you need to get ahead of the competition and give yourself the best possible shot at success. Doctors Chris Chopdar and Neel Burton guide you through the entire process from deciding whether a career in medicine is right for you to sitting for interviews.

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Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies

Published 05-03-2011

<b>Score your highest in a medical dosage calculations course</b> <p>A recent shortage of nurses in a society with an aging population has triggered the demand for students to enter the field of medical study. A dosage calculations course is required for most students earning an applied science degree in nursing, pharmacology, or paramedic programs.</p> <p><i>Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies</i> tracks a typical dosage calculations course and provides helpful content in an approachable and easy-to-understand format. Plus, you'll get examples of the various calculations made to determine the appropriate quantity of drug or solution that should be administered to patients.</p> <ul> <li>Calculating drug dosages utilizing ratio-proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis</li> <li>Systems of measurement, including metric and apothecary and other conversion equivalents for a global audience</li> <li>The ins and outs of the charting systems for MAR (Medicine Administration Records)</li> </ul> <p>If you're one of the hundreds of thousands of students aspiring to enter the medical field, <i>Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies</i> is your ticket for scoring your highest on exams.</p>

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