Health Careers Education
CIMC supports instructors and programs in Health Careers Education by providing a variety of instructional materials, ranging from career exploration to occupational preparation. Some of our related resources are featured below, and many others can be found in our online catalog. For more information, contact our customer service department at 800.654.4502 or by e-mail.
Practical Nursing Series: Mental Health Nursing
Mental Health Nursing adheres to the revised objectives approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. This text builds on the concepts and skills from previous courses. It focuses on nursing for mental health, including: psychiatric care environment, teams, and treatment; therapeutic communication; psychopharmacology; stress, anxiety, and coping; addictive disorders; abuse and neglect; depression; impaired cognition. Mental Health Nursing is designed to teach the nursing student focused nursing skills and the ability to apply their knowledge to prepare for the NCLEX-PN. A test bank CD for Mental Health Nursing is also available for purchase.
- Introduction to the Psychiatric Care Environment
- Psychiatric Treatment Team Roles and Treatments
- Therapeutic Communication Skills/Mental Health Concepts
- Stress, Anxiety, and Coping
- Addictive Disorders
- Abuse & Neglect
- Understanding Common Mental Health Disorders
- Impaired Cognition
We are offering Module 2, Psychiatric Treatment Team Roles and Treatments, as a free sample for you to download.
Practical Nursing Series: Pediatric Nursing
Pediatric Nursing builds on the concepts and skills for previous courses. This full-color curriculum focuses on nursing for the pediatric patient including: growth and development; health promotion; care of the hospitalized pediatric patient; care of the infant, toddler, preschool child, school-age child, and adolescent. Pediatric Nursing is designed to teach the nursing student focused nursing skills and the ability to apply their knowledge to prepare for the NCLEX-PN. A test bank CD is also available.
- Growth and Development of the Pediatric Patient
- Health Promotion of the Pediatric Patient
- Care of the Infant
- Care of the Toddler
- Care of the Preschool Child
- Care of the School-Age Child
- Care of the Adolescent
- Care of the Hospitalized Pediatric Patient
We are offering module 4, "Care of the Toddler," as a free sample to download.
Practical Nursing Series: Fundamentals of Nursing
Fundamentals of Nursing adheres to the revised objectives approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. This text provides a basic overview of fundamental skills that the practical nursing student needs in order to be successfully employed in today’s healthcare setting. Fundamentals of Nursing is designed to teach the nursing student basic nursing skills and the ability to apply their knowledge to prepare for the NCLEX-PN. The student edition is printed in full color and includes a glossary and suggested activities. The teacher edition is done in a wrap-around format and is also printed in color.
- Skills for Wound Care
- Respiratory Care Skills
- Digestive Care Skills (Upper)
- Digestive Care Skills (Lower/Bowel Elimination)
- Basic Nutrition
- Urinary Care Skills
- Skills for Applying Heat and Cold
- Plan of Care
- Skills for Admitting, Transferring, and Discharging Patients
- Documentation Skills
- Assessment Skills
- Therapeutic Procedures and Surgery
- Skills for Care of the Dying Patient
- Skills for Patients Experiencing Grief and Loss
- Skills for Managing Pain
- Skills for Geriatric Care
- Phlebotomy Skills
We are offering module 2, “Respiratory Care Skills,” as a free sample for you to download, as well as a crosswalk of Fundamentals of Nursing to the NCLEX-PN 2011 Test Plan..
"Did You Know" PowerPoint
What early medical test required the patient to have both hands and both feet in buckets of water? How much does a human eyeball weigh? Where did the expression "mad as a hatter" come from? This PowerPoint is full of fun and interesting facts related to health careers. It is set to run automatically and to loop continuously.
Practical Nursing Series: Nursing Concepts, Revised Edition
Our Nursing Concepts curriculum focuses on use of nursing concepts by practical nurses who provide client care and collaborate with other members of the health care team. Modules emphasize concepts of learning, communication, and teamwork in nursing, human development and health promotion, professionalism, nursing ethics and law, and the changing dynamics in health care delivery systems. The curriculum in Nursing Concepts aligns with NCLEX-PN detailed test plan objectives. Nursing Concepts has been revised to include a new module, "Concepts of Safety and Asepsis."
Unit titles in Nursing Concepts include:
- Concepts of Learning
- Concepts of Communication
- Concepts of Teamwork
- Concepts of Human Development
- Concepts of Health Promotion
- Concepts of Professionalism
- Concepts of Nursing Ethics and Law
- Concepts of Health Care Systems
- Concepts of Safety and Asepsis
Practical Nursing Series: Pharmacology and Intravenous Therapy Skills
Our updated Practical Nursing Series include features such as key terms, glossary, “for your information” and “tip” features, multiple-choice tests, learning activities and applications, answers and grading rubrics, wraparound teacher editions, suggested activities, online resources, resource bibliographies, and more. Pharmacology and Intravenous Therapy Skills is available in full color and includes the following modules:
- Calculating Medication
- Researching Medication
- Administering Medication
- Administering Injections
- Understanding IV Therapy
- Initiating IV Therapy
- Maintaining IV Therapy
- IV Medication Administration and Specialized IV Care
We are offering Module 3, "Administering Medication," as a free sample for you to download.
Administering Medication, Student Edition (PDF file, 2.34 MB)
Medical Learning Activities I
Medical Learning Activities II
These CDs consist of short, theme-based modules in areas including infectious diseases, forensics, communication in health care, diagnostic care, etc. Some activities are based on popular media, such as Grossology books and software and Emergency Room software. The modules are presented as full color PDF files to be printed by the teacher or student, and are appropriate for students in health academies and middle school or higher grades.
We are offering Days 1 and 2 from the "Crime Scene Investigation" activity as a free sample to download.
Online Competency Testing
Our Testing division offers online competency tests for several different careers in Health Careers Education.