Health Science Cluster
CIMC supports instructors and programs in the Health Science career cluster by providing a variety of instructional materials, ranging from career exploration to occupational preparation. Some of our related resources are featured below. Many others are available. To learn more, or to order any of these materials, contact our customer service department at 800.654.4502 or by e-mail, or use our online catalog.
Practical Nursing Series: Medical Surgical Nursing II
Medical Surgical Nursing II, used in conjunction with Medical Surgical Nursing I, replaces our Nursing Focus curriculum. Medical Surgical Nursing II adheres to the revised objectives approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.
This text builds on the concepts and skills for previous courses. It focuses on prevention of illness, health management, and care of the individual. Treatments, patient care, diet and pharmacological therapy are included in each module. Medical Surgical Nursing II is designed to teach the nursing student focused nursing skills and the ability to apply their knowledge to prepare for the NCLEX-PN.
- Immune Nursing
- Sensory Nursing
- Neurology Nursing
- Digestive Nursing
- Endocrine Nursing
- Urinary Nursing
- Reproductive Nursing
- Oncology Nursing
We are offering “Sensory Nursing” as a free sample to download.
Practical Nursing Series: Medical Surgical Nursing I
Medical Surgical Nursing I replaces the 2002 version of Nursing Focus. The curriculum adheres to the revised objectives approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.
This text builds on the concepts and skills for previous courses. It focuses on prevention of illness, health management, and care of the individual. Treatments, patient care, diet and pharmacological therapy are included in each module. Medical Surgical Nursing I is designed to teach the nursing student focused nursing skills and the ability to apply their knowledge to prepare for the NCLEX-PN.
- Integumentary Nursing
- Musculoskeletal Nursing
- Respiratory Nursing
- Cardiac Nursing
- Vascular Nursing
- Hematology Nursing
We are offering “Cardiac Nursing” as a free sample to download.
Maternal Newborn Nursing
Maternal Newborn Nursing replaces our earlier versions of Nursing Focus: Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, and Infant Focus. The curriculum adheres to the revised objectives approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.
This text provides a basic overview of maternal and newborn care skills that the practical nursing student needs in order to be successfully employed in today’s healthcare setting. Maternal Newborn Nursing is designed to teach the nursing student the basics of maternal and newborn care skills and the ability to apply their knowledge to prepare for the NCLEX-PN.
- Antepartum Care
- Intrapartum Care
- Postpartum Care
- Newborn Care
We are offering “Intrapartum Care” 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
Anatomy and Physiology
The second edition of Anatomy and Physiology covers the organization of the human body, biochemistry and microbiology, infection, immunology, and sanitation, tissues, membranes, and wound healing, as well as all of the major body systems. The Student Edition, consisting of objective sheets, information sheets and student supplements, is divided into two spiral-bound Student Guides: Section A: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology, and Section B: Major Body Systems. Several new features are available for the second edition of Anatomy and Physiology, including a Student CD with interactive assignment sheets that allow students to complete and print, or complete, save and submit assignments via e-mail, as well as an interactive student review for each module of instruction. The Teacher Edition CD contains a crosswalk to AST Core Curriculum, instructional/task analysis, basic skills matrix, PowerPoint presentations with color illustrations for each module, suggested activities and crossword puzzles, as well as customizable module reviews and answers, written tests and answers and learning activities sheets.
We are offering Module 1-A, "Organization of the Human Body," as a free sample for you to download.
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.
Medical Learning Activities covers the Therapeutic Services pathway in the Health Science cluster.
We are offering Days 1 and 2 from the "Crime Scene Investigation" activity as a free sample to download.
Medication Administration Technician (MAT) and
Medication Administration Technician (MAT) is intended for direct contact staff who administer medication to residents in licensed residential care facilities and in licensed group homes, and who must satisfactorily complete training in medication administration.
Medication Administration Technician Update is for those who need updated training hours. Topics include infection control, administering medications, vital signs, legal issues and residents' rights, preparing for medical emergencies, charting medication administration, and resident care. It includes a CD with PowerPoint presentation over mental health sections and links to useful Internet sources.
Medication Administration Technician and Medication Administration Technician Update cover the Therapeutic Services pathway in the Health Science cluster:
HOSA: Learn, Grow, Become
This publication for HOSA students covers topics such as HOSA activities, parliamentary procedure, becoming a HOSA leader, giving presentations, and making a difference.
HOSA: Learn, Grow Become covers the following Health Science pathways:
- Therapeutic Services
- Diagnostics Services
- Health Informatics
- Support Services
- Biotechnology Research and Development
Surgical Technology Series
Our Surgical Technology Series inclues the following titles: Anatomy & Physiology, Introduction to Surgical Technology, Surgical Procedures, and Surgical Techniques. Interactive tests and flash cards are also available.
Titles in the Surgical Technology Series cover the Therapeutic Services pathway in the Health Science cluster.
We are offering Introduction to Surgical Technology module 1-B, "Environmental Safety," as a sample for you to download.
Environmental Safety, Student Guide (PDF file, 466 KB)
Online Competency Testing
Our Testing division offers online competency tests for several different careers in the Health Science cluster.