How to Use this Interactive Digital Textbook

Supported Browsers

Some browsers don’t support all the features that our digital textbook has to offer. It is recommended to view this book using the latest version of the following supported browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Edge
  • Safari
  • Firefox


You can navigate around the book in the Contents section. Clicking on the + at the right of each module title will expand the selection to list each of the subsections. The Next and Previous page buttons can be found in the bottom right and left corners of each page. Keyboard forward and back arrows will also advance the pages.


This book has a variety of interactive components, including videos, recorded presentations, hyperlinked content, flip cards, interactive multimedia, and practice quizzes. You will need a decent internet connection to access them. Even if you download the text and PDFs for reading offline, don’t forget to come back online to explore the interactive components for the richest experience with this textbook.

Color Coded Cues

Read This

Green frames indicate content from other sources, such as professional guidelines or media reports

Try This

Orange frames indicate practice quizzes

Watch This

Burgundy frames indicate interactive images, videos, and learning objectives

Key Takeaways

Black frames indicate key takeaways or additional resources for further exploration

EnLarge Images and Documents

You can click an image to access the full-size version (an X will appear at the top right so you can close the file and return to the page). Likewise, on the top right of embedded documents, there is a fullscreen icon (use the ESC key to close it and return to the page).

Need a break from the internet?

We know a good internet connection is not always within reach, but that downtime – on a plane, in remote locations, or completely off the grid – is sometimes the best opportunity for distraction-free study. In addition to reading this book online, you can download the text portion. However, these formats won’t support the interactivities that make up a large portion of this textbook content – so plan to come back online for those. To download the book, click on the Title at the top of any page to go to the cover,  under the cover image is the “Download this book” menu for a free EPUB or digital PDF version.

Find a Bug? Tell Us About It!

We are committed to keeping this e-book as pest-free as possible. You can help by submitting a bug alert. No problem is too small, including broken links, typos, or content errors. You can find this bug report link at the end of each module.


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