Fundamental Concepts And Skills For The Patient Care Technician

Paperback | February 15, 2017

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Learn to master the wide range of information and skills needed by today's health care workers withFundamental Concepts and Skills for Patient Care Technicians . While its comprehensive coverage of patient care is appropriate for all types of health care workers, this all-new text is specifically designed to prepare students and professionals for the topics they will face on the Patient Care Technician or the Nursing Assistant certification exams. Coverage includes working within the healthcare team, ethics, laws, communication, understanding patients, culture, patient rights, body structure and function, and growth and development. Procedure units cover safety, infection control, moving and transfers, vital signs, patient assessment, care, comfort, hygiene, and grooming, nutrition and fluids, elimination and respiration skills, and care of the surgical patient. Plus, advanced skills for Patient Care Technicians such as specimen collection, phlebotomy procedures and ECG procedures are also included.

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Learn to master the wide range of information and skills needed by today's health care workers withFundamental Concepts and Skills for Patient Care Technicians . While its comprehensive coverage of patient care is appropriate for all types of health care workers, this all-new text is specifically designed to prepare students and profes...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:1088 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:February 15, 2017Publisher:Elsevier CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0323430139

ISBN - 13:9780323430135

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Table of Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Health Care

  1. Today's Health Care
  2. The Role of the Patient Care Technician
  3. Professionalism and Work Ethics
  4. Communicating with the Health Care Team

Unit 2: The Patient

  1. Understanding the Patient as a Person
  2. Patient Rights, Ethics and Laws
  3. Body Structure and Function/Growth and Development
  4. Pain Management, Comfort, Rest, and Sleep

Unit 3: Safety

  1. Asepsis and Infection Control
  2. Workplace Safety and Body Mechanics
  3. Patient Safety
  4. Moving, Positioning, and Preventing Falls
  5. Basic Emergency Care

Unit 4: Patient Assessment

  1. Assisting with the Physical Examination
  2. Measuring and Recording Vital Signs
  3. Obtaining and Monitoring an Electrocardiogram

Unit 5: Patient Care and Comfort

  1. Assisting with Admissions and Discharge
  2. Bedmaking and Hygiene
  3. Assisting With Grooming
  4. Assisting With Nutrition and Fluids
  5. Assisting With Urinary Elimination
  6. Assisting With Bowel Elimination
  7. Assisting with Oxygen Needs

Unit 6: Blood and Specimen Collecting and Testing

  1. Blood Collecting and Processing
  2. Specimen Collecting and Testing

Unit 7: Surgery and Immobility

  1. Care of the Surgical Patient
  2. Heat and Cold Applications
  3. Care of Wounds and Pressure Ulcers
  4. Rehabilitative and Restorative Care

Unit 8: Special Care Concerns and Settings

  1. Care of Women and Children
  2. Caring for the Older Adult
  3. Caring for Patients with Mental Health Needs
  4. Caring for of the Patients with Chronic Conditions
  5. End-of-Life Care

Glossary

Index