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cover image - Workbook for Fundamental Concepts and Skills for the Patient Care Technician
ISBN: 9780323445719
Page Count: 480
Imprint: Elsevier
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Workbook for Fundamental Concepts and Skills for the Patient Care Technician

by Kimberly Townsend, PhD, RN

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cover image - Workbook for Fundamental Concepts and Skills for the Patient Care Technician
ISBN: 9780323445719
Page Count: 480
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This workbook reinforces students' understanding of textbook content with numerous exercises, activities, and practice questions. Multiple-choice questions help reinforce content from each chapter. Ordered response questions emphasize proper procedure steps. Critical thinking exercises present a case study to help students apply concepts to practice. The practice exam helps students prepare for certification examination. Over 75 checklists - one for every procedure in the text - assist in mastering the skills necessary for safe patient care.
    • Comprehensive chapter-by-chapter companion to the textbook.
    • Over 75 procedure checklists allow self-evaluation of skill mastery for safe patient care.
    • Wide variety of exercises enhance learning, including multiple-choice and ordered response questions, true/false, short answer, and critical thinking exercises.
    • Practice tests allows students to prepare for certification exams.
  • 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

    5. Understanding the Patient as a Person 6. Patient Rights, Ethics and Laws 7. Body Structure and Function and Growth and Developement 8. Comfort, Rest, and Sleep

    Unit 3: Safety

    9. Infection Control 10. Workplace Safety and Body Mechanics 11. Patient Safety 12. Moving, Positioning, and Preventing Falls 13. Basic Emergency Care

    Unit 4: Patient Assessment

    14. Assisting with the Physical Examination 15. Measuring and Recording Vital Signs 16. Obtaining and Monitoring an Electrocardiogram

    Unit 5: Patient Care and Comfort

    17. Assisting with Admissions and Discharge 18. Bedmaking and Hygiene 19. Assisting With Grooming 20. Assisting With Nutrition and Fluids 21. Assisting With Urinary Elimination 22. Assisting With Bowel Elimination 23. Assisting with Oxygen Needs

    Unit 6: Blood and Specimen Collecting and Testing

    24. Blood Collecting and Processing 25. Specimen Collecting and Testing

    Unit 7: Surgery and Immobility

    26. Care of the Surgical Patient 27. Heat and Cold Applications 28. Care of Wounds and Pressure Ulcers 29. Rehabilitative and Restorative Care

    Unit 8: Special Care Concerns and Settings

    30. Care of Women and Children 31. Caring for Patients with Dementia 32. Caring for Patients with Special Needs 33. Caring for of the Patient with a Chronic Condition 34. End-of-Life Care

    Skills Checklists Final Exam

  • Kimberly Townsend, PhD, RN, Former Chair of the Graduate Nursing Program at Liberty University.
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