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cover image - Fundamental Concepts and Skills for the Patient Care Technician - Elsevier eBook on VST (Retail Access Card),2nd Edition
ISBN: 9780323831260
Publication Date: 07-18-2022
Page Count: 704
Imprint: Mosby
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Fundamental Concepts and Skills for the Patient Care Technician - Elsevier eBook on VST (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition

by Kimberly Townsend Little, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, CNE

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cover image - Fundamental Concepts and Skills for the Patient Care Technician - Elsevier eBook on VST (Retail Access Card),2nd Edition
ISBN: 9780323831260
Publication Date: 07-18-2022
Page Count: 704
Imprint: Mosby
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Help your students master the skills needed to succeed as a patient care technician! Fundamental Concepts and Skills for the Patient Care Technician, 2nd Edition provides a solid foundation in healthcare principles and in the procedures performed by PCTs and other health professionals. Coverage of skills includes patient hygiene, infection control, taking vital signs, moving and positioning of patients, blood and specimen collecting and testing, ECG placement and monitoring, care of the surgical patient, care of older adults, and more. Clear, step-by-step instructions help students learn each procedure, and may also be used as skills checklists. Updated to reflect the evolving role of the PCT, this text prepares students for success on Patient Care Technician or Nursing Assistant Certification exams.

    • More than 100 step-by-step skills and procedures cover the information found on the Nursing Assistant and Patient Care Technician certification exams.
    • Practice Scenarios present realistic case studies with questions to help you practice critical thinking and apply concepts to the practice setting.
    • Delegation and Documentation boxes cover the information needed from the nurse before a procedure and what information should be recorded after the procedure.
    • Illness and Injury Prevention boxes highlight important safety issues.
    • Chapter review questions test your understanding of important content.
    • Chapter summaries emphasize key points to remember.
    • Chapter objectives and key terms outline the important concepts and essential terminology in each chapter.
    • NEW! A chapter on medication administration is added to this edition.
    • NEW! New content is included on NG and gastric tubes, oral suctioning, incentive spirometry, use of a bladder scanner, and inserting peripheral IVs.
    • NEW! Updated guidelines include CPR and dietary guidelines.
  • SECTION 1 Introduction to Healthcare
    1 Today’s Healthcare
    2 The Role of the Patient Care Technician
    3 Professionalism and Work Ethics
    4 Communicating With the Healthcare Team
    SECTION 2 The Patient
    5 Understanding the Patient as a Person
    6 Patient Rights, Ethics, and Laws
    7 Body Structure and Function/Growth and Development
    8 Pain Management, Comfort, Rest, and Sleep
    SECTION 3 Safety
    9 Asepsis and Infection Control
    10 Workplace Safety and Body Mechanics
    11 Patient Safety
    12 Moving, Positioning, and Preventing Falls
    13 Basic Emergency Care
    SECTION 4 Patient Assessment
    14 Assisting With the Physical Examination
    15 Measuring and Recording Vital Signs
    16 Obtaining and Monitoring an Electrocardiogram
    SECTION 5 Patient Care and Comfort
    17 Assisting With Admission and Discharge
    18 Bedmaking and Hygiene
    19 Assisting With Grooming
    20 Assisting With Medication Administration
    21 Assisting With Nutrition and Fluids
    22 Assisting With Urinary Elimination
    23 Assisting With Bowel Elimination
    24 Assisting With Oxygen Needs
    SECTION 6 Blood and Specimen Collecting and Testing
    25 Blood Collecting and Processing
    26 Specimen Collecting and Testing
    SECTION 7 Surgery and Immobility
    27 Caring for the Surgical Patient
    28 Heat and Cold Applications
    29 Care of Wounds and Pressure Ulcers
    30 Rehabilitative and Restorative Care
    SECTION 8 Special Care Concerns and Settings
    31 Caring for Women and Children
    32 Caring for the Older Adult
    33 Caring for Patients With Mental Health Needs
    34 Caring for Patients With Chronic Conditions
    35 End-of-Life Care
    Review Question Answers
  • Kimberly Townsend Little, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, CNE, Former Chair of the Graduate Nursing Program at Liberty University.
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