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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
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, 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
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Master the skills you need 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 you learn each procedure, and may also be used as skills checklists. Written by nursing educator Kimberly Townsend Little, 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.
  • Unit 1: Introduction to Health Care

    Ch. 1 Today’s Health Care

    Ch. 2 The Role of the Patient Care Technician

    Ch. 3 Professionalism and Work Ethics

    Ch. 4 Communicating with the Health Care Team

    Unit 2: The Patient

    Ch. 5 Understanding the Patient as a Person

    Ch. 6 Patient Rights, Ethics and Laws

    Ch. 7 Body Structure and Function/Growth and Development

    Ch. 8 Pain Management, Comfort, Rest, and Sleep

    Unit 3: Safety

    Ch. 9 Asepsis and Infection Control

    Ch. 10 Workplace Safety and Body Mechanics

    Ch. 11 Patient Safety

    Ch. 12 Moving, Positioning, and Preventing Falls

    Ch. 13 Basic Emergency Care

    Ch. 14 Medication Administration (NEW)

    Unit 4: Patient Assessment

    Ch. 15 Assisting with the Physical Examination

    Ch. 165 Measuring and Recording Vital Signs

    Ch. 17 Obtaining and Monitoring an Electrocardiogram

    Unit 5: Patient Care and Comfort

    Ch. 18 Assisting with Admissions and Discharge

    Ch. 19 Bedmaking and Hygiene

    Ch. 20 Assisting with Grooming

    Ch. 21 Assisting with Nutrition and Fluids

    Ch. 22 Assisting with Urinary Elimination

    Ch. 23 Assisting with Bowel Elimination

    Ch. 24 Assisting with Oxygen Needs

    Unit 6: Blood and Specimen Collecting and Testing

    Ch. 25 Blood Collecting and Processing

    Ch. 26 Specimen Collecting and Testing

    Unit 7: Surgery and Immobility

    Ch. 27 Care of the Surgical Patient

    Ch. 28 Heat and Cold Applications

    Ch. 29 Care of Wounds and Pressure Ulcers

    Ch. 30 Rehabilitative and Restorative Care

    Unit 8: Special Care Concerns and Settings

    Ch. 31 Care of Women and Children

    Ch. 32 Caring for the Older Adult

    Ch. 33 Caring for Patients with Mental Health Needs

    Ch. 34 Caring for of the Patients with Chronic Conditions

    Ch. 35 End-of-Life Care

    Glossary

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