Workbook for Fundamental Concepts and Skills for the Patient Care Technician - Elsevier eBook on VST, 2nd Edition
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Use this workbook to review and practice the skills performed by patient care technicians! The essential companion to Fundamental Concepts and Skills for the Patient Care Technician, 2nd Edition, this study guide uses a variety of exercises, activities, and review questions to help you get the most out of your textbook. Procedure checklists help you practice and gain confidence with the skills in the text, and critical thinking activities let you apply content to practice. It’s the study tool you need to prepare for Patient Care Technician or Nursing Assistant Certification exams!
- Variety of exercises includes matching, multiple-choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and true/false questions to reinforce and enhance your understanding.
- Critical thinking activities help you develop clinical judgment and prepare for practice.
- Procedure checklists make it easier to practice patient care skills.
- NEW exercises cover the textbook’s new chapter on medication administration.
- NEW review content is included on NG and gastric tubes, oral suctioning, incentive spirometry, use of a bladder scanner, and inserting peripheral IVs.
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
Kimberly Townsend, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, CNE, Former Chair of the Graduate Nursing Program at Liberty University.