ISBN: 9781416041726
Page Count: 656
Imprint: Saunders
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LaFleur Brooks' Health Unit Coordinating, 6th Edition

by Elaine A. Gillingham, AAS, BA, CHUC and Monica Wadsworth Seibel, BS, MEd, CHUC
ISBN: 9781416041726
Page Count: 656
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $77.95
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With all of the practical knowledge, skills, and applications you need in today’s health unit environment, this completely updated 6th edition of LAFLEUR BROOKS' HEALTH UNIT COORDINATING gives you everything you need to succeed. It reflects the latest advances in the field, including the electronic medical record, as well as new photos and illustrations that bring concepts to life. Plus, you’ll understand everything from communications skills to procedures through activities such as Abbreviation Exercises, Review Questions, Scenarios, and more.
    • Chapter Outlines introduce the topics for each chapter, and Chapter Objectives provide goals you should achieve by the end of the chapter.
    • Abbreviation Exercises accompanying the abbreviation list for each chapter provide an opportunity to practice and become familiar with the abbreviations you need to know.
    • Test your knowledge of what you’ve learned with Review Questions at the end of each chapter.
    • Think About topics test your ability to problem solve with situations you might encounter in practice.
    • Thought-provoking Scenarios present realistic situations to help you learn the role and responsibilities of health unit coordinators and prepare for conflicts that can occur on the job.
    • Take Note boxes reinforce key information from the chapter with summaries and new information to help you better understand the material.
    • Doctors’ Orders show real examples of doctors’ orders with explanations and interpretations to help you prepare for situations in practice.
    • UNIQUE! Electronic medical record with computer physician order entry information throughout the book keep you informed on the latest technological advances in the field and prepare you for practice.
    • New and updated illustrations and photos provide realistic pictures of actual equipment to increase your understanding of the content.
    • Additional "bad" handwriting examples help you decipher all kinds of handwriting.
    • Information on alternative therapies for treating illness, holistic nursing, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations keeps you current with the latest information in the field.
  • Section 1. Orientation to Hospitals, Medical Centers, and Health Care

    1. Health Unit Coordinating: An Allied Health Career

    2. Overview of Health Care Today

    3. The Nursing Department

    4. Communication Devices and Their Uses

    Section 2. Personal and Professional Skills

    5. Communication and Interpersonal Skills

    6. Workplace Behavior: Ethics and Legal Concepts

    7. Management Techniques and Problem-Solving Skills for Health Unit Coordinating

    Section 3. The Patient’s Chart or Electronic Record and Transcription and Monitoring of Doctors’ Orders

    8. The Patient’s Chart or Electronic Medical Record

    9. Transcription of Doctors’ Handwritten Orders

    10. Patient Activity, Patient Positioning, and Nursing Observation Orders

    11. Nursing Intervention or Treatment Orders

    12. Nutritional Care Orders

    13. Medication Orders

    14. Laboratory Orders and Recording Telephoned Laboratory Results

    15. Diagnostic Imaging Orders

    16. Other Diagnostic Studies

    17. Treatment Orders

    18. Miscellaneous Orders

    Section 4. Health Unit Coordinator Procedures

    19. Admission, Preoperative, and Postoperative Procedures

    20. Discharge, Transfer, and Postmortem Procedures

    21. Recording Vital Signs, Ordering Supplies, Daily Diagnostic Tests, and Filing

    22. Reports, Infection Control, Emergencies, and Special Services

    Section 5. Introduction to Anatomic Structures, Medical Terms, and Illnesses

    23. Medical Terminology, Basic Human Structure, and Disorders


    A. Abbreviations

    B. Word Parts

    Answers to Review Questions


  • Elaine A. Gillingham, AAS, BA, CHUC, Program Director (Retired), Health Unit Coordinator Program, GateWay Community College, Phoenix, AZ and Monica Wadsworth Seibel, BS, MEd, CHUC, Program Director, Health Unit Coordinator Program, GateWay Community College, Phoenix, AZ
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