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ISBN: 9781455707218
Page Count: 304
Imprint: Saunders
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Skills Practice Manual for LaFleur Brooks' Health Unit Coordinating, 7th Edition

by Elaine A. Gillingham, AAS, BA, CHUC and Monica Wadsworth Seibel, BS, MEd, CHUC


ISBN: 9781455707218
Page Count: 304
Imprint: Saunders
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Master skills in a simulated hospital electronic medical record before working in actual hospital practice! Nearly 100 exercises and activities in this practice manual correspond to LaFleur Brooks’ Health Unit Coordinating, 7th Edition and provide hands-on experience by specifying necessary skills, as well as the materials and steps you need to practice them. Plus, the online electronic health record that comes with this manual gives you realistic practice working on hospital computer system to help you hone skills you’ll use in the field!

    • Standard organization for each activity provides a record of the tasks to be completed, such as: materials needed, situation, directions, and check lists.
    • Relevant practice orders include additional scenarios to give you more practice with relevant skills.
    • Printable physicians orders allow simulation for both the EHR and paper environment.
    • Ordering requisitions appendix can be used for activities requiring the online EHR when a computer is not available.
    • Handwritten doctors’ orders give you practice deciphering poor handwriting samples
    • Clinical Evaluation Record provides a written record of your performance in the clinical setting.
    • NEW! Online access to a working Electronic Health Record gives you realistic hands-on practice entering orders; admitting, transferring, and discharging patients; processing patient and order inquiries; canceling orders; entering lab and diagnostic imaging results; completing patient profiles, doctor’s rosters, and chart forms.
    • NEW! Fully updated directions provides the most up-to-date information on order transcription, forms and orders, and skills evaluations that reflect working in an EHR environment.
  • Section 1: Orientation to Hospitals, Medical Centers, and Health Care
    1. Health Unit Coordinating
    2. Overview of Health Care Today
    3. The Nursing Department and Medical Staff
    4. Communication Devices and Their Uses
    Section 2: Personal and Professional Skills
    5. Communication and Interpersonal Skills
    6. Workplace Behavior
    7. Management Techniques and Problem-Solving Skills for Health Unit Coordinating
    Section 3: The Patient’s Electronic Record or Paper Chart
    8. The Patient’s Electronic Medical Record or Chart
    9. HUC Role in Processing of Electronic, Pre-Printed, and Handwritten Doctors’ 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
    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. Reports, Infection Control, Emergencies, and Special Services
    Section 5: Introduction to Anatomical Structures, Medical Terms, and Illnesses
    22. Medical Terminology, Basic Human Structure, Diseases, and Disorders
    Appendix A: Physicians’ Order Sheets
    Appendix B: Generic Hospital Forms and Examples of Computer Screens that May Be Used as Ordering Requisitions When Computers are Not Available
    Appendix C: The Clinical Evaluation Record
  • 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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