Advanced Skills for Health Care Providers / Edition 2

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Overview

This book was written to prepare the nursing assistant or patient care technician to provide advanced patient care procedures. The book includes content on sterile procedures, including preparing and working with a sterile field, using sterile technique, and performing sterile dressing changes, wet to dry dressings. Venipuncture technique is covered in several chapters as well as intravenous procedures and many other advanced skills. The importance of reporting information and observations to the licensed supervisor is emphasized throughout the book. To this end, most chapters contain special text boxes listing observations to be reported and recorded. Added highlights within the text narrative include safety and infection control alerts, and age related information; information that is important to the student and in keeping with the latest health care trends.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This book details advanced skills for healthcare providers.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide advanced patient care information.
Audience: The target audience includes students and caregivers or patient care technicians who will perform advanced skills in acute care facilities, clinics, HMOs, home healthcare agencies, and other facilities.
Features: The book addresses such topics as sterile procedures, including preparing and working with a sterile field, using sterile technique, and performing sterile dressing changes and wet to dry dressings. Venipuncture technique is covered in several chapters as are intravenous procedures. Other areas covered include enteral nutrition, specimen collection, perioperative care, heat and cold applications, respiratory procedures (basic and advanced), cardiac care skills, and emergency procedures. The appendixes address guidelines for hand hygiene, abbreviations, and medical terminology and electronic communication.
Assessment: Most chapters contain special text boxes listing observations to be reported and recorded. Additional highlights include safety and infection control alerts and age related information. The layout and use of color illustrations is especially appealing and makes for a very interesting presentation.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD(University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This book details advanced skills for healthcare providers.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide advanced patient care information.
Audience: The target audience includes students and caregivers or patient care technicians who will perform advanced skills in acute care facilities, clinics, HMOs, home healthcare agencies, and other facilities.
Features: The book addresses such topics as sterile procedures, including preparing and working with a sterile field, using sterile technique, and performing sterile dressing changes and wet to dry dressings. Venipuncture technique is covered in several chapters as are intravenous procedures. Other areas covered include enteral nutrition, specimen collection, perioperative care, heat and cold applications, respiratory procedures (basic and advanced), cardiac care skills, and emergency procedures. The appendixes address guidelines for hand hygiene, abbreviations, and medical terminology and electronic communication.
Assessment: Most chapters contain special text boxes listing observations to be reported and recorded. Additional highlights include safety and infection control alerts and age related information. The layout and use of color illustrations is especially appealing and makes for a very interesting presentation.
Booknews
Written for caregivers and patient care technicians in training, this text covers 112 procedures ranging from basic documentation to procedures including wound care, phlebotomy, and cardiac care skills. Emphasizes safety, infection control, patients' rights, and communication skills throughout. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418001339
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/13/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 721,975
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

As an independent nurse consultant and educator, Barbara Acello, MS, RN, has worked in long-term care for more than thirty-three years. In addition to owning and operating a school for nursing assistants, she helped to write and develop mandatory state curricula for nurse aides and EMTs. She has also written and/or contributed to approximately 60 textbooks, instructor guides, quick reference guides, and supplemental instructional material for healthcare personnel. During her nursing career, Ms. Acello has worked in eight states as a director of nursing, long-term care facility consultant, and educator. With a particular interest and expertise in the clinical geriatrics, Ms. Acello's subspecialties include resident safety, pain assessment and management, restraints, pressure ulcers, and infection control. She is committed to improving working conditions, education, and professionalism for personnel in the long-term care industry.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Health Care Delivery Chapter 2 Observation, Documentation, and Reporting to the RN Chapter 3 Infection Control Chapter 4 Surgical Asepsis Chapter 5 Wound Care Chapter 6 Phlebotomy Chapter 7 Intravenous Therapy Chapter 8 Urinary and Bowel Elimination Chapter 9 Enteral Nutrition Chapter 10 Specimen Collection Chapter 11 Perioperative Care Chapter 12 Heat and Cold Applications Chapter 13 Caring for Patients with Special Needs Chapter 14 Advanced Respiratory Procedures Chapter 15 Endotracheal Tube and Tracheostomy Care Chapter 16 Cardiac Care Skills Chapter 17 Emergency Procedures

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