Advanced Skills for Health Care Providers / Edition 1

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Covering 112 advanced procedures, this book includes such topics as: respiratory care, infection control, phlebotomy & IV therapy, cardiac care skills, surgical asepsis staples and sutures, wound care, specimens collection, urinary/fecal elimination, enteral feeding, and assisting with blood administration. Supplements Computerized Testbank 0-7668-1439-4 Instructor's Manual 0+-7668-1438-6, 280 pages

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Editorial Reviews

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 (
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766814370
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/30/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.96 (w) x 10.28 (h) x 0.49 (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

Health Care Delivery for the 21st Century. Obersvation, Documentation, and Reporting to the RN. Infection Control. Surgical Asepsis. Wound Care. Phlebotomy. Intravenous Tehrapy. Urinary and Bowel Elimination. Enteral Nutrition. Specimen Collection. Preoperative and Postoperative Care. Respiratory Procedures. Endotracheal Tube and Tracheostomy Care. Cardiac Care Skills. Emergency Procedures.

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