Patient Care Skills / Edition 4

Patient Care Skills / Edition 4

by Scott D. Minor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0838581579

ISBN-13: 9780838581575

Pub. Date: 12/17/1998

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This book provides comprehensive coverage of basic patient care skills for all health care workers. KEY TOPCIS: Such skills as patient positioning and transfer, range of motion exercises, vital signs and aseptic techniques are emphasized. A new format with clearly organized objectives, case studies and review questions add to the step-by-step

Overview

This book provides comprehensive coverage of basic patient care skills for all health care workers. KEY TOPCIS: Such skills as patient positioning and transfer, range of motion exercises, vital signs and aseptic techniques are emphasized. A new format with clearly organized objectives, case studies and review questions add to the step-by-step illustrations and photographs, making this book extremely practical for the clinical setting. Physical therapy students, nurses, nurses' aids, medical assistants, occupational therapists, orderlies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838581575
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
12/17/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
501
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Introduction, Review Questions, Suggested Activities and References are included in each chapter.)
1. Documentation.

Format of Medical Records. Methods. Audit.

2. Preparation for Patient Care.
Management of the Environment. Body Mechanics. Instructions and Verbal Commands. Patient Preparation. Transporting. Wheelchair Wheelies. Elevators.

3. Vital Signs.
Heart Rate. Blood Pressure. Respiration. Temperature.

4. Aseptic Techniques.
Definitions. Universal Precautions. Sterile Field. Apparel. Handwashing. Procedures. Wound Dressings. Cleansing and Sterilizing. Waste Disposal. Laundry. Housekeeping. Isolation. Alternative Systems for Isolation. Precautions.

5. Turning and Positioning.
Supine Position. Turning from Supine to Prone. Prone Position. Turning from Prone to Supine. Turning on the Floor Mat. Turning from Supine to Sidelying. Sidelying Position. Assuming Sitting.

6. Range of Motion Exercise.
Method. Anatomical Planes of Motion. Diagonal Patterns of Motion. Lower Extremity. Upper Extremity. Head, Neck, and Trunk.

7. Wheelchairs.
Wheelchair Brakes. Seat Belts. Caster Wheels. Drive (push) Wheels. Armrests. Front Rigging. Anti-Tipping Devices. Folding Wheelchairs. Specialized Wheelchairs. Measuring to Determine Wheelchair Size. Standard Wheelchair Measurements.

8. Transfers.
Sliding Transfer-Cart to Treatment Table. Three-Person Carry. Hydraulic Lift. Two-Person Lift. Dependent Standing Pivot. Sliding Board. Push-Up. Assist to Front Edge of Chair. Assist to Sitting on Treatment Table. Assisted Standing Pivot. Dependent One-Person Transfer—Floor to Wheelchair. Independent Transfer from Wheelchair to Floor.

9. Ambulation with Assistive Devices.
Teaching Tips. Choosing an Assistive Device. Choosing a Gait Pattern. Guarding. Assumption of Standing and Sitting. Ascending and Descending Stairs. Curbs. Moving through Doorways. Tilt Table. Walkers. Axillary Crutches. Forearm (Lofstrand) Crutches. One Cane. Two Canes.

10. Americans with Disabilities Act.
Background. Resources. General Considerations. Specific Requirements.

Index.

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