Principles and Techniques of Patient Care / Edition 2

Principles and Techniques of Patient Care / Edition 2

by Frank M. Pierson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0721675247

ISBN-13: 9780721675244

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

This simple, step-by-step book helps you master the procedures you will need to evaluate and assess patients from your very first day of clinicals. Detailed instructions and clear photographs provide demonstrations of each technique or procedure. Build your confidence for early clinical encounters with this guide written specifically for PTs, PTAs, and other health

Overview

This simple, step-by-step book helps you master the procedures you will need to evaluate and assess patients from your very first day of clinicals. Detailed instructions and clear photographs provide demonstrations of each technique or procedure. Build your confidence for early clinical encounters with this guide written specifically for PTs, PTAs, and other health professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721675244
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
369
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 11.02(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction to Patient Care Activities1
Introduction2
Interprofessional Collaboration2
Professional Collaboration2
Orientation3
Awareness of Cultural Diversity4
Informed Consent5
Principles of Documentation6
Principles of Patient Management7
Principles of Patient Examination and Evaluation9
Patient and Family Education10
Communication12
Communicating with a Person with a Disability14
Safety Considerations15
2Approaches to Infection Control25
Introduction25
Principles and Concepts26
Control of Disease in the Health Care Environment27
Hand-Washing Techniques27
Isolation Precautions32
Application of Protective Garments34
Removal of Contaminated Protective Garments43
3Assessment of Vital Signs47
Introduction48
Body Temperature48
Pulse52
Blood Pressure56
Respiration (Pulmonary Ventilation)60
Pain62
4Body Mechanics67
Introduction68
Principles and Concepts of Proper Body Mechanics68
Lifting Principles and Techniques70
Pushing, Pulling, Reaching, and Carrying76
Posture and Body Control77
5Positioning and Draping83
Introduction84
Principles and Concepts85
Positioning85
Preventive Positioning90
Draping91
6Basic Exercise: Passive and Active95
Introduction96
Types of Exercise for Range of Motion97
Preparation for Application of Passive and Active Range of Motion98
Principles of Passive Exercise99
Traditional PROM Movements101
Active Exercise121
7Transfer Activities127
Introduction127
Organization of Patient Transfers128
Preparation128
Principles129
Precautions129
Types of Transfers130
Principles of Mobility Activities for a Bed or Mat131
Standing, Sitting, Lifting Transfers140
Mechanical Equipment156
Other Types of Transfers160
8Wheelchair Features and Activities167
Introduction167
Standard Wheelchair Measurements169
Confirmation of Fit169
Methods to Evaluate the Fit169
Potential Adverse Effects of Improper Fit172
Patient and Family Education173
Wheelchair Components and Features173
Functional Activities187
General Care and Maintenance211
9Ambulation Aids, Patterns, and Activities213
Introduction214
Organization of Ambulation Activities214
Preambulation Equipment, Procedures, and Activities214
Preambulation Equipment215
Measurement and Fit219
Confirmation of Fit221
Safety Considerations and Precautions223
Parallel Bar Activities227
Basic Gait Patterns228
Preambulation Functional Activities234
Standing and Sitting Activities235
Ambulation Functional Activities254
10Special Equipment and Patient Care Environments273
Introduction274
Orientation to the Special Intensive Care Unit275
Types of Beds277
Life Support and Monitoring Equipment280
11Basic Wound Care and Specialized Interventions295
Introduction296
The Sterile Field296
Wound Management298
Girth Measurement310
Lymphedema314
Compression Garments317
Chest Physical Therapy321
12Incidents and Emergencies325
Introduction326
Principles and Concepts327
Emergency Care328
Bandages329
Emergency Care for Specific Conditions336
13Americans with Disabilities Act: A Review347
Introduction347
Definitions347
General Aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act348
Compliance and Implementation of Regulations352
Assessing the Environment354
Bibliography357
Index361

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