Summary: Assisting with Patient Care addresses the expanded role of the Patient Care Technician (PCT) or Multi-Skilled Worker (MSW), covering all of the basic concepts and skills needed by nursing assistants, as well as the more advanced skills required by PCTs or MSWs. This comprehensive text is visually appealing, with its full-color design and abundance of photos and drawings. Its engaging writing style and 7th-grade reading level make it a favorite of students at all leve
ls. Five new chapters and eight new procedures provide more comprehensive information on the nursing process, restraints, specimens, hearing and vision problems, and developmental disabilities.
Summary: Assisting with Patient Care addresses the expanded role of the Patient Care Technician (PCT) or Multi-Skilled Worker (MSW), covering all of the basic concepts and skills needed by nursing assistants, as well as the more advanced skills required by PCTs or MSWs. This comprehensive text is visually appealing, with its full-color design and abundance of photos and drawings. Its engaging writing style and 7th-grade reading level make it a favorite of students at all levels. Five new chapters and eight new procedures provide more comprehensive information on the nursing process, restraints, specimens, hearing and vision problems, and developmental disabilities. ...show less
Sheila A. Sorrentino, RN, MSN, PhD, Curriculum and Health Care Consultant, Normal, Illinois
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Unit I: Assistive Personnel in Health Care
1. Health Care Today 2. Roles and Functions of Assistive Personnel 3. Work Ethics 4. Communicating With the Health Team 5. New! Assisting With the Nursing Process
Unit II: Focusing on the Person
6. The Whole Person and Basic Needs 7. Communicating With the Person 8. Body Structure and Function 9. Growth and Development 10. Sexuality
Unit III: Assisting With Protection Needs
11. Safety 12. New! Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use 13. Preventing Infection 14. Body Mechanics
Unit IV: Assisting With Comfort Needs
15. Bedmaking 16. Personal Hygiene 17. Grooming 18. Comfort, Rest, and Sleep
Unit V: Assisting With Physical Needs
19. Urinary Elimination 20. Bowel Elimination 21. Nutrition 22. Fluids and Blood 23. Oxygen Needs 24. Exercise and Activity
Unit VI: Assisting With Assessment
25. Measuring Vital Signs 26. Obtaining an Electrocardiogram 27. New! Collecting and Testing Specimens 28. Assisting With the Physical Examination
Unit VII: Assisting With The Healing Process
29. The Surgical Patient 30. Wound Care 31. Heat and Cold Applications
Unit VIII: Assisting With Clinical Situations
32. New! Hearing and Vision Problems 33. Common Health Problems 34. Mental Health Problems 35. Confusion and Dementia 36. New! Developmental Disabilities 37. Rehabilitation and Restorative Care 38. Caring for Mothers and Newborns 39. Basic Emergency Care 40. The Dying Person
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