Clinical Competencies Skills from Beginning Through Advanced

ISBN-10: 0135129737
ISBN-13: 9780135129739
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $61.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 3/30/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

A stand alone text including all of the basic entry level skills as well as advanced skills is a valuable asset to all who participate in health care delivery today. Health care delivery has undergone many changes particularly in the classification of the those providing care. This includes patient care technicians, nursing assistants, medical assistants and many others involved in healthcare delivery in hospitals, ambulatory care centers, offices, nursing homes clinics and schoolsmore. All of these individuals require training and evaluation of skills.This text can be utilized as quick review book for a skill not performed routinely, a training manual for new employees, a lab manual for students to check one another's competency performance, an instructor's skill evaluation text, and a procedure manual for offices, clinics and ambulatory care centers.The more than 225 competencies presented in this text are clustered into chapters which include procedures specific to the chapter title. For example the Vital Sign Chapter contains individual procedures for measuring oral, rectal, axillary, and aural temperatures using a variety of appropriate instruments.The text adheres to required skills designated by the AAMA/CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines for Medical Assisting Educational Programs and the American Medical Technology (AMT) national curricula.

Introduction
Infection Control
Vital Signs and Mensuration
Assisting with Physical Examinations
Assisting with Medical Specialties
Pediatrics
Therapeutic Modalities and Rehabilitation
Assisting with Minor Surgery
Assisting with Medical Emergencies
Clinical Laboratory Testing
Urinalysis
Microbiology
Phlebotomy
Hematology
Serology/Immunology
Chemistry
Diagnostic Imaging
Pharmacology
Intravenous Therapy
Nutrition
Cardiology and Pulmonolgy
Appendices
Common Medical Abbreviations
JCAHO's Official "Do Not Use" List
ISMP's List of Error Prone Abbreviations Symbols and Dose Designations
Normal Blood Values/Disease Conditions Evaluated for Abnormal Values
Celsius/Fahrenheit Temperature Conversions
Laboratory Reference Values in Conventional & International Units
Medical Terminology Word Parts
Glossary
Index

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