Principles and Techniques of Patient Care

ISBN-10: 0721693792
ISBN-13: 9780721693798
Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)
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Description: The authors offer a guide to patient care which is intended to give readers the knowledge and skills to care for people with disabilities and to help patients use assistive devices safely and effectively.

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Book details

List price: $65.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 10/4/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

The authors offer a guide to patient care which is intended to give readers the knowledge and skills to care for people with disabilities and to help patients use assistive devices safely and effectively.

Introduction to Patient Care Activities
Introduction
Interprofessional Collaboration
Professional Collaboration
Orientation
Awareness of Cultural Diversity
Informed Consent
Principles of Documentation
Principles of Patient Management
Principles of Patient Examination and Evaluation
Patient and Family Education
Communication
Communicating with a Person with a Disability
Safety Considerations
Approaches to Infection Control
Introduction
Principles and Concepts
Control of Disease in the Health Care Environment
Hand-Washing Techniques
Isolation Precautions
Application of Protective Garments
Removal of Contaminated Protective Garments
Assessment of Vital Signs
Introduction
Body Temperature
Pulse
Blood Pressure
Respiration (Pulmonary Ventilation)
Pain
Body Mechanics
Introduction
Principles and Concepts of Proper Body Mechanics
Lifting Principles and Techniques
Pushing, Pulling, Reaching, and Carrying
Posture and Body Control
Positioning and Draping
Introduction
Principles and Concepts
Positioning
Preventive Positioning
Draping
Basic Exercise: Passive and Active
Introduction
Types of Exercise for Range of Motion
Preparation for Application of Passive and Active Range of Motion
Principles of Passive Exercise
Traditional PROM Movements
Active Exercise
Transfer Activities
Introduction
Organization of Patient Transfers
Preparation
Principles
Precautions
Types of Transfers
Principles of Mobility Activities for a Bed or Mat
Standing, Sitting, Lifting Transfers
Mechanical Equipment
Other Types of Transfers
Wheelchair Features and Activities
Introduction
Standard Wheelchair Measurements
Confirmation of Fit
Methods to Evaluate the Fit
Potential Adverse Effects of Improper Fit
Patient and Family Education
Wheelchair Components and Features
Functional Activities
General Care and Maintenance
Ambulation Aids, Patterns, and Activities
Introduction
Organization of Ambulation Activities
Preambulation Equipment, Procedures, and Activities
Preambulation Equipment
Measurement and Fit
Confirmation of Fit
Safety Considerations and Precautions
Parallel Bar Activities
Basic Gait Patterns
Preambulation Functional Activities
Standing and Sitting Activities
Ambulation Functional Activities
Special Equipment and Patient Care Environments
Introduction
Orientation to the Special Intensive Care Unit
Types of Beds
Life Support and Monitoring Equipment
Basic Wound Care and Specialized Interventions
Introduction
The Sterile Field
Wound Management
Girth Measurement
Lymphedema
Compression Garments
Chest Physical Therapy
Incidents and Emergencies
Introduction
Principles and Concepts
Emergency Care
Bandages
Emergency Care for Specific Conditions
Americans with Disabilities Act: A Review
Introduction
Definitions
General Aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Compliance and Implementation of Regulations
Assessing the Environment
Bibliography
Index

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