Patient Care Skills

ISBN-10: 0838577091
ISBN-13: 9780838577097
Edition: 3rd 1995
List price: $42.61
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Book details

List price: $42.61
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/22/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 8.46" wide x 11.22" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

"An introduction to basic tasks of patient care, this new edition uses over 700 all new photographs and illustrations to guide the student practitioner through every step involved in the procedures of patient care. The third edition is extensive in both the individual procedures covered, and the breadth of groups of procedures covered. Such topics as aseptic techniques, range of motion exercises, the use of wheelchairs, taking vital signs, documentation, techniques of transferring patients, and teaching patients how to use assistive devices for ambulation are discussed in detail."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Documentation
Format of Medical Records
Methods
Audit
Preparation for Patient Care
Management of the Environment
Body Mechanics
Instructions and Verbal Commands
Patient Preparation
Transporting
Wheelchair Wheelies
Elevators
Vital Signs
Heart Rate
Blood Pressure
Respiration
Temperature
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
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
Range of Motion Exercise
Method
Anatomical Planes of Motion
Diagonal Patterns of Motion
Lower Extremity
Upper Extremity
Head, Neck, and Trunk
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
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
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
Americans with Disabilities Act
Background
Resources
General Considerations
Specific Requirements
Index

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