Patient Care Skills

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Scott Duesterhaus Minor / Mary Alice Duesterhaus Minor  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
7
Language
English
Total pages
464
Pub.-date
August 2013
ISBN13
9780133055870
ISBN
0133055876
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Description

For courses in basic patient care in physical therapy and other health care programs.

 

Both an ideal resource for those entering healthcare and an excellent professional reference, Patient Care Skills, Seventh Edition helps readers learn both specific procedures and general rules of good body mechanics, patient handling, and safety. Extensively updated to reflect the latest best practices in patient care, communication, and documentation, this full-color book delivers clear, accurate, readable information through engaging photographs and simple text. Coverage includes: patient positioning and transfer, vital signs, aseptic techniques, and much more. For each procedure presented, step-by-step illustrations are accompanied by brief written explanations. Since procedures are built around illustrations, less text is required, and students can immediately see if they are performing the correct steps in the correct sequence.

Features

For courses in basic patient care in physical therapy and other health care programs.

 

Both an ideal resource for those entering healthcare and an excellent professional reference, Patient Care Skills, Seventh Edition helps readers learn both specific procedures and general rules of good body mechanics, patient handling, and safety. Extensively updated to reflect the latest best practices in patient care, communication, and documentation, this full-color book delivers clear, accurate, readable information through engaging photographs and simple text. Coverage includes: patient positioning and transfer, vital signs, aseptic techniques, and much more. For each procedure presented, step-by-step illustrations are accompanied by brief written explanations. Since procedures are built around illustrations, less text is required, and students can immediately see if they are performing the correct steps in the correct sequence.

 

Hallmark Features

 

Striking full-color design and many full-color photos—bringing procedures to life, and helps students learn visually, without reading more text than necessary.

 

Thorough coverage of all key skills—including preparation for patient care, aseptic techniques, vital signs, wheelchairs, turning/positioning, range of motion exercises, transfer activities, and ambulation with ambulatory assistive devices.

 

Exceptionally effective organization—reflecting the environment in which patients and clients must function.

 

Up-to-date web video resources—showing the most common care skills, and making them easier to understand, follow, and master.

 

Relevant case studies, Review Questions, and activities—offering students extensive practice in applying judgment and technical knowledge.

 

Consistent with APTA’s Guide to Physical Therapy Practice—ensuring that students will learn today’s most widely accepted techniques and standards of practice

 

Clear and simple rationales—introducing each chapter and major section with a general explanation of the basis for performing relevant procedures, with general rules and guidelines associated with all of them.

New to this Edition

Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest best practices for patient care, communication, and documentation.

 

New! Increased emphasis on communication and documentation skills—preparing students to communicate with patients and colleagues more effectively as part of a successful care team.

 

New! Significant revisions and improvements to the text’s introduction to patient care—helping students master today’s patient care best practices from the outset.

Table of Contents

Preface

 

1. Introduction to Patient Care

2. Communication and Patient/Client Management Process

3. Preparation for Patient Care

4. Aseptic Techniques

5. Vital Signs

6. Wheelchairs

7. Turning and Positioning

8. Range of Motion Exercises

9. Transfer Activities

10. Ambulation with Ambulatory Assistive Devices

 

Appendix. ADA Requirements

Glossary

Glossary of Abbreviations