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Fundamental concepts and skills for the patient care technician / Kimberly Townsend Little.

Author/creator Townsend Little, Kimberly author.
Format Book and Print
EditionSecond edition.
Publication Info St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier, [2022]
Copyright Notice ©2023
Descriptionxx, 556 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents Today's healthcare -- The role of the patient care technician -- Professionalism and work ethics -- Communicating with the healthcare team -- Understanding the patient as a person -- Patient rights, ethics, and laws -- Body structure and function/growth and development -- Pain management, comfort, rest, and sleep -- Asepsis and infection control -- Workplace safety and body mechanics -- Patient safety -- Moving, positioning, and preventing fall -- Basic emergency care -- Assisting with the physical examination -- Measuring and recording vital signs -- Obtaining and monitoring and electrocardiogram -- Assisting with admission and discharge -- Bedmaking and hygiene -- Assisting with grooming -- Assisting with medication administration -- Assisting with nutrition and fluids -- Assisting with urinary elimination -- Assisting with bowel elimination -- Assisting with oxygen needs -- Blood collecting and processing -- Specimen collecting and testing -- Caring for surgical patient -- Heat and cold applications -- Care of wounds and pressure ulcers -- Rehabilitative and restorative care -- Caring for women and children -- Caring for the older adult -- Caring for patients with mental health needs -- Caring for patients with chronic conditions -- End-of-life care.
Abstract Master the skills you need to succeed as a patient care technician! Fundamental Concepts and Skills for the Patient Care Technician, 2nd Edition provides a solid foundation in healthcare principles and in the procedures performed by PCTs and other health professionals. Coverage of skills includes patient hygiene, infection control, taking vital signs, moving and positioning of patients, blood and specimen collecting and testing, ECG placement and monitoring, care of the surgical patient, care of older adults, and more. Clear, step-by-step instructions help you learn each procedure, and may also be used as skills checklists. Written by nursing educator Kimberly Townsend Little, this text prepares students for success on Patient Care Technician or Nursing Assistant Certification exams.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references, glossary, and index.
ISBN9780323794855 (paperback)
ISBN0323794858 (paperback)

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