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Assisting with Patient Care

Assisting with Patient Care addresses the expanded role of the Patient Care Technician (PCT) or Multi-Skilled Worker (MSW), covering all of the basic concepts and skills needed by nursing assistants, as well as the more advanced skills required by PCTs or MSWs. This comprehensive text is visually appealing, with its full-color design and abundance of photos and drawings. Its engaging writing style and 7th-grade reading level make it a favorite of students at all levels. Five new chapters and eight new procedures provide more comprehensive information on the nursing process, restraints, specimens, hearing and vision problems, and developmental disabilities.

Paperback, 880 Pages

Published: April 2004

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-02496-9


  • Unit I: Assistive Personnel in Health Care
    1. Health Care Today
    2. Roles and Functions of Assistive Personnel
    3. Work Ethics
    4. Communicating With the Health Team
    5. New! Assisting With the Nursing Process

    Unit II: Focusing on the Person
    6. The Whole Person and Basic Needs
    7. Communicating With the Person
    8. Body Structure and Function
    9. Growth and Development
    10. Sexuality

    Unit III: Assisting With Protection Needs
    11. Safety
    12. New! Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use
    13. Preventing Infection
    14. Body Mechanics

    Unit IV: Assisting With Comfort Needs
    15. Bedmaking
    16. Personal Hygiene
    17. Grooming
    18. Comfort, Rest, and Sleep

    Unit V: Assisting With Physical Needs
    19. Urinary Elimination
    20. Bowel Elimination
    21. Nutrition
    22. Fluids and Blood
    23. Oxygen Needs
    24. Exercise and Activity

    Unit VI: Assisting With Assessment
    25. Measuring Vital Signs
    26. Obtaining an Electrocardiogram
    27. New! Collecting and Testing Specimens
    28. Assisting With the Physical Examination

    Unit VII: Assisting With The Healing Process
    29. The Surgical Patient
    30. Wound Care
    31. Heat and Cold Applications

    Unit VIII: Assisting With Clinical Situations
    32. New! Hearing and Vision Problems
    33. Common Health Problems
    34. Mental Health Problems
    35. Confusion and Dementia
    36. New! Developmental Disabilities
    37. Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
    38. Caring for Mothers and Newborns
    39. Basic Emergency Care
    40. The Dying Person


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