LaFleur Brooks' Health Unit Coordinating Pocket Guide


  • Elaine Gillingham, AAS, BA, CHUC, Program Director (Retired), Health Unit Coordinator Program, GateWay Community College, Phoenix, AZ
  • Monica Wadsworth Seibel, BS, MEd, CHUC, Program Director, Health Unit Coordinator Program, GateWay Community College, Phoenix, AZ

Perfect for everyday reference, on-the-job training, or education, this handy pocket guide includes a wealth of information you need to succeed in health unit coordinating. This new edition includes even more lists and tables containing step-by-step procedures, practical tips, bulleted lists, and thumb tabs for quick reference!
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Book information

  • Published: May 2008
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-5211-1

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Health Unit Coordinating

2. Ensuring Effective Interpersonal Communication

3. Using Communication Devices

4. Management Techniques/ Maintaining the Patient’s Paper Chart and Electronic

Medical Record

5. Understanding Workplace Behavior, Ethics, and Legal Issues

6. Handling Infection Control, Emergencies, and Incident Reports

7. Managing/ Transcribing Doctors’ Orders

8. Recognizing Types of Doctors’ Orders

9. Admission, Preoperative, Postoperative, Discharge, and Transfer Procedures and



A. Abbreviations

B. Word Parts

C. Medical/ Diagnostic/ Surgical Terms

D. Commonly Ordered Medications

E. A Comprehensive List of Laboratory Studies and Blood Components

F. The National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC) Standards of

Practice and Code of Ethics

G. Notes