LaFleur Brooks

LaFleur Brooks' Health Unit Coordinating

Get the most comprehensive, in-depth coverage on health unit coordinating from the industry’s most popular text! Expert authors Elaine Gillingham and Monica Wadsworth Seibel offer in-depth discussion of key theories and concepts surrounding the profession and guide you through the common responsibilities of a health unit coordinator in both traditional and electronic medical record environments. From greeting new patients and dealing with visitors to transcribing physicians' orders, maintaining statistical reports, and preparing patient charts, this text will prepare you for success across all areas of health unit coordination.

Book, 656 Pages

Published: January 2013

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-4258-5


  • Section 1: Orientation to Hospitals, Medical Centers, and Health Care

    • 1. Health Unit Coordinating
    • 2. Overview of Health Care Today
    • 3. The Nursing Department and Medical Staff
    • 4. Communication Devices and Their Uses

    Section 2: Personal and Professional Skills

    • 5. Communication and Interpersonal Skills
    • 6. Workplace Behavior
    • 7. Management Techniques and Problem-Solving Skills for Health Unit Coordinating

    Section 3: The Patient's Electronis Record or Paper Chart

    • 8. The Patient's Electronic Medical Record or Chart
    • 9. HUC Role in Processing of Electronic, Pre-Printed, and Handwritten Doctors' Orders
    • 10. Patient Activity, Patient Positioning, and Nursing Observation Orders
    • 11. Nursing Intervention or Treatment Orders
    • 12. Nutritional Care Orders
    • 13. Medication Orders
    • 14. Laboratory Orders
    • 15. Diagnostic Imaging Orders
    • 16. Other Diagnostic Studies
    • 17. Treatment Orders
    • 18. Miscellaneous Orders

    Section 4: Health Unit Coordinator Procedures

    • 19. Admission, Preoperative, and Postoperative Procedures
    • 20. Discharge, Transfer, and Postmortem Procedures
    • 21. Reports, Infection Control, Emergencies, and Special Services

    Section 5: Introduction to Anatomical Structures, Medical Terms, and Illnesses

    • 22. Medical Terminology, Basic Human Structure, Diseases, and Disorders


    • Appendix A: Abbreviations
    • Appendix B: Word Parts
    • Answers
    • Glossary


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