Skills Practice Manual for LaFleur Brooks' Health Unit Coordinating


  • 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

Master skills in a simulated hospital electronic medical record before working in actual hospital practice! Nearly 100 exercises and activities in this practice manual correspond to LaFleur Brooks’ Health Unit Coordinating, 7th Edition and provide hands-on experience by specifying necessary skills, as well as the materials and steps you need to practice them. Plus, the online electronic health record that comes with this manual gives you realistic practice working on hospital computer system to help you hone skills you’ll use in the field!
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Book information

  • Published: February 2013
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-0721-8

Table of Contents

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

  • 4. Communication Devices and Their Uses

Section 2: Personal and Professional Skills

  • 7. Management Techniques and Problem-Solving Skills for Health Unit Coordinating

Section 3: The Patient’s Electronic Record or Paper Chart, Transcription of Doctors’ Orders, and Documentation of Vital Signs

  • 8. The Patient’s Electronic Medical Record or Paper Chart
  • 10. Patient Activity, Patient Positioning, and Nursing Observation Orders
  • 11. Nursing Treatment Orders
  • 12. Nutritional Care Orders
  • 13. Medication Orders
  • 14. Laboratory Orders and Recording Telephoned Laboratory Results
  • 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. Transcribing Discharge Orders


  • Appendix A: Physicians’ Order Sheets
  • Appendix B: Generic Hospital Forms and Examples of Computer Screens that May Be Used as Ordering Requisitions When Computers Are Not Available
  • Appendix C: The Clinical Evaluation Record