Pierson and Fairchild's Principles & Techniques of Patient Care - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9781455707041, 9781455707096

Pierson and Fairchild's Principles & Techniques of Patient Care

5th Edition

Authors: Sheryl Fairchild
Paperback ISBN: 9781455707041
eBook ISBN: 9781455707096
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 25th April 2012
Page Count: 416

Description

Build your physical and occupational therapy patient care skills on a foundation of the proven practices found in this must-read text. In addition to clear "how-to" information on everything from positioning and draping, to patient transfer and ambulation activities, the book’s easy-to-understand rationales will give you the "why" behind these proven techniques. This fifth edition also comes with new student resources on the companion Evolve site complete with videos, case studies, skills checklists, and more.

Key Features

  • Clearly written instructions and full-color illustrations on patient care techniques and procedures cover topics such as proper lifting, patient transfers, basic wound care, and assessment of vital signs.
  • Insight into rationales and physiological principles explain why specific techniques and procedures are used.
  • More than 700 full-color photographs vividly demonstrate proper performance of techniques and procedures used in the assessment and management of patients in the rehabilitation setting.
  • Procedure boxes throughout the text offer additional tips for optimal assessment and management of patients in the rehabilitation setting.
  • Self-study and problem solving activities promote decision-making and problem solving skills.

Table of Contents

1. Preparation Patient Care Activities

2. Approaches to Infection Control

3. Assessment of Vital Signs

4. Body Mechanics

5. Positioning and Draping

6. Chapter Basic Exercise: Passive and Active

7. Features and Activities of Wheeled Mobility Aids

8. Transfer Activities

9. Ambulation Aids, Patterns, and Activities

10. Special Equipment and Patient Care Environments

11. Basic Wound Care and Specialized Interventions

12. Incidents and Emergencies

13. Americans with Disabilities Act: A Review

Bibliography

Details

No. of pages:
416
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Paperback ISBN:
9781455707041
eBook ISBN:
9781455707096
eBook ISBN:
9780323266406
eBook ISBN:
9781455775187

About the Author

Sheryl Fairchild

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Rehab/Wellness, Memorial Hermann Northeast, Humble, TX