Saunders Clinical Skills for Medical Assistants

1st Edition

Disk Nine: Assisting with Therapeutic Procedures


    • Print ISBN 9781416024309

    Key Features

    • The videos can be played on a television equipped with a DVD player, or on a computer with a DVD drive.
    • Specific segments or entire videos can be paused or replayed as many times as needed for comprehension.
    • Each video begins with an Overview that introduces the skill, its goal, and how it is used in the clinical setting.
    • The videos outline key components for performing each skill, such as necessary equipment, OSHA standard precautions, and special patient population considerations.
    • Skill Variations show alternate methods for performing common skills techniques in the clinical setting.
    • Each video discusses the necessary and appropriate documentation procedure for the skill.
    • What If interviews feature medical assistants discussing specific practice scenarios, encouraging users to consider what they would do in a similar situation.
    • Interactive onscreen review questions at the end of each video reinforce key concepts and allow users to gauge understanding.
    • Spanish subtitles provide access to written translations of all video content.

    Table of Contents

    9 skills/14 videos Approx. running time: 70 minutes

    Section 1: Preparing to Work with Patients
    9.1.1 Preparing to Work with Patients
    Variation: Working with a Young Child

    Section 2: Patient Treatments
    9.2.1 Applying a Chemical Pack
    Procedure: Cold Pack
    Variation: Hot Pack
    9.2.2 Patient Teaching: Applying a Hot Compress & a Heat Soak
    Variation: Heat Soak
    9.2.3 Patient Teaching: Applying a Cold Compress
    Variation: Ice Bag

    Section 3: Assisting with Casts and Ambulatory Devices
    9.3.1 Assisting with Cast Application
    9.3.2 Measuring for Axillary Crutches
    9.3.3 Patient Teaching: Crutch Gaits
    Procedure: Two Point and Four Point
    Variation: Three Point
    Variation: Swing To and Swing Through
    9.3.4 Walkers and Canes
    9.3.5 Wheelchair Transfers


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