Workbook for Fundamental Concepts and Skills for the Patient Care Technician - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323445719, 9780323445726

Workbook for Fundamental Concepts and Skills for the Patient Care Technician

1st Edition

Author: Kimberly Townsend
Paperback ISBN: 9780323445719
eBook ISBN: 9780323445726
eBook ISBN: 9780323445764
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 27th February 2017
Page Count: 480

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This workbook reinforces students' understanding of textbook content with numerous exercises, activities, and practice questions. Multiple-choice questions help reinforce content from each chapter. Ordered response questions emphasize proper procedure steps. Critical thinking exercises present a case study to help students apply concepts to practice. The practice exam helps students prepare for certification examination. Over 75 checklists - one for every procedure in the text - assist in mastering the skills necessary for safe patient care.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive chapter-by-chapter companion to the textbook.
  • Over 75 procedure checklists allow self-evaluation of skill mastery for safe patient care.
  • Wide variety of exercises enhance learning, including multiple-choice and ordered response questions, true/false, short answer, and critical thinking exercises.
  • Practice tests allows students to prepare for certification exams.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Health Care

1. Today's Health Care
2. The Role of the Patient Care Technician
3. Professionalism and Work Ethics
4. Communicating with the Health Care Team

Unit 2: The Patient

5. Understanding the Patient as a Person
6. Patient Rights, Ethics and Laws
7. Body Structure and Function and Growth and Developement
8. Comfort, Rest, and Sleep

Unit 3: Safety

9. Infection Control
10. Workplace Safety and Body Mechanics
11. Patient Safety
12. Moving, Positioning, and Preventing Falls
13. Basic Emergency Care

Unit 4: Patient Assessment

14. Assisting with the Physical Examination
15. Measuring and Recording Vital Signs
16. Obtaining and Monitoring an Electrocardiogram

Unit 5: Patient Care and Comfort

17. Assisting with Admissions and Discharge
18. Bedmaking and Hygiene
19. Assisting With Grooming
20. Assisting With Nutrition and Fluids
21. Assisting With Urinary Elimination
22. Assisting With Bowel Elimination
23. Assisting with Oxygen Needs

Unit 6: Blood and Specimen Collecting and Testing

24. Blood Collecting and Processing
25. Specimen Collecting and Testing

Unit 7: Surgery and Immobility

26. Care of the Surgical Patient
27. Heat and Cold Applications
28. Care of Wounds and Pressure Ulcers
29. Rehabilitative and Restorative Care

Unit 8: Special Care Concerns and Settings

30. Care of Women and Children
31. Caring for Patients with Dementia
32. Caring for Patients with Special Needs
33. Caring for of the Patient with a Chronic Condition
34. End-of-Life Care

Skills Checklists
Final Exam



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About the Author

Kimberly Townsend

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Chair of the Graduate Nursing Program at Liberty University.