Clinical Skills for Healthcare Assistants and Assistant Practitioners


Author: Elaine Hughes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118256417
Category: Medical
Page: 368
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Preceded by Clinical skills for healthcare assistants / Paula Ingram and Irene Lavery. 2009.

Clinical Skills for Healthcare Assistants


Author: Paula Ingram,Irene Lavery
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470510714
Category: Medical
Page: 304
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Clinical Skills for Healthcare Assistants is an accessible, easy to read guide, outlining the fundamental and core skills integral to clinical practice. Divided into three sections, the first looks at fundamental skills applicable to all staff, such as accountability, communication and record keeping. Section two explores core clinical skills for example respiratory care, pulse, blood glucose management, catheter care, and fluid balance. Section three outlines complex clinical skills that require more in-depth training and may be restricted to specialist areas of practice, such as medication, and intravenous cannulation. Each chapter follows the same easy to use structure, starting with the aims and objectives of the chapter, followed by the explanation of why the skill is performed, relevant anatomy and physiology, related aspects and terminology, how to perform the skill and common problems. Aimed primarily at healthcare assistants, this will also be a useful resource for newly qualified practitioners and students in health and social care.

Essential Knowledge and Skills for Healthcare Assistants


Author: Zoë Rawles
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1444169238
Category: Medical
Page: 181
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Covering all the essential components of healthcare assistant and assistant practitioner roles, Essential Knowledge and Skills for Healthcare Assistants is a practical and comprehensive text designed to equip you with the necessary clinical skills for your profession. This book: Equips you with the knowledge to provide the safest and most effective patient care possible Provides evidence-based guidelines to ensure best practice that is matched to the National Occupational Standards Supplies comprehensive coverage of both primary and secondary care settings with an emphasis on the role in primary care Includes information on accountability, communication skills, confidentiality and reflection Uses a light-hearted and accessible style, with definitions, case studies and activities to aid understanding Includes a Foreword written by Tanis Hand, HCA adviser at the Royal College of Nursing This is an indispensable guide for all those training as healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners, as well as a useful reference for students embarking on a degree in nursing or health and social care.

Essential Practice for Healthcare Assistants


Author: Angela Grainger
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1856424901
Category: Medical
Page: 257
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This book is specifically aimed at healthcare assistants, and is a comprehensive text covering all aspects of care of the patient. It is written by healthcare assistants and cover the a wide range of topics: * Safety issues * Basic patient and residential care * Special care * Mental health * Learning disabilities * Paediatrics * Women and maternity * Men's care * Caring for carers * Home health care * Lifting and moving patients * Death and dying.

The Handbook for Nurse Associates and Assistant Practitioners


Author: Gillian Rowe,Chris Counihan,Scott Ellis,Deborah Gee,Kevin Graham,Michelle Henderson,Janette Barnes,Jade Carter-Bennett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526417626
Category: Medical
Page: 320
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A ‘one stop shop’ for foundation degree students, Nursing Associates and first year Nurses. It covers the core modules, supporting students’ learning and achievement, and preparing them for their future roles.

Fundamentals of Care

A Textbook for Health and Social Care Assistants
Author: Ian Peate
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119212200
Category: Medical
Page: 280
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Fundamentals of Care is an accessible introductory textbook for all healthcare assistants, assistant practitioners and social care support workers who are undertaking the newly introduced, mandatory Care Certificate, as well as offering a resource for providing care and support. Practically focused, each chapter begins with the outcomes associated with each standard, which helps contextualise and focus the reader on the content and relevance to the Care Certificate. The book also includes exercises to encourage the reader to stop, look, listen and act, along with case studies and thinking cap activities, to promote care and application to practice. Written to help the reader come to terms with the role and function of the heath and care assistants, Fundamentals of Care offers support to those undertaking the Care Certificate and to assist those who already work as health and care assistants, helping them in their quest to enhance safe and effective care. For more information on the complete range of Wiley nursing publishing, please visit: www.wileynursing.com To receive automatic updates on Wiley books and journals, join our email list. Sign up today at www.wiley.com/email All content reviewed by students for students. Wiley Healthcare books are designed exactly for their intended audience. All of our books are developed in collaboration with students. This means that our books are always published with you, the student, in mind. If you would like to be one of our student reviewers, go to www.reviewnursingbooks.com to find out more. This new title is also available as an e-book. For more details, please see www.wiley.com/buy/9781119212201

Advanced Practice in Healthcare

Skills for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
Author: Carol Cox,Marie Hill,Victoria Lack
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136598073
Category: Medical
Page: 216
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Advanced Practice in Healthcare outlines the key components of advanced practice in which healthcare professionals are engaged. With a clear skills focus, it explores issues critical to providing effective enhanced care to patients whilst managing and negotiating the complexities of the healthcare delivery system. Perspectives on advanced practice are illuminated throughout the text and are designed to promote the formation of new thinking in relation to practice, education and research. The text is comprised of three sections that address different aspects of advanced practice and these in turn: Provide guidance on the development of clinical skills, including consultation, clinical decision making, holistic care, and the role of care planning in advanced practice. Explain management skills and how to manage, negotiate and monitor the complexities of the healthcare system in order to ensure the delivery of quality patient care. Clarify the professional role of the advanced practice clinician and how implementation of the role can improve the delivery of patient care. In each chapter activities are presented that assist in the development, implementation and extension of advanced level practice. This text is especially relevant to nurses, midwives and allied health professionals practising within primary and secondary care who wish to advance their practice or clarify their roles within the context of advanced practice, particularly those undertaking masters level study.

Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants - E-Book


Author: Kathy Bonewit-West
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323531083
Category: Medical
Page: 880
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Learn the foundational concepts and skills necessary to become a successful clinical medical assistant! Written using clear and accessible language, Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants, 10th Edition guides you through common office procedures such as taking vital signs, collecting and processing lab specimens, preparing patients for examinations, and assisting with office surgeries. This new edition is thoroughly updated throughout and includes content on elephant system for ear irrigation, influenza test, h. pylori test, digital scale for measuring weight, administration of rotavirus vaccine, along with new chapters on nutrition, emergency preparedness, and the medical record. Plus, with the addition of soft skills, and critical thinking exercises, this comprehensive text introduces you the skills you need to succeed in today’s fast-paced medical office. UPDATED procedural photos provides you with the most current pictures of how to perform important clinical medical assisting procedures. Detailed learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter align with respective procedures to help guide you through the learning process (and ensure that you learned everything you should from the chapter). Over 120 procedures presented in a clear, illustrated, step-by-step format, with online videos showing 84 of the procedures in action. Student resources on the Evolve companion website offer a fun way for you to practice your medical assisting knowledge with animations, games matching exercises, and other interactive activities. Chapter outlines and learning objectives prepare you for the skills and concepts you will be learning. Charting examples help you understand the process for charting your own procedures. Patient Teaching boxes prepares you for effective communication, with detailed instructions on how to answer questions and how to explain medical concepts and procedures. What Would You Do? What Would You Not Do? case studies challenge you to apply yourr knowledge to realistic medical office situations — with a practitioner's response at the end of chapters. Putting It All Into Practice and Memories from Practicum boxes feature real medical assistants sharing personal, on-the-job experiences. Glossary of key terms gives you a quick reference guide for important terms and concepts.

Vital Signs for Nurses

An Introduction to Clinical Observations
Author: Joyce Smith,Rachel Roberts
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444341871
Category: Medical
Page: 280
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Accurate clinical observations are the key to good patient care and fundamental to nursing practice. Vital Signs for Nurses will support anyone in care delivery to enhance their skills, reflect upon their own practice and assist in their continuing professional development. This practical introductory text explores how to make assessments of heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, pain and nutrition. It also looks at issues of infection control, record-keeping and legal and ethical considerations. With case studies and examples throughout, this text will be invaluable to all healthcare assistants, student nurses, Trainee Assistant Practitioners and students on foundation degrees.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing


Author: Jacqueline Randle,Frank Coffey,Martyn Bradbury
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199211043
Category: Medical
Page: 679
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Fast access to concise, targeted information on all essential aspects of clinical skills in nursing Written by experienced nurses and packed full of up-to-the minute guidance and information An indispensable companion for practising and student nurses in a variety of care settings Patient centred, evidence-based and in line with the latest guidelines Includes practice tips and pitfalls to aid patient careIncreasingly nurses are developing and extending their clinical skills into areas that were once considered only for doctors. With the rise of post-registration clinical skills courses, advanced practitioners, and the new medical assistant roles, it is anticipated that future professional practice will involve more emphasis on clinical skills for nurses.The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing provides a practical, easily accessible, concise and evidence-based guide to all the essential elements of clinical skills for nursing practice in one portable format. The first section deals with the principles underlying patient assessment, and professional issues relating to clinical skills in order to help practitioners perform procedures safely and competently. This is followed by chapters on generic skills such as communication, hygiene and comfort, infection control, intravenous access, and care of the theatre patient. There are separate sections on drug administration and emergency and high dependency care. The book then takes a systems-based approach to the care of patients covering the key concepts which underpin all good nursing practice, including the social and psychological aspects of nursing. Information is included on how to relate the principles of clinical skills to different groups such as the elderly and the mentally ill, which will have relevance to practitioners whether in a hospital or community setting.A unique and comprehensive guide to clinical skills in nursing, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing will help nurses and other health care workers to perform clinical skills safely and competently. Readership: Nursing students in pre-registration diploma, degree and masters level degree programmes; registered nurses at staff nurse, advanced and specialist level and charge nurse/sister level; registered nurses undertaking post-registration education programmes.

Keeping Patients Safe:

Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses
Author: Committee on the Work Environment for Nurses and Patient Safety,Board on Health Care Services,Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309187362
Category: Medical
Page: 488
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Building on the revolutionary Institute of Medicine reports To Err is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm, Keeping Patients Safe lays out guidelines for improving patient safety by changing nurses' working conditions and demands. Licensed nurses and unlicensed nursing assistants are critical participants in our national effort to protect patients from health care errors. The nature of the activities nurses typically perform - monitoring patients, educating home caretakers, performing treatments, and rescuing patients who are in crisis - provides an indispensable resource in detecting and remedying error-producing defects in the U.S. health care system. During the past two decades, substantial changes have been made in the organization and delivery of health care - and consequently in the job description and work environment of nurses. As patients are increasingly cared for as outpatients, nurses in hospitals and nursing homes deal with greater severity of illness. Problems in management practices, employee deployment, work and workspace design, and the basic safety culture of health care organizations place patients at further risk. This newest edition in the groundbreaking Institute of Medicine Quality Chasm series discusses the key aspects of the work environment for nurses and reviews the potential improvements in working conditions that are likely to have an impact on patient safety.

Guide to Clinical Documentation


Author: Debra D Sullivan
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803669992
Category: Medical
Page: 416
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Understand the when, why, and how! Here’s your guide to developing the skills you need to master the increasing complex challenges of documenting patient care. Step by step, a straightforward ‘how-to’ approach teaches you how to write SOAP notes, document patient care in office and hospital settings, and write prescriptions. You’ll find a wealth of examples, exercises, and instructions that make every point clear and easy to understand.

Pediatric Clinical Skills E-Book


Author: Richard B. Goldbloom
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 145570637X
Category: Medical
Page: 360
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Pediatric Clinical Skills, 4th Edition, by renowned author Richard B. Goldbloom, is your ideal guide to mastering necessary, often complex and challenging pediatric clinical skills. Written in a clear, informal tone, this book explains the nuances of the child/family interview and history, pediatric physical exam, crucial interpersonal skills, and important issues such as cultural sensitivity, chronic conditions, and athletic participation. An indispensable learning tool for in-training physicians, this book is also a valuable resource for pediatric and family practice physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and all healthcare personnel who work with children. Discover the best approach and demeanor for interviewing patients and their families. Elicit cooperation and gain the maximum value from physical exams of patients of all ages, including preterm and low-birth-weight infants. Enhance cultural sensitivity and capably navigate issues associated with chronic conditions, athletic participation, and more. Perfect the latest approaches for approaching the adolescent, clinical evaluation for possible child abuse, palliative care, examining the head and neck, evaluating gastrointestinal symptoms, surgical assessment of the abdomen, and other rapidly evolving areas. Navigate growing areas of concern including obesity, autism, TV-watching, and video games. Access the complete contents online at studentconsult.com, with Integration Links to related content in other Student Consult resources...videos demonstrating different aspects of the neurological exam, including assessing cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy...additional content and images to complement Ch. 21, Clinical Evaluation for Possible Child Abuse...and full-color inserts that complement Ch. 8, Examining the Visual System, and Ch. 19, Assessing the Skin. Study efficiently with the aid of Case Histories, Key Points, and Recommended Readings.

The Modernization of the Nursing Workforce

Valuing the Healthcare Assistant
Author: Ian Kessler,Paul Heron,Sue Dopson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199694133
Category: Medical
Page: 248
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Positioned within a public policy and public management context, The Modernization of the Nursing Workforce explores how change in public policy on the reform of the health service feeds through to impact upon the management and structure of the healthcare workforce.

EKGs for the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant


Author: Maureen A. Knechtel, MPAS, PA-C
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826199577
Category: Medical
Page: 248
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It is vital for NPs and PAs to be highly skilled in EKG interpretation to correctly identify high-risk patients and to make appropriate clinical decisions. This reference book is the first to present a comprehensive, multifaceted approach to EKG interpretation, covering all major topics required for expertise in this area. Based on a physiologic approach that facilitates in-depth understanding, the text includes clinical scenarios that may be seen in practice, and firmly links the information found in the EKG printout to the patientís symptoms. It clearly presents the gamut of requisite topics in EKG interpretationófrom basic to complexóincluding topics not customarily addressed in depth, such as supraventricular tachycardias and pacemaker EKGs. The bookís multifaceted approach to EKG interpretation is enhanced with new approaches and recommendations, charts, and tables. Review questions at the end of each chapter enable students to identify problem areas. This book helps NPs, PAs, and other health professionals master their EKG interpretation skills and apply them with confidence every day. Key Features: Presents the first comprehensive guide to EKG interpretation Based on a physiological approach to promote in-depth understanding Connects the patientís presenting symptoms to EKG interpretation Uses charts, graphs, and printouts to support class discussion Includes end-of-chapter review questions

Clinical Management of Patients in Subacute and Long-term Care Settings


Author: Terry Mahan Buttaro,Susan Aznavorian,Karen Dick
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323018629
Category: Medical
Page: 354
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"Provides primary care providers with information specific to the medical management of acutely ill adult and elder patients with multiple comorbid health problems. It also contains material on advanced directives, end of life care and regulatory and compliance concerns that often affect treatment decisions in these settings. A section on staff education is also included for nurse practitioners who are directing patient care given by both skilled and unskilled staff in subacute and long term care." --Cover.

Clinical Procedures for Physician Assistants


Author: N.A
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 450
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This concise, well-organized book is the first clinical procedures text written by physician assistant educators and practitioners for physician assistant students. It focuses on the 72 most frequently taught, commonly performed diagnostic and treatment-related procedures that practicing PAs need to know. Step-by-step, hands-on procedure sections clearly and precisely explain the 'how-to' steps of a procedure, while other sections provide essential diagnostic or treatment information such as indications, contraindications, essential anatomy and physiology, patient preparation, materials, and more. Chapters on Informed Consent, Standard Precautions, Patient Education Concepts, and Procedure Documentation discuss essential, non-procedural skills and considerations to ensure that readers have a comprehensive understanding of the use of procedures in physician assistant practice.

Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants –


Author: Jean W. Solomon,Jane Clifford O'Brien
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323394299
Category: Medical
Page: 672
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Learn to provide effective therapy for children and adolescents with Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants, 4th Edition. This market-leading text offers a comprehensive, application-focused guide to pediatric occupational therapy assisting by incorporating the AOTA Practice Framework. The text’s focused and easy-to-use approach to pediatrics covers everything from the scope of practice to in-depth coverage of normal development, pediatric health conditions, and treatment planning. This new edition has also been thoroughly updated and expanded to include new content and chapters on community systems, physical agent modalities, the Model of Human Occupation assessments, childhood obesity, documentation, neurodevelopmental treatment, and concepts of elongation. UNIQUE! Video clips on the Evolve companion website show pediatric clients involved in a variety of occupational therapy interventions to demonstrate how concepts apply to actual practice. UNIQUE! Clinical Pearls boxes highlight expert advice and tips from the authors and contributors. Case examples provide snapshots of real-life situations to show how key concepts apply to real-life situations. Evidence-based content incorporates clinical trials and outcome studies to demonstrate the evidentiary basis for OTA practice. Inclusion of cultural diversity and sensitivity issues familiarize readers with the diverse groups of people that OTAs treat in practice. Incorporation of prevention information demonstrates that the OTA’s role goes beyond intervention and treatment. Family-centered perspective uses the terminology of the AOTA Practice Framework to focus on tailoring the OT approach to meet the needs of children within the context of their own environments. Review questions and summaries at the end of each chapter help readers assess and evaluate what they have learned. Suggested activities in each chapter help readers bridge the gap between the classroom and the clinic. Key terms, chapter outlines, and chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter prepare readers for the information they’re expected to learn from the chapter. User resources on Evolve companion site include a variety of activities to help reinforce the material in the text, including: video clips and review questions. NEW! Content on emerging areas of practice (such as community systems) broadens readers’ awareness of where interventions for children can take place. NEW! Content on physical agent modalities (PAMS) outlines the theory and application of PAMS as used by OTAs with pediatric clients. NEW! Pediatric MOHO assessments that are now available in the chapter on Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) assessments describe how these assessments can help with intervention. NEW! Content on childhood obesity, documentation, neurodevelopmental treatment, and concepts of elongation have been added to keep readers abreast of the latest trends and problems.

Advanced Health Assessment of Women, Fourth Edition

Clinical Skills and Procedures
Author: R. Mimi Secor
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826124241
Category:
Page: 670
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Written for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives, and other primary care providers, this new edition of Advanced Health Assessment of Women, continues to deliver the clinical skills required to care for the unique healthcare needs of women. This text delves into the growing role of the advanced practice clinician, establishing a foundation for and an understanding of the rationale behind the techniques and procedures described. Master's level and doctoral level curricula provide basic content for the advanced practice clinician but may not provide sufficient education and training regarding advanced women's health skills and procedures. This practical manual is designed to fill that gap, linking theory to clinical practice using critical thinking. Using a clear and concise outline format, Advanced Health Assessment of Women avoids unnecessary jargon and cuts straight to the clinical skills, techniques, and procedures the advanced practice provider needs to know. Content progresses from simple to complex, covering basic assessment and physiology, health history, physical examination, and specific investigative procedures. Each technique and procedure outlined contains detailed descriptions, strategies for patient preparation, and recommended follow up, accompanied by a comprehensive list of equipment. In this new edition, all content has been reviewed and expanded to reflect the most updated evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Key Features: Clinical procedures that are on the leading edge in the expanded role of the advanced practice clinician Detailed descriptions of advanced assessment techniques with plentiful tables and figures Special chapter on urinary incontinence includes diagnosis of bladder dysfunction Appendices contain patient information handouts and practice forms that can be adapted for practice Unique chapter: selection and insertion of the vaginal pessary New to this edition: NEW Chapter: Assessment of Transgender Persons Revisions of clinical guidelines and procedures for menopause, cervical cancer screening, and osteoporosis chapters Treatment summary sections for selected chapters such as PCOS, AUB, vulvodynia, obesity, and urinary incontinence