Phlebotomy

Author: Robin S. Warekois
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323279406
Release Date: 2015-02-26
Genre: Medical

With an illustrated, storyboard format for procedures, Phlebotomy: Worktext and Procedures Manual, 4th Editiondescribes all aspects of phlebotomy, with current coverage of equipment, safety procedures, arterial blood gases, point-of-care testing, and practical phlebotomy skills. Procedures cover core functions and are outlined with step-by-step instructions and new full-color photos. Clinical scenarios, practice tips, and new Avoid That Errorfeatures keep the focus on application and practice. Written by phlebotomy expert Robin Warekois, this practical worktext also includes competency checklists, a mock certification exam, a detachable bookmark that can serve as a tube guide, anda new video collection on the Evolve companion website. A detailed, storyboard format outlines common procedures, with steps accompanied by new full-color photos.Study and certification exam preparation questions in each chapter help you review and remember the material.A mock certification exam in the appendix mirrors the format of the actual phlebotomy certification exam, allowing you to review for the exam with 150 multiple-choice questions.Competency Checklists at the end of the book summarize the most critical and important steps in phlebotomy procedures.Clinical scenarios and tips encourage you apply your knowledge to real-life challenges in the workplace.Student resources on an Evolve companion website include a pre-test,animations, a new procedural video collection, interactive exercises, a mock certification exam, and an audio glossary.An anatomy and physiology section offers illustrated, in-depth information on body systems.A perforated bookmark on the back cover serves as a quick, portable reminder of which stopper tops to use for various diagnostic tests.Flashbacks and Flashforwards provide a cross reference to related information in previous or upcoming chapters. NEW video collection on the Evolve companion website demonstrates how critical procedures are performed.NEW photos have been added, in addition to new content on professionalism and HIPAA, equipment, and technology.NEW! Avoid That Error scenarios help you develop critical thinking skills and provide helpful tips on resolving problematic situations.

Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques E Book

Author: Anne Griffin Perry
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323293914
Release Date: 2013-12-24
Genre: Medical

Known for its clear, comprehensive coverage of over 200 evidence-based skills, Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques is today’s leading nursing skills reference. It features nearly 1,000 full-color photographs and drawings, a nursing process framework, step-by-step instructions with rationales, and a focus on critical thinking and evidence-based practice. This edition includes new coverage of patient-centered care and safety guidelines, an emphasis on QSEN core competencies, and links to valuable online resources. Written by the trusted author team of Anne Griffin Perry and Patricia A. Potter, and now joined by new author Wendy Ostendorf, this reference helps you perform nursing skills with confidence. Coverage of QSEN core competencies includes delegation and collaboration, guidelines for reporting and recording, and pediatric, geriatric, home care, and teaching considerations. Unique! Using Evidence in Nursing Practice chapter covers the entire process of conducting research, including collecting, evaluating, and applying evidence from published research. Comprehensive coverage includes 212 basic, intermediate, and advanced nursing skills. Clinical Decision Points within skills address key safety issues or possible skill modifications for specific patient needs. Icons indicate video clips related to skills and procedures in the book and related lessons in Nursing Skills Online. Rationales for each skill step explain why steps are performed in a specific way, including their clinical significance and benefit, and incorporate the latest research findings. The five-step nursing process provides a framework for the description of skills within overall client care. Unique! Unexpected outcomes and related interventions alert you to what might go wrong and how to appropriately intervene. Online checklists and video clips may be downloaded to mobile devices. NEW Patient-Centered Care sections address issues unique to people of specific cultural, ethnic, and demographic backgrounds — a QSEN core competency. NEW Safety Guidelines sections cover the global recommendations on the safe execution of skill sets — also a QSEN core competency. UPDATED Adverse Event Reporting (AER) procedural guideline covers the correct response to Serious Event Reporting within the healthcare facility. NEW! Safe Transfer to a Wheel Chair procedural guideline focuses on the safety aspect of this common maneuver. NEW! Communicating with the Cognitively Impaired Patient skill provides the understanding and protocol for dealing with patients who are unable to communicate in a typical manner. NEW! Assessing the Genitalia and Rectum skill includes complete information and rationales. NEW! Caring for Patients with Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO) and C. difficili skill covers this growing challenge to patient welfare and to healthcare providers.

Saunders Medical Assisting Pocket Pal

Author: Sue A. Hunt
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 0721692257
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Medical

This handy reference tool is useful for medical assisting students going into clinical externship, as well as for new medical assistants on the job. Information is organized into the key national curriculum topics and an outline format provides rapid-access to information when it's needed most. It includes a 6-month planner and notes section for capturing critical information used on the job every day. Tips for clinical success are also included, as well as numerous charts and lists that summarize information into essential components.