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  • Lafleur Brooks' Health Unit Coordinating
    Lafleur Brooks' Health Unit Coordinating


With all of the practical knowledge, skills, and applications you need in todays health unit environment, this completely updated 6th edition of LAFLEUR BROOKS' HEALTH UNIT COORDINATING gives you everything you need to succeed. It reflects the latest advances in the field, including the electronic medical record, as well as new photos and illustrations that bring concepts to life. Plus, youll understand everything from communications skills to procedures through activities such as Abbreviation Exercises, Review Questions, Scenarios, and more. Chapter Outlines introduce the topics for each chapter, and Chapter Objectives provide goals you should achieve by the end of the chapter. Abbreviation Exercises accompanying the abbreviation list for each chapter provide an opportunity to practice and become familiar with the abbreviations you need to know. Test your knowledge of what youve learned with Review Questions at the end of each chapter. Think About topics test your ability to problem solve with situations you might encounter in practice. Thought-provoking Scenarios present realistic situations to help you learn the role and responsibilities of health unit coordinators and prepare for conflicts that can occur on the job. Take Note boxes reinforce key information from the chapter with summaries and new information to help you better understand the material. Doctors Orders show real examples of doctors orders with explanations and interpretations to help you prepare for situations in practice. UNIQUE! Electronic medical record with computer physician order entry information throughout the book keep you informed on the latest technological advances in the field and prepare you for practice. New and updated illustrations and photos provide realistic pictures of actual equipment to increase your understanding of the content. Additional "bad" handwriting examples help you decipher all kinds of handwriting. Information on alternative therapies for treating illness, holistic nursing, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations keeps you current with the latest information in the field.

Table of Contents

Section 1
Health Unit Coordinating: An Allied Health Career
Overview of Health Care Today
The Nursing Department
Communication Devices and Their Uses
Personal and Professional Skills
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Workplace Behavior: Ethics and Legal Concepts
Management Techniques and Problem-Solving Skills for Health Unit Coordinating
The Patients Chart or Electronic Record and Transcription and Monitoring of Doctors Orders
The Patients Chart or Electronic Medical Record
Transcription of Doctors Handwritten Orders
Patient Activity, Patient Positioning, and Nursing Observation Orders
Nursing Intervention or Treatment Orders
Nutritional Care Orders
Medication Orders
Laboratory Orders and Recording Telephoned Laboratory Results
Diagnostic Imaging Orders
Other Diagnostic Studies
Treatment Orders
Miscellaneous Orders
Health Unit Coordinator Procedures
Admission, Preoperative, and Postoperative Procedures
Discharge, Transfer, and Postmortem Procedures
Recording Vital Signs, Ordering Supplies, Daily Diagnostic Tests, and Filing
Reports, Infection Control, Emergencies, and Special Services
Introduction to Anatomic Structures, Medical Terms, and Illnesses
Medical Terminology, Basic Human Structure, and Disorders
Word Parts
Commonly Ordered Medications NEW!
A Comprehensive List of Laboratory Studies and Blood Components
The National Association of Health Unit Coordinators Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics Answers to Review Questions
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