Master skills in a simulated hospital setting before working in actual hospital practice! The 96 exercises and activities in this practice manual correspond to LaFleur Brooks' Health Unit Coordinating, 6th Edition and provide hands-on experience by specifying necessary skills, as well as the materials and steps you need to practice them. Plus, the companion CD-ROM packaged with this manual simulates a hospital computer system to help you hone skills you'll use in the field!
Standard organization for each activity provides a record of the tasks to be completed, such as: materials needed, situation, directions, and check lists.
Relevant practice orders include additional scenarios to give you more practice with relevant skills.
Printable physicians orders allow simulation for both the EHR and paper environment.
Ordering requisitions appendix can be used for activities requiring the online EHR when a computer is not available.
Handwritten doctors' orders give you practice deciphering poor handwriting samples
Clinical Evaluation Record provides a written record of your performance in the clinical setting.
NEW! Online access to a working Electronic Health Record gives you realistic hands-on practice entering orders; admitting, transferring, and discharging patients; processing patient and order inquiries; canceling orders; entering lab and diagnostic imaging results; completing patient profiles, doctor's rosters, and chart forms.
NEW! Fully updated directions provides the most up-to-date information on order transcription, forms and orders, and skills evaluations that reflect working in an EHR environment.
Section 1: Orientation to Hospitals, Medical Centers, and Health Care 1. Health Unit Coordinating 2. Overview of Health Care Today 3. The Nursing Department and Medical Staff 4. Communication Devices and Their Uses Section 2: Personal and Professional Skills 5. Communication and Interpersonal Skills 6. Workplace Behavior 7. Management Techniques and Problem-Solving Skills for Health Unit Coordinating Section 3: The Patient's Electronic Record or Paper Chart 8. The Patient's Electronic Medical Record or Chart 9. HUC Role in Processing of Electronic, Pre-Printed, and Handwritten Doctors' Orders 10. Patient Activity, Patient Positioning, and Nursing Observation Orders 11. Nursing Intervention or Treatment Orders 12. Nutritional Care Orders 13. Medication Orders 14. Laboratory Orders 15. Diagnostic Imaging Orders 16. Other Diagnostic Studies 17. Treatment Orders 18. Miscellaneous Orders Section 4: Health Unit Coordinator Procedures 19. Admission, Preoperative, and Postoperative Procedures 20. Discharge, Transfer, and Postmortem Procedures 21. Reports, Infection Control, Emergencies, and Special Services Section 5: Introduction to Anatomical Structures, Medical Terms, and Illnesses 22. Medical Terminology, Basic Human Structure, Diseases, and Disorders Appendix A: Physicians' Order Sheets Appendix B: Generic Hospital Forms and Examples of Computer Screens that May Be Used as Ordering Requisitions When Computers are Not Available Appendix C: The Clinical Evaluation Record