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Principles & Techniques of Patient Care, 4e (Principles and Techniques of Patient Care) [Spiral-bound]

Frank M. Pierson MA PT , Sheryl L. Fairchild BS PT
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September 20, 2007 1416031197 978-1416031192 4
This illustrated resource demonstrates proper techniques and procedures to help you evaluate, treat, and care for patients in the physical therapy setting. In addition to clear, "how-to" information on positioning and draping the patient, patient transfer, ambulation activities, and much more, you'll gain insight into the rationales and physiologic principles explaining why specific techniques are used.
  • Defines the terms "assessment" and "evaluation" according to the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and Normative Model of Physical Therapist Professional Education, clarifying how these terms are used throughout the book.
  • Provides an overview of the impairment/disability model found in the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice.
  • Discusses interprofessional collaboration, including the roles of the PT and PTA in the health care team (co-treatment).
  • Offers suggestions for evaluating the home and workplace of a person with a disability.
  • Helps you develop problem-solving strategies needed to address real-world situations.
  • Detailed, full-color images demonstrate proper techniques and procedures, calling attention to important visual cues.
  • Expanded discussion of patient safety alerts you to potential hazards to patients and informs you of regulations that help prevent errors and injury, including medical errors and Joint Commission Standards and practices.
  • Information on new products introduced to the marketplace keeps you apprised of new materials and products available to assist your patients.
  • The Approaches to Infection Control chapter includes new terms and expanded discussion of decontamination - specifically, hand hygiene and the use of alcohol-based decontaminants.
  • The Assessment of Vital Signs chapter offers expanded discussion of pain, the use of pain measurement as a diagnostic tool, and methods of pain management.
  • The chapter on Features and Activities of Wheeled Mobility Aids provides updated discussion of wheelchair seating and positioning, as well as new mobility products on the market.
  • The Incidents and Emergencies chapter offers expanded information on emergencies and acute conditions, specifically allergic reactions and falls.
  • Accessible housing is explored in a review of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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"The presentation of this brightly coloured spiral-bound paperback book is in its 4th edition. The text is useful as an introduction for beginning practitioners and those in associate grade posts. The text would be recommended as bibliographical reading for students with referral to more specialist texts in the areas indicated above." Principles and Techniques of Patient Care March 2010

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  • Series: Principles and Techniques of Patient Care
  • Spiral-bound: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 4 edition (September 20, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416031197
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416031192
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 8.9 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Excellent BOOK,
Had all what you need to pass on the exam
Took the exam recently, this book really helped in passing the exam.

I would recommend people to use this book if you are getting certified by NCCA Patient care technician
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2.0 out of 5 stars pointless April 11, 2014
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dumb book. only bough tit because it was the required text for class. I learned more from hearing teachers lecture.
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5.0 out of 5 stars School March 7, 2014
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the book is the same one as advertised. I like it because it contains
all of the information I need for my classes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great information. December 22, 2013
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This is a really good textbook with great pictures to describe each position and transfer. I would recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent resource! June 2, 2013
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I purchased this because I lost my lab book after graduation. It is one that I was going to keep due to the fact that you will not use all of these skills in all practice settings. It is is just a tad older than my edition but the information is the same and I think there are a few pics that I did not have. I had to borrow a copy of this from my last clinical instructor, and then I ordered one! It arrived brand new in my opinion. I paid $10 which is fantastic! Shipping was super quick...thank you! If you are in healthcare and are involved in patient care....keep this book!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Classic Textbook December 3, 2012
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This textbook is fine for the classroom. It is detailed and fulfills the needs for a student in the classroom.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I recommend this book September 2, 2011
I like how this book presents every topic especially about transfers, wheelchair and assistive devices...I like the illustrations, tables and colored pictures...very helpful and informative...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Patient Care book product review September 26, 2010
By Angela
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Very satisfied with my purchase. Arrived in good condition and in a very timely manner. I rely on my books arriving quickly so this worked out very well.
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