Being A Health Unit Coordinator

Being A Health Unit Coordinator

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For students enrolled in unit coordinating programs.

Logically ordered, moving from simple to complex, this text provides the basic, current information necessary to successfully perform the clerical, communication, and coordination duties of a health unit coordinator (unit secretary, ward clerk, etc.) in today's demanding health care environment.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 203.2 x 271.8 x 22.9mm | 1,111.31g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0130916129
  • 9780130916129

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Being A Health Unit Coordinator, 5e Kay Cox-Stevens Retaining an emphasis on the "patient-centered "approach, Kay Cox-Stevens' "Being A Health Unit Coordinator "continues to provide the information health unit coordinators must comprehend. This up-to-date text is appropriate for students enrolled in unit coordinating programs or as a reference for those that are practicing. It moves from the simple to the complex, laying a foundation of skills necessary for all medical-clerical workers, then follows with more specific health unit coordinating procedures. New medication information, review questions, learning activities, and updated chapter information, make the new Fifth Edition an even more current and complete reference for success. Features The newest information on diagnostic and therapeutic orders. More information on the impact of managed care on the heath care facility. New information on medical records management. An update on medical laws and ethics. An update on new medications. Learning activities with critical thinking questions. Other Titles of Interest
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Table of contents

1. Introduction to Being a Health Unit Coordinator.

2. The Working Environment.

3. The Hospital Departments.

4. Medical Terminology.

5. Introduction to Body Structure and Function.

6. Diseases and Diagnoses.

7. Medical Law and Ethics.

8. Communications.

9. Hospital Safety and Emergencies.

10. Introduction to Management at the Nurses Station.

11. The Patient's Chart.

12. The Health Unit Coordinator and Computers.

13. Introduction to Order Transcription.

14. Understanding Medication Orders.

15. Nursing Procedure Orders.

16. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Department Orders.

17. Health Unit Coordinator Procedures.

18. Review.

19. Order Transcription Practice.


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About Kay Cox-Stevens

This edition of Being a Health Unit Coordinator is once again prepared by Kay Cox-Stevens, R.N., M.A. She is a Professor of Health Sciences at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California, and owns a consulting business, Achiever's Development Enterprises. She is a former instructor of health unit coordinators. She is a founding member of NAHUC (The National Association of Health Unit Coordinators) and a former regional representative and Director of Education of that organization. She is the series editor for the Medical Clerical Series and for the Clinical Allied Health textbook series for Career Publishing.
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