Principles & Techniques of Patient Care, 4th Edition

Principles & Techniques of Patient Care

4th Edition

By Frank M. Pierson, MA, PT, Assistant Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; and Sheryl L. Fairchild, BS, PT, Director, Rehab/Wellness, Memorial Hermann Northeast, Humble, TX

1. Preparation Patient Care Activities

-Appendix 1-1 Outpatient Initial Evaluation

-Appendix 1-2 Patient Home Exercise Program

-Appendix 1-3 Activity and Exercise Flowsheet: Home Exercise Programs

-Appendix 1-4 Two-Week Reassessment

2. Approaches to Infection Control

3. Assessment of Vital Signs

4. Body Mechanics

5. Positioning and Draping

6. Basic Exercise: Passive and Active

7. Features and Activities of Wheeled Mobility Aids

8. Transfer Activities

9. Ambulation Aids, Patterns, and Activities

10. Special Equipment and Patient Care Environments

11. Basic Wound Care and Specialized Interventions

-Appendix 11-1 Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk

-Appendix 11-2 Push Tool 3.0

12. Incidents and Emergencies

13. Americans with Disabilities Act: A Review