Synopses & Reviews
Health Unit Coordinator: 21ST Century Professional was written for a community college course, an in-house health care facility-based training program, and is also appropriate for an adult education or high school course. The authors bring a combined 60 years experience teaching and training health unit coordinators in a variety of health care settings! The book conforms to the Health Unit Coordinator National Certification Exam Content Outline based on the national job analysis. The National Association of Health Unit Coordinators Certification Exam Content Areas are included in each chapter to emphasize these entry level educational competencies. The professional association standards are used to support health unit coordinating as a health care profession. The importance of the team approach in the working environment is emphasized throughout the book.
The book thoroughly explains the health unit coordinating profession and its responsibilities from the stages of a learner to a job seeker to a new employee to a seasoned health care team member. The book can be used to learn the basics, to prepare for the national certification exam, as an on-the-job reference, and as a training resource for the health unit coordinator preceptor. The book addresses the health care environment and team members and the health unit coordinator's role in that environment in effectively transcribing the physician's orders and coordinating the non-clinical tasks.
About the Author
Donna J. Kuhns, CHUC, Health Unit Coordinator Instructor, Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee Wisconsin Patricia Noonan Rice, BA, CHUC, Former Health Unit Coordinator Program and Staff Development Instructor, Rockford Health Systems, Former Adjunct Faculty, Rock Valley College, Rockford, Illinois Linda L. Winslow, BS, CHUC, Staff Development Coordinator, Marquette General Health System, Marquette, Michigan
Table of Contents
Section 1 Health Unit Coordinating. Chapter 1 History of Health Unit Coordination. Chapter 2 Profession of Health Unit Coordinating. Chapter 3 Health Care Team. Chapter 4 Patient Care Delivery Systems. Section 2 Coordination of the Unit/Department. Chapter 5 Your Department. Chapter 6 Ancillary Departments. Chapter 7 Support Departments. Chapter 8 Administration. Chapter 9 Supplies and Service Management. Chapter 10 Healthy Environment/Safety. Section 3 Management of Information. Chapter 11 Confidentiality. Chapter 12 Patient Rights/Responsibilities. Chapter 13 Patient Care Record. Chapter 14 Admissions, Transfers, Dismissals. Section 4 Communications. Chapter 15 Communication Skills. Chapter 16 Communication Equipment. Chapter 17 Orientation and Training Personnel. Section 5 Critical Thinking. Chapter 18 Critical Thinking, Problem Identification and Resources, Prioritization, Decision Making, Multi-Tasking. Chapter 19 Diversity. Section 6 Medical Terminology. Chapter 20 Introduction to Medical Terms. Chapter 21 Body Structure. Chapter 22 Abbreviations/Symbols. Section 7 Order Transcription. Chapter 23 The Process. Chapter 24 Laboratory. Chapter 25 Diagnostics. Chapter 26 Nutrition Services. Chapter 27 Nursing. Chapter 28 Medication and Intravenous Therapy Orders. Chapter 29 Therapy. Chapter 30 Surgery, Pre and Post-operative. Chapter 31 Support Services. Chapter 32 Professional Development