LaFleur Brooks' Health Unit Coordinating Pocket Guide,
Edition 2
By Elaine A. Gillingham, AAS, BA, CHUC and Monica Wadsworth Seibel, BS, MEd, CHUC

Publication Date: 08 May 2008
Perfect for everyday reference, on-the-job training, or education, this handy pocket guide includes a wealth of information you need to succeed in health unit coordinating. This new edition includes even more lists and tables containing step-by-step procedures, practical tips, bulleted lists, and thumb tabs for quick reference!

Key Features

  • Includes practical tips for carrying out job responsibilities in the work environment.
  • Find information on both paper charts and electronic medical records in the Maintaining the Patient’s Chart chapter.
  • Step-By-Step Procedures provide a quick guide to your daily tasks.
  • Transcribing Doctors’ Orders chapter provides instructions on transcription and recognizing the many types of orders.
  • Staying organized is easy with a personal record-keeping section that includes telephone number and time management pages.

New Features

  • More lists and tables make finding information quick and easy.
  • Add your own notes on the blank pages provided in the back of the guide.
  • Two appendices — Medical/Diagnostic/Surgical Terms and Commonly Ordered Medications — provide even more practical information on topics you’ll see in practice.
About the author
By Elaine A. Gillingham, AAS, BA, CHUC, Program Director (Retired), Health Unit Coordinator Program, GateWay Community College, Phoenix, AZ and Monica Wadsworth Seibel, BS, MEd, CHUC, Program Director, Health Unit Coordinator Program, GateWay Community College, Phoenix, AZ
Table of Contents

1. Understanding Health Unit Coordinating

2. Ensuring Effective Interpersonal Communication

3. Using Communication Devices

4. Management Techniques/ Maintaining the Patient’s Paper Chart and Electronic

Medical Record

5. Understanding Workplace Behavior, Ethics, and Legal Issues

6. Handling Infection Control, Emergencies, and Incident Reports

7. Managing/ Transcribing Doctors’ Orders

8. Recognizing Types of Doctors’ Orders

9. Admission, Preoperative, Postoperative, Discharge, and Transfer Procedures and



A. Abbreviations

B. Word Parts

C. Medical/ Diagnostic/ Surgical Terms

D. Commonly Ordered Medications

E. A Comprehensive List of Laboratory Studies and Blood Components

F. The National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC) Standards of

Practice and Code of Ethics

G. Notes

Book details
ISBN: 9781416052111
Page Count: 272
Retail Price : £18.99
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