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Hartman's Complete Guide for the Patient Care Technician

Hartman Publishing, Inc.

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Hartman’s Complete Guide for the Patient Care Technician is a student-friendly and accessible textbook focused on providing care in an inpatient setting. Information is explained in everyday language, with an emphasis on fundamental topics tested on national certification exams. Supplemental information and procedures are located in the instructor’s guide. Many full-color photographs and illustrations reinforce the textbook content. This textbook contains the following:

  • The role of the patient care technician, including scope of practice, communication skills, and professionalism
  • Orientation to the inpatient setting and how that setting affects patient care
  • Material organized by body system—this includes each system’s structure and function, observing and reporting, common conditions, and related care guidelines
  • Care procedures, including phlebotomy and EKG procedures, described in simple language
  • Issues related to patients’ rights and person-centered care emphasized throughout in Connected Care boxes
  • Up-to-date, comprehensive material about infection prevention, including care guidelines for COVID-19 in the inpatient setting
  • Current information about legal issues, such as HIPAA and advance directives
  • Basics of medical terminology and abbreviations, with more available in the instructor’s materials

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Because the workbook is designed to help students review what they have learned from reading the textbook, it is organized around learning objectives, which work like a built-in study guide. Multiple choice, true/false, crosswords, critical thinking scenarios, and other activities test the student’s knowledge of each chapter. A 120-question practice exam helps students prepare for certification.

Instructor’s Guide

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The instructor’s guide to teaching from our textbook contains the following elements for every chapter: an overview of teaching strategies; page references for both the textbook and student workbook; teaching outlines for every learning objective; a chapter review which may contain case studies, role-playing scenarios, games, discussion questions, and chapter exams, and two final exams. The instructor’s website contains PowerPoint presentations for each chapter that complement the instructor’s guide content and include abbreviated lecture material, student-directed questions, and critical thinking questions related to the procedures.

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