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"Matucheski, Michele L." <[log in to unmask]>
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Matucheski, Michele L.
Thu, 12 Jan 2006 11:56:08 -0600
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This didn't seem to post yesterday, so I'm reposting in hopes of a response

We are looking for a textbook recommendation to replace the following out of
print title for my Hospitals' Technical Colleague program :

Patient Care Procedures for the Multi-Skilled Care Giver
By Perspective Press / Morton Publishing Company
ISBN 0895823160
Copyright 1996
340 pages with lots of illustrations

So far, the suggestions I've gotten from our BOOKSELLER, Searching Matthews
Medical Books, and the Doody's list, I have not seen anything that seems to
fit the bill.

As I understand it, a Technical Colleague (aka Nursing Assistant Technician
or Patient Assistant Technician) does more than a Certified Nursing
Assistant, but doesn't do the critical thinking that an RN does.  So books
aimed at CNAs and RNs don't seem to fill the instructor's requirements.

Here's a short list of what she has already said NO to (Please don't send
recommendations for these titles) :
Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills - Elkin
Clinical Skills & Interventions - Perry & Potter
Nursing Assistant : A Nursing Process Approach by Hegner
(Even basic and fundamental nursing books are not what she wants.)

She wants a text that very clearly and plainly goes through the How To of
each procedure with bullet points, illustrations, and lots of white space.
She specifically wants a textbook that every student can have for the class,
not video or DVD.

Technical Colleagues are "data collectors" who perform several procedures
like : urinary catheterization, sterile dressing changes, specimen
collection, care of feeding tubes, ostomy care, respiratory therapy skills,
suctioning with a Yankauer catheter, hot/cold applications, bladder
scanners, etc.

Anyone have any recommendations?  What textbook is your hospital using for
Multi-Skilled Caregivers?
I will gladly summarize for the list.  TIA!

Michele Matucheski, MLS, AHIP
The Clark Family Health Science Library
Mercy Medical Center - Affinity Health System
500 S. Oakwood Rd. - Box 3370
Oshkosh  WI 54903-3370

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