Table of Contents

Lesson 1 Patient Relations

1.1 Basic Human Needs and Principles of Health
1.2 Communication Skills
1.3 Reaction to Stress and Hospitalization
1.4 Transcultural Factors Influencing Nursing Care
1.5 Exercises for Lesson 1

Lesson 2  The Adult Patient Care Unit

2.1 The Adult Care Unit
2.2 Exercises for Lesson 2

Lesson 3 Advanced Principles of Patient Hygiene

3.1 Patient Hygiene
3.2 Exercises for Lesson 3

Lesson 4  Body Mechanics

4.1 Techniques of Body Mechanics
4.2 Positioning and Ambulating the Adult Patient
4.3 Exercises for Lesson 4

Lesson 5 Environmental Health and the Practical Nurse

5.1 Environmental Health
5.2 Exercises for Lesson 5

Lesson 6 Assisting with the Physical Examination

6.1 Assisting with the Physical Examination
6.2 Exercises for Lesson 6

Lesson 7  Specimen Collection

7.1 Specimen Collection
7.2 Exercises for Lesson 7

Lesson 8 Catheterization of the Patient

8.1 Catheterization
8.2 Exercises for Lesson 8

Lesson 9 Vital Signs

9.1 Vital Signs
9.2 Exercises for Lesson 9

Lesson 10 Diet Therapy

10.1 Diet Therapy
10.2 Exercises for Lesson 10

Lesson 11 Introduction to Physical Assessment

11.1 Physical Assessment
11.2 Exercises for Lesson 11

Lesson 12 The Roles of the Practical Nurse

12.1 Team Leadership
12.2 Patient Teaching
12.3 Exercises for Lesson 12

Lesson 13  Perioperative Patient Care

13.1 Preoperative Patient Care
13.2 The Intraoperative Phase
13.3 Recovery Room Care
13.4 Postoperative Patient Care
13.5 Exercises for Lesson 13