A Patient Care Technician, also known as PCT, is a health care worker who is responsible for looking after patients in a variety of settings. For example: hospitals, clinics, outpatient centers, long-term care facilities or nursing homes for the elderly
As a medial biller/coder for a provider, you are joining a team of healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, medical assistants and others, as the person in charge of handling patient data, medical records and insurance information so that claims can be submitted, bills can be issued and payments can be collected.
The primary duty for the phlebotomist is the collection of blood samples via venipuncture or micro techniques, but may also include the collection of tissue samples or other fluids. Blood samples may also be collected by the phlebotomist for blood donations, transfusions, and/or research.
Medical assistants work alongside physicians, mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, such as medical offices and clinics. Medical assistants are cross-trained to perform administrative and clinical duties, as evidenced by the Occupational Analysis of Medical Assistants.
Homecare is health care or supportive care provided by a professional caregiver in the individual home where the patient or client is living, as opposed to care provided in group accommodations like clinics or nursing homes. Homecare is also known as domiciliary care, social care or in-home care.
Psychiatric mental health registered nurses work with individuals, families, groups, and communities, assessing their mental health needs. The PMH nurse develops a nursing diagnosis and plan of care, implements the nursing process, and evaluates it for effectiveness.
There is very little research about missed nursing care in the neonatal and pediatric inpatient setting. In this integrated review, missed neonatal and pediatric nursing care was associated with workload, patient acuity, work environment, nurse characteristics, and prolonged hospitalization of preterm infants. Missed nursing care and related patient and nurse outcomes in diverse pediatric samples remain an area for future research
Pharmacology and the Nursing Process focuses on the key information you need to safely and effectively administer medications. The 9thEdition features clearly written updated drug content reflecting the latest FDA drug approvals, withdrawals, and therapeutic uses. Hundreds of full-color illustrations detail how drugs work in the body and depict key steps in administration
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