Patient Assessment Tutorials by Gehrig Jill Rdh Ma
This updated 4th Edition of Jill Gehrig's highly visual step-by-step guide takes dental hygienists-in-training through the process of patient assessment emphasizing both the actual physical assessment and the human interaction involved. The 4th Edition includes four chapters on communication (including an all-new motivational interviewing chapter) as well as unique Human Element sections that include real-life experiences shared by patients students and clinicians. Enhanced by case studies student learning aids videos and a new audio glossary Patient Assessment Tutorials provides students with everything they need to succeed in the course and their future careers as dental hygienists. Key Features:*An all-new motivational interviewing chapter in Part 1 helps students build skills in a collaborative form of communication designed to elicit and strengthen motivation for behavioral change.*New coverage on communicating with patients with special needs such as autism Asperger's and Down Syndrome enhances student skills.*Online student resources including video clips a new audio glossary and suggested Internet sites bring concepts and techniques to life.*A new Audio Glossary is ideal for mastering the vocabulary of dental hygiene on the go and especially helpful when English is a second language.*Module Overviews and Outlineswith Learning Objectives make information easier to locate provide an organizational framework and assist students in recognizing and studying important concepts.*Peak Procedures sections provide a straightforward step-by-step guide for practicing and perfecting assessment techniques in a self-instructional format that fosters autonomy and decision-making skills.*Ready References provide quick access to important information and can be removed from the book laminated or placed in plastic page protectors and assembled in a notebook for use in clinical settings.*The Human Element sections include real-life experiences shared by students patients and experienced clinicians to help students understand the clinical relevance of chapter topics.*Progressive Case Studies that reveal assessment information as students move through the book encourage students to interpret the findings relate them to previous information and make decisions about patient care.*Skill Checks allow students to evaluate their strengths and limitations in performing assessment procedures.*Key Terminology is highlighted in bold type clearly defined and then gathered together into a comprehensive Glossary at the back of the book.*Comprehensive Patient Case Studies in the final module present patient assessment data and challenge students to interpret and use the assessment information in patient care planning.*Detailed full-color illustrations and photographs visually guide students through procedures and techniques.