SUMMARY

This chapter has introduced you to many basic patient-care procedures and philosophies, such as patient rights and responsibilities, professional conduct, reporting and assessment procedures, patient education, and patient safety precautions. Additionally, you have learned about inpatient care and the various types of patients you will encounter as a medical technician. Finally, you have been introduced to standard rules of hygiene, aseptic techniques, and the management of medical waste. Having a good grasp of these areas of patient care will give you a good base from which you can grow as a medical technician.