Advanced Skills for Nursing Assistants

ISBN-10: 0131779850
ISBN-13: 9780131779853
Edition: 2005
Authors: Francie Wolgin
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List price: $40.67
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/8/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

This resource specifically addresses the need for nurse assistants to be versatile, flexible, and multi-skilled caregivers. It facilitates the acquisition and development of additional patient care skills that can be performed in a variety of healthcare settings.Includes over 4 dozen advanced skills and procedures including urinary catheterization, staple and suture removal, tracheostomy care, enteral nutrition administration, and neurological function observation. Step-by-step instructionsnbsp;walk learners through each skill with a description of its purpose, objectives, key terms, and necessary supplies and equipment. Emphasizes age-specific considerations throughout. Promotes personal and professional growth and job satisfaction.Nursing Assistant students.

About the Author
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Advanced Patient Care Skills
Clean and Sterile Dressing Changes and Ostomy Care
Changing a Clean Dressing
Changing an Ostomy Appliance
Changing a Sterile Dressing
Urinary Catheterization
Inserting a Straight Urinary Catheter
Clean Intermittent Catheterization-Home Use Only
Inserting an Indwelling Urinary Catheter
Discontinuing an Indwelling Urinary Catheter
Staple and Suture Removal
Removing Staples
Removing Sutures
Checking Blood Products
Checking Blood Products
Specimen Collection
Collecting a Sterile Urine Specimen
Obtaining a Sputum Specimen
Obtaining a Gastric Specimen
Collecting Stool for Hemoccult Testing
Checking Blood Glucose
The Digestive System and the Administration of Enteral Nutrition
Overview of the Digestive System
Inserting a Nasogastric Tube
Administering a Nasogastric Tube Feeding
Unclogging a Nasogastric Tube
Discontinuing and Removing a Nasogastric Tube
Administering an Enteral Feeding Using a Gastrostomy Tube
Administering an Enteral Feeding Using a Gastrostomy Button
Administering an Enteral Feeding Using a Jejunostomy Tube (J-Tube)
Neurological Function Observation
Neurological Function
The Central Nervous System
Neurological Observation
Performing a Pupil Check
Performing a Neurological Check Using the Glasgow Coma Scale
Giving Rancho Los Amigos Cognitive Level Care
Caring for a Patient During a Seizure
Phlebotomy and IV Therapy
Phlebotomy
Selecting a Vein
Blood Specimen Collection
Obtaining Blood Cultures
Using a Lancet or a Microlance for a Microdraw or an Infant Heel Stick
IV Therapy
Inserting a Heplock
Inserting a Butterfly (Winged Infusion Device)
Inserting a Peripheral IV in an Adult
Inserting a Peripheral IV in a Child
Recognizing Problems in IV Therapy
ECG Monitoring, Arrhythmia Recognition, and Advanced Cardiac Care Skills
ECG Monitoring and Arrhythmia Recognition
Basic Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart
Setting Up Continuous Three- or Five-Lead Cardiac Monitoring and Telemetry
Monitoring Methods
The ECG Graph Paper
Determining Heart Rate and Regularity
Recognizing ECG Rhythms That Require RN Notification or Intervention
Additional Advanced Cardiac Care Skills
Caring for the Patient with an Arterial Line
Pertinent Points: Advantages and Risks of an Arterial Line
Changing an Arterial Line Dressing
Withdrawing Blood from an Arterial Line
Removing an Arterial Line
Palpating Dorsalis Pedis and Posterior Tibial Pulses
Removing a PTCA Femoral Sheath
Performing a Postcardiac Catheterization Check
Oxygen Therapy and Respiratory Therapy
Oxygen-Delivery and Monitoring Devices
Introduction to Respiratory Therapy
Oxygen Therapy
Preparing an Oxygen Cylinder for Use
Setting Up a Nasal Cannula
Setting Up a Simple Face Mask
Assessing the Need for Oxygen
Setting Up the Pulse Oximeter
Humidity Therapy
Humidification Devices Used in Respiratory Therapy
Setting Up an Oxygen Bubble Humidifier
Pulmonary Hygiene
Suctioning a Tracheostomy
Performing Tracheostomy Care
Instructing the Patient in the Use of the Incentive Spirometer
Performing Tracheostomy Stoma Care
Index

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