Nursing Assisting Essentials for Long Term Care

ISBN-10: 1401827527

ISBN-13: 9781401827526

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Barbara Acello
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Description: The 2nd edition of Nursing Assisting: Essentials of Long Term Care is specifically designed to prepare individuals to take the state certification exams. It presents basic resident care information for long-term care facilities emphasizing the realities of clinical practice while offering solutions to common problems encountered in the practice. This book meets the OBRA and CDC standards and emphasizes Infection Control in every chapter.

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Book details

List price: $108.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 8/4/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

As an independent nurse consultant and educator, Barbara Acello, MS, RN, has worked in long-term care for more than thirty-three years. In addition to owning and operating a school for nursing assistants, she helped to write and develop mandatory state curricula for nurse aides and EMTs. She has also written and/or contributed to approximately 60 textbooks, instructor guides, quick reference guides, and supplemental instructional material for healthcare personnel. During her nursing career, Ms. Acello has worked in eight states as a director of nursing, long-term care facility consultant, and educator. With a particular interest and expertise in the clinical geriatrics, Ms. Acello's subspecialties include resident safety, pain assessment and management, restraints, pressure ulcers, and infection control. She is committed to improving working conditions, education, and professionalism for personnel in the long-term care industry.

Introduction to health care
Working in long-term care
Infection control
Safety and emergencies
Legal and ethical responsibilities
Communication and interpersonal skills
Observations, recording, and reporting
Body mechanics, moving and positioning residents
Assisting residents with mobility
Care of the environment
Personal care skills
Comfort, pain, rest, and sleep
Nutrition and hydration
Elimination
Restraints and restraint alternatives
Measuring vital signs, height, and weight
Admission, transfer, and discharge
Restorative care
The nursing assistant in subacute care
Special behavioral problems
Death and dying
The nursing assistant in home care
Employment opportunities
Surviving a survey
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