Nursing Assistant A Nursing Process Approach

ISBN-10: 1418066060
ISBN-13: 9781418066062
Edition: 10th 2008 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $167.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 7/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 960
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.126
Language: English

Learn to become a certified nursing assistant qualified for the acute care, home care, and long-term care settings with this proven learning solution. Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach is your competency-based resource for the latest trends and practices in nursing assistant education. With more than 160 procedures presented in a step-by-step format and over 1,000 photos and drawings to illustrate key skills, you will see why this book is the leader in nursing assistant education.

Barbara Hegner, MS, RN Former Professor Emeritus Nursing and Life Science Long Beach City College, CA.

Esther Caldwell, MA, PhD, is a Consultant in Vocational Education.

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 Nursing Assisting
Community Health Care
Role of the Nursing Assistant
Consumer Rights and Responsibilities in Health Care
Ethical and Legal Issues Affecting the Nursing Assistant
Scientific Principles
Medical Terminology and Body Organization
Classification of Disease
Basic Human Needs and Communication
Communication Skills
Observation, Reporting, and Documentation
Meeting Basic Human Needs
Comfort, Pain, Rest, and Sleep
Developing Cultural Sensitivity
Infection and Infection Control
Infection
Infection Control
Safety and Mobility
Environmental and Nursing Assistant Safety
Patient Safety and Positioning
The Patient?s Mobility: Transfer Skills
The Patient?s Mobility: Ambulation
Measuring and Recording Vital Signs, Height, and Weight
Body Temperature
Pulse and Respiration
Blood Pressure
Measuring Height and Weight
Patient Care and Comfort Measures
Admission, Transfer, and Discharge
Bedmaking
Patient Bathing
General Comfort Measures
Principles of Nutrition and Fluid Balance
Nutritional Needs and Diet Modifications
Special Care Procedures
Warm and Cold Applications
Assisting with the Physical Examination
The Surgical Patient
Caring for the Emotionally Stressed Patient
Caring for the Bariatric Patient
Death and Dying
Other Health Care Settings
Care of the Elderly and Chronically Ill
The Organization of Home Care: Trends in Health Care
The Nursing Assistant in Home Care
Subacute Care
Alternative, Complementary, and Integrative Approaches to Patient Care
Body Systems, Common Disorders, and Related Care Procedures
Integumentary System
Respiratory System
Circulatory (Cardiovascular) System
Musculoskeletal System
Endocrine System
Nervous System
Gastrointestinal System
Urinary System
Reproductive System
Care of the Patient with Cancer
Expanded Role of the Nursing Assistant
Rehabilitation and Restorative Services
Obstetrical Patient and Neonate
Pediatric Patient
Special Advanced Procedures
Response to Basic Emergencies
Response to Basic Emergencies
Moving Forward
Employment Opportunities and Career Growth

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