Long Term Care Nursing Assistant

ISBN-10: 0131180223

ISBN-13: 9780131180222

Edition: 3rd 2005

Authors: Peggy A. Grubbs, Barbara A. Blasband

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The Long-Term Care Nursing Assistant, 3rd edition is a current, true-to-life resource for today's nursing assistant and patient care assistant students and professionals that reflects the changes in both the health care delivery system and in the role of nursing assistants. This resource provides practical guidelines focused on the restorative approach and the importance of effective communication and places a strong emphasis on cultural awareness and age-specific nursing to meet the needs of a diverse population. New to this edition is a chapter on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders; new information on bioterrorism and workplace violence; new procedures added throughout; and over 70 new guidelines for patient care. Nursing Assistants and Patient Care Assistants - for students just learning as well as a resource for practicing professionals.
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Book details

List price: $105.20
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

The Nursing Assistant in Long-Term Care
Introduction to Long-Term Care
The Nursing Assistant in the Long-Term Care Facility
Ethical and Legal Concerns
Restorative Care: Promoting Resident Independence
Infection Control and Safety
Infection Control
Safety in the Long-Term Care Facility
First Aid and Emergency Care
Basic Skills
The Resident's Unit
Bedmaking
Admission, Transfer, and Discharge
Moving and Exercising Residents
Restorative Skin Care: Prevention of Pressure Sores
Personal Care and Hygiene
Measuring Vital Signs
Nutrition and Dining
Fluid Balance
Elimination
Additional Care and Procedures
Communication and Understanding Resident Needs
Using Communication Skills
Using the Language of Medicine and Using Computers
The Resident, Aging, and Psychosocial Needs
Body Structure and Function: Changes of Aging
Common Health Problems of the Elderly Resident
Care of the Resident with Special Needs
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
Subacute Care
Coping with Death and Dying
Reference Section
Surveys: Assuring Quality Care
Glossary
Anatomy and Physiology Illustrations
Index
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