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Advanced Skills for Health Care Providers

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ISBN-10: 1418001333

ISBN-13: 9781418001339

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Barbara Acello

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This book was written to prepare the nursing assistant or patient care technician to provide advanced patient care procedures. The book includes content on sterile procedures, including preparing and working with a sterile field, using sterile technique, and performing sterile dressing changes, wet to dry dressings. Venipuncture technique is covered in several chapters as well as intravenous procedures and many other advanced skills. The importance of reporting information and observations to the licensed supervisor is emphasized throughout the book. To this end, most chapters contain special text boxes listing observations to be reported and recorded. Added highlights within the text…    
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List price: $109.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 7/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.40" wide x 10.90" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 2.970
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…    

Health Care Delivery for the 21st Century
Health Care Delivery from 1980 to the Present
Quality Assurance
Patient-Focused Care
Desirable Qualities of the PCT
Professional Boundaries
Developmental Tasks
Age-Appropriate Care
Restorative Nursing Care
Observation, Documentation, and Reporting to the RN
Communicating with Other Members of the Health Care Team
Observing the Patient
Reporting Observations
Recording Observations on the Medical Record
Legal Considerations
Guidelines for Charting
Computers in Health Care Facilities
Guidelines for Documentation on the Computerized Medical Record
Infection Control
Spread of Infection
Guidelines for Times When Handwashing Should Be Done
Waterless Hand Cleaners
Standard Precautions
Isolation Measures
Guidelines for Putting on Personal Protective Equipment
Guidelines for Removing Personal Protective Equipment
Beginning and Ending Procedure Actions
Surgical Asepsis
Sterile Technique
Guidelines for Sterile Procedures
Setting Up a Sterile Field
Sterile Gloves
Wound Care
The Skin
Factors Affecting Would Healing
Removing a Dressing
Cleansing the Wound
Guidelines for Wound Irrigation
Dressings and Bandages
Sterile Technique and Clean Technique
Applying a Dressing
Managing Wounds with Drains
Wet-to-Dry Dressings
Transparent Film and Hydrocolloid Dressings
Pin Care
Removing Sutures and Staples
Standard Precautions
Methods of Drawing Blood
Selecting a Vein and Performing the Venipuncture
Collecting a Blood Specimen Using the Vacuum-Tube System
Collecting a Blood Specimen with a Winged Infusion Set (Butterfly) and Syringe
Blood Cultures
Drawing Blood Using a Lancet for a Microdraw or Infant Heel Stick
Measuring Bleeding Time
Transporting Specimens to the Laboratory
The Centrifuge
Intravenous Therapy
Intravenous Therapy
Inserting a Peripheral IV in an Adult
Heparin Locks
Inserting an IV Using a Butterfly Needle
Inserting a Peripheral IV in a Child
Monitoring Intravenous Flow Rate
Using IV Pumps and Controllers
Complications of IV Therapy
Changing a Peripheral IV Dressing
Discontinuing a Peripheral IV
Assisting the RN with a Central Intravenous Catheter Change
Blood Administration
Urinary and Bowel Elimination
Role of the PCT in Assisting Patients with Elimination Procedures
Testing Urine
Guidelines for Opening a Closed Drainage System
Guidelines for Applying a Urinary Leg Bag
Guidelines for Drainage Bag Disinfection
Suprapubic Catheters
Nephrostomy Tubes
Bladder Irrigation
Removing an Indwelling Catheter
Care of the Patient Who Is Receiving Dialysis
Bowel Elimination
Guidelines for Enema Administration
Caring for Patients with Ostomies
Guidelines for Caring for an Ostomy
Enteral Nutrition
Tube Feeding
Nasogastric Tube Insertion and Care
Checking Nasogastric Tube Placement
Determining Residual Stomach Contents
Irrigating a Nasogastric Tube
Removing a Nasogastric Tube
Caring for a Patient with a Gastrostomy
Feeding Patients with an Enteral Tube
Equipment Alarms
Specimen Collection
Specimen Collection
Guidelines for Collecting a Specimen
Culture and Sensitivity Testing
Guidelines for Collecting Culture and Sensitivity Specimens
Throat Culture
Testing for Group A Streptococcus Antigen
Wound Infection
Sputum Culture
Gastric Specimen
Urine Specimen Collection
Stool Specimen
Measuring Blood Glucose
Measuring Glycated Hemoglobin
Perioperative Care
Perioperative Nursing Care
Advances in Caring for Surgical Patients
Preoperative Skin Care
During the Operative Period
Postoperative Care
Guidelines for Leg Exercises
Respiratory Exercises
Support Hosiery
Guidelines for Applying Antiembolism Stockings
Pneumatic Cuffs
Caring for Patients Who Have Orthopedic Disorders
Heat and Cold Applications
Heat and Cold Treatments
Guidelines for Using Heat and Cold Applications
Heat Treatments
Guidelines for Giving a Whirlpool Bath
Guidelines for Monitoring Hydrotherapy Equipment
Cold Applications
Warm and Cool Eye Compresses
Heat-Related Illness
The Hypothermia-Hyperthermia Blanket
Caring for Patients with Special Needs
Special-Needs Patients
Working with Interpreters
Guidelines for Working with Interpreters in the Health Care Facility
Domestic Violence
Caring for Patients with Seizure Disorders
Spinal Cord Injuries
Caring for Patients Who Are Receiving Chemotherapy
Caring for the Patient Who Is Receiving Radiation Therapy
Guidelines for Working with Radiation Therapy and Brachytherapy Patients
Caring for the Patient Who Is Receiving Immunotherapy
The Rehabilitation Services Team
The Pain Problem
Pain Management Procedures
Respiratory Procedures
Structure and Function of the Respiratory System
Caring for Patients Who Have Respiratory Conditions
Capillary Refill
The Pulse Oximeter
Oxygen Therapy
Guidelines for Oxygen Safety
Oropharyngeal Airway
Nasopharyngeal Airway
Small-Volume Nebulizer Treatment
Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation
Postural Drainage
Advanced Respiratory Procedures
Endotracheal Intubation
Patients Who Breathe Through the Neck
Chest Tubes
Caring for a Patient Who Is Mechanically Ventilated
Cardiac Care Skills
Electrical Conduction of the Heart
Monitoring the Heartbeat
Identifying Cardiac Rhythms
Performing an ECG
Continuous Cardiac Monitoring
Monitoring the Pulse to Evaluate Circulation
Blood Pressure
Guidelines for Electronic Blood Pressure Monitoring
Caring for a Patient Following an Angiogram or Arteriogram
Guidelines for Caring for a Patient Post-Arteriogram (or Angiogram)
Cardiac Catheterization
Emergency Procedures
The ABCs of Emergency Care
Protecting the Airway
Maintaining the Patient's Breathing
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
The Recovery Position
Introduction to the Crash Cart
Postresuscitation Care
Guidelines for Hand Hygiene
Latex Allergy
Mercury Spills
Abbreviations and Medical Terminology
Abbreviation Problems
General Abbreviations
Medical Terminology
Electronic Communication
Medication and Treatment Orders
Procedures and Other Useful Information
Caring for a Patient with a T-Tube
Using a Closed Wound Drainage System
Additional Methods for Versatile Cardiac Monitoring
Heart and Electrocardiogram Study Guide
Calculating Intravenous Drip Rates