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Nursing Assistant A Nursing Process Approach - Basics

ISBN-10: 1428317465

ISBN-13: 9781428317468

Edition: 2010

Authors: Barbara Hegner, Barbara Acello, Esther Caldwell

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List price: $122.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 6/11/2009
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 704
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.366
Language: English

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

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.

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

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, Hydration, And Elimination
Urinary Elimination
Gastrointestinal Elimination
Nutritional Needs and Diet Modifications
Special Care Procedures
Caring for the Perioperative Patient
Caring for the Emotionally Stressed Patient
Caring for Persons with Cognitive Impairment and Related Conditions
Caring for the Bariatric Patient
Caring for the Person who is Dying
Other Health Care Settings
The Nursing Assistant in Home Care
Body Systems, Common Disorders, And Related Care Procedures
Caring for Persons with Disorders of the Integumentary System
Caring for Persons with Cardiopulmonary Disorders
Caring for Persons with Disorders of the Musculoskeletal and Nervous Systems
Caring for Persons with Disorders of the Sensory Organs
Caring for Persons with Disorders of the Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
Expanded Role Of The Nursing Assistant
Caring for Obstetrical Patients and Neonates
Rehabilitation and Restorative Services
Response To Basic Emergencies
Response to Basic Emergencies