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Nursing Assistant, The: Acute, Subacute, and Long-term Care, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By JoLynn Pulliam

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Aug 25, 2011

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For all shorter nurse assistant courses, especially those covering acute care (hospital) and nursing homes (long term care) environments.

 

The Nursing Assistant, Fifth Edition is a concise, practical, affordable, and up-to-date guide to the skills today’s nursing assistants need to master. It is designed both to serve as the basis of any nursing assistant training program, and to prepare students for careers in acute, subacute, or long-term care. It addresses the needs of the whole patient or resident, while promoting independence and self-care. Carefully organized to follow nursing process models, state curricula, and OBRA mandates, it walks through 75 step-by-step procedures reflecting the most common nursing assistant tasks. This edition is fully updated for the newest CDC and OSHA guidance for hand cleaning and infection control, and to reflect other relevant federal laws, including HIPAA.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE ROLE OF THE NURSING ASSISTANT

1. Introduction to Health Care

2. The Nursing Assistant

3. Communication and Interpersonal Skills

4. Relating to Your Patients

 

PART TWO: SAFETY FOR THE PATIENT AND THE NURSING ASSISTANT

5. Infection Control

6. Environmental Safety, Accident Prevention, and Disaster Plans

7. Emergency Situations

 

PART THREE: BASIC NURSING SKILLS

8. Body Systems and Common Diseases

9. Vital Signs

10. Positioning, Moving, and Ambulation

11. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge

12. The Patient’s Environment

13. Hygiene and Grooming

14. Special Skin Care

15. Nutrition

16. Elimination Needs

17. Specimen Collection and Testing

18. AM and PM Care

19. Restorative Care and Rehabilitation

 

PART FIVE: SPECIALIZED CARE PROCEDURES

20. Additional Patient Care Procedures

21. Preoperative and Postoperative Care

22. Subacute Care

23. Special Skills in Long-Term Care

24. Death and Dying

 

Glossary

Procedures

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$24.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-261792-5