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Lippincott's Essentials for Nursing Assistants A Humanistic Approach to Caregiving



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Thoroughly updated for its Second Edition, Lippincott's Essentials for Nursing Assistants provides the foundational concepts and facts that a nursing assistant needs to function competently in the workplace, be it a long-term care facility, an acute care facility, or a home health agency. Geared to students enrolled in "essentials" courses, this book includes only the most basic, essential information, with the understanding that this foundational knowledge will be supplemented by classroom instruction and on-the-job training. Ancillaries include Instructor's Resource Kit, Full-Color Student Workbook, Free Interactive DVD, ThePoint, Video Series, and Copper Ridge Dementia Care Modules.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Health Carep. 1
The Health Care Systemp. 3
The Nursing Assistant's Jobp. 18
Professionalism and Job-Seeking Skillsp. 42
Communication Skillsp. 59
Those We Care Forp. 77
The Patient's or Resident's Environmentp. 93
The Human Body in Health and Diseasep. 105
Basic Body Structure and Functionp. 107
Common Disordersp. 157
Rehabilitation and Restorative Carep. 203
Safetyp. 213
Infection Controlp. 215
Workplace Safetyp. 249
Patient and Resident Safetyp. 266
Basic First Aid and Emergency Carep. 286
Basic Patient and Resident Carep. 301
Assisting With Repositioning and Transferringp. 303
Assisting With Exercisep. 334
Bedmakingp. 351
Measuring and Recording Vital Signs, Height, and Weightp. 366
Assisting With Hygienep. 398
Preventing Pressure Ulcers and Assisting With Wound Carep. 431
Assisting With Groomingp. 446
Assisting With Nutritionp. 475
Assisting With Urinary Eliminationp. 498
Assisting With Bowel Eliminationp. 528
Assisting With Comfortp. 549
Special Care Concernsp. 565
Caring for People Who Are Dyingp. 567
Caring for People With Dementiap. 584
Caring for People With Developmental Disabilitiesp. 602
Caring for People With Cancerp. 610
Caring for People With HIV/AIDSp. 617
Caring for People Who Are Having Surgeryp. 625
Answers to the What Did You Learn? Exercisesp. 643
Introduction to the Language of Health Carep. 645
Glossaryp. 659
Indexp. 669
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