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Nursing Assistant, The: Acute, Sub-Acute, and Long-Term Care and CNA Certified Nursing Assistant Exam Cram Package,9780130939500
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Nursing Assistant, The: Acute, Sub-Acute, and Long-Term Care and CNA Certified Nursing Assistant Exam Cram Package

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9780130939500

ISBN10:
0130939501
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2010
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

This easy-to-understand, full-color book consists of a concise and practical format. It reflects the most recent practice requirementsincluding the latest Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, OSHA mandates regarding infection control, OBRA training requirements and updates, and JCAHO age-specific considerations. The book highlights the essence of what it takes to be a nursing assistant in today's competitive healthcare environment.A five-part organization describes the role of the nursing assistant, covers the essential principle of safety, presents the knowledge and skills of basic nursing care, highlights the main duties and procedures of the nursing assistant, and explores more specialized job skills and abilities.For nursing instructors and educatorsa tool and text that can form the basis of any nursing assistant training program.

Table of Contents

PART ONE THE ROLE OF THE NURSING ASSISTANT 1(48)
Introduction to Health Care
1(10)
The Nursing Assistant
11(12)
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
23(12)
Relating to Your Patients
35(14)
PART TWO SAFETY FOR THE PATIENT AND THE NURSING ASSISTANT 49(48)
Infection Control
49(22)
Environmental Safety, Accident Prevention, and Disaster Plans
71(14)
Emergency Situations
85(12)
PART THREE BASIC NURSING SKILLS 97(98)
Body Systems and Common Diseases
97(50)
Vital Signs
147(18)
Positioning, Moving, and Ambulation
165(20)
Admission, Transfer, and Discharge
185(10)
PART FOUR PROVIDING PERSONAL CARE AND COMFORT TO THE PATIENT 195(102)
The Patient's Environment
195(12)
Hygiene and Grooming
207(20)
Special Skin Care
227(8)
Nutrition
235(14)
Elimination Needs
249(14)
Specimen Collection and Testing
263(10)
AM and PM Care
273(8)
Restorative Care and Rehabilitation
281(16)
PART FIVE SPECIALIZED CARE PROCEDURES 297(74)
Additional Patient Care Procedures
297(16)
Preoperative and Postoperative Care
313(14)
Subacute Care
327(10)
Special Skills in Long-Term Care
337(20)
Death and Dying
357(14)
Glossary 371(10)
Index 381

Excerpts

This third edition ofThe Nursing Assistantagain fulfills the need for abrief, practical,andaffordabletextbook. The high-quality, easy-to-use format highlights the essence of what it takes to be a nursing assistant in today's competitive health care environment. This is the tool that can form the basis of anynursing assistant training program,and is equally useful for preparing students for careers in acute, subacute, and long-term care. Highlights of The Nursing Assistantinclude: Frequent reminders throughout the text to apply Cultural Awareness, the ability to identify and include the patient's cultural needs in the plan of care. Areas of current survey interest by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) are noted in each chapter. Use of the automatic external defibrillator (AED) by the nursing assistant in emergency situations. The introduction of the importance of organ and tissue donation is covered as part of the chapter on end-of-life care. All new end-of-chapter case studies and multiple-choice questions have been added to forge chapter content to real-life practice. An added feature, Smart Care Central, is a unique approach to the everyday work experience of the nursing assistant, framing it within the context of improved communication techniques, a teamwork focus for patient care, and resource management of time and materials. Employers look for these skills in nursing assistants. Audiovisual enhancements such as the suggested videos, included compact disc, and the Web site address, will give each student an alternative, interactive learning experience.Please look for our unique coverage of the following hallmark features: A focus on meeting the training requirements mandated by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act COBRA) of 1987, including updates, as well as state curriculum requirements. Completely up-to-date text and procedures, reflecting the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and mandates from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding infection control, as well as other federal laws that apply to nursing assistants. Seventy-four step-by-step procedures that have been selected on the basis of those most commonly performed by nursing assistants. A chapter covering subacute care. Explanation of hard-to-learn concepts in easy-to-understand language. Age-specific care considerations to meet JCAHO requirements. A practical emphasis for beginning nursing assistants, focusing on what they need to know to give effective care from their first day on the job. The text presents specific ideas, actions, and solutions to problems, rather than general concepts. Key terms in boldface type in the text and repeated in the margin with definitions, plus a complete anatomical atlas and glossary are included. "Customer service": As choices and alternatives in health care continue to expand, providers are well aware of the importance of good interpersonal skills and a positive attitude when selecting new nursing assistants. This theme is present throughout the text. The role of the nursing assistant in dealing with the patient's or resident's needs, with special attention to such factors as promoting dignity, independence, wellness, and mobility, and avoiding restraints. Problems such as skin breakdown are prevented through adequate attention to the patient's or resident's needs. Self-care of the nursing assistant. Mental health and psychosocial needs across the age spectrum. Handling behavior problems. Text OrganizationThe framework ofThe Nursing Assistantis structured to address the needs of the whole patient or resident, while promoting independence and self-care. The organization of the text follows


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