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Nursing Assistant, The: Acute, Sub-Acute, and Long-Term Care,9780131196353

Nursing Assistant, The: Acute, Sub-Acute, and Long-Term Care

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780131196353

ISBN10:
0131196359
Format:
Paperback w/Disk
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

This easy-to-understand, full-color book consists is known for its practical format, consiceness and economical price. 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. This new edition includes an enhanced student CD complete with animations. For nursing instructors and educatorsa tool and text that can form the basis of any nursing assistant training program. For professionals looking for a refresher book.

Table of Contents

Dedication
Preface
About the Author
Photo Credits
The Role of the Assistant
Introduction to Health Care
The Nursing Assistant
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Relating to Your Patients
Safety for the Patient and the Nursing Assistant
Infection Control
Environmental Safety: Accident Prevention and Disaster Planning
Emergency Situations
Basic Nursing Skills
Body Systems and Common Diseases
Vital Signs
Positioning, Moving and Ambulation
Admission, Transfer, and Discharge
Providing Personal Care and Comfort to the Patient
The Patient's Environment
Hygiene and Grooming
Special Skin Care
Nutrition
Elimination Needs
Specimen Collection and Testing
AM and PM Care
Restorative Care and Rehabilitation
Specialized Care Procedures
Additional Patient Care Procedures
Preoperative and Postoperative Care
Subacute Care
Special Skills in Long-Term Care
Death and Dying
Glossary
Index
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