Being a Nursing Assistant

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-11-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

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Now in its ninth edition, this market-leading text continues to aid instructors in preparing the nation's finest nursing assistants to deliver safe, effective care in acute, sub-acute, long-term care, and home health settings by maintaining the time-tested hallmark features students and instructors love while staying current in the dynamic, ever-changing world of healthcare. To enrich learning, enhance critical thinking skills and improve client care, the guidelines and clearly illustrated procedures that demonstrate the "how" of what nursing assistants need to do, now include clearly written rationales that help them to understand the "why" behind their patient care actions. Accompanied by a wide range of new media, this resource is unsurpassed in providing a total package of learning tools that promote individual success in the classroom, on the certifying exam, and in the clinical setting. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Francie Wolgin, MSN, RN: Community Health Development Program Officer The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati Ohio

Table of Contents

The Health Care Systemp. 1
Your Role as a Nursing Assistantp. 13
Communication Skillsp. 32
Patients, Residents, and Clientsp. 62
Infection Controlp. 75
Safetyp. 112
Body Mechanics: Positioning, Moving, and Transporting Patientsp. 154
Admitting, Transferring, and Discharging a Patientp. 184
The Patient's Roomp. 201
Bedmakingp. 212
Home Health Carep. 227
Personal Care of the Patientp. 248
Emergency Carep. 285
The Human Bodyp. 306
Growth and Developmentp. 318
The Musculoskeletal System and Related Carep. 329
The Integumentary System and Related Carep. 345
The Circulatory and Respiratory Systems and Related Carep. 365
Measuring Vital Signsp. 382
The Gastrointestinal System and Related Carep. 412
Nutrition for the Patientp. 443
The Urinary System and Related Carep. 458
Specimen Collectionp. 486
The Endocrine System and Related Care of Diabeticsp. 501
The Reproductive System and Related Carep. 513
The Nervous System and Related Carep. 529
Warm and Cold Applicationsp. 548
Care of the Surgical Patientp. 571
Special Proceduresp. 589
Other Patients with Special Needsp. 599
Neonatal and Pediatric Carep. 612
The Older Adult Patient and Long-Term Carep. 630
Rehabilitation and Return to Self-Carep. 650
The Terminally III Patient and Postmortem Carep. 674
Beginning Your Career as a Nursing Assistantp. 687
Medical Terms, Abbreviations, and Specialtiesp. 707
What's New in Patient Restraintsp. 715
Glossaryp. 720
Indexp. 734
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