Lippincott Essentials for Nursing Assistants

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-10-01
  • Publisher: LWW

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Streamline the path to a successful nursing assistant career with this concise, approachable text. Lippincott Essentials for Nursing Assistants: A Humanistic Approach to Caregiving, 5th edition, delivers the foundational concepts and facts that a nursing assistant needs to competently and compassionately function in a long-term care facility, acute care facility, or home health agency. 
Ideal for use in shorter, fast-paced programs, each chapter focuses on only the most essential concepts, breaking down information into segments for easier retention. Author Pamela Carter’s conversational, yet professional writing style clarifies complex material to make information more accessible. Helpful Procedures and Guidelines boxes provide step-by-step walkthroughs for common tasks and detail the rationale behind key procedure actions in order to enhance understanding and strengthen clinical decision-making capabilities. 
The 5th edition has been revised and updated to reflect today’s changing healthcare practices — including the latest NNAAP® skill revisions and features callouts to Lippincott Acute Care Skills for Advanced Nursing Assistants, a companion ebook-only text by Pamela Carter that highlights advanced skills and situations that may call for additional training as students advance through their nursing assistant careers.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: The Health Care System                       
    •  A Holistic Approach to Health Care
    •  Health Care Organizations
    •  Patients, Residents, and Clients
    •  Oversight of the Health Care System
    •  Paying for Health Care
  • Chapter 2: The Nursing Assistant’s Job 
    •  Education of the Nursing Assistant
    •  The Nursing Assistant as a Member of the Nursing Team
    •   Legal and Ethical Aspects of the Nursing Assistant’s Job
  • Chapter 3: Professionalism and Job-Seeking Skills
    • Working as a Professional
    • Finding a Job
  • Chapter 4: Communication Skills
    • Introduction to Communication
    • Communicating with People with Special Needs        
    • Resolving Conflicts
    • Using the Telephone
    • Communication Among Members of the Health Care Team
  • Chapter 5: Those We Care For
    • Growth and Development
    • Basic Human Needs
    • Human Sexuality and Intimacy
    • Culture and Religion
    • What is it Like to be a Patient or Resident
  • Chapter 6: The Patient’s or Resident’s Environment
    • The Physical Environment
    • Furniture and Equipment
    • Adapting the Environment to the Individual                                 
  • Chapter 7: Basic Body Structure and Function
    • How is the Body Organized? 
    • The Integumentary System
    • The Musculoskeletal System
    • The Respiratory System
    • The Cardiovascular System
    • The Nervous System
    • The Sensory System
    • The Endocrine System
    • The Digestive System
    • The Urinary System
    • The Reproductive System
  • Chapter 8: Common Disorders
    • Introduction to Disorders
    • Integumentary Disorders
    • Musculoskeletal Disorders
    • Respiratory Disorders
    • Cardiovascular Disorders
    • Nervous System Disorders
    • Sensory Disorders
    • Endocrine Disorders
    • Digestive Disorders
    • Urinary Disorders
    • Reproductive Disorders
    • Mental Health Disorders
  • Chapter 9: Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
    • Introduction to Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
    • Types of Rehabilitation
    • The Role of the Nursing Assistant 
  • Chapter 10: Overview of Long-Term Care
    • Types of Long-Term Care Settings
    • Long-Term Care: Past, Present, and Future
    • Oversight of Long-Term Care
    • Paying for Long-Term Care
  • Chapter 11: The Long-Term Care Resident
    • Our Aging Population
    • Factors Leading to Long-Term Care Admissions
    • Making the Adjustment to Long-Term Care
    • Living with a Chronic Condition
    • The Young Resident
    • Quality of Life in the Long-Term Care Setting
  • Chapter 12: Caring for People With Dementia
    • Introduction to Dementia
    • Types of Dementia
    • The “Four A’s” of Dementia           
    • Behaviors Associated with Dementia
    • Caring for a Person With Dementia
    • Effects on the Caregiver 
  • Chapter 13: Infection Control
    • Causes of Infection
    • Defenses Against Infection
    • Ways Infections are Transmitted
    • The Chain of Infection
    • Methods of Infection Control
    • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • Chapter 14: Workplace Safety
    • Protecting Your Body
    • Following Procedures
    • Fire Safety
    • Preventing Chemical and Electrical Injuries
    • Disaster Preparedness
    • Workplace Violence
  • Chapter 15: Patient and Resident Safety
    • Accidents and Incidents in the Health Care Setting
    • Restraints and Restraint Alternatives
  • Chapter 16: Basic First Aid and Emergency Care
    • Responding To An Emergency
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) Measures
    • Emergency Situations
  • Chapter 17: Assisting With Repositioning and Transferring
    • Assisting With Repositioning
    • Assisting With Transferring 
  • Chapter 18: Assisting With Exercise
    • Assisting With Walking (Ambulation)
    • Assisting With Range-of-Motion Exercises
  • Chapter 19: Bedmaking
    • Linens
    • Standard Bedmaking Techniques
  • Chapter 20: Measuring and Recording Vital Signs, Height, and Weight
    • Introduction to Vital Signs
    • Body Temperature
    • Pulse
    • Respiration
    • Blood Pressure
    • Height and Weight
  • Chapter 21: Assisting With Hygiene
    • Introduction to Personal Hygiene
    • Assisting with Oral Care
    • Assisting with Perineal Care
    • Assisting with Bathing
  • Chapter 22: Preventing Pressure Ulcers and Assisting With Wound Care
    • Preventing Pressure Ulcers
    • Assisting With Wound Care
  • Chapter 23: Assisting With Grooming
    • Introduction to Grooming
    • Assisting with Hand Care
    • Assisting With Foot Care
    • Assisting with Dressing and Undressing
    • Assisting with Hair Care
    • Assisting with Shaving
    • Assisting with Vision and Hearing Accessories
  • Chapter 24: Assisting With Nutrition
    • Introduction to Nutrition
    • Factors that Affect Food Choices and Eating Habits
    • Special Diets
    • Assisting With Meals
    • Assisting With Fluids
    • Alternative Ways of Providing Nutrition and Fluids
    • Monitoring Blood Glucose Levels
  • Chapter 25: Assisting With Urinary Elimination
    • Introduction to Urinary Elimination
    • Assisting With Bedside Commodes, Bedpans, and Urinals
    • Caring for a Person With an Indwelling Urinary Catheter
    • Caring for a Person Who is Incontinent of Urine
    • Obtaining a Urine Specimen
    • Measuring Urine Output
  • Chapter 26: Assisting With Bowel Elimination
    • Introduction to Bowel Elimination
    • Problems With Bowel Elimination
    • Obtaining a Stool Specimen
    • Assisting With Enemas
    • Assisting With Ostomy Care                                 
  • Chapter 27: Assisting With Comfort and Rest
    • General Comfort Measures           
    • Managing Pain
    • Heat and Cold Applications        
  • Chapter 28: Caring for People Who Are Dying
    • Terminal Illness
    • Advance Directives and Wills
    • Attitudes Toward Death and Dying
    • Care and Support of the Dying Person and the Family
    • Postmortem Care
  • Chapter 29: Caring for People with Developmental Disabilities
    • Introduction to Developmental Disabilities
    • Education and Protection of Rights
    • Caring for People With Developmental Disabilities
  • Chapter 30: Caring for People with Cancer
    • Introduction to Cancer
    • Detecting and Treating Cancer
    • Caring for a Person with Cancer
  • Chapter 31: Caring for People with HIV/AIDS
    • Introduction to HIV/AIDS
    • Attitudes Toward People With HIV/AIDS
    • Caring for a Person with HIV/AIDS
  • Chapter 32: Caring for People Who Are Having Surgery
    • Introduction to Surgery
    • Pre-Operative Care
    • Intra-Operative Care
    • Post-Operative Care
    • Oxygen Therapy 
  • Chapter 33: Caring for People in the Home Environment
    • Introduction to Home Health Care
    • The Home Health Aide
    • The Home Health Care Environment
    • Infection Control                   
  • Appendix A: Answers to What Did You Learn? Questions
  • Appendix B: Introduction to the Language of Health Care 
  • Glossary
  • Index

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