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

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-06-29
  • Publisher: LWW
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Now in its Second Edition, this textbook will prepare students to work as nursing assistants in nursing homes, hospitals, and home health, and will provide a firm foundation for advancement to an LPN and ultimately an RN role. The book is written in a direct, conversational writing style with an engaging art program and an emphasis on professionalism and humanism. This edition is significantly updated and has new photographs and illustrations. The presentation in this edition is also more consistent with Lippincott's Video Series for Nursing Assistants. A front-of-book CD-ROM includes an audio glossary. An audiobook version of the entire text in MP3 format is available as a separate purchase.

Table of Contents

The health care systemp. 3
The nursing assistantp. 17
Professionalism and job-seeking skillsp. 29
Legal and ethical issuesp. 49
Communication skillsp. 61
Those we care forp. 84
Communicable disease and infection controlp. 107
Bloodborne and airborne pathogensp. 134
Workplace safetyp. 145
Patient and resident safety and restraintsp. 165
Positioning, lifting, and transferring patients and residentsp. 185
Basic first aid and emergency carep. 221
The patient or resident environmentp. 245
Admissions, transfers, and dischargesp. 261
Bedmakingp. 274
Vital signs, height, and weightp. 290
Cleanliness and hygienep. 326
Groomingp. 361
Basic nutritionp. 385
Assisting with urinary and bowel eliminationp. 410
Caring for people who are terminally illp. 449
Caring for people who are dyingp. 459
Basic body structure and functionp. 477
The integumentary systemp. 493
The musculoskeletal systemp. 518
The respiratory systemp. 553
The cardiovascular systemp. 578
The nervous systemp. 596
The sensory systemp. 611
The endocrine systemp. 634
The digestive systemp. 648
The urinary systemp. 663
The reproductive systemp. 677
Caring for people with developmental disabilitiesp. 697
Caring for people with mental illnessp. 708
Caring for people with dementiap. 722
Caring for people with cancerp. 740
Caring for people with HIV/AIDSp. 751
Caring for surgical patientsp. 763
Caring for mothers and newbornsp. 781
Caring for pediatric patientsp. 797
Introduction to home health carep. 813
Safety and infection control in the home health care settingp. 825
Answers to the What did you learn? exercisesp. 837
Introduction to the language of health carep. 839
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