Nursing Assistant

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-08-29
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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This best-selling competency based learning system offers comprehensive content that is unequaled in preparing learners to be skilled nursing assistants in long term care, acute care, and home care settings. Over the years, this text has become the essential resource for the latest information and trends in nursing assistant education. It includes the latest health industry expectations of the knowledge and skills nursing assistants need to bring to the workplace. In addition, it presents more than 160 procedures in an easy to understand step-by-step format.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Nursing Assistingp. 1
Community Health Carep. 2
Role of the Nursing Assistantp. 11
Consumer Rights and Responsibilities in Health Carep. 27
Ethical and Legal Issues Affecting the Nursing Assistantp. 35
Scientific Principlesp. 45
Medical Terminology and Body Organizationp. 46
Classification of Diseasep. 63
Basic Human Needs and Communicationp. 73
Communication Skillsp. 74
Observation, Reporting, and Documentationp. 88
Meeting Basic Human Needsp. 112
Comfort, Pain, Rest, and Sleepp. 127
Developing Cultural Sensitivityp. 138
Infection and Infection Controlp. 149
Infectionp. 150
Infection Controlp. 168
Safety and Mobilityp. 201
Environmental and Nursing Assistant Safetyp. 202
Patient Safety and Positioningp. 221
The Patient's Mobility: Transfer Skillsp. 248
The Patient's Mobility: Ambulationp. 267
Measuring and Recording Vital Signs, Height, and Weightp. 281
Body Temperaturep. 282
Pulse and Respirationp. 301
Blood Pressurep. 308
Measuring Height and Weightp. 319
Patient Care and Comfort Measuresp. 327
Admission, Transfer, and Dischargep. 328
Bedmakingp. 337
Patient Bathingp. 350
General Comfort Measuresp. 375
Principles of Nutrition and Fluid Balancep. 397
Nutritional Needs and Diet Modificationsp. 398
Special Care Proceduresp. 421
Warm and Cold Applicationsp. 422
Assisting with the Physical Examinationp. 437
The Surgical Patientp. 444
Caring for the Emotionally Stressed Patientp. 466
Death and Dyingp. 481
Other Health Care Settingsp. 495
Care of the Elderly and Chronically Illp. 496
The Organization of Home Care: Trends in Health Carep. 527
The Nursing Assistant in Home Carep. 538
Subacute Carep. 548
Alternative, Complementary, and Integrative Approaches to Patient Carep. 571
Body Systems, Common Disorders, and Related Care Proceduresp. 585
Integumentary Systemp. 586
Respiratory Systemp. 602
Circulatory (Cardiovascular) Systemp. 620
Musculoskeletal Systemp. 636
Endocrine Systemp. 664
Nervous Systemp. 678
Gastrointestinal Systemp. 713
Urinary Systemp. 732
Reproductive Systemp. 755
Caring for the Patient with Cancerp. 770
Expanded Role of the Nursing Assistantp. 781
Rehabilitation and Restorative Servicesp. 782
Obstetrical Patients and Neonatesp. 792
Pediatric Patientsp. 809
Special Advanced Proceduresp. 833
Response to Basic Emergenciesp. 851
Response to Basic Emergenciesp. 852
Moving Forwardp. 883
Employment Opportunities and Career Growthp. 884
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