Assisting in Long-Term Care / Edition 3

Assisting in Long-Term Care / Edition 3

by Barbara R. Hegner
     
 

This text provides the theoretical and skills content nursing assistants need for the successful completion of the certification exam. A major goal of the content is to help nursing assistants develop an understanding of the principles of safe and effective care of residents in long-term care. Core values stressed include empathy, caring, communication skills, and… See more details below

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This text provides the theoretical and skills content nursing assistants need for the successful completion of the certification exam. A major goal of the content is to help nursing assistants develop an understanding of the principles of safe and effective care of residents in long-term care. Core values stressed include empathy, caring, communication skills, and respect for residents and their families. Special emphasis is placed on ensuring resident's rights, adequate nutrition and hydration, restorative care, maintenance of mobility, psychosocial interactions, and a safe environment. Liberal illustrations aid in visual learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780827382596
Publisher:
Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
728
Product dimensions:
8.04(w) x 9.97(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Preface
Acknowledgments
About This Book
Sect. 1The Long-Term Care Setting1
Lesson 1The Long Term Care Facility3
Lesson 2The Caregivers21
Lesson 3The Nursing Assistant in Long-Term Care33
Sect. 2Communication Skills49
Lesson 4Communication and Interpersonal Skills51
Lesson 5The Language of Health Care67
Lesson 6Observation, Documentation, and Reporting85
Sect. 3Protecting Residents' Rights and Safety99
Lesson 7Residents' Rights101
Lesson 8Safety123
Lesson 9Emergencies139
Lesson 10Infection155
Lesson 11Infection Control169
Sect. 4Characteristics of the Long-Term Care Resident197
Lesson 12The Long-Term Care Resident199
Lesson 13The Psychosocial Aspects of Aging213
Lesson 14Alternative Health Practices227
Sect. 5Meeting the Residents' Basic Needs235
Lesson 15Care of the Resident's Environment237
Lesson 16Caring for the Residents' Personal Hygiene255
Lesson 17Meeting the Residents' Nutritional Needs291
Lesson 18Meeting the Residents' Elimination Needs319
Sect. 6Special Nursing Assistant Activities367
Lesson 19Measuring and Recording Residents' Data369
Lesson 20Admission, Transfer, and Discharge401
Lesson 21Warm and Cold Applications417
Sect. 7Introduction to Restorative Care427
Lesson 22Restorative/Rehabilitative Care of the Resident429
Lesson 23Restoring Residents' Mobility483
Sect. 8Residents with Specific Disorders517
Lesson 24Caring for Residents with Cardiovascular System Disorders519
Lesson 25Caring for Residents with Respiratory System Disorders539
Lesson 26Caring for Residents with Endocrine System Disorders551
Lesson 27Caring for Residents with Reproductive System Disorders563
Lesson 28Caring for Residents with Musculoskeletal System Disorders577
Lesson 29Caring for Residents with Nervous System Disorders591
Sect. 9Residents with Special Needs615
Lesson 30Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (Caring for the Cognitively Impaired Resident)617
Lesson 31Caring for Residents with Developmental Disabilities633
Lesson 32Caring for the Dying Resident643
Lesson 33Caring for the Person in Subacute Care653
Sect. 10Employment665
Lesson 34Seeking Employment667
Glossary685
Index705

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