Assisting in Long-Term Care / Edition 5

Assisting in Long-Term Care / Edition 5

by Barbara Hegner, Mary Jo Mirlenbrink Gerlach
     
 

ISBN-10: 1401899544

ISBN-13: 9781401899547

Pub. Date: 07/27/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning


This comprehensive, user-friendly book provides the theoretical knowledge and skills content you need to successfully complete a nursing assistant certification exam. The book meets OBRA guidelines and prepares you to work in a variety of long-term care settings or sub-acute units in the hospital. A major goal of this resource is to help you develop an

Overview


This comprehensive, user-friendly book provides the theoretical knowledge and skills content you need to successfully complete a nursing assistant certification exam. The book meets OBRA guidelines and prepares you to work in a variety of long-term care settings or sub-acute units in the hospital. A major goal of this resource is to help you develop an understanding of the principles of safe and effective care of residents in long-term care. Special emphasis is placed on residents' rights, nutrition and hydration, restorative care, resident mobility, and maintaining a safe environment. From Doody's Book Review "This book, written to meet the needs of persons who wish to become CNAs and work in long term care (LTC), provides core concepts and clearly explains the basic principles of nursing care of the elderly. Weighted Numerical Score: 100 - 5 Stars!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401899547
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/27/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Preface SECTION 1: The Long-Term Care Setting Lesson 1: The Long-Term Care Facility Lesson 2 : The Caregivers Lesson 3: The Nursing Assistant in Long-Term Care SECTION 2: Communication Skills Lesson 4: Communication and Interpersonal Skills Lesson 5: The Language of Health Care Lesson 6: Observation, Documentation, and Reporting SECTION 3: Protecting Residents Rights and Safety Lesson 7: Residents Rights Lesson 8: Safety Lesson 9: Emergencies Lesson 10: Infection Lesson 11: Infection Control SECTION 4: Characteristics of The Long-Term Care Resident Lesson 12: The Long-Term Care Resident Lesson 13: The Psychosocial Aspects of Aging Lesson 14: Alternative and Culturally Based Behaviors SECTION 5: Meeting the Residents Basic Needs Lesson 15: Care of the Residents Environment Lesson 16: Caring for the Residents Personal Hygiene. Lesson 17: Meeting the Residents Nutritional Needs Lesson 18: Meeting the Residents Elimination Needs SECTION 6: Special Nursing Assistant Activities Lesson 19: Measuring and Recording Residents Data Lesson 20: Admission, Transfer, and Discharge Lesson 21: Warm and Cold Applications SECTION 7: Introduction to Restorative Care Lesson 22: Restorative Care of the Resident Lesson 23: Restoring Residents Mobility SECTION 8: Residents with Specific Disorders Lesson 24: Caring for Residents with Cardiovascular System Disorders Lesson 25: Caring for Residents with Respiratory System Disorders Lesson 26: Caring for Residents with Endocrine System Disorders Lesson 27: Caring for Residents with Reproductive System Disorders Lesson 28: Caring for Residents with Musculoskeletal System Disorders Lesson 29: Caring for Residents with Nervous System Disorders SECTION 9: Residents with Special Needs Lesson 30: Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Lesson 31: Caring for Residents with Developmental Disabilities Lesson 32: Caring for the Dying Resident Lesson 33: Caring for the Person in Subacute Care SECTION 10: Employment Lesson 34: Caring for the Person in the Home Setting Lesson 35: Seeking Employment Glossary Index

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