Assisting in Long-Term Care / Edition 5

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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!"

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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!"
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Reviewer: Marcia K Flesner, PhD, RN, MHCA (University of Missouri-Columbia)
Description: 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.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide the information needed to educate CNAs in their role in LTC settings. Preparing CNAs to provide a high standard of care while respecting the individual is crucial to providing quality care in nursing homes. The objectives have been met.
Audience: This is written to be used by students who are attending educational programs that will lead to certification as a CNA in their state. Educators will find the book to be organized and full of figures and guidelines explaining the numerous tasks of the CNA. The authors and their reviewers have advanced education and experience in the LTC setting.
Features: The book is divided into 10 sections, starting with the basics of the LTC setting, discussing communication skills, residents' rights, and characteristics of LTC residents. It concludes with sections on meeting the residents' needs following the systems of the body. One strength of the book is the use of color figures and pictures, demonstrating the topics being reviewed. Definitions start each chapter and a review at the end of each chapter allows the reader to evaluate their knowledge level.
Assessment: This appears to be a thorough collection of the information needed by CNAs to obtain their certification and to retain as a resource in their work environment. Providing a new edition of the manual is prudent as the standards and guidelines require updating as nursing research gathers more research-based evidence about the care of the elderly.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401899547
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/27/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 768
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Hegner, MS, RN Former Professor Emeritus Nursing and Life Science Long Beach City College, CA.

Mary Jo Mirlenbrink Gerlach, RN, MSNEd Outstanding Faculty Award, Medical College of Georgia (3 years) Distinguished Alumni Nurse Leader, College of Mount St. Joseph Member, American Nurses Association, Georgia Nurses Assoc., District 11 Nurse Consultant and Program Director, CNA Program, Family Life Enrichment Centers, Inc., High Shoals, GA

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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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