Assisting in Long Term Care / Edition 4

Assisting in Long Term Care / Edition 4

by Barbara Hegner, Joan Fritsch Needham, Joan F. Needham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0766834794

ISBN-13: 9780766834798

Pub. Date: 09/05/2001

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This best-selling text provides the theoretical and skills content nursing assistants require for the successful completion of the certification test. A major goal of the content is to help nursing assistants develop an understanding of the principles on safe and effective care of residents in long-term care. Core values stressed include empathy, caring,

Overview

This best-selling text provides the theoretical and skills content nursing assistants require for the successful completion of the certification test. A major goal of the content is to help nursing assistants develop an understanding of the principles on 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, maintenance of mobility, psychosocial interactions, and a safe environment. Liberal illustrations aid in visual learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766834798
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/05/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 10.82(h) x 0.98(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 Health Practices. 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: Seeking Employment. Glossary. Index

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