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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.

Facilities, caregivers, nursing assistant in long-term care, communication & interpersonal skills, etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827382596
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 728
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 9.97 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
About This Book
Sect. 1 The Long-Term Care Setting 1
Lesson 1 The Long Term Care Facility 3
Lesson 2 The Caregivers 21
Lesson 3 The Nursing Assistant in Long-Term Care 33
Sect. 2 Communication Skills 49
Lesson 4 Communication and Interpersonal Skills 51
Lesson 5 The Language of Health Care 67
Lesson 6 Observation, Documentation, and Reporting 85
Sect. 3 Protecting Residents' Rights and Safety 99
Lesson 7 Residents' Rights 101
Lesson 8 Safety 123
Lesson 9 Emergencies 139
Lesson 10 Infection 155
Lesson 11 Infection Control 169
Sect. 4 Characteristics of the Long-Term Care Resident 197
Lesson 12 The Long-Term Care Resident 199
Lesson 13 The Psychosocial Aspects of Aging 213
Lesson 14 Alternative Health Practices 227
Sect. 5 Meeting the Residents' Basic Needs 235
Lesson 15 Care of the Resident's Environment 237
Lesson 16 Caring for the Residents' Personal Hygiene 255
Lesson 17 Meeting the Residents' Nutritional Needs 291
Lesson 18 Meeting the Residents' Elimination Needs 319
Sect. 6 Special Nursing Assistant Activities 367
Lesson 19 Measuring and Recording Residents' Data 369
Lesson 20 Admission, Transfer, and Discharge 401
Lesson 21 Warm and Cold Applications 417
Sect. 7 Introduction to Restorative Care 427
Lesson 22 Restorative/Rehabilitative Care of the Resident 429
Lesson 23 Restoring Residents' Mobility 483
Sect. 8 Residents with Specific Disorders 517
Lesson 24 Caring for Residents with Cardiovascular System Disorders 519
Lesson 25 Caring for Residents with Respiratory System Disorders 539
Lesson 26 Caring for Residents with Endocrine System Disorders 551
Lesson 27 Caring for Residents with Reproductive System Disorders 563
Lesson 28 Caring for Residents with Musculoskeletal System Disorders 577
Lesson 29 Caring for Residents with Nervous System Disorders 591
Sect. 9 Residents with Special Needs 615
Lesson 30 Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (Caring for the Cognitively Impaired Resident) 617
Lesson 31 Caring for Residents with Developmental Disabilities 633
Lesson 32 Caring for the Dying Resident 643
Lesson 33 Caring for the Person in Subacute Care 653
Sect. 10 Employment 665
Lesson 34 Seeking Employment 667
Glossary 685
Index 705
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