Being a Long-Term Care Nursing Assistant / Edition 5

Being a Long-Term Care Nursing Assistant / Edition 5

by Connie Will-Black, Judith B. Eighmy, ET HR
     
 

Written by nurses currently practicing and teaching in the long-term care field, this basic skills book focuses on the basic knowledge and skills needed to do the day-to-day job of a certified nursing assistant in a long-term care facility (and is not an acute-care book adapted for long-term care use). Content meets curriculum as required by

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Written by nurses currently practicing and teaching in the long-term care field, this basic skills book focuses on the basic knowledge and skills needed to do the day-to-day job of a certified nursing assistant in a long-term care facility (and is not an acute-care book adapted for long-term care use). Content meets curriculum as required by federal regulators and prepares readers to take the certification examination. It features a consistent approach in which each systems chapter first discusses the normal anatomy and physiology of the body system; then presents age-related changes and common abnormalities, along with related nursing-care guidelines and step-by-step procedures. The book's full-color, extensively illustrated format, accessible reading level, and short manageable sections in a consistent format make it particularly appropriate for today's adult learners. Your Working Environment; Special Needs of the Elderly and Chronically Ill; Basic Nursing Care; Anatomy, Physiology, Cancer, and the Senses; The Integumentary System; The Skeletal System; The Muscular System; The Digestive System; The Urinary System; The Nervous System; The Respiratory System; The Cardiovascular System; The Endocrine System; The Reproductive System and Human Sexuality; Developmental Disabilities; The Restorative Nursing Assistant; Subacute and Emergency Care in the Long-Term Care Facility; End-of-Life Care; and Preparing for the Certification Examination. For nurses and nursing assistants.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130894328
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/05/2001
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Long-Term Care.

The Long-Term Care Facility. The Nursing Assistant as an Employee. Legal and Ethical Responsibilities. Personal Qualities. The Health Care Team.

2. Your Working Environment.

Emergencies and Accident Prevention. Fire Safety and Disaster Preparedness. Infection Control. The Resident in Isolation. The Resident's Unit: Admission and Discharge.

3. Special Needs of the Elderly and Chronically Ill.

Philosophy of Care and Rehabilitation. Psychological Aspects of Aging. Role Changes. Developing Interpersonal Skills. Spiritual Needs.

4. Basic Nursing Care.

The Health Care Plan. Organize Your Time. Observation and Charting. Weight and Vital Signs.

5. Anatomy, Physiology, Cancer, and the Senses.

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology. Cancer. Care of the Resident with Cancer. The Senses. Problems Related to the Sensory System.

6. The Integumentary System.

Anatomy and Physiology. Pressure Ulcers. Care of the Skin. Personal Care and Grooming. Application of Warm and Cold.

7. The Skeletal System.

Anatomy and Physiology. The Resident with a Fracture. Lifting and Moving. Transfer Techniques.

8. The Muscular System.

Anatomy and Physiology. Nursing Care Related to the Muscular System.

9. The Digestive System.

Anatomy and Physiology. Basic Nutrition. Therapeutic Diets. Preparing for Mealtime, Serving, and Assisting with Eating. Elimination.

10. The Urinary System.

Anatomy and Physiology. Fluid Balance—Intake and Output. Nursing Measures Related to the Urinary System. Care of the Incontinent Resident.

11. The Nervous System.

Anatomy and Physiology. The Resident with a Nervous System Abnormality. The Resident with Alzheimer's Disease and Dementias of the Alzheimer's Type.

12. The Respiratory System.

Anatomy and Physiology. The Resident with Respiratory Disease.

13. The Cardiovascular System.

Anatomy and Physiology. The Resident with Heart Disease.

14. The Endocrine System.

Anatomy and Physiology. Care of the Resident with Diabetes Mellitus.

15. The Reproductive System and Human Sexuality.

Anatomy and Physiology. Human Sexuality. Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

16. Developmental Disabilities.

Introduction to Developmental Disabilities. Behavior Management Principles and Techniques.

17. The Restorative Nursing Assistant.

Role and Responsibilities of the Restorative Nursing Assistant. Restorative nursing Procedures.

18. Subacute and Emergency Care.

The Subacute Unit. Care of the Subacute Patient. Basic Emergency Care.

19. End-of-Life Care.

End of Life. Culture and End-of-Life Care. Food and Fluids at the End of Life. The Dying Resident.

20. The Certified Nursing Assistant.

Becoming Certified. Obtaining a Job as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Glossary.

Index.

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