Lippincott's Essentials for Nursing Assistants / Edition 3

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Provides the foundational concepts and facts that a nursing assistant needs to function competently in the workplace, be it a long-term care facility, an acute care facility, or a home health agency.  Because students enrolled in “essentials” courses — 1) have limited time to read/prepare for class and 2) many have difficulty reading, (learning disabilities, ESL students) — we have included only the most basic, essential information, with the understanding that this foundational knowledge will be supplemented by classroom instruction and on-the-job training.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609137502
  • Publisher: Lww
  • Publication date: 12/1/2012
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 724
  • Sales rank: 217,705
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Pamela Carter is a registered nurse and an award winning teacher. After receiving her bachelor’s

degree in nursing from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Pamela immediately began a career as a perioperative nurse. Over the course of her nursing career, she also worked in a physician’s office and as a staff nurse in an intensive care unit. Pamela started teaching informally while serving as an officer in the United States Air Force Nurse Corps. She formally entered the field of health care education by accepting a position at the Athens Area Technical Institute in Athens, Georgia, where she taught surgical technology. After obtaining a master’s

degree in adult vocational education from the University of Georgia, Pamela moved to Florida and took a position teaching nursing assisting students. She continued teaching nursing assisting after accepting a position at Davis Applied Technology College in Kaysville, Utah. During her first year at Davis Applied Technology College, Pamela piloted a new “open-entry/open-exit” method of curriculum delivery for the nursing assistant program at the college and was awarded the Superintendent’s Award for Outstanding Faculty for her work. She then opened a surgical technology program at the college and has obtained national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) for delivery of this program using the “open-entry/open-exit” method. In 2002, Pamela received a National Merit Award

for having her program rank in the top 10% in the nation for students passing their national certification exam. In addition to authoring this textbook, Pamela has also authored Lippincott Textbook for Nursing Assistants as well as Lippincott Advanced Skills for Nursing Assistants. Pamela’s writing style reflects her love of teaching, and of nursing. She is grateful for the opportunity teaching and writing have afforded her to share her experience and knowledge with those just entering the health care profession, and to help those who are new to the profession to see how they can have a profound effect on the lives of others.

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Table of Contents

TOC for 3rd Edition

Unit 1 Introduction to Health Care
1 The Health Care System
2 The Nursing Assistant’s Job
3 Professionalism and Job-Seeking Skills
4 Communication Skills
5 Those We Care For
6 The Patient’s or Resident’s Environment
Unit 2 The Human Body in Health and Disease
7 Basic Body Structure and Function
8 Common Disorders
9 Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
Unit 3 Safety
10 Infection Control
11 Workplace Safety
12 Patient and Resident Safety
13 Basic First Aid and Emergency Care
Unit 4 Basic Patient and Resident Care
14 Assisting With Repositioning and Transferring
15 Assisting With Exercise
16 Bedmaking
17 Measuring and Recording Vital Signs, Height, and Weight
18 Assisting With Hygiene
19 Preventing Pressure Ulcers and Assisting With Wound Care
20 Assisting With Grooming
21 Assisting With Nutrition
22 Assisting With Urinary Elimination
23 Assisting With Bowel Elimination
24 Assisting With Comfort
Unit 5 Special Care Concerns
25 Caring for People Who Are Dying
26 Caring for People With Dementia
27 Caring for People With Developmental Disabilities
28 Caring for People With Cancer
29 Caring for People With HIV/AIDS
30 Caring for People Who Are Having Surgery
31 Home Health Care    NEW CHAPTER!

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