Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach / Edition 10

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Learn to become a certified nursing assistant qualified for the acute care, home care, and long-term care settings with this proven learning solution. Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach is your competency-based resource for the latest trends and practices in nursing assistant education. With more than 160 procedures presented in a step-by-step format and over 1,000 photos and drawings to illustrate key skills, you will see why this book is the leader in nursing assistant education.

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Reviewer: Carole Ann Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN (The College of New Jersey)
Description: Using a sound pedagogical approach, this book presents easy to read objectives, vocabulary, alerts, guidelines, procedures, and review materials for nursing assistant students.
Purpose: It is intended to prepare individuals for nursing assistant positions.
Audience: Anyone seeking or in a nursing assistant position is the intended audience. Although the author targets just those individuals preparing for the position, this material could easily be used by those already in the position wishing to brush up in certain areas.
Features: The book moves logically from describing healthcare and organizations, to scientific principles, on through common procedures such as bed making, to principles of fluids and nutrition, wound care, death and dying, and special populations including emergencies, obstetrics, and pediatrics. Throughout the book, the descriptions of procedures include discussion of the role of the nursing assistant. The book includes a WebTutor(™) that contains online resources if the instructor wishes to use them. The list of procedures has color symbols to indicate if the procedure is more fully explained online, on DVD, etc., but there are no explanations of acronyms such as OBRA and PPE. This edition includes information on HIPAA, electronic medical records, safe handling, changes in CPR, and newer topics such as safe handling, bariatrics, affective disorders, defense mechanisms, and CDC guidelines for personal protective equipment. In the discussion of vital signs, there is no mention of vital sign differences across the lifespan. There are no references.
Assessment: This is the most comprehensive book for nursing assistants on the market. It is user-friendly for students and it contains a wealth of faculty resources as well. This edition presents many of the newer trends in healthcare, such as concerns over back injuries and how to prevent them. This is a good resource for any would-be nursing assistant.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418066062
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/12/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 960
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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

Barbara Acello has worked in long-term care for more than four decades. Currently a nurse consultant and educator, she owns a school for nursing assistants, where she helped to write and develop mandatory state curricula for nurse aides and EMTs. She has also written and contributed to dozens of textbooks, instructor guides, quick reference guides, and supplemental instructional materials for health care personnel. Formerly a practicing nurse, Ms. Acello was also a director of nursing and a long-term care facility consultant. Her interests and expertise include clinical geriatrics, resident safety, pain assessment and management, restraints, pressure ulcers, and infection control. She is particularly committed to improving working conditions, education, and professionalism for personnel in the long-term care industry.

Esther Caldwell, MA, PhD, is a Consultant in Vocational Education.

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Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION TO NURSING ASSISTING Unit 1 Community Health Care Unit 2 Role of the Nursing Assistant Unit 3 Consumer Rights and Responsibilities in Health Care Unit 4 Ethical and Legal Issues Affecting the Nursing Assistant SECTION 2 SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES Unit 5 Medical Terminology and Body Organization Unit 6 Classification of Disease SECTION 3 BASIC HUMAN NEEDS AND COMMUNICATION Unit 7 Communication Skills Unit 8 Observation, Reporting, and Documentation Unit 9 Meeting Basic Human Needs Unit 10 Comfort, Pain, Rest, and Sleep Unit 11 Developing Cultural Sensitivity SECTION 4 INFECTION AND INFECTION CONTROL Unit 12 Infection Unit 13 Infection Control SECTION 5 SAFETY AND MOBILITY Unit 14 Environmental and Nursing Assistant Safety Unit 15 Patient Safety and Positioning Unit 16 The Patients Mobility: Transfer Skills Unit 17 The Patients Mobility: Ambulation SECTION 6 MEASURING AND RECORDING VITAL SIGNS, HEIGHT, AND WEIGHT Unit 18 Body Temperature Unit 19 Pulse and Respiration Unit 20 Blood Pressure Unit 21 Measuring Height and Weight SECTION 7 PATIENT CARE AND COMFORT MEASURES Unit 22 Admission, Transfer, and Discharge Unit 23 Bedmaking Unit 24 Patient Bathing Unit 25 General Comfort Measures SECTION 8 PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION AND FLUID BALANCE Unit 26 Nutritional Needs and Diet Modifications SECTION 9 SPECIAL CARE PROCEDURES Unit 27 Warm and Cold Applications Unit 28 Assisting with the Physical Examination Unit 29 The Surgical Patient Unit 30 Caring for the Emotionally Stressed Patient Unit 31 Caring for the Bariatric Patient Unit 32 Death and Dying SECTION 10 OTHER HEALTH CARE SETTINGS Unit 33 Care of the Elderly and Chronically Ill Unit 34 The Organization of Home Care: Trends in Health Care Unit 35 The Nursing Assistant in Home Care Unit 36 Subacute Care Unit 37 Alternative, Complementary, and Integrative Approaches to Patient Care SECTION 11 BODY SYSTEMS, COMMON DISORDERS, AND RELATED CARE PROCEDURES Unit 38 Integumentary System Unit 39 Respiratory System Unit 40 Circulatory (Cardiovascular) System Unit 41 Musculoskeletal System Unit 42 Endocrine System Unit 43 Nervous System Unit 44 Gastrointestinal System Unit 45 Urinary System Unit 46 Reproductive System Unit 47 Care of the Patient with Cancer SECTION 12 EXPANDED ROLE OF THE NURSING ASSISTANT Unit 48 Rehabilitation and Restorative Services Unit 49 Obstetrical Patient and Neonate Unit 50 Pediatric Patient Unit 51 Special Advanced Procedures SECTION 13 RESPONSE TO BASIC EMERGENCIES Unit 52 Response to Basic Emergencies SECTION 14 MOVING FORWARD Unit 53 Employment Opportunities and Career Growth

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