Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach - Basics

Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach - Basics

by Barbara Hegner
     
 

ISBN-10: 1428317465

ISBN-13: 9781428317468

Pub. Date: 06/11/2009

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Learn to become a certified nursing assistant qualified for the acute care, home care, and long-term care settings with the leading textbook in nursing assistant education. This basics edition of Nursing Assistant: a Nursing Process Approach is your competency-based resource, with over 100 procedures presented in an easy to read, step-by-step format with…  See more details below

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Learn to become a certified nursing assistant qualified for the acute care, home care, and long-term care settings with the leading textbook in nursing assistant education. This basics edition of Nursing Assistant: a Nursing Process Approach is your competency-based resource, with over 100 procedures presented in an easy to read, step-by-step format with photos and drawings to illustrate key skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781428317468
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/11/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
682,173
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.10(d)

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 Patient's Mobility: Transfer Skills. Unit 17. The Patient's 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, HYDRATION, AND ELIMINATION. Unit 26. Urinary Elimination. Unit 27. Gastrointestinal Elimination. Unit 28. Nutritional Needs and Diet Modifications. SECTION 9 : Special Care Procedures. Unit 29. Caring for the Perioperative Patient. Unit 30. Caring for the Emotionally Stressed Patient. Unit 31. Caring for Persons with Cognitive Impairment and Related Conditions. Unit 32. Caring for the Bariatric Patient. Unit 33. Caring for the Person who is Dying. Section 10 : OTHER HEALTH CARE SETTINGS. Unit 34. The Nursing Assistant in Home Care. Section 11 : BODY SYSTEMS, COMMON DISORDERS, AND RELATED CARE PROCEDURES. Unit 35. Caring for Persons with Disorders of the Integumentary System. Unit 36. Caring for Persons with Cardiopulmonary Disorders. Unit 37. Caring for Persons with Disorders of the Musculoskeletal and Nervous Systems. Unit 38. Caring for Persons with Disorders of the Sensory Organs. Unit 39. Caring for Persons with Disorders of the Endocrine and Reproductive Systems. Section 12 : EXPANDED ROLE OF THE NURSING ASSISTANT. Unit 40. Caring for Obstetrical Patients and Neonates. Unit 41. Rehabilitation and Restorative Services. Section 13 : RESPONSE TO BASIC EMERGENCIES. Unit 42. Response to Basic Emergencies.

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