Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach

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This best-selling competency based learning system offers comprehensive content that is unequaled in preparing learners to be skilled nursing assistants in long term care, acute care, and home care settings. Over the years, this text has become the essential resource for the latest information and trends in nursing assistant education. It includes the latest health industry expectations of the knowledge and skills nursing assistants need to bring to the workplace. In addition, it presents more than 160 procedures...

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Overview

This best-selling competency based learning system offers comprehensive content that is unequaled in preparing learners to be skilled nursing assistants in long term care, acute care, and home care settings. Over the years, this text has become the essential resource for the latest information and trends in nursing assistant education. It includes the latest health industry expectations of the knowledge and skills nursing assistants need to bring to the workplace. In addition, it presents more than 160 procedures in an easy to understand step-by-step format.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Anne Findeis, MS, RN (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing)
Description: In addition to basic skills, this seventh edition includes nursing care and skills specific to acute, long-term, and home care settings as well as care of obstetrical and pediatric patients. The section on anatomy and physiology uses a systems approach that also includes common disorders and related care appropriate to the nursing assistant. A section called Advanced Procedures includes sterile technique and tracheostomy care. Response to Emergencies deals with life-threatening issues.
Purpose: The purpose is to help teachers guide students to develop the knowledge and skills required to meet competency standards and meet OBRA requirements for nursing assistant certification.
Audience: This book is intended for use by individuals seeking training as nursing assistants or seeking to develop specific nursing assistant skills.
Features: The illustrations and table of contents are well done and very thorough. Unique features include (1) procedures are referenced to the laser disk and videotape resources; (2) OBRA required procedures are identified; and (3) the extensive glossary of terms includes phonetic pronunciation and definitions.
Assessment: This book is a fine addition to nursing assistant textbooks. It helps to fill the need for specialized knowledge and skills needed by nursing assistants who work in acute care and home settings. Written at a basic level, the nature and wording is professional in tone and scope. The content focuses on understanding basic disease processes and abnormal findings as well as interventions appropriate to the nursing assistant role. A major appeal for instructors is the coordination of this textbook as part of a learning system that includes student and instructor workbooks, test banks, videos (12), laser disks (5), transparency masters, and anatomy/physiology slides. This book is appropriate for use by libraries, bookstores, individual instructors, or any institution that uses or trains nursing assistants.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827384149
  • Publisher: Cengage Delmar Learning
  • Publication date: 11/28/1996
  • Series: Home Care Aide Ser.
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 744

Meet the Author

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

As an independent nurse consultant and educator, Barbara Acello, MS, RN, has worked in long-term care for more than thirty-three years. In addition to owning and operating a school for nursing assistants, she helped to write and develop mandatory state curricula for nurse aides and EMTs. She has also written and/or contributed to approximately 60 textbooks, instructor guides, quick reference guides, and supplemental instructional material for healthcare personnel. During her nursing career, Ms. Acello has worked in eight states as a director of nursing, long-term care facility consultant, and educator. With a particular interest and expertise in the clinical geriatrics, Ms. Acello's subspecialties include resident safety, pain assessment and management, restraints, pressure ulcers, and infection control. She is 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

About the Authors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Features of This Book
Unit 1 Community Health Care 2
Unit 2 Role of the Nursing Assistant 11
Unit 3 Consumer Rights and Responsibilities in Health Care 27
Unit 4 Ethical and Legal Issues Affecting the Nursing Assistant 35
Unit 5 Medical Terminology and Body Organization 46
Unit 6 Classification of Disease 63
Unit 7 Communication Skills 74
Unit 8 Observation Reporting, and Documentation 88
Unit 9 Meeting Basic Human Needs 112
Unit 10 Comfort, Pain, Rest, and Sleep 127
Unit 11 Developing Cultural Sensitivity 138
Unit 12 Infection 150
Unit 13 Infection Control 168
Unit 14 Environmental and Nursing Assistant Safety 202
Unit 15 Patient Safety and Positioning 221
Unit 16 The Patient's Mobility: Transfer Skills 248
Unit 17 The Patient's Mobility: Ambulation 267
Unit 18 Body Temperature 282
Unit 19 Pulse and Respiration 301
Unit 20 Blood Pressure 308
Unit 21 Measuring Height and Weight 319
Unit 22 Admission, Transfer, and Discharge 328
Unit 23 Bedmaking 337
Unit 24 Patient Bathing 350
Unit 25 General Comfort Measures 375
Unit 26 Nutritional Needs and Diet Modifications 398
Unit 27 Warm and Cold Applications 422
Unit 28 Assisting with the Physical Examination 437
Unit 29 The Surgical Patient 444
Unit 30 Caring for the Emotionally Stressed Patient 466
Unit 31 Death and Dying 481
Unit 32 Care of the Elderly and Chronically Ill 496
Unit 33 The Organization of Home Care: Trends in Health Care 527
Unit 34 The Nursing Assistant in Home Care 538
Unit 35 Subacute Care 548
Unit 36 Alternative Complementary, and Integrative Approaches to Patient Care 571
Unit 37 Integumentary System 586
Unit 38 Respiratory System 602
Unit 39 Circulatory (Cardiovascular) System 620
Unit 40 Musculoskeletal System 636
Unit 41 Endocrine System 664
Unit 42 Nervous System 678
Unit 43 Gastrointestinal System 713
Unit 44 Urinary System 732
Unit 45 Reproductive System 755
Unit 46 Caring for the Patient with Cancer 770
Unit 47 Rehabilitation and Restorative Services 782
Unit 48 Obstetrical Patients and Neonates 792
Unit 49 Pediatric Patients 809
Unit 50 Special Advanced Procedures 833
Unit 51 Response to Basic Emergencies 852
Unit 52 Employment Opportunities and Career Growth 884
App. A Guidelines for Hand Hygiene 894
App. B Guidelines for Infection Control in Health Care Personnel 896
Glossary 902
Index 922
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