Nursing Assisting: Essentials for Long Term Care / Edition 2by Barbara Acello
Pub. Date: 08/04/2004
Publisher: Cengage Learning
The 2nd edition of Nursing Assisting: Essentials of Long Term Care is specifically designed to prepare readers to take the state certification exams. It presents basic resident care information for long-term care facilities emphasizing the realities of clinical practice while offering solutions to common problems encountered in the practice. This book meets
The 2nd edition of Nursing Assisting: Essentials of Long Term Care is specifically designed to prepare readers to take the state certification exams. It presents basic resident care information for long-term care facilities emphasizing the realities of clinical practice while offering solutions to common problems encountered in the practice. This book meets the OBRA and CDC standards and emphasizes Infection Control in every chapter.
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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE: Introduction. Health Care Delivery. Financing Health Care. The OBRA Legislation. The Interdisciplinary team. Chain of Command. Desirable Qualities of the Nursing Assistant. WORKING IN LONG-TERM CARE: The Elderly. Aging Changes. Basic Human Needs. OBRA Requirements. The Long-Term Care Facility. Infants, Children, Young and Middle Aged Adults in the Long-Term Care Facility. Responsibilities of the Nursing Assistant. Relationships with Residents. INFECTION CONTROL: Medical Asepsis. Spread of Infection. Preventing the Spread of Infection. Bloodborne Pathogens. Protecting Yourself and Others from Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens by Using Standard Precautions. Isolation Measures. Drug Resistant Organisms. Tuberculosis. Head Lice. Scabies. SAFETY AND EMERGENCIES: The Importance of Safety in the Long-Term Care Facility. Heat and Cold Applications. Oxygen Safety. Fire Safety. Other Types of Emergencies. Other Safety Requirements. Emergency Procedures. LEGAL AND ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Legal Considerations for the Nursing Assistant. Rights of the Resident. Abuse and Neglect. Advance Directives. Other Legal Considerations. Ethical Behavior with Residents and Families. Cultural Influences on Health Care Delivery. Promoting Independence. COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Communication. Elements of Communication. Communicating with Residents with Disabilities and Sensory Impairments. OBSERVATIONS, RECORDING, AND RECORD KEEPING: Communicating with Other Members of the Health Care Team. Computers in Health Care Facilities. Fax Machines. Medical Terminology. Abbreviations. BODY MECHANICS, LIFTING, MOVING, AND POSITIONING RESIDENTS: Noteto the Student. Body Mechanics. Ergonomics. Pressure Sores. Positioning Residents. Basic Body Positions. Assisting Residents with Mobility. Moving the Resident with a Mechanical Lift. Assisting Residents with with Ambulation. CARE OF THE ENVIRONMENT: The Resident's Unit. Making the Bed. PERSONAL CARE SKILLS: Personal Care of the Resident. Oral Hygiene. Bathing the Resident. Applying Lotion to the Resident's Skin. Grooming the Resident. Support Hosiery. Prosthesis Care. Dressing and Undressing the Resident. NUTRITION AND HYDRATION: Nutrition. Food Guide Pyramid. Health Care Facility Diets. Assisting Residents with Nutrition. Alternative Methods of Feeding. Fluid Intake. Providing Fresh Drinking Water.. ELIMINATION: The Urinary System. Common Problems Related to the Urinary System. Role of the Nursing Assistant in Assisting Residents with Urinary Elimination. Urinary Catheters. Measuring Urinary Output. Collecting a Specimen. The Gastrointestinal System. Common Problems Related to the Gastrointestinal System. Role of the Nursing Assistant in Assisting Residents with Bowel Elimination: General Guidelines for Assisting Residents with Bowel Elimination. Enemas. Collecting a Stool Specimen. Caring for Residents with Ostomies. RESTRAINTS AND RESTRAINT ALTERNATIVES: Restraints. Applying Restraints. Alternatives to Restraints. MEASURING VITAL SIGNS, HEIGHT, AND WEIGHT: Vital Signs. Temperature. Pulse.Respirations. Using a Stethoscope. Blood Pressure. Measuring and Recording Height and Weight. ADMISSION, TRANSFER, DISCHARGE: Admitting, Transferring, and Discharging a Resident. RESTORATIVE CARE: Introduction to Restoration. Promoting Independence. Applying the Principles of Restorative Care to Activities of Daily Living. Range of Motion. Bowel and Bladder Management. Restorative Equipment. THE NURSING ASSISTANT IN SUBACUTE CARE: Introduction to Subacute Care. Services Providing in Subacute Units. SPECIAL BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS: Behavior Problems. The ABCs of Behavior Management. Alzheimer's Disease. Communication. DEATH AND DYING: Introduction. Examining Your Feelings About Death and Dying. The Grieving Process. Signs of Approaching Death. Postmortem Care. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Finding a Position. Preparing a Resume. Searching for a Job. Keeping a Job. Resign Properly. SURVIVING A SURVEY: Quality Assurance. The Survey Process. The Typical Long-Term Care Survey. Role of Nursing Assistant During a Survey. OSHA Surveys. Joint Commission Surveys. Helpful Information. Providing Care that Complies with Accepted Standards of Practice. APPENDIX A: COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW EXAMINATION. APPENDIX B: STANDARDS PF CARE AND PRACTICE TABLES: Vital Signs. Observations and Reporting Summary. Important Observations of Diabetic Residents. Signs and Symptoms of Diabetic Coma and Insulin Shock. Common Measurement. Absenteeism. Sample Resume. Sample Cover Letter. APPENDIX C: NURSING ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND CONTINUING EDUCATION RESOURCES. GLOSSARY. INDEX.
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