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Overview

This text covers basic patient care skills for unlicensed assistive personnel in hospitals, long term care facilities, subacute centers, and home health. Written with an emphasis on "real-world" clinical practice, it provides guidelines for common situations that caregivers encounter on the job. Designed to be a complete package there is a review at the end of each chapter and a comprehensive 225 question final exam in the appendix, eliminating the need for a separate workbook.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827384231
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/8/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE: Introduction to Health Care. Infection Control. Safety and Emergencies. Legal and Ethical Responsibilities. Communication and Interpersonal Skills. Observation, Reporting, and Recording. PERSONAL CARE SKILLS: Body Mechanics, Lifting, Moving, and Positioning Residents. Care of the Environment. Personal Care Skills. Nutrition and Hydration. Elimination. BASIC PATIENT CARE SKILLS: Restraints and Restraint Alternatives. Measuring Vital Signs, Height and Weight. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge. Restorative Care. Coping with Death and Dying. MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICE NEEDS: Special Behavioral Problems. EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION AND SURVEY READINESS: Surviving a Survey. Employment Opportunities. GLOSSARY. INDEX.

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