Restorative Care: Fundamentals for the Certified Nursing Assistant / Edition 1

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This comprehensive text provides the content necessary for training nursing assistants to provide restorative care in long-term care facilities, as required by OBRA law. The content includes measurable objectives and interventions to optimize resident care and to enable facilities to gain maximum reimbursement. This text provides all the information necessary to train nursing assistants in restorative care, as well as, the information required to implement a restorative care training program. It enables the necessary training to advance the certified nursing assistant to the restorative nursing assistant level. Thus, facilities to attain the goal of maintaining or improving residents' conditions. The text focuses on techniques to promote resident involvement, thereby improving resident independence and self-esteem. Supplements Instructor's Manual 0-8273-8142-5 - 128 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 Computerized Testbank 0-7668-1433-5

Holistic approach disc. physical, emotional & psychosocial issues; meets requirements of Resident Assessment Instrument

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827381414
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/30/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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.
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Table of Contents

Section I- Introduction to Restorative Nursing: Chapter 1-Introduction to Rehabilitation and Restorative Nursing Care. Chapter 2-The Nursing Process in Restorative Nursing Care. Chapter 3-The Elderly in Long-Term Care. Chapter 4-Infection Control. Chapter5-Principles of Restorative Nursing and Rehabilitation. Chapter 6-Restorative Care of Residents with Musculoskeletal System Conditions. Chapter 7-Care of Residents with Common Neurological Conditions. Chapter 8- Restorative Care of the Residents with Disorders of the Integumentary System. Chapter 9-Consideration of Special Needs. Chapter 10-Preventing Musculoskeletal Injuries, Back Injuries in Health Care Workers, Body Mechanics. Chapter 11-Restorative Exercise and Bed Mobility Exercise. Chapter 12-Progressive Mobility. Chapter 13-Ambulation and Assistive Devices. Chapter 14-Restorative Approaches to Meeting Residents'' Nutrition and Hydration Needs. Chapter 15-Restorative Self-Care. Chapter 16-Restorative Care of Residents with Respiratory Disorders. Chapter 17-Bowel and Bladder Management, Problems Related to the Urinary System. Chapter 18-Restorative Care of Residents with Psychosocial and Behavioral Issues. Chapter 19-Documenting Restorative Care. Appendix A-Employment Information. Appendix B-Exercise and Mobility. Appendix C-Patterns for Restorative Equipment. Appendix E-Communication: Communication Cards, Appendix F-Basic Nursing Assistant Procedure Review. Appendix G-Resources. Appendix H-Federal Law. Appendix I-Minimum Data Set 2.0. Appendix J-Americans with Disabilities Act.
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