The Long-Term Care Nursing Assistant Training Manual

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Clearly written, accessible, and comprehensive, The Long-Term Care Nursing Assistant Training Manual is the ideal tool for training nursing facility and home health care staff. Thirty-four easy-to-follow modules include descriptions of all of the important procedures nursing assistants need to master. Sensitively written modules on caring for people with dementia; working with depressed residents; and communicating with co-workers, residents, and their families provide nursing assistants with strategies for ...
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Overview

Clearly written, accessible, and comprehensive, The Long-Term Care Nursing Assistant Training Manual is the ideal tool for training nursing facility and home health care staff. Thirty-four easy-to-follow modules include descriptions of all of the important procedures nursing assistants need to master. Sensitively written modules on caring for people with dementia; working with depressed residents; and communicating with co-workers, residents, and their families provide nursing assistants with strategies for improving the quality of care they provide while avoiding frustration and burnout. Written for nursing assistants by nurses, the manual includes short user-friendly modules that state learning objectives, define glossary terms, and include quizzes, making The Long-Term Care Nursing Assistant Training Manual the perfect training manual for direct care providers.
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Contains 34 modules for training nursing facility and home health care staff, describing key procedures for nursing assistants such as personal care, positioning, taking vital signs, observing residents on medication, preventing accidents, and charting and documenting work. Also covers care for residents with mental illness and dementia, younger residents, and residents with developmental disabilities. Includes questions and answers, b&w illustrations, and a glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781878812001
  • Publisher: Health Professions Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1990
  • Pages: 320

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Module 1 The Nursing Home Environment 2
Module 2 Working as Part of a Team 7
Module 3 Planning and Organizing Your Work 16
Module 4 Communicating with Residents 21
Module 5 Job Etiquette 28
Module 6 Ethical and Legal Issues in Long-Term Care 34
Module 7 Understanding Aging 44
Module 8 Understanding Restorative Nursing Care 59
Module 9 Taking Residents' Vital Signs, Blood Pressure, Height, and Weight 64
Module 10 Understanding Bladder and Bowel Management 72
Module 11 Observing Residents on Medication 84
Module 12 Using Medical Terminology 90
Module 13 Understanding Charting and Documentation 99
Module 14 Understanding Nursing Diagnosis 104
Module 15 Understanding Medical Diagnosis 108
Module 16 Controlling Infection 122
Module 17 Understanding OSHA Regulations and Requirements 138
Module 18 Feeding Residents and Measuring Intake and Output 144
Module 19 Positioning, Transferring, and Ambulating Residents 152
Module 20 Providing Personal Care 172
Module 21 Caring for Residents' Rooms 194
Module 22 Preventing Accidents and Protecting Residents from Fires 202
Module 23 Understanding First Aid Procedures 209
Module 24 Using Restraints Properly 214
Module 25 Detecting and Reporting Abuse 221
Module 26 Caring for Residents with Dementia and Managing Problem Behavior 228
Module 27 Caring for Residents with Depression and Mental Illness 239
Module 28 Caring for Residents with Vision and Hearing Loss 246
Module 29 Caring for Residents with Developmental Disabilities 253
Module 30 Caring for Younger Residents 259
Module 31 Caring for Residents from Other Cultures 265
Module 32 Therapies for Residents and Their Families 271
Module 33 Working with Residents' Families 277
Module 34 Dealing with Death and Dying 282
Glossary 290
Answers to Quizzes 307
Index 309
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