The Nursing Assistant: Acute, Subacute and Long-Term Care / Edition 3

The Nursing Assistant: Acute, Subacute and Long-Term Care / Edition 3

by JoLynn Pulliam, (Vis Ed) Visual Education, Visual Education
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130939501

ISBN-13: 9780130939500

Pub. Date: 09/28/2001

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This easy-to-understand, full-color book consists of a concise and practical format. It reflects the most recent practice requirements—including the latest Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, OSHA mandates regarding infection control, OBRA training requirements and updates, and JCAHO age-specific considerations. The book highlights the

Overview

This easy-to-understand, full-color book consists of a concise and practical format. It reflects the most recent practice requirements—including the latest Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, OSHA mandates regarding infection control, OBRA training requirements and updates, and JCAHO age-specific considerations. The book highlights the essence of what it takes to be a nursing assistant in today's competitive healthcare environment. A five-part organization describes the role of the nursing assistant, covers the essential principle of safety, presents the knowledge and skills of basic nursing care, highlights the main duties and procedures of the nursing assistant, and explores more specialized job skills and abilities. For nursing instructors and educators—a tool and text that can form the basis of any nursing assistant training program.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130939500
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
Third Edition, Book & CD-ROM
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

I. THE ROLE OF THE NURSING ASSISTANT.

 1. Introduction to Health Care.

 2. The Nursing Assistant.

 3. Communication and Interpersonal Skills.

 4. Relating to Your Patients.

II. SAFETY FOR THE PATIENT AND THE NURSING ASSISTANT.

 5. Infection Control.

 6. Environmental Safety, Accident Prevention, and Disaster Plans.

 7. Emergency Situations.

III. BASIC NURSING SKILLS.

 8. Body Systems and Common Diseases.

 9. Vital Signs.

10. Positioning, Moving, and Ambulation.

11. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge.

IV. PROVIDING PERSONAL CARE AND COMFORT FOR THE PATIENT.

12. The Patient's Environment.

13. Hygiene and Grooming.

14. Special Skin Care.

15. Nutrition.

16. Elimination Needs.

17. Specimen Collection and Testing.

18. AM and PM Care.

19. Restorative Care and Rehabilitation.

V. SPECIALIZED CARE PROCEDURES.

20. Additional Patient Care Procedures.

21. Preoperative and Postoperative Care.

22. Subacute Care.

23. Special Skills in Long-Term Care.

24. Death and Dying.

Glossary.

Index.

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