This best-selling competency-based learning system provides comprehensive coverage of the theory and skills required for nursing assistants working in acute, long-term, and home health care settings. It includes all of the essential information needed to pass the competency evaluation exam required by the Omnibur Reconciliation Act (OBRA) as well as advanced nursing assistant skills.The innovative book, workbook, video series, and instructor support materials include 143 step-by-step procedures that emphasize patient/client rights, safety issues, and infection control guidelines. ALSO AVAILABLE - Student Workbook ISBN: 0-8273-9062-9 Instructor's Manual ISBN: 0-8273-9059-9 Instructor's Resource Kit ISBN: 0-8273-9060-2 Computerized Testbank ISBN: 0-8273-9061-0 Nursing Assisting Video Series, 3E ISBN: 0-8273-7533-6 Nursing Assistant Challenge Software (with site license) ISBN: 0-8273-7980-3 Nursing Assistant Challenge Software (individual license) ISBN: 0-8273-7870-X
|Publisher:||Cengage Delmar Learning|
|Edition description:||6th ed|
|Product dimensions:||8.51(w) x 10.91(h) x 1.04(d)|
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION TO NURSING ASSISTING: Community Health Care. Role of the Nursing Assistant. Consumer Rights and Responsibilities for Health Care. Ethical and Legal Issues Affecting the Nursing Assistant. Self-Evaluation. SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES: Medical Terminology and Body Organization. Classification of Disease. BASIC HUMAN NEEDS AND COMMUNICATION: Communication Skills. Observation, Reporting, and Documentation. Meeting Basic Human Needs. Developing Cultural Sensitivity. Self-Evaluation. INFECTION CONTROL: Infection. Infection Control. Self-Evaluation. SAFETY AND MOBILITY: Environmental and Nursing Assistant Safety. Patient Safety and Positioning. The Patient's Mobility: Transfer Skills. The Patient's Mobility: Ambulation. MEASURING AND RECORDING VITAL SIGNS, HEIGHT AND WEIGHT: Body Temperature. Pulse and Respiration. Blood Pressure. Measuring Height and Weight. Self-Evaluation. PATIENT CARE AND COMFORT MEASUREMENT: Admission, Transfer, and Discharge. Bedmaking. Patient Bathing. General Comfort Measures. Self-Evaluation. PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION AND FLUID BALANCE: Nutritional Needs and Diet Modification. Self-Evaluation. SPECIAL CARE PROCEDURES: Warm and Cold Application. Assisting with the Physical Examination. The Surgical Patient. Caring for the Emotionally Stressed Patient. Death and Dying. Self-Evaluation. OTHER HEALTH CARE SETTINGS: Care of the Elderly and Chronically Ill. The Organization of Home Care: Trends in Health Care. The Nursing Assistant in Home Care. Caring for the Person in Subacute Care. Self-Evaluation. BODY SYSTEMS, COMMON DISORDERS, AND RELATED CARE PROCEDURES: The Integumentary System. Respiratory System.Circulatory (Cardiovascular) System. Musculoskeletal System. Endocrine System. Nervous System. Gastrointestinal System. Urinary System. Reproductive System. Self-Evaluation. EXPANDED ROLE OF THE NURSING ASSISTANT: Rehabilitation and Restorative Services. Pediatric Patient. Special Advanced Procedures. Self-Evaluation. RESPONSE TO BASIC EMERGENCIES: Response to Basic Emergencies. Self-Evaluation. MOVING FORWARD: Employment Opportunities and Career Growth. Self-Evaluation. COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAMINATION. GLOSSARY. INDEX.