Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant

by Barbara R. Hegner, Esther Caldwell

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780827348004
Publisher: Cengage Delmar Learning
Publication date: 10/28/1992
Edition description: 6th ed
Pages: 747
Product dimensions: 8.51(w) x 10.91(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION 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.

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