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Assisting With Patient Care - With DVD, CD and Workbook

Assisting With Patient Care - With DVD, CD and Workbook - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0323042796

Cover of Assisting With Patient Care - With DVD, CD and Workbook 2ND 04 (ISBN 978-0323042796)
ISBN13: 978-0323042796
ISBN10: 0323042791
Edition: 2ND 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 2004
International: No

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Assisting With Patient Care - With DVD, CD and Workbook - 2ND 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0323042796

Sheila A. Sorrentino

ISBN13: 978-0323042796
ISBN10: 0323042791
Edition: 2ND 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 2004
International: No
This convenient, money-saving package is a must-have for nurse assisting students. It includes Sorrentino's Assisting with Patient Care, 2nd edition text, the Workbook for Assisting with Patient Care, 2nd edition, & Mosby's Nursing Assistant Skills DVD - Student Version. With this special money-saving package, you get the Workbook & DVD for an additional $10.00 each!

Table of Contents

Basic Principles
  • Roles and responsibilities (RN, LPN, NA), information about when an action can be performed & when it cannot
  • Nursing process (5 steps of Nursing Process, including nursing diagnosis & written plan of care)
  • Delegation, including 5 rights of delegation and content on what a “task” is
  • Patient & resident rights brief examples of how to promote rights in daily care activities
  • Communication (oral, written, non-verbal; reporting, charting, end-of-shift report, guidelines for how to communicate effectively)
  • Medical asepsis (chain of infection, handwashing, examples of medical asepsis applied in daily care)
Normal Elimination
  • Assisting with a urinal
  • Assisting with a bedpan, including standard & fracture bedpans
  • Providing catheter care, also demonstrating application of condom catheter
  • Administering a cleansing enema
  • Height and weight
  • Intake & output, how to measure oral fluids
  • Vital signs
  • Temperature: oral, axillary, & rectal, using mercury-in-glass & electronic thermometers
  • Pulse: radial and apical; rate, rhythm and quality; how to locate apical pulse and point of maximal/maximum impulse
  • Respiration: rate, rhythm, effort
  • Blood pressure: one-step and two-step methods
  • The complete bed bath, including gloving, how to place bath blanket & towels for privacy
  • Back massage, including descriptions of techniques but not names
  • Perineal care for the female & for the male including gloving, draping, washing from “clean to dirty”
  • Making the occupied bed, including making a mitered corner & toe pleat
Personal Hygiene and Grooming
  • Oral hygiene, including oral care for unconscious person, cleaning dentures, precautions for person at risk of aspiration
  • Hair care, including shampoo in bed & shaving the male patient’s facial hair
  • Nail & foot care, including shaping toenails
  • Dressing, changing into pullover shirt & shorts; measuring for & application of TED hose
Body Mechanics and Exercise
  • Principles of body mechanics & how to use
  • Moving a person up in bed (with lift/draw sheet)
  • Turning & positioning (to side-lying position)
  • Dangling
  • Transfer from bed to wheelchair, using transfer belt
  • Passive range-of-motion exercises
  • Ambulation, using gait belt, & heel\toe gait
  • Orthostatic hypotension definition, signs/ symptoms, & precautions
Safety and Restraints
  • Preventing falls
  • Using restraint alternatives, including proper use of side rails, bed & wheelchair locks
  • Safe use of restraints, what can be delegated to assistive personnel, application of vest restraint, extremity restraint, & finger-control mitten
  • Monitoring restraint use
Nutrition and Fluids
  • Preparing for meals, including creating a pleasant environment, attending to person’s needs for elimination, hygiene, pain relief, socialization, meal plan; checking meal card against ID
  • Serving meal trays, including use of “clock” technique for visually impaired person to help identify location of individual food items
  • Feeding the dependent person, including positioning observations for person with dysphagia, signs of aspiration & difficulty swallowing, “pocketing” of food, help with washing hands and face, alternating liquids with solids
Preventing and Treating Pressure Ulcers
  • Assessing risk, causes, risks & signs of pressure ulcers
  • Measures to prevent pressure ulcers, including skin inspection, skin care, positioning into 30-degree lateral position, position changes, pressure-relief devices, including air flotation mattress, elbow protector, foam foot stabilizer – the “heel boot”
  • Measures to treat pressure ulcers (covered briefly)
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