Summary: This best-selling resource provides the theoretical and skills content nursing assistants require for the successful completion of the certification test. A major goal of the content is to help nursing assistants develop an understanding of the principles on safe and effective care of residents in long-term care. Core values stressed include empathy, caring, communication skills, and respect for residents and their families. Special emphasis is placed on ensuring res
ident's rights, adequate nutrition and hydration, maintenance of mobility, psychosocial interactions, and a safe environment. Liberal illustrations aid in visual learning.
Summary: This best-selling resource provides the theoretical and skills content nursing assistants require for the successful completion of the certification test. A major goal of the content is to help nursing assistants develop an understanding of the principles on safe and effective care of residents in long-term care. Core values stressed include empathy, caring, communication skills, and respect for residents and their families. Special emphasis is placed on ensuring resident's rights, adequate nutrition and hydration, maintenance of mobility, psychosocial interactions, and a safe environment. Liberal illustrations aid in visual learning. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:4TH 02 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Delmar Publications Published: 10/05/2001 International: No
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Hegner, Barbara R. :
Barbara R. Hegner, MSN, RN, retired from Long Beach Community College, Long Beach, California, as a Professor in the Nursing & Life Science Department.
Needham, Joan Fritsch : DeKalb County Nursing Home
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Sect. 1 The Long-Term Care Setting 1
Lesson 1 The Long Term Care Facility 3 Lesson 2 The Caregivers 21 Lesson 3 The Nursing Assistant in Long-Term Care 33
Sect. 2 Communication Skills 49
Lesson 4 Communication and Interpersonal Skills 51 Lesson 5 The Language of Health Care 67 Lesson 6 Observation, Documentation, and Reporting 85
Sect. 3 Protecting Residents' Rights and Safety 99
Sect. 4 Characteristics of the Long-Term Care Resident 197
Lesson 12 The Long-Term Care Resident 199 Lesson 13 The Psychosocial Aspects of Aging 213 Lesson 14 Alternative Health Practices 227
Sect. 5 Meeting the Residents' Basic Needs 235
Lesson 15 Care of the Resident's Environment 237 Lesson 16 Caring for the Residents' Personal Hygiene 255 Lesson 17 Meeting the Residents' Nutritional Needs 291 Lesson 18 Meeting the Residents' Elimination Needs 319
Sect. 6 Special Nursing Assistant Activities 367
Lesson 19 Measuring and Recording Residents' Data 369 Lesson 20 Admission, Transfer, and Discharge 401 Lesson 21 Warm and Cold Applications 417
Sect. 7 Introduction to Restorative Care 427
Lesson 22 Restorative / Rehabilitative Care of the Resident 429 Lesson 23 Restoring Residents' Mobility 483
Sect. 8 Residents with Specific Disorders 517
Lesson 24 Caring for Residents with Cardiovascular System Disorders 519 Lesson 25 Caring for Residents with Respiratory System Disorders 539 Lesson 26 Caring for Residents with Endocrine System Disorders 551 Lesson 27 Caring for Residents with Reproductive System Disorders 563 Lesson 28 Caring for Residents with Musculoskeletal System Disorders 577 Lesson 29 Caring for Residents with Nervous System Disorders 591
Sect. 9 Residents with Special Needs 615
Lesson 30 Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (Caring for the Cognitively Impaired Resident) 617 Lesson 31 Caring for Residents with Developmental Disabilities 633 Lesson 32 Caring for the Dying Resident 643 Lesson 33 Caring for the Person in Subacute Care 653
Sect. 10 Employment 665
Lesson 34 Seeking Employment 667
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