Helps students understand the "why" behind their patient care actions.
Helps students gain easier access to key principles of care.
NEW--Expanded chapter on Infec...show moretion Control (Ch. 5)--Includes coverage of hand hygiene, hepatitis C, and an introduction to sterile and aseptic techniques.
NEW--Applying Critical Thinking--In the end-of-chapter material. Focuses on 3 key topics: Customer Service, Cultural Care, Cooperation Within the Team.
Helps prepare students to be successful employees, caregivers, and colleagues.
Reinforces the importance of recognizing and meeting the needs of individuals for whom care is provided.
Encourages students to become culturally competent and sensitive to team issues.
NEW--"Nursing Assistant in Action" end of chapter activities--All new scenarios created for this new edition. Presents thought-provoking and challenging situations faced by real-life nursing assistants.
Adds a human touch to students' study and helps them learn through the experience of others.
Enables students to incorporate critical thinking and be better prepared to problem solve when personal and work-related conflicts arise.
...show lessEdition/Copyright: 9TH 05 Cover: Paperback Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc. Year Published: 2005
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1. The Health Care System.
2. Your Role as a Nursing Assistant.
3. Communication Skills.
4. Patients, Residents, and Clients.
5. Infection Control.
7. Body Mechanics: Positioning, Moving, and Transporting Patients.
8. Admitting, Transferring, and Discharging a Patient.
9. The Patient's Environment.
11. Home Health Care.
12. Personal Care of the Patient.
13. Emergency Care.
14. The Human Body.
15. Growth and Development.
16. The Musculoskeletal System and Related Care.
17. The Integumentary System and Related Care.
18. The Circulatory and Respiratory Systems and Related Care.
19. Measuring Vital Signs.
20. The Gastrointestinal System and Related Care.
21. Nutrition for the Patient.
22. The Urinary System and Related Care.
23. Specimen Collection.
24. The Endocrine System and Related Care of Diabetics.
25. The Reproductive System and Related Care.
26. The Nervous System and Related Care.
27. Warm and Cold Applications.
28. Care of the Surgical Patient.
29. Surgical Procedures.
30. Other Patients with Special Needs.
31. Neonatal and Pediatric Care.
32. The Older Adult Patient and Long-Term Care.
33. Rehabilitation and Return to Self-Care.
34. The Terminally Ill Patient and Postmortem Care.
35. Beginning Your Career as a Nursing Assistant.
Appendix A: Medical Terms, Abbreviations, & Specialties.
Appendix B: What's New in Patient Restraints
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