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Essentials for Today's Nursing Assistant

Essentials for Today's Nursing Assistant - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0835949736

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ISBN13: 978-0835949736
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Publisher: Robert J.Brady Co.
Published: 1999
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Essentials for Today's Nursing Assistant - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0835949736

Peggy A. Grubbs

ISBN13: 978-0835949736
ISBN10: 0835949737
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Robert J.Brady Co.

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

Features a holistic, humanistic approach to caregiving, with a restorative focus that emphasizes the dignity of the patient.

Covers the care of patients with HIV and Alzheimer's, surgical patients, children and new mothers, and patients with specialized equipment such as vetilators, pumps, and tracheostomy tubes. Includes Stamdard Precautions, and changes in isolation procedures. And, provides OBRA and OSHA guidelines.

Training nursing assistants.

Table of Contents

I. THE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM

1. Introduction to Health Care.
2. The Role of the Nursing Assistant.
3. Taking Care of Yourself and Developing Professionalism.
4. Ethical and Legal Considerations.
5. Rehabilitation and Restorative Care.

II. PROVIDING A SECURE ENVIRONMENT

6. Infection Control.
7. Communicable Diseases.
8. Safety and Accident Prevention.
9. First Aid and Emergency Care.

III. DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS

10. Communication Skills.
11. Observation, Reporting, and Recording.
12. Medical Terminology.

IV. HOLISTIC NURSING.

13. Anatomy and Physiology : Changes of Aging.
14. Care of Patients with Common Health Problems.
15. Life Cycle.
16. Basic Needs of Patients.

V. THE PATIENT'S ENVIRONMENT

17. The Patient's Unit.
18. Bedmaking.
19. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge.

VI. PROVIDING BASIC CARE

20. Moving and Positioning.
21. Ambulation and Exercise.
22. Personal Care and Hygiene.
23. Measuring Vital Signs.
24. Nutrition and Fluids.
25. Elimination.
26. Special Care and Procedures.

VII. SPECIAL NEEDS

27. The Geriatric Patient.
28. The Dying Patient.
29. Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.
30. The Patient with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection.
31. The Surgical Patient.
32. Maternal and Child Health.
33. Subacute Care.

VIII. HOME HEALTH

34. The Home Health Aide.
35. Homemaking Skills.

Reference Section
Employability.
Anatomy and Physiology Illustrations.
Glossary.
Index.

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