Summary: Comprehensive in scope, yet easy to read, this trusted resource is all you need to prepare for success in nurse assisting. This engaging text highlights the teamwork and communication vital to your role on the nursing team while detailing over 100 skills you need to provide safe, effective care.
A comprehensive approach to nurse assisting provides complete coverage of all skills needed in a single resource...show more.
The clear, engaging, 7th grade writing style enhances comprehension.
Nearly 1,000 full-color photographs and illustrations visually reinforce concepts and make content easier to understand.
Over 100 procedures guide you step-by-step through essential skills, with complicated tasks presented in manageable segments for easier learning.
Caring About Culture boxes help you provide care in a manner sensitive to the beliefs and customs of a variety of diverse cultures.
Delegation guidelines identify your specific responsibilities in accepting commonly delegated tasks.
Promoting Safety and Comfort boxes detail measures and cautions for ensuring safe, effective patient care.
Focus On... boxes address the special needs of children, older persons, long-term care residents, and home care patients.
Charting examples demonstrate the proper methods for accurately recording patient information and data.
An appendix on Spanish health care terminology provides information needed to communicate effectively with Spanish-speaking patients and broadens the scope of your caring abilities.
Chapter Review Questions assess your understanding and identify subjects requiring further study.
The Workbook and Competency Evaluation Review, sold separately, enhances your learning with engaging activities, procedure checklists, and a competency review with questions, two practice exams plus a skills review that prepare you for certification.
Edition/Copyright:8TH 12 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Elsevier Science Published: 01/12/2012 International: No
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Table of Contents 1. Introduction to Health Care Agencies. 1. 2. The Nursing Assistant. 13. 3. Work Ethics. 33. 4. Communicating With the Health Team. 52. 5. Assisting With the Nursing Process. 72. 6. Understanding the Person. 82. 7. Body Structure and Function. 98. 8. Growth and Development. 120. 9. Care of the Older Person. 133. 10. Safety. 150. 11. Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use. 181. 12. Preventing Infection.199. 13. Body Mechanics. 233. 14. The Person's Unit. 279. 15. Bedmaking. 291. 16. Personal Hygiene. 311. 17. Grooming. 348. 18. Urinary Elimination. 371. 19. Bowel Elimination. 396. 20. Nutrition and Fluids. 420. 21. Measuring Vital Signs. 455. 22. Exercise and Activity. 482. 23. Comfort, Rest, and Sleep. 505. 24. Admissions, Transfers, and Discharges. 517. 25. Assisting With the Physical Examination. 531. 26. Collecting and Testing Specimens. 540. 27. The Person Having Surgery. 559. 28. Wound Care. 581. 29. Heat and Cold Applications. 602. 30. Oxygen Needs. 619. 31. Rehabilitation and Restorative Care. 647. 32. Hearing and Vision Problems. 658. 33. Common Health Problems. 671. 34. Mental Health Problems. 708. 35. Confusion and Dementia. 717. 36. Developmental Disabilities. 730. 37. Sexuality. 738. 38. Caring For Mothers and Newborns. 746. 39. Assisted Living. 768. 40. Basic Emergency Care. 777. 41. The Dying Person. 804. Review Question Answers. 815. Appendix A. 821. Appendix B. 822. Appendix C. 833. Glossary. 852
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