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Nursing Assistant : Nursing Process Approach - Text Only

Nursing Assistant : Nursing Process Approach - Text Only - 9th edition

ISBN13: 978-1401806323

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ISBN10: 1401806325
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Publisher: Delmar Learning
Published: 2004
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Nursing Assistant : Nursing Process Approach - Text Only - 9TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-1401806323

Barbara Hegner, Barbara Acello and Esther Caldwell

ISBN13: 978-1401806323
ISBN10: 1401806325
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 9TH 04
Publisher: Delmar Learning

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

This best-selling competency based learning system offers comprehensive content that is unequaled in preparing learners to be skilled nursing assistants in long term care, acute care, and home care settings. Over the years, this text has become the essential resource for the latest information and trends in nursing assistant education. It includes the latest health industry expectations of the knowledge and skills nursing assistants need to bring to the workplace. In addition, it presents more than 160 procedures in an easy to understand step-by-step format.

Product Benefits:

  • NEW Units: 10-Comfort, Pain, Rest, and Sleep; 36-Alternative, Complementary, and Integrative Approaches to Patient Care; and 46-Care of the Patient with Cancer
  • Additional Guidelines are introduced to provide a quick reference to nursing assistant actions for specific situations, conditions, or behaviors
  • Unit reviews are expanded to assure thorough testing of concepts and skills learned
  • New ALERT boxes highlight need-to-know information on Infection Control, Safety, Culture, Working with Difficult Patients, OSHA, Communication, Age-Appropriate Care, and Legal Implications
  • Added revised handwashing guidelines issued by the CDC in October 2002
  • New content on dealing with violence in the workplace
  • Expanded content on therapeutic diet information, calorie counts, food intake studies, and dysphagia
  • New topics include the waterless bath, sequential compression therapy, computerized documentation, professional boundaries, checking capillary refill, care of patients with implanted medication pumps, care of patients with central intravenous catheters, care of the patient with chest tubes, continuous passive motion therapy, using the automatic external defibrillator (AED)
  • Added nursing assistant actions for caring for patients with compartment syndrome, autonomic dysreflexia, dysphagia, fibromyalgia, post polio syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, flaccid and spastic paralysis

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION TO NURSING ASSISTING

Unit 1 Community Health Care
Unit 2 Role of the Nursing Assistant
Unit 3 Consumer Rights and Responsibilities in Health Care
Unit 4 Ethical and Legal Issues Affecting the Nursing Assistant

SECTION 2 SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES

Unit 5 Medical Terminology and Body Organization
Unit 6 Classification of Disease

SECTION 3 BASIC HUMAN NEEDS AND COMMUNICATION

Unit 7 Communication Skills
Unit 8 Observation, Reporting, and Documentation
Unit 9 Meeting Basic Human Needs
Unit 10 Comfort, Pain, Rest, and Sleep
Unit 11 Developing Cultural Sensitivity

SECTION 4 INFECTION AND INFECTION CONTROL

Unit 12 Infection
Unit 13 Infection Control

SECTION 5 SAFETY AND MOBILITY

Unit 14 Environmental and Nursing Assistant Safety
Unit 15 Patient Safety and Positioning
Unit 16 The Patient's Mobility: Transfer Skills
Unit 17 The Patient's Mobility: Ambulation

SECTION 6 MEASURING AND RECORDING VITAL SIGNS, HEIGHT, AND WEIGHT

Unit 18 Body Temperature
Unit 19 Pulse and Respiration
Unit 20 Blood Pressure
Unit 21 Measuring Height and Weight

SECTION 7 PATIENT CARE AND COMFORT MEASURES

Unit 22 Admission, Transfer, and Discharge
Unit 23 Bedmaking
Unit 24 Patient Bathing
Unit 25 General Comfort Measures

SECTION 8 PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION AND FLUID BALANCE

Unit 26 Nutritional Needs and Diet Modifications

SECTION 9 SPECIAL CARE PROCEDURES

Unit 27 Warm and Cold Applications
Unit 28 Assisting with the Physical Examination
Unit 29 The Surgical Patient
Unit 30 Caring for the Emotionally Stressed Patient
Unit 31 Death and Dying

SECTION 10 OTHER HEALTH CARE SETTINGS

Unit 32 Care of the Elderly and Chronically Ill
Unit 33 The Organization of Home Care: Trends in Health Care
Unit 34 The Nursing Assistant in Home Care
Unit 35 Subacute Care
Unit 36 Alternative, Complementary, and Integrative Approaches to Patient Care

SECTION 11 BODY SYSTEMS, COMMON DISORDERS, AND RELATED CARE PROCEDURES

Unit 37 Integumentary System
Unit 38 Respiratory System
Unit 39 Circulatory (Cardiovascular) System
Unit 40 Musculoskeletal System
Unit 41 Endocrine System
Unit 42 Nervous System
Unit 43 Gastrointestinal System
Unit 44 Urinary System
Unit 45 Reproductive System
Unit 46 Care of the Patient with Cancer

SECTION 12 EXPANDED ROLE OF THE NURSING ASSISTANT

Unit 47 Rehabilitation and Restorative Services
Unit 48 Obstetrical Patient and Neonate
Unit 49 Pediatric Patient
Unit 50 Special Advanced Procedures

SECTION 13 RESPONSE TO BASIC EMERGENCIES

Unit 51 Response to Basic Emergencies

SECTION 14 MOVING FORWARD

Unit 52 Employment Opportunities and Career Growth

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