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Long-Term Care Nursing Assistant

Long-Term Care Nursing Assistant - 3rd edition

Long-Term Care Nursing Assistant - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780131180222

ISBN10: 0131180223

Long-Term Care Nursing Assistant by Peggy Grubbs and Barbara Blasband - ISBN 9780131180222
Edition: 3RD 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
International: No
Long-Term Care Nursing Assistant by Peggy Grubbs and Barbara Blasband - ISBN 9780131180222

ISBN13: 9780131180222

ISBN10: 0131180223

Edition: 3RD 05

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For Long-Term Nursing Care Assistant course.

The Long-Term Care Nursing Assistant, 3rd edition is a current, true-to-life resource for today's nursing assistant and patient care assistant that reflects the changes in both the health care delivery system and in the role of nursing assistants. It provides practical guidelines focused on the restorative approach and the importance of effective communication and places a strong emphasis on cultural awareness and age-specific nursing to meet the needs of a diverse population.


  • NEW - Chapter on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders--Includes techniques for caring for residents who are confused, aggressive or depressed.
    • Provides students with information that helps them meet the requirement that healthcare workers have special training before caring for residents with ADRD.
  • Emphasis on restorative approach and communication, cultural, and age-specific techniques.
    • Provides students with the tools to promote independence, improve quality of life and meet the individual needs of a diverse population.
  • Simple, easy-to-read writing style.
    • Encourages students to relate to the material, and makes reading understandable and enjoyable.
  • Extensive pedagogical aids--Specific objectives begin each chapter; key terms are highlighted and defined in text; artwork and photos illustrate procedures.
    • Provides students with helpful features that highlight key points and enhance the text material.
  • Exceptional end of chapter material--Competency Exam Preparation includes vocabulary review and multiple-choice questions. Communication Central includes Age Specific Tip, Culturally Sensitive Tip, Effective Problem Solving, Interpersonal Communication and Observing, Reporting and Recording exercises and features.
    • Stimulates students' critical thinking skills and encourages problem solving.
  • New procedures added--Admitting a resident, transferring a resident, discharging a resident and applying elastic support hose.
    • Provides students with the easy-to-follow procedures shown highlighted and boxed for easy identification and well illustrated with line drawings.
  • Over 70 new guidelines in patient care.
    • Provides students with a simple and clear approach that is easy to read and understand.
  • Basic skills moved to the front of the book.
    • Enables instructors to meet federal guidelines to teach practical skills early in the program.
  • Bioterrorism information added.
    • Makes students aware of current information on terrorism.
  • Increased emphasis on preventing medical errors.
    • Provides students with guidelines for protecting the safety of residents in long-term care facilities.
  • Workplace violence discussions added.
    • Provides students with information regarding the safety of residents, visitors and employees.
  • Vocabulary review questions added.
    • Encourages students to learn key medical terms.
  • Companion website with audio glossary components.
    • Provides students with a variety of certification exam review questions, hyperlinks, audio glossary and other resources.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1. Introduction to Long-Term Care Facility.
2. The Nursing Assistant in the Long-Term Care Facility.
3. Ethical and Legal Concerns.
4. Restorative Care: Promoting Resident Independence.


5. Infection Control.
6. Safety in the Long-term Care Facility.
7. First Aid and Emergency Care.


8. The Resident's Unit.
9. Bedmaking.
10. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge.
11. Moving and Exercising Residents.
12. Restorative Skin Care: Prevention of Pressure Sores.
13. Personal Care and Hygiene.
14. Measuring Vital Signs.
15. Nutrition and Dining.
16. Fluid Balance.
17. Elimination.
18. Additional Care and Procedures.


19. Using Communication Skills.
20. Using the Language of Medicine and Using Computers.
21. The Resident, Aging, and Psychosocial Needs.
22. Body Structure and Function: Changes of Aging.
23. Common Health Problems of the Elderly Resident.


24. Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders.
25. Subacute Care.
26. Coping with Death and Dying.

Reference Section.