Being a Nursing Assistant

Being a Nursing Assistant

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For Nursing Assisting Courses.Helping future and current nursing assistants, patient care assistants, and home health aides understand and appreciate the scope of the work and duties they will be expected to master and perform, this leading text/reference covers the basics of providing care to a variety of patients as it keeps pace with recent developments and improvements in the health care field, and continues to maintain the systems approach users have come to rely on. Each copy of the text comes packaged with an Audio Glossary CD for free and is accompanied by the Companion Website ( more

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  • Paperback | 744 pages
  • 211.1 x 275.6 x 30.2mm | 1,496.87g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 8th edition
  • 0130840831
  • 9780130840837

Table of contents

1. The Health Care System. 2. Your Role as a Nursing Assistant. 3. Communication Skills. 4. Patients, Residents, and Clients. 5. Infection Control. 6. Safety. 7. Body Mechanics: Positioning, Moving, and Transporting Patients. 8. Admitting, Transferring, and Discharging a Patient. 9. The Patient's Environment. 10. Bedmaking. 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: Medical Terms, Abbreviations, & Specialties. Glossary. more

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