Essentials for Today's Nursing Assistant

Essentials for Today's Nursing Assistant

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For Nursing Assistants working in every care environment (hospitals, nursing facilities & homes). This exceptionally comprehensive, affordable, and student-friendly nursing assistant text is designed to stand alone without the need for a student workbook. Extensively illustrated-yet uncluttered-it features simple language and thought-provoking, interactive exercise material to draw students into the text and keep them engaged throughout. The text focuses on health care as it is being practiced today in diverse areas of the health care delivery system-incorporating both tried-and-true standards and recent changes in procedures and philosophies. Throughout, a holistic, humanistic approach and restorative focus serve as a unifying element, and an emphasis on cultural awareness helps students develop effective communication skills for today's multicultural world. This is a 1 color, no-frills revision and less expensive!show more

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 210.82 x 276.86 x 20.32mm | 1,043.26g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Special edition
  • 1st Special edition
  • 0130990876
  • 9780130990877

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Essentials for Today's Nursing Assistant "Special Edition"Peggy A. Grubbs, RN, BSNEmphasizing a restorative, holistic approach, the Second Edition of "Essentials for Today's Nursing Assistant "continues to detail the role of the nursing assistant in the delivery of quality care across all health care systems - acute, subacute, long-term and home. The focus is on meeting the needs of the whole person - both physically and phychosocially. Combining comprehensive information, with visual reinforcement, and numerous chapter exercises, it is a complete resource for any nursing assisting course. Features: "Special Edition "refers to our new straightforward design and highly affordable package. New, lengthier, end-of-chapter exercises including fill-in-the-blank, key points, a case study, and multiple choice questions. New Chapter - "Employability Skills "highlights career management, job hunting and job retention. New Chapter - "Surveys and Accreditation "details regulatory agencies and standards of care. Increased emphasis on cultural awareness. Chapter opening objectives and key terms for each chapter. Interpersonal relationships are discussed with specific communication guidelines.show more

Table of contents

I. THE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM. 1. Introduction to Health Care. 2. The Role of the Nursing Assistant. 3. Ethical and Legal Considerations. II. PROVIDING A SECURE ENVIRONMENT. 4. Infection Control. 5. Communicable Diseases. 6. Safety and Accident Prevention. 7. First Aid and Emergency Care. III. DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS. 8. Communication Skills. 9. Communicating with Coworkers. IV. HOLISTIC NURSING. 10. Anatomy and Physiology. 11. Common Health Problems. 12. Life Cycle. 13. Basic Needs of Patients. 14. Rehabilitation and Restorative Care. V. THE PATIENT'S ENVIRONMENT. 15. The Patient's Unit. 16. Bedmaking. 17. Admissions, Transfers, and Discharge. VI. PROVIDING BASIC CARE. 18. Moving and Positioning. 19. Ambulation and Exercise. 20. Personal Care and Hygiene. 21. Measuring Vital Signs. 22. Nutrition and Fluids. 23. Elimination. 24. Special Care and Procedures. VII. SPECIAL NEEDS. 25. The Geriatric Patient. 26. The Dying Patient. 27. Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. 28. The Patient with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection. 29. The Surgical Patient. 30. Maternal and Child Health. 31. Subacute Care. VIII. HOME HEALTH. 32. The Home Health Aide. 33. Homemaking Skills. IX. MAINTAINING QUALITY CARE AND EMPLOYMENT NEEDS. 34. Employability Skills. 35. Surveys and Accreditation.show more