The Long Term Care Nursing Assistant

The Long Term Care Nursing Assistant

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 215.9 x 274.32 x 17.78mm | 839.14g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0131180223
  • 9780131180222
  • 2,034,899

Table of contents

I. THE NURSING ASSISTANT IN LONG-TERM CARE. 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. II. INFECTION CONTROL AND SAFETY. 5. Infection Control. 6. Safety in the Long-term Care Facility. 7. First Aid and Emergency Care. III. BASIC SKILLS. 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. IV. COMMUNICATION AND UNDERSTANDING RESIDENT NEEDS. 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. V. CARE OF THE RESIDENT WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. 24. Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders. 25. Subacute Care. 26. Coping with Death and Dying. Reference Section.show more