The Long-Term Care Nursing Assistant

The Long-Term Care Nursing Assistant

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For undergraduate courses in Long-Term Care; also for use in nursing assistant training courses.Stressing the vital role nursing assistants play in improving the quality of life for residents, this top-selling, cutting-edge text addresses long-term care with a writing style that encourages students to personally relate to the material, and offers a detailed and informative presentation that strives to make students' learning experience enjoyable. Maintaining an emphasis on compassionate, restorative care that focuses on the individuality of each resident, it highlights the psychosocial and physical needs as well as the significance of resident choices and independence-introducing students to such areas as cross-training, subacute care, advance directives, and computer skills; covering guidelines for caring for residents with swallowing problems, Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes; and providing the most up-to-date information on infection control.show more

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  • Paperback | 431 pages
  • 209.3 x 273.8 x 17.3mm | 907.2g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • colour illustrations
  • 0130132535
  • 9780130132536

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO LONG-TERM CARE: THE FACILITY AND THE NURSING ASSISTANT. 1. Introduction to Long-Term Care. 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 CONSIDERATIONS. 5. Infection Control. 6. Safety in the Long-Term Care Facility. 7. First Aid and Emergency Care. III. COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN LONG-TERM CARE. 8. Using Communication Skills. 9. Using the Language of Medicine and Using Computers. IV. THE RESIDENT IN LONG-TERM CARE. 10. The Resident. 11. Body Structure and Function: Changes of Aging. 12. Common Health Problems of the Elderly Resident. 13. Psychosocial Needs of the Resident. V. THE RESIDENT'S ENVIRONMENT. 14. The Resident's Unit. 15. Bedmaking. 16. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge. VI. PROVIDING BASIC CARE. 17. Moving and Exercising Residents. 18. Restorative Skin Care: Prevention of Pressure Sores. 19. Personal Care and Hygiene. 20. Measuring Vital Signs. 21. Nutrition and Dining. 22. Fluid Balance. 23. Elimination. VII. CARE OF THE RESIDENT WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. 24. Specific Types of Care and Procedures. 25. Subacute Care. 26. Coping with Death and Dying. REFERENCE SECTION. Surveys: Assuring Quality Care. Glossary. Anatomy and Physiology Illustrations. Index.show more