The Nursing Assistant

The Nursing Assistant : Acute, Subacute and Long-Term Care

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For courses in Nursing Assisting.This easy-to-understand, full-color text is popular with both students and teachers alike because of its concise and practical format. It reflects the most recent practice requirements-including the latest Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, OSHA mandates regarding infection control, OBRA training requirements and updates. The book highlights the essence of what it takes to be a nursing assistant in today's competitive healthcare environment
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  • Paperback | 412 pages
  • 208.28 x 271.78 x 17.78mm | 839.14g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130939501
  • 9780130939500

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The Nursing Assistant, 3eConcise, practical, and affordable, "The Nursing Assistant, 3e "contains the essential information nursing assistants need to know in a format that's easily readable. Appropriate within any nursing program, the Third Edition reflects the most recent practice requirements while providing new features to facilitate learning. New Features include: Case Studies at the end of each chapter which provide real-life application of material. Exercises that highlight the development of skills in cultural awareness, teamwork and resource conservation. An Organ / Tissue Donation section added to the chapter on Death and Dying. Discussion of the changes in emergency care curriculum specifically the use of Automatic External Defibrillator. A Free Companion Website - - that provides additional test questions for self-quizzing and related resources. A CD-ROM packaged free that includes key terms, definitions, and self-quizzes. Other Features to Facilitate Learning Include: Beginning and Ending Icons for all procedures that present quick and easy reminders of essential steps. The latest Center for Disease Control guidelines, OSHA mandates regarding infection control, as well as OBRA training requirements and updates. A detailed, quick reference guide to age-specific care. Multiple-choice, exam-style review questions.
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Table of contents

I. THE ROLE OF THE NURSING ASSISTANT. 1. Introduction to Health Care. 2. The Nursing Assistant. 3. Communication and Interpersonal Skills. 4. Relating to Your Patients. II. SAFETY FOR THE PATIENT AND THE NURSING ASSISTANT. 5. Infection Control. 6. Environmental Safety, Accident Prevention, and Disaster Plans. 7. Emergency Situations. III. BASIC NURSING SKILLS. 8. Body Systems and Common Diseases. 9. Vital Signs. 10. Positioning, Moving, and Ambulation. 11. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge. IV. PROVIDING PERSONAL CARE AND COMFORT FOR THE PATIENT. 12. The Patient's Environment. 13. Hygiene and Grooming. 14. Special Skin Care. 15. Nutrition. 16. Elimination Needs. 17. Specimen Collection and Testing. 18. AM and PM Care. 19. Restorative Care and Rehabilitation. V. SPECIALIZED CARE PROCEDURES. 20. Additional Patient Care Procedures. 21. Preoperative and Postoperative Care. 22. Subacute Care. 23. Special Skills in Long-Term Care. 24. Death and Dying. Glossary. Index.
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About JoLynn Pulliam

Included in her more than 25 years experience in health care, JoLynn Pulliam has held positions in clinical practice and in hospital and nursing management; taught nursing in the Baccalaureate Nursing Program at Madonna University, Livonia, Michigan; published in the Journal of Nursing Administration; traveled nationally as a health care consultant; contributed to the publication of texts and workbooks for nursing assistants; functioned as a Nursing Education Specialist for registered nurses and nursing assistants at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan; and worked as a home health care nurse. Currently, JoLynn is at St. Marl Mercy Hospital, a member of Trinity Health, in Livonia, Michigan. Her role includes hospital shift administration, nurse recruitment, Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) survey preparation, and activities that support the education of registered nurses and nursing assistants.
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