The Nursing Assistant

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

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Appropriate for shorter nurse assistant courses; particularly those that cover the acute care (hospital) and nursing homes (long term care) environments.Concise, practical, and affordable, the fourth edition containsthe essential information nursing assistants need to know and be able to do in a format that is easily readable. Appropriate for any nursing assistant program, the fourth edition reflects the most recent practice requirements while providing new features to facilitate learning.Accompanied by a wide range of new media, this resource is unsurpassed in providing a total package of learning tools that promote individual success in the classroom, on the certifying exam, and in the clinical setting.show more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 432 pages
  • 213.36 x 274.32 x 20.32mm | 907.18g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0131196359
  • 9780131196353

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This easy-to-understand, full-color book consists is known for its practical format, consiceness and economical price. 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, and JCAHO age-specific considerations. The book highlights the essence of what it takes to be a nursing assistant in today's competitive healthcare environment. A five-part organization describes the role of the nursing assistant, covers the essential principle of safety, presents the knowledge and skills of basic nursing care, highlights the main duties and procedures of the nursing assistant, and explores more specialized job skills and abilities. This new edition includes an enhanced student CD complete with animations. For nursing instructors and educators-a tool and text that can form the basis of any nursing assistant training program. For professionals looking for a refresher book.show more

Table of contents

DedicationPrefaceAbout the AuthorPhoto CreditsPart One: The Role of the Assistant Introduction to Health Care The Nursing Assistant Communication and Interpersonal Skills Relating to Your Patients Part Two: Safety for the Patient and the Nursing AssistantInfection Control Environmental Safety: Accident Prevention and Disaster Planning Emergency Situations Part Three: Basic Nursing SkillsBody Systems and Common Diseases Vital Signs Positioning, Moving and Ambulation Admission, Transfer, and Discharge Part Four: Providing Personal Care and Comfort to the PatientThe Patient's Environment Hygiene and Grooming Special Skin Care Nutrition Elimination Needs Specimen Collection and Testing AM and PM Care Restorative Care and Rehabilitation Part Five: Specialized Care ProceduresAdditional Patient Care Procedures Preoperative and Postoperative Care Subacute Care Special Skills in Long-Term Care Death and Dying Glossary Indexshow more

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