Prentice Hall Health's Survival Guide for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants

Prentice Hall Health's Survival Guide for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants

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For courses in long-term care nurse assisting.

Designed to inspire confidence and promote career success, this brief reference guide provides quick and clear guidance for nursing assistants working in long-term care-with a focus on respiratory and circulatory problems, stroke, and diabetes. It covers thirteen on the job challenges, and contains key points about observing, reporting, recording, and identifying abnormal findings in vital signs. It also reinforces competence in communication, standard and transmission-based precautions, and documentation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 102.1 x 146.8 x 5.8mm | 31.75g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130920673
  • 9780130920676

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Quick, dear, and effective, Prentice Hall Health's Survival Guide for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants is the perfect pocket reference. From mastering medical terminology to preparing for the state survey team, it provides guidance on key points essential for nursing assistants to master. It will help all long-term care nursing assistants gain competence and confidence in providing safe and effective care for their residents. Included are the keys to:

Observing, reporting, recording, and identifying abnormals. Providing care for residents with respiratory problems, circulatory problems, stroke, and diabetes. Communicating with authority and ease. Making essential precautions an everyday standard.
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Table of contents

1. Mastering Medical Terminology.

2. Winning with Standard Precautions.

3. Taking Charge of Transmission-Based Precautions.

4. Being Victorious over Vital Sign Errors.

5. Keeping Cool during Communication.

6. Breathing Easy with Respiratory Care.

7. Conquering Circulatory Care Challenges.

8. Managing Stroke Care.

9. Dealing with Disorientation and Confusion.

10. Defeating Diabetic Complications.

11. Overcoming Problems in Observing, Reporting, and Recording.

12. Giving Attention to Abnormal Findings.

13. Surviving the Survey.
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About Marti Burton

Marti Burton is a registered nurse who specializes in medical surgical nursing. She is a contributing author and a special features writer for numerous Prentice Hall Health texts and supplements.
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