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Essentials for Today's Nursing Assistant



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Essentials for Today's Nursing Assistant by Peggy A. Grubbs
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Essentials for Today's Nursing Assistant Special Edition Peggy A. Grubbs, RN, BSN Emphasizing a restorative, holistic approach, the Second Edition of Essentials for Today's Nursing Assistant continues to detail the role of the nursing assistant in the delivery of quality care across all health care systems - acute, subacute, long-term and home. The focus is on meeting the needs of the whole person - both physically and phychosocially. Combining comprehensive information, with visual reinforcement, and numerous chapter exercises, it is a complete resource for any nursing assisting course. Features: *Special Edition refers to our new straightforward design and highly affordable package. *New, lengthier, end-of-chapter exercises including fill-in-the-blank, key points, a case study, and multiple choice questions. *New Chapter - Employability Skills highlights career management, job hunting and job retention. *New Chapter - Surveys and Accreditation details regulatory agencies and standards of care. *Increased emphasis on cultural awareness. *Chapter opening objectives and key terms for each chapter. *Interpersonal relationships are discussed with specific communication guidelines.

Table of Contents

I. THE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM. 1. Introduction to Health Care. 2. The Role of the Nursing Assistant. 3. Ethical and Legal Considerations. II. PROVIDING A SECURE ENVIRONMENT. 4. Infection Control. 5. Communicable Diseases. 6. Safety and Accident Prevention. 7. First Aid and Emergency Care. III. DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS. 8. Communication Skills. 9. Communicating with Coworkers. IV. HOLISTIC NURSING. 10. Anatomy and Physiology. 11. Common Health Problems. 12. Life Cycle. 13. Basic Needs of Patients. 14. Rehabilitation and Restorative Care. V. THE PATIENT'S ENVIRONMENT. 15. The Patient's Unit. 16. Bedmaking. 17. Admissions, Transfers, and Discharge. VI. PROVIDING BASIC CARE. 18. Moving and Positioning. 19. Ambulation and Exercise. 20. Personal Care and Hygiene. 21. Measuring Vital Signs. 22. Nutrition and Fluids. 23. Elimination. 24. Special Care and Procedures. VII. SPECIAL NEEDS. 25. The Geriatric Patient. 26. The Dying Patient. 27. Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. 28. The Patient with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection. 29. The Surgical Patient. 30. Maternal and Child Health. 31. Subacute Care. VIII. HOME HEALTH. 32. The Home Health Aide. 33. Homemaking Skills. IX. MAINTAINING QUALITY CARE AND EMPLOYMENT NEEDS. 34. Employability Skills. 35. Surveys and Accreditation.
Release date NZ
January 2nd, 2003
Country of Publication
United States
1st Special edition
Prentice Hall
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