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Nursing Assistant, The, 6th edition

  • JoLynn Pulliam

Published by Pearson (February 15th 2019) - Copyright © 2020

6th edition

Overview

For all shorter nurse assistant courses, especially those covering acute care (hospital) and nursing home (long-term care) environments.

A step-by-step guide to whole-patient care, for the novice nursing assistant
The Nursing Assistant fulfills the need for a brief, practical, and affordable guide to nursing assistance in today’s competitive health-care environment. This text is the foundation for any nursing assistant training program and applies equally to acute, subacute, or long-term care settings. Following the models of the nursing process, state curricula, and OBRA mandates, The Nursing Assistant provides 73 step-by-step procedures reflecting the tasks most commonly performed by nursing assistants. Reflecting the latest CDC, OSHA, and HIPAA guidelines, the 6th edition expands the discussion of patient-care goals and cultural awareness, and adds new person-centered case studies throughout.

Table of contents

PART 1: 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

PART 2: SAFETY FOR THE PATIENT AND THE NURSING ASSISTANT
5. Infection Control
6. Environmental Safety, Accident Prevention, and Disaster Plans
7. Emergency Situations

PART 3: BASIC NURSING SKILLS
8. Body Systems and Common Diseases
9. Vital Signs
10. Positioning, Moving, and Ambulation
11. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge

PART 4: PROVIDING PERSONAL CARE AND COMFORT TO 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

PART 5: 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

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