Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach - Basics

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Cengage Learning, Jun 11, 2009 - Medical - 704 pages
Learn to become a certified nursing assistant qualified for the acute care, home care, and long-term care settings with the leading textbook in nursing assistant education. This basics edition of NURSING ASSISTANT: A NURSING PROCESS APPROACH is your competency-based resource, with over 100 procedures presented in an easy to read, step-by-step format with over 1,000 photos and drawings to illustrate key skills.
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IM STUDYING TO BE A NURSING ASSISTANT IN IRELAND AND JUST LOOKED THROUGH THE BOOK WHILE RESEARCHING FOR AN ASSIGNMENT AT THE LATER STAGE OF MY COURSE. I WISH I HAD SEEN IT EARLIER AS IT IS GIVING SHORT AND SWEET INFORMATION TOWARDS DIFFERNT ASPECTS OF THE JOB WITH REVELENT QUESTIONS ON EACH MODULE. IT SEEMS TO ME SAVING LOOKING AND PONDERING OVER HAND OUT PAPER WORK AND IS NICE AND COMPACT. HOW CAN I GET MY HANDS ON IT IN IRELAND. IF I DECIDE TO GO ON AND TEACH THIS COURSE THIS BOOK I FEEL WOULD BE MY BIBLE. ANYONE INTERESTED IN DO A HEALTCARE COURSE SHOULD GET ONE .CLIFF  

Contents

Scientific Principles
39
Basic Human Needs and Communication
82
Infection and Infection Control
138
Safety and Mobility
178
Measuring and Recording Vital Signs Height and Weight
255
Patient Care and Comfort Measures
294
Principles of Nutrition Hydration and Elimination
357
Caring for Patients with Special Needs
425
Other Health Care Settings
491
Body Systems Common Disorders and Rrlated Care Procedures
502
Expanded Role of the Nursing Assisting
591
Response to Basic Emergencies
624
Glossary
645
Index
662
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Barbara Hegner, MS, RN Former Professor Emeritus Nursing and Life Science Long Beach City College, CA.

As an independent nurse consultant and educator, Barbara Acello, MS, RN, has worked in long-term care for more than thirty-three years. In addition to owning and operating a school for nursing assistants, she helped to write and develop mandatory state curricula for nurse aides and EMTs. She has also written and/or contributed to approximately 60 textbooks, instructor guides, quick reference guides, and supplemental instructional material for healthcare personnel. During her nursing career, Ms. Acello has worked in eight states as a director of nursing, long-term care facility consultant, and educator. With a particular interest and expertise in the clinical geriatrics, Ms. Acello's subspecialties include resident safety, pain assessment and management, restraints, pressure ulcers, and infection control. She is committed to improving working conditions, education, and professionalism for personnel in the long-term care industry.

Esther Caldwell, MA, PhD, is a Consultant in Vocational Education.

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