The Nursing Assistant: Acute, Subacute, and Long-term Care
Brady, 1998 - Medical - 316 pages
A detailed, quick-reference guide to utilizing age-specific care considerations to meet the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) requirements. New chapter on SUB-ACUTE CARE, a growing component of the managed care environment. Improved PATIENT RESTRAINTS section that includes instructions on how to correctly apply the most commonly used patient restraints. Up-to-date INFECTION CONTROL reference guide to the new STANDARD PRECAUTIONS and TRANSMISSION-BASED PRECAUTIONS recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These new guidelines replace the former Universal Precautions and Isolation guideline. Presents 74 step-by-step procedures, supported with icons, for the tasks most commonly performed by nursing assistants.
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The Nursing Assistant
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Relating to Your Patients
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