The Nursing Assistant: Acute, Subacute, and Long-term Care

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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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Contents

The Nursing Assistant
8
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
17
Relating to Your Patients
26
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About the author (1998)

Included in her more than 25 years experience in health care, "JoLynn Pulliam" has held positions in clinical practice and in hospital and nursing management; taught nursing in the Baccalaureate Nursing Program at Madonna University, Livonia, Michigan; published in the Journal of Nursing Administration; traveled nationally as a health care consultant; contributed to the publication of texts and workbooks for nursing assistants; functioned as a Nursing Education Specialist for registered nurses and nursing assistants at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan; and worked as a home health care nurse. Currently, JoLynn is at St. Marl Mercy Hospital, a member of Trinity Health, in Livonia, Michigan. Her role includes hospital shift administration, nurse recruitment, Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) survey preparation, and activities that support the education of registered nurses and nursing assistants.

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