A comprehensive nursing assistant training textbook which includes information on long-term care, multiple chapters on home health care, and material on subacute and acute care. In addition it includes in-depth information on resident and client rights with sidebars that teach ways to promote independence and prevent abuse and neglect; a discussion of culture change; infection prevention; anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on normal changes of aging; updated nutrition information on MyPyramid, special diets, and feeding techniques; current information on legal issues, such as HIPAA and the Patient Self-Determination Act; 7 chapters on home health care, including information on medications, safety, infection prevention, mothers & newborns, and meal planning and preparation; a chapter containing subacute and acute care information, including pre- and post-operative care, as well as mechanical ventilation, chest tubes, and artificial airways.
Over 6,000 instructors shared their ideas for the perfect nursing assistant textbook. Nursing Assistant Care is exactly what you asked for: a full-color, up-to-date, affordable book that meets and exceeds federal and state requirements. Specifically, it contains: beautifully illustrated and clearly photographed chapters organized around learning objectives and written at a low reading level creative methods to teach care and observations, promoting independence, and essential information on preventing abuse and neglect chapter-ending material which develops critical thinking and tests the chapter illnesses and common conditions in one chapter, organized by body system an entire chapter on confusion, dementia, and Alzheimers disease up-to-date CPR and emergency care sections a full chapter on mental health and mental illness information on developmental disabilities personal care skills housed within one chapter, as are nursing skills separate chapters for bowel and urinary elimination
Author: Joan M. Birchenall
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2014-03-27
Covering the essential content and procedures a home care aide needs to know, Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide, 3rd Edition prepares you for success in this rapidly growing field. A clear approach makes the book easy to use and understand, featuring hundreds of full-color photographs and drawings along with step-by-step procedures for skills performed by home care aides. Updated and expanded in this edition are chapters on meeting the client’s nutritional needs and on getting and keeping a job. Written by home care experts Joan Birchenall and Eileen Streight, this textbook prepares you for the many types of situations you may encounter as a home care aide. Hundreds of full-color photos and drawings depict key ideas and clearly demonstrate procedure steps. Procedures provide step-by-step, easy-to-understand instructions on performing important skills and tasks. UNIQUE! A cast of caregivers, including a supervisor and four home care aides, are highlighted in scenarios that provide realistic examples of the types of situations you are likely to encounter in the home care environment. Guidelines for Observing, Recording, and Reporting (ORR) are highlighted throughout the text, emphasizing the home care aide’s responsibilities for observing and documenting the client’s condition and care. Key considerations and reminders are presented in color font to emphasize the importance of performing these actions. Objectives and Key Terms in each chapter focus your attention on essential information. Chapter summaries and study questions review the key points in each chapter. Updated/Expanded Meeting the Client’s Nutritional Needs chapter includes the new MyPlate food guide and new nutrition guidelines. Updated/Expanded Getting a Job and Keeping It chapter reflects the job prospects and challenges of today, including the realities of moving between states and differences in certification requirements. Updated equipment photos are included. Evolve companion website includes skills competency checklists and an audio glossary.
Author: Pamela J. Carter
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2007-06-01
Now in its Second Edition, this textbook prepares students to work as nursing assistants in long-term care, acute care, and home health care settings, and provides a firm foundation for advancement to an LPN and ultimately an RN role. The book is written in a direct, conversational writing style with an emphasis on professionalism and humanism. This edition is significantly updated and has new photographs and illustrations. A front-of-book CD-ROM includes an audio glossary. An audiobook version of the entire text in MP3 format is available as a separate purchase. A student-edition DVD, containing selected procedures from Lippincott's Video Series for Nursing Assistants, is also available as a separate purchase.
The Home Health Aide Handbook is unlike any other handbook or pocket guide on the market. Not only is it inexpensive, but it?s full-color, loaded with photos and illustrations! Use it for training and encourage your aides to carry it with them into the field to use as a quick reference tool.The second edition contains updated information on:all of the federal requirements for home health aides a considerable emphasis on observing and reporting HIPAA and how to protect a client?s privacy home care focus boxes nutrition and the USDA?s MyPyramid numerous procedures emphasizing how they are performed in the home, including a new two-step procedure for taking blood pressure care guidelines for specific diseases pain management chart of medical and commonly-used abbreviations mercury-free thermometers home-care specific tips for housekeeping and cooking disaster guidelines comprehensive glossary, and easy-to-use index, including a table of where to find procedures
The second edition of Providing Home Care: A Textbook for Home Health Aides, the accompanying workbook, and the instructor?s guide are now available!This book will help your aides master what they need to know to provide excellent, compassionate care to clients with very different needs.This book is organized around learning objectives with colored tabs for easy location of material.The second edition contains new and/or updated information on: HIPPA and protecting a client's privacy MRSA and VRE Care for the client with COPD Cultural sensitivity Hip replacement care Mercury-free thermometers Disinfection and sterilization NEW two-step procedure for taking blood pressure We also condensed and made the anatomy and physiology chapter more basic, added chapter review questions, and updated the design and many of the illustrations.
Author: JoLynn Pulliam
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2011-08
The Nursing Assistant, Fifth Edition is a concise, practical, affordable, and up-to-date guide to the skills today's nursing assistants need to master. It is designed both to serve as the basis of any nursing assistant training program, and to prepare students for careers in acute, subacute, or long-term care. It addresses the needs of the whole patient or resident, while promoting independence and self-care. Carefully organized to follow nursing process models, state curricula, and OBRA mandates, it walks through 75 step-by-step procedures reflecting the most common nursing assistant tasks. This edition is fully updated for the newest CDC and OSHA guidance for hand cleaning and infection control, and to reflect other relevant federal laws, including HIPAA.
The fully revised, third edition of this bestselling Handbook describes best practice of critical care in a succinct, concise and clinically-orientated way. Covering the principles of general management, it includes therapeutic and monitoring devices, specific disorders of organ systems, as well as detailed information on drugs and fluids. New material has been added on key areas such as airway maintenance, dressing techniques, infection control, echocardiography, tissue perfusion monitoring, coma and more. With up-to-date references and invaluable clinical advice, there is also plenty of space to add notes or amend sections to suit local protocols. Patient-centred and practical, it will serve the consultant, trainee, nurse or other allied health professionals as both a reference and aide memoir. This is the indispensable Oxford Handbook for all those working within critical care.
Author: Sheila A. Sorrentino
Release Date: 2016-03-02
Genre: Care of the sick
Master the essential skills of today''s nursing assistant! Mosby''s Textbook for Nursing Assistants, 9th Edition prepares you to work in long-term care, acute care, and subacute care settings. Known for its comprehensive coverage and an easy-to-read, visual approach, this book includes step-by-step instructions for over 100 nursing assistant procedures. New to this edition is a practice scenario in each chapter to help you develop problem solving and critical thinking skills, as well as Focus on Math boxes that highlight common calculations done on the job. Written by well-known educator Sheila Sorrentino and expert co-author Leighann Remmert, this market-leading text emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication - two elements critical to being an effective nursing assistant. Complete coverage includes the knowledge and skills needed by the nursing assistant. Guidelines to over 100 procedures are divided into pre-procedure, procedure, and post-procedure sections for easier learning. A clear, readable writing style is supplemented with more than 1,000 full-color photographs and illustrations. Key terms and abbreviations are included at the beginning of each chapter, with a comprehensive glossary at the back of the book. Review questions in each chapter are useful in guiding your study, reviewing what you have learned, and preparing for a test or the competency evaluation. Video icons indicate skills for which video is provided on the free Evolve companion website or in Mosby''s Nursing Assistant Video Skills 4.0 (sold separately). Summary boxes highlight key aspects of patient care including safety and comfort, long-term care, home care, personal pride, the needs of children and older persons, cultural considerations, communication guidelines, delegated tasks, teamwork, and time management. Focus on PRIDE boxes highlight personal and professional responsibility, rights and respect, delegation and teamwork, and ethics and laws to help you promote pride in the person, the family, and yourself. The Workbook and Competency Evaluation Review corresponds to chapters in the text and encourages learning with a wide variety of exercises. It also includes over 100 checklists, one for every procedure in the textbook. The Competency Evaluation Review includes a content review, skills evaluation review, and two practice exams to prepare students for their certification exam. Sold separately. Promoting Safety and Comfort boxes detail measures and cautions for providing safe, effective patient care. Focus on Long-Term Care and Focus on Home Care boxes highlight information vital to providing competent care in these settings. Focus on Children and Focus on Older Person boxes provide age-specific information about the special needs, considerations, and circumstances of children and older persons. Caring About Culture boxes help you learn about the beliefs and customs of other cultures so you can provide appropriate care. Focus on Communication boxes provide guidelines for what to say and ask when communicating with residents, visitors, and the nursing team. Teamwork and Time Management boxes cite ways you can efficiently work with and help nursing team members. Delegation Guidelines identify your specific responsibilities in accepting commonly delegated tasks. NEW Getting a Job chapter describes the professional skills needed for seeking and landing a new job upon certification. NEW Delegation chapter explains how nursing assistants work within the health care team and receive instructions from the nurse, and includes tips on questions to ask when receiving delegated tasks. NEW! Focus on Math highlights the basic math skills you need as a nursing assistant. NEW! Focus on Practice: Problem Solving includes scenarios that develop your critical thinking skills in common situations encountered during practice. NEW! NATCEP skills are identified as skills most often required for demonstration on state certification exams. NEW! Focus on Surveys feature highlights the nursing assistant''s role during state inspections. NEW! Focus on PRIDE application questions promote pride in the nursing assistant, the person, and the person''s family. UPDATED video clips from the latest Nursing Assistant Video Skills series demonstrate selected skills. UPDATED Body Spectrum interactive anatomy review is available on the Evolve companion website.
Author: Tim Nutbeam
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-09-23
"This brand new title in the ABC series provides a comprehensive overview of pre-hospital medicine, including transport, patient assessment, emergency care systems, and pre-hospital interventions.With pre-hospital care being the start of the "trauma chain", the treatment patients receive on-scene as well as en-route can be life-saving, and this new title is invaluabe for all staff involved in emergency and pre-hospital medicine"--Provided by publisher.