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
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: Nancy J. Niles
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2016-12-14
Genre: Business & Economics
Basics of the U.S. Health Care System, Third Edition provides students with a broad, fundamental introduction to the workings of the healthcare industry. Engaging and activities-oriented, the text offers an especially accessible overview of the major concepts of healthcare operations, the role of government, public and private financing, as well as ethical and legal issues. Each chapter features review exercises and Web resources that make studying this complex industry both enjoyable and easy. Students of various disciplines—including healthcare administration, business, nursing, public health, and others—will discover a practical guide that prepares them for professional opportunities in this rapidly growing sector.
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.
Author: Joan M. Birchenall
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2002-12
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: Linda Whitenton
Publisher: Pearson Education
Release Date: 2009-10-19
CNA Certified Nursing Assistant Exam Cram Linda Whitenton Marty Walker Succeed with topical reviews, practice exams, and preparation tools · Covers exactly what you need to know to score higher on your CNA exam · More than 150 sample test questions help you gain confidence and decide when you’re ready to take the actual exam · Simplifies key nursing assistant concepts and techniques for easy learning · Includes popular Cram Sheet tearcard to help you remember key concepts and do extra last-minute studying · Exam Alerts identify important information found on the exam Written by Leading Experts! Score Higher on the CNA Exam! The CD features an adaptive test engine, giving you an effective tool to assess your readiness for the CNA exam. Key features include · Detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers · Multiple test modes · Random questions and order of answers · Coverage of all CNA topic categories
Author: Sheila A. Sorrentino
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013-12-02
Designed for shorter programs of 85 hours or fewer, Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants, 5th Edition provides coverage of the concepts and skills that are essential to becoming a nursing assistant. With focus on quality of life in the patient/person and self-pride in the nursing assistant this concise text emphasizes the importance of treating residents with respect while providing safe, competent, and efficient care. Delegation Guidelines identify the nursing assistant's specific responsibilities in accepting commonly delegated tasks. Promoting Safety and Comfort boxes highlight important considerations for providing safe and effective care while promoting patient comfort. Procedures boxes are divided into step-by-step format with instructions for performing each skill, including Quality of Life courtesies, Pre-procedure, Procedure, and Post-Procedure sections to make learning critical skills easier. Focus on PRIDE boxes highlight personal and professional responsibility, rights and respect, independence and social interaction, delegation and teamwork, and ethics and laws, encouraging you to promote pride in the person, family, and yourself. Quality of Life reminders in the procedure boxes reinforce the simple courtesies that should be afforded to all patients, demonstrating how to show respect for the patient as a person. NNAAP in the Procedure Title Bar alerts you to skills that are part of the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program. Concise coverage of nursing assistant content that's ideal and easy to use in classes with shorter hour requirements. Detailed illustrations offer step-by-step visual guidelines for performing key procedures. NEW! Focus on Surveys boxes with common survey questions emphasize the nursing assistant's role in providing safe and effective care. NEW! Focus on Practice boxes at the end of each chapter present short case scenarios with questions so you can consider practical applications for providing patient care. NEW! The Person's Rights chapter highlights the importance of understanding and protecting a patient's rights. NEW! Pressure Ulcers chapter familiarizes you with the risk factors of pressure ulcers and the information to identify individuals at risk. NEW! Laminated, pocket-sized reference cards include information on vital signs, measurement conversions, range-of-motion, abbreviations, positioning, and the 24-hour clock for easy access to information critical in providing safe and effective care. NEW! Updated Companion CD has 28 procedures, including 3 new procedures, containing interactive learning exercises, an updated audio glossary, a new Spanish audio glossary, and Body Spectrum (an anatomy and physiology program) providing you with additional tools for independent learning that reinforces textbook content.
Author: Toby M. Long
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2002
This updated quick reference provides a contemporary perspective on pediatric physical therapy for both students and professionals. Following the "Guide to Physical Therapist Practice," this invaluable tool addresses growth and development, pediatric disorders, measurements, interventions, assistive technologies, and administrative issues--all in a rapid access format for daily consultation. For easier use, this edition features a larger trim size, with new boxes, figures, charts, and conditions. Separate chapters cover Intervention, Measurement & Disorders, and Assistive Technology. Expanded coverage of growth and development includes outcomes that occur when development is disrupted. Insurance coding information is also included.
Author: Certified Nurse Assistant Review Team
Publisher: Test Prep Books
Release Date: 2017-01-16
CNA Study Guide: Exam Preparation Review Book for the Certified Nursing Assistant Exam Developed for test takers trying to achieve a passing score on the CNA exam, this comprehensive study guide includes: -Quick Overview -Test-Taking Strategies -CNA Introduction -Role of the Nurse Aide -Promotion of Safety -Promotion of Function and Health of Residents -Basic Nursing Care Provided by the Nurse Aide -Providing Specialized Care for Residents with Changes in Health -Practice Questions -Detailed Answer Explanations Each section of the test has a comprehensive review that goes into detail to cover all of the content likely to appear on the CNA exam. The practice test questions are each followed by detailed answer explanations. If you miss a question, it's important that you are able to understand the nature of your mistake and how to avoid making it again in the future. The answer explanations will help you to learn from your mistakes and overcome them. Understanding the latest test-taking strategies is essential to preparing you for what you will expect on the exam. A test taker has to not only understand the material that is being covered on the test, but also must be familiar with the strategies that are necessary to properly utilize the time provided and get through the test without making any avoidable errors. Anyone planning to take the CNA exam should take advantage of the review material, practice test questions, and test-taking strategies contained in this study guide.
Author: Bonnie F. Fremgen
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2015-03-18
With 14 streamlined chapters covering¿ essential A&P topics, this mid-sized book is the perfect fit for a one-semester course in medical terminology. It also serves as a useful reference for practicing professionals. ¿ Build a strong foundation of medical terminology, step by step Medical Terminology: A Living Language uses a carefully constructed learning system to help readers gain a successful grasp of medical language within a real-world context. Its step-by-step approach introduces the anatomy and physiology of body systems and their corresponding medical terms, as well as the rules of using word parts to form medical terms. New exercises and tips give readers the hands-on practice they need to achieve mastery. Rather than simply memorizing terms, students will gain the understanding to work with all terminology, regardless of its etymology or origins, so they can interpret unfamiliar terms they will encounter in the future. ¿ Also available with MyMedicalTerminologyLab(tm) This title is also available with MyMedicalTerminologyLab-an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. No matter their learning style, students will build a solid foundation of medical language through MyMedicalTerminologyLab's interactive games, Dynamic Study Modules, and narrated lectures. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyMedicalTerminologyLab does not come packaged with this content. MyMedicalTerminologyLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor.