The Long Term Care Nursing Assistant (3rd Edition)

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9780131180222: The Long Term Care Nursing Assistant (3rd Edition)

The Long-Term Care Nursing Assistant, 3rd edition is a current, true-to-life resource for today's nursing assistant and patient care assistant students and professionals that reflects the changes in both the health care delivery system and in the role of nursing assistants. This resource provides practical guidelines focused on the restorative approach and the importance of effective communication and places a strong emphasis on cultural awareness and age-specific nursing to meet the needs of a diverse population. New to this edition is a chapter on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders; new information on bioterrorism and workplace violence; new procedures added throughout; and over 70 new guidelines for patient care. Nursing Assistants and Patient Care Assistants - for students just learning as well as a resource for practicing professionals.

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In addressing the concerns and circumstances of the nursing assistant, this new book adheres to a theme of restorative care with special emphasis on helping residents maintain and regain independence. It promotes respect for the individuality of each resident and the well-being of the whole person.

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An ideal resource for aspiring nursing assistants who are preparing for their state testing and certification, this popular guide on long-term care stresses the importance of the nursing assistant in improving the quality of life for residents. Addressing the most recent trends and changes in health care delivery, it emphasizes compassionate, restorative care that focuses on the individuality of each resident, and highlights the psychosocial and physical needs as well as the significance of resident choices and independence. Examines such areas as cross-training and multi-skilling, and dedicates a full chapter to subacute care, with information that directly relates to the responsibilities of nursing assistants in this area (i.e. dealing with mechanical ventilators, tracheostomy, IV's, feeding pumps, and gastrointestinal suction). Presents current information on infection control, and stresses the importance of proper communication throughout, with discussions on observing, reporting, recording, as well as computer use. Covers advanced directives, including living wills and power-of-attorney for health care; growth and development, including an explanation of developmental tasks at each age level; and new procedures for taking temperatures. Includes exercises and competency tests, and offers an appealing new design with numerous photographs and illustrations to support discussions. For nursing assistants, NA training programs, and other health care professionals.

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