Workbook for Hegner/Gerlach's Assisting in Long-Term Care, 5th

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This workbook to accompany Assisting in Long-Term Care, 5th Edition, helps you reinforce your knowledge of essential concepts. There are numerous exercises and activities to accompany each lesson, presented in a variety of formats. This assortment challenges you to think about what you learn in various ways.

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Barbara Hegner, MS, RN Former Professor Emeritus Nursing and Life Science Long Beach City College, CA.

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SECTION I: THE LONG-TERM CARE SETTING. 1. The Long-Term Care Facility. 2. The Caregivers. 3. The Nursing Assistant in Long-Term Care. SECTION II: COMMUNICATION SKILLS. 4. Communication and Interpersonal Skills. 5. The Language of Health Care. 6. Observation, Documentation, and Reporting. SECTION III: PROTECTING RESIDENTS' RIGHTS AND SAFETY. 7. Residents' Rights. 8. Safety. 9. Emergencies. 10. Infection. 11. Infection Control. SECTION IV: CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LONG-TERM CARE RESIDENT. 12. The Long-Term Care Resident. 13. The Psychosocial Aspects of Aging. 14. Alternative and Culturally-Based Behaviors. SECTION V: MEETING THE RESIDENTS' BASIC NEEDS. 15. Care of the Residents' Environment. 16. Caring for the Residents' Personal Hygiene. 17. Meeting the Residents' Nutritional Needs. 18. Meeting the Residents' Elimination Needs. SECTION VI: SPECIAL NURSING ASSISTANT ACTIVITIES. 19. Measuring and Recording Residents' Data. 20. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge. 21. Warm and Cold Applications. SECTION VII: INTRODUCTION TO RESTORATIVE CARE. 22. Restorative Care of the Resident. 23. Restoring Residents' Mobility. SECTION VIII: RESIDENTS WITH SPECIFIC DISORDERS. 24. Caring for Residents with Cardiovascular System Disorders. 25. Caring for Residents with Respiratory System Disorders. 26. Caring for Residents with Endocrine System Disorders. 27. Caring for Residents with Reproductive System Disorders. 28. Caring for Residents with Musculoskeletal System Disorders. 29. Caring for Residents with Nervous System Disorders. SECTION IX: RESIDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. 30. Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders. 31. Caring for Residents with Developmental Disabilities. 32. Caring for the Dying Resident. 33. Caring for the Person in Sub Acute Care. SECTION X: EMPLOYMENT. 34. Caring for the Person in the Home Setting. 35. Seeking Employment. Glossary. Index.

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