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Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach - On the Job: Essentials of Nursing Assisting, 3rd Edition

  • Barbara Acello
  • Barbara Hegner
  • ISBN-10: 1133132448
  • ISBN-13: 9781133132448
  • 304 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2004
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Pocket-sized ON THE JOB: NURSING ASSISTING, 3E keeps vital patient care information at hand when it is needed most. Designed to help nursing assistants "survive and thrive" as they transition from classroom to workplace, this handy reference helps them quickly recall many key procedures, important safety and infection control guidelines, proper caregiver responses to situations, and details about common ailments. Whether in acute care, long-term care, or home health settings, nursing assistants at all stages of their careers trust ON THE JOB: NURSING ASSISTING, 3E to boost their knowledge, skills, and confidence.

Features

  • Concise Content: Thorough yet abbreviated content includes current guidelines for taking vital signs and blood pressure, special care procedures for bariatric patients, time management skills, the nursing process, and much more.

  • Infection Basics: At-a-glance reviews of infection control principles, standard precautions, and transmission precautions help protect nursing assistants from disease in the workplace.

  • Realistic Guidance: Detailed guidelines for nursing care in various scenarios shows nursing assistants precisely how to manage clinical, managerial, and professional issues in sensible ways.

  • Patient Mobility: A complete summary of safe positioning and ambulatory techniques during patient care and transfers provides a quick review and added assurance in a variety of patient care settings.

  • People Skills: Tips for dealing with difficult individuals give nursing assistants the confidence they need to work with physically and mentally stressed patients and their families.

About the Author

Barbara Acello

Barbara Acello is an independent nurse consultant and educator in Denton, Texas. She is an active, contributing member of the Texas Nurses Association and the American College of Healthcare Administrators, where she was honored with the national Educator of the Year Award in 2007, the Journalism Award in 2009 and the Chair's Award -- the organization's highest honor -- in 2016 for her years of extraordinary service. Stretching across four decades, her nursing career includes work in hospitals, long-term care facilities and home health, with geriatrics as her preferred area of clinical practice. Presently, she is involved with freelance consulting, lecturing and writing. She has written and contributed to many textbooks, journal articles, instructor guides, computerized test banks, quick reference guides, nursing and managerial reference books, online inservices and supplemental instructional materials for health care personnel. Believing that the nursing assistant is the most important caregiver in the health care facility, Acello is committed to improving working conditions, education and professionalism for these vital professionals. She may be contacted at bacello@aol.com.

Barbara Hegner

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

Table of Contents

PART I: TECHNICAL TALK.
1. Vital Signs.
2. Observations.
3. Writing and Talking About It.
4. Getting Things Done.
PART II: INFECTION AND INFECTION CONTROL.
5. Infection.
6. Infection Control.
PART III: COMMON DISORDERS AND RELATED CARE PROCEDURES.
7. When Something Goes Wrong.
8. Disorders of the Integumentary System.
9. Disorders of the Respiratory System.
10. Disorders of the Cardiovascular System.
11. Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System.
12. Disorders of the Endocrine System.
13. Disorders of the Nervous System.
14. Disorders of the Gastrointestinal System.
15. Disorders of the Urinary System.
16. Disorders of the Reproductive System.
PART IV: COMMUNICATION AND GENERAL PATIENT NEEDS.
17. Communication.
18. Meeting Basic Human Needs.
19. General Comfort Measures.
20. Positioning.
21. Patient Safety.
22. Rest and Sleep.
23. Pain.
PART V: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.
24 Life Span Development.
25. Developing Cultural Sensitivity.
PART VI: SAFETY, MOBILITY, AND PATIENT CARE MEASURES.
26.Enviromental and Nursing Assistant Safety.
27. The Patient's Mobility: Transfer Skills.
28. The Patient's Mobility: Ambulation.
29. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge.
30. Bedmaking.
PART VII: Nutritional Needs.
31. Principles of Nutrition and Fluid Balance.
PART VIII: Special Care Procedures.
32. Warm and Cold Applications.
33. The Surgical Patient.
34. Caring for the Emotionally Stressed Patient.
35. Caring for the Bariatric Patient.
36. Death and Dying.
PART IX: OTHER HEALTH CARE SETTINGS.
37. Care of the Elderly and Chronically Ill.
38. Home Care.
39. Subacute Care.
PART X: EXPANDED ROLE OF THE NURSING ASSISTANT.
40. Rehabilitation and Restorative Services.
41. The Obstetrical Patient and Neonate.
42. The Pediatric Patient.
43. Caring for the Patient with Cancer.

New to this edition

  • Industry Advances: Keeping pace with the ever-changing health care field, this newly revised 3rd Edition includes updates on safety, record keeping, new patient transfer belts, mechanical lift issues, special-needs patients, blood pressure guidelines, and a multitude of clinical issues.
  • Career Roles: Advice and explanations about changing and expanding health care roles and responsibilities helps nursing assistants see where they fit on the health care team now and in the future.
  • NEW Easier Style: Improved, reader-friendly explanations and easy-to-understand procedures make this a great reference for nursing assistants looking to refresh and perfect skills.
  • Quick-Access Format: A revised index and logically organized sections deliver the fundamentals of typical day-to-day responsibilities, infections, disorders by bodily system, patient handling, and much moreā€”in one, pocket-perfect place!