xv, 460 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Understanding health care settings -- The nursing assistant and the care team -- Legal and ethical issues -- Communication and cultural diversity -- Preventing infection -- Safety and body mechanics -- Emergency care and disaster preparation -- Human needs and human development -- The healthy human body -- Positioning, transfers, and ambulation -- Admitting, transferring, and discharging -- The resident's unit -- Personal care skills -- Basic nursing skills -- Nutrition and hydration -- Urinary elimination -- Bowel elimination -- Common chronic and acute conditions -- Confusion, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease -- Mental health and mental illness -- Rehabilitation and restorative care -- Special care skills -- Dying, Death and Hospice -- Caring for your Career and Yourself -- Abbreviations -- Symbols -- Appendix -- Glossary -- Index.
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.
Fuzy, Jetta Lee.
Rymer, Suzanne A.
Nursing assistant care
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