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
Sometimes less is more.This brief new textbook to train nursing assistants teaches all state, federal, and safety requirements. It is beautifully illustrated and clearly photographed with color tabs for easy location of material. Organized around learning objectives, it contains rationales for procedural steps and an emphasis on resident?s rights and passing the certification exam.
Welcome to the world of health care! Soon you will be helping people to meet their eating and drinking needs. You will also play an important part in making mealtime a social and fun experience. Assisting with Nutrition and Hydration in Long-Term Care exceeds the new federal guidelines for paid feeding assistants. This textbook also includes tips on how to make your tasks simpler, safer, and more enjoyable for residents. In addition, you'll find information on: The importance of observing and reporting changes in residents Encouraging the social aspects of dining Promoting residents' rights to dignity and independence Protecting privacy, including HIPAA Communicating with residents and staff Handling emergencies Understanding which residents you can assist Working with residents who have dementia, sensory impairments, or who are recovering from a stroke
Designed to help students review what they have learned from reading the textbook, the workbook is organized around Learning Objectives, which work like a built-in study guide. Multiple choice, true/false, crosswords, word searches, critical thinking scenarios, and other activities test the students knowledge of each chapter.
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.
From Bethany Knight, best-selling author of For Goodness? Sake: A Daily Book of Cheer for Nurse?s Aides and Others Who Care, and Lisa Cantrell and Lori Porter, co-founders of the National Association for Geriatric Nursing Assistants (NAGNA), comes a new book on attracting and rewarding nursing assistants. Armed with extensive experience, the authors take an insightful and probing look at the staffing crisis in long-term care, and offer valuable suggestions to stop CNA turnover. ?We are not the authors, merely the privileged scribes of Take It to Heart: CNAs? Solutions to the Staffing Crisis. Since 1981, we?ve been taught the book?s message by listening to and watching thousands of dedicated nursing assistants. Reading their wisdom as presented here, readers will discover how to end the staffing crisis in long-term care.?
Through research, interviews and the experience of hundreds of managers, Kouzes and Posner show how leadership can be learned and mastered by all. Readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended.--Library Journal.
This issues-based reference work (available in both print and electronic formats) shines a spotlight on health care policy and practice in the United States. Impassioned debates about the best solutions to health care in America have perennially erupted among politicians, scholars of public policy, medical professionals, and the general public. The fight over the Health Care Reform Act of 2010 brought to light a multitude of fears, challenges, obstacles, and passions that often had the effect of complicating rather than clarifying the debate. The discourse has never been more heated. The complex issues that animate the health care debate have forced the American public to grapple with the exigencies of the present system with regard to economic, fiscal, and monetary policy, especially as they relate to philosophical, often ideologically driven approaches to the problem. Americans have also had to examine their ideas about the relationship of the individual to and interaction with the state and the varied social and cultural beliefs about what an American solution to the problem of health care looks like. In light of the need to keep students, researchers, and other interested readers informed and up-to-date on the issues surrounding health care in the U.S., this volume uses introductory essays followed by point/counterpoint articles to explore prominent and perennially important debates, providing readers with views on multiple sides of this complex issue. Features & Benefits: The volume is divided into three sections, each with its own Section Editor: Quality of Care Debates (Dr. Jennie Kronenfeld), Economic & Fiscal Debates (Dr. Mark Zezza), and Political, Philosophical, & Legal Debates (Prof. Wendy Parmet). Sections open with a Preface by the Section Editor to introduce the broad theme at hand and provide historical underpinnings. Each Section holds 12 chapters addressing varied aspects of the broad theme of the section. Chapters open with an objective, lead-in piece (or “headnote”) followed by a point article and a counterpoint article. All pieces (headnote, point article, counterpoint article) are signed. For each chapter, students are referred to further readings, data sources, and other resources as a jumping-off spot for further research and more in-depth exploration. Finally, the volume concludes with a comprehensive index, and the electronic version of the book includes search-and-browse features, as well as the ability to link to further readings cited within chapters should they be available to the library in electronic format.
Since the 1990s, the politics and policies of aging and elder care have emerged as one of the more important issues both nationally and worldwide. Because of population aging and the lengthening of the life span itself, the prevalence of chronic disabling diseases is increasing considerably, rendering more people dependent on others to meet their daily needs. The Not So Golden Years: Caregiving, the Frail Elderly and the Long-Term Care Establishment explores the forces shaping long-term care policy in the U.S. and its impact on individuals and public budgets. The book addresses the world of elder care from the vantage points of gender, race, ethnicity, and social class. It systematically describes the experiences of family caregivers, the workers who comprise the caring labor force, and the frail elderly themselves, showing how each of these vulnerable players, mostly women, are affected by long-term care policies and practices.
Now completely up to date to meet the needs of today's pediatric nurses, Mary Fran Hazinski's Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Child, 3rd Edition, remains the foundational text of pediatric critical care nursing. Known for its outstanding organization and clear descriptions, this comprehensive reference details the unique care required for critically ill children with thorough discussions of physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, collaborative management, and nursing management. Ten new chapters, new advanced practice content, and new nurse contributors and reviewers ensure that this classic text continues to be the essential resource for the care of critically ill children. Details differences in caring for critically ill children as compared with caring for adults: how to modify assessment procedures, consider aspects of psychosocial development, and examine developmental aspects of various body systems. Provides comprehensive coverage of physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and nursing management related to care of the critically ill child. Includes detailed Nursing Care Plans for select disorders. Contains helpful appendices such as pediatric drug dosages, central venous catheter care, and pediatric fluid requirements. Features Evolve online resources with additional content for further study of related topics, including tables for ease of recollection of material and additional references. Contains 10 all-new chapters, including Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics; Shock, Cardiac Arrest, and Resuscitation; Mechanical Support of Cardiopulmonary Function; Fluid, Electrolyte, and Endocrine Problems; Immunology and Infectious Disorders; Transplantation and Organ Donation; Toxicology/Poisonings; Fundamentals of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; Clinical Informatics; and Ethical Issues in Pediatric Critical Care Features nurse contributors and reviewers for every chapter, making this edition a truly collaborative text. Provides information vital to the advanced practice nurse, such as assessment tools and severity of illness management. Includes numerous Pearls that highlight practical wisdom from experts in pediatric critical care nursing.