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Overview

DELMAR'S NURSING ASSISTANT SKILLS AND PROCEDURES is a DVD series that offers a key learning component in the Nursing Assisting Curriculum. This DVD includes over sixty-five basic skills that a nursing assistant may encounter whether working in assisted living, long term care, or acute care settings that combined offer one hundred and eighty minutes of programmed material. These skills are step-by-step, real time skills performed by actual nursing assistants, and some skills even involve real patients! Narration is used to describe each step, and snippets of dialogue between the patient and nursing assistant are provided to emphasize the importance of patient communication. Delmar's Nursing Assistant Skills and Procedures is the perfect training tool for your nursing assisting curriculum- whether you are looking to supplement your nursing assistant program curriculum or meet program requirements.

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  • Provides an easy to use menu of skills that allows you to assign the skill(s) where student focus is needed most to master concepts learned in class.
  • Presents a realistic and culturally diverse patient and nursing assistant population.
  • Includes computer graphics, photos, illustrations and animations that enhance your students' understanding of important concepts where appropriate.
  • Offers best practice tips that alert your students to important points to ensure the skill is performed safely.
  • Emphasizes soft skills such as communication with patients and supervisors and appropriate observation and reporting techniques in order to create a well-rounded and well-prepared nursing assistant.
  • Demonstrates cutting edge equipment and technology to keep your students up to date and well-prepared for working in a variety of settings.
  • Offers basic and advanced skills to help students adapt to working in a variety of workplace environments.
WORKING AS A NURSING ASSISTANT
Basics of Communication
Observation & Reporting

PROCEDURE ACTIONS
Beginning Procedure Actions
Ending Procedure Actions

INFECTION CONTROL
Performing Hand Hygiene
Applying Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Removing Contaminated Gloves
Removing Contaminated Gown & Mask

SAFETY AND MOBILITY
Basic Rules of Body Mechanics
Turning the Patient to the Side-Lying Position
Moving the Patient to the Head of the Bed
Logrolling the Patient
Applying a Transfer Belt
Transferring the Patient from Bed to Wheelchair- One Assistant
Transferring the Patient from Wheelchair to Bed- Two Assistants
Sliding-Board Transfer from Bed to Wheelchair
Independent Transfer, Standby Assist
Transferring the Patient from Bed to Stretcher
Transferring the Patient using a Mechanical Lift
Transferring the Patient using a Stand Lift
Ambulating the Patient using a Cane & Two-Point Gait
Ambulating the Patient using a Walker & Three-Point Gait
Assisting the Falling Patient

VITAL SIGNS, HEIGHT, AND WEIGHT
Measuring a Tympanic Temperature
Measuring a Temporal Artery Temperature
Counting Radial & Apical-Radial Pulses
Counting Respirations
Measuring Blood Pressure
Measuring Weight & Height

PATIENT CARE AND COMFORT MEASURES
Making a Closed Bed
Opening the Closed Bed
Making an Occupied Bed
Assisting with the Shower
Performing a Bed Bath
Performing a Bag Bath
Male & Female Perineal Care
Hand & Fingernail Care
Hair Care & Bed Shampoo
Dressing & Undressing the Patient
Oral Care for Responsive & Unresponsive Patients
Caring for Dentures
Performing a Backrub
Shaving a Male Patient

ELIMINATION, NUTRITION, AND FLUID BALANCE
Assisting with the Bedpan, Urinal, & Bedside Commode
Collecting a Clean-Catch Urine Specimen
Giving Indwelling Catheter Care
Emptying a Urinary Drainage Bag
Connecting & Emptying a Urinary Leg Bag
Applying a Condom Catheter
Changing Adult Briefs
Collecting a Stool Specimen and Testing for Occult Blood
Giving a Commercially Prepared Enema
Basic Nutrition & Special Diets
Measuring and Recording Intake & Output
Assisting with Meal Trays
Feeding the Dependent Patient & Recording Food Intake

CARING FOR PATIENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Assisting the Patient to Deep Breathe and Cough
Performing Postoperative Leg Exercises
Applying Elasticized Stockings
Assisting with Sequential Compression Hosiery
Assisting the Patient to Dangle

BODY SYSTEMS, COMMON DISORDERS, AND RELATED CARE PROCEDURES
Pressure Ulcers: Causes, Prevention, & Treatment
Applying Over-the-Counter Ointment
Changing a Clean Dressing
Checking Capillary Refill
Using a Pulse Oximeter
Assisting with Oxygen Therapy
Maintaining Placement of a Nasal Cannula
Assisting the Patient with an Incentive Spirometer
Collecting a Sputum Specimen
Performing Passive Range-of-Motion (ROM) Exercises
Obtaining a Finger Stick Blood Sugar

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

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Workbook

ISBN: 9781133132400
Updated for the 11th Edition, this workbook presents numerous activities and review questions to help reinforce your understanding of each unit. Start by reviewing the unit summary, complete the activities to strengthen your recall, and then finish by reading the discussion questions to synthesize your knowledge.

FOR STUDENTS

Workbook

ISBN: 9781133132400
Updated for the 11th Edition, this workbook presents numerous activities and review questions to help reinforce your understanding of each unit. Start by reviewing the unit summary, complete the activities to strengthen your recall, and then finish by reading the discussion questions to synthesize your knowledge.