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

Barbara Acello | Barbara Hegner

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Overview

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.

Barbara Acello,

Barbara Acello has worked in long-term care for more than four decades. Currently a nurse consultant and educator, she owns a school for nursing assistants, where she helped to write and develop mandatory state curricula for nurse aides and EMTs. She has also written and contributed to dozens of textbooks, instructor guides, quick reference guides, and supplemental instructional materials for health care personnel. Formerly a practicing nurse, Ms. Acello was also a director of nursing and a long-term care facility consultant. Her interests and expertise include clinical geriatrics, resident safety, pain assessment and management, restraints, pressure ulcers, and infection control. She is particularly committed to improving working conditions, education, and professionalism for personnel in the long-term care industry.

Barbara Hegner, Long Beach Community College, Long Beach, CA

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

Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach - On the Job: Essentials of Nursing Assisting

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.