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Advanced Skills for Health Care Providers, 2nd Edition

  • Barbara Acello
  • ISBN-10: 1418001333  |  ISBN-13: 9781418001339
  • 416 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2000
  • © 2007 | Published
  • List Price = $ 109.95
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About

Overview

This book was written to prepare the nursing assistant or patient care technician to provide advanced patient care procedures. The book includes content on sterile procedures, including preparing and working with a sterile field, using sterile technique, and performing sterile dressing changes, wet to dry dressings. Venipuncture technique is covered in several chapters as well as intravenous procedures and many other advanced skills. The importance of reporting information and observations to the licensed supervisor is emphasized throughout the book. To this end, most chapters contain special text boxes listing observations to be reported and recorded. Added highlights within the text narrative include safety and infection control alerts, and age related information; information that is important to the student and in keeping with the latest health care trends.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • Content is current, timely, and relevant.
  • Contains important observation and reporting guidelines.
  • Safety alerts
  • Cover age-related information, which is required by accrediting organizations

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Health Care Delivery
Chapter 2 Observation, Documentation, and Reporting to the RN
Chapter 3 Infection Control
Chapter 4 Surgical Asepsis
Chapter 5 Wound Care
Chapter 6 Phlebotomy
Chapter 7 Intravenous Therapy
Chapter 8 Urinary and Bowel Elimination
Chapter 9 Enteral Nutrition
Chapter 10 Specimen Collection
Chapter 11 Perioperative Care
Chapter 12 Heat and Cold Applications
Chapter 13 Caring for Patients with Special Needs
Chapter 14 Advanced Respiratory Procedures
Chapter 15 Endotracheal Tube and Tracheostomy Care
Chapter 16 Cardiac Care Skills
Chapter 17 Emergency Procedures

What's New

  • Infection control alerts call attention to practices and procedures to prevent the spread of infection, protecting the patient and the student.
  • New chapter on caring for patients with special needs.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 141800135X | ISBN-13: 9781418001353)

Questions that allow student to check their level of comprehension of chapter materials.

List Price = $81.95  | CengageBrain Price = $81.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $61.25

Electronic Classroom Manager  (ISBN-10: 1418001341 | ISBN-13: 9781418001346)

PowerPoint, Instructor's Manual, Computerized Testbank

Bundle: Text + Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1418058092 | ISBN-13: 9781418058098)

This book was written to prepare the nursing assistant or patient care technician to provide advanced patient care procedures. The book includes content on sterile procedures, including preparing and working with a sterile field, using sterile technique, and performing sterile dressing changes, wet to dry dressings. Venipuncture technique is covered in several chapters as well as intravenous procedures and many other advanced skills. The importance of reporting information and observations to the licensed supervisor is emphasized throughout the book. To this end, most chapters contain special text boxes listing observations to be reported and recorded. Added highlights within the text narrative include safety and infection control alerts, and age related information; information that is important to the student and in keeping with the latest health care trends.

List Price = $190.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $143.75

Student Supplements

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 141800135X | ISBN-13: 9781418001353)

Questions that allow student to check their level of comprehension of chapter materials.

List Price = $81.95  | CengageBrain Price = $81.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $61.25

Bundle: Text + Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1418058092 | ISBN-13: 9781418058098)

This book was written to prepare the nursing assistant or patient care technician to provide advanced patient care procedures. The book includes content on sterile procedures, including preparing and working with a sterile field, using sterile technique, and performing sterile dressing changes, wet to dry dressings. Venipuncture technique is covered in several chapters as well as intravenous procedures and many other advanced skills. The importance of reporting information and observations to the licensed supervisor is emphasized throughout the book. To this end, most chapters contain special text boxes listing observations to be reported and recorded. Added highlights within the text narrative include safety and infection control alerts, and age related information; information that is important to the student and in keeping with the latest health care trends.

List Price = $190.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $143.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.