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Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach, 10th Edition

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  • Barbara Hegner Long Beach Community College, Long Beach, CA
  • Barbara Acello
  • Esther Caldwell Consultant in Vocational Education, CA
  • ISBN-10: 1418066079  |  ISBN-13: 9781418066079
  • 960 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 1999, 1996
  • © 2008 | Published
  • List Price = $ 111.95
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About

Overview

Learn to become a certified nursing assistant qualified for the acute care, home care, and long-term care settings with this proven learning solution. Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach is your competency-based resource for the latest trends and practices in nursing assistant education. With more than 160 procedures presented in a step-by-step format and over 1,000 photos and drawings to illustrate key skills, you will see why this book is the leader in nursing assistant education.

Features and Benefits

  • Guidelines feature highlights important steps and considerations for specific care situations
  • Alerts highlight urgent information on Infection Control, Safety, Culture, Working with Difficult Patients, OSHA, Communication, Age-appropriate Care, and Legal Implications
  • Unit Reviews and Nursing Assistant Challenge test and reinforce your skills

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents
SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION TO NURSING ASSISTING
Unit 1 Community Health Care
Unit 2 Role of the Nursing Assistant
Unit 3 Consumer Rights and Responsibilities in Health Care
Unit 4 Ethical and Legal Issues Affecting the Nursing Assistant
SECTION 2 SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES
Unit 5 Medical Terminology and Body Organization
Unit 6 Classification of Disease
SECTION 3 BASIC HUMAN NEEDS AND COMMUNICATION
Unit 7 Communication Skills
Unit 8 Observation, Reporting, and Documentation
Unit 9 Meeting Basic Human Needs
Unit 10 Comfort, Pain, Rest, and Sleep
Unit 11 Developing Cultural Sensitivity
SECTION 4 INFECTION AND INFECTION CONTROL
Unit 12 Infection
Unit 13 Infection Control
SECTION 5 SAFETY AND MOBILITY
Unit 14 Environmental and Nursing Assistant Safety
Unit 15 Patient Safety and Positioning
Unit 16 The Patient’s Mobility: Transfer Skills
Unit 17 The Patient’s Mobility: Ambulation
SECTION 6 MEASURING AND RECORDING VITAL SIGNS, HEIGHT, AND WEIGHT
Unit 18 Body Temperature
Unit 19 Pulse and Respiration
Unit 20 Blood Pressure
Unit 21 Measuring Height and Weight
SECTION 7 PATIENT CARE AND COMFORT MEASURES
Unit 22 Admission, Transfer, and Discharge
Unit 23 Bedmaking
Unit 24 Patient Bathing
Unit 25 General Comfort Measures
SECTION 8 PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION AND FLUID BALANCE
Unit 26 Nutritional Needs and Diet Modifications
SECTION 9 SPECIAL CARE PROCEDURES
Unit 27 Warm and Cold Applications
Unit 28 Assisting with the Physical Examination
Unit 29 The Surgical Patient
Unit 30 Caring for the Emotionally Stressed Patient
Unit 31 Caring for the Bariatric Patient
Unit 32 Death and Dying
SECTION 10 OTHER HEALTH CARE SETTINGS
Unit 33 Care of the Elderly and Chronically Ill
Unit 34 The Organization of Home Care: Trends in Health Care
Unit 35 The Nursing Assistant in Home Care
Unit 36 Subacute Care
Unit 37 Alternative, Complementary, and Integrative Approaches to Patient Care
SECTION 11 BODY SYSTEMS, COMMON DISORDERS, AND RELATED CARE PROCEDURES
Unit 38 Integumentary System
Unit 39 Respiratory System
Unit 40 Circulatory (Cardiovascular) System
Unit 41 Musculoskeletal System
Unit 42 Endocrine System
Unit 43 Nervous System
Unit 44 Gastrointestinal System
Unit 45 Urinary System
Unit 46 Reproductive System
Unit 47 Care of the Patient with Cancer
SECTION 12 EXPANDED ROLE OF THE NURSING ASSISTANT
Unit 48 Rehabilitation and Restorative Services
Unit 49 Obstetrical Patient and Neonate
Unit 50 Pediatric Patient
Unit 51 Special Advanced Procedures
SECTION 13 RESPONSE TO BASIC EMERGENCIES
Unit 52 Response to Basic Emergencies
SECTION 14 MOVING FORWARD
Unit 53 Employment Opportunities and Career Growth

What's New

  • Unit on care of bariatric clients promotes client and worker safety
  • Focus on ergonomics includes OSHA algorithms for patient handling and movement
  • Expanded coverage of mechanical ventilation, spinal surgery, radiation therapy, and brachytherapy
  • StudyWare CD-ROM features quizzes and games for each Unit, plus case studies designed to stimulate critical thinking
  • StudyWare CD-ROM features quizzes and games for each Unit, plus case studies designed to stimulate critical thinking

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: 1418066095 | ISBN-13: 9781418066093)

This workbook presents numerous activities and review questions to help reinforce your understanding of each unit of Nursing Assistant: a Nursing Process Approach. You start by reviewing the unit summary and then complete the activities to strengthen your recall of the information. Lastly, finish by reading the discussion questions to synthesize your knowledge.

List Price = $133.95  | CengageBrain Price = $133.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $101.00

Instructor Manual  (ISBN-10: 1418066087 | ISBN-13: 9781418066086)

The instructor’s Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement.

Bndl Hardcover Book with Workbook  (ISBN-10: 142839320X | ISBN-13: 9781428393202)

List Price = $246.95  | CengageBrain Price = $246.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $185.50

Advanced Skills for Health Care Providers  (ISBN-10: 1418001333 | ISBN-13: 9781418001339)

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 = $109.95  | CengageBrain Price = $109.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $82.50

Nursing Assistant Skills Checklist  (ISBN-10: 1401871933 | ISBN-13: 9781401871932)

Nursing Assistant Skills Checklist is a compilation of checklists detailing the steps required to perform over 160 procedures. This product can be used as a tool for those who are studying to be Nursing Assistants; by instructors who want a tool to check student competency; or within an in-service training environment at the workplace.

List Price = $72.95  | CengageBrain Price = $72.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $55.00

Working Safely in Health Care: A Practical Guide  (ISBN-10: 1418006238 | ISBN-13: 9781418006235)

Finally, a comprehensive resource on workplace safety designed with the health care worker in mind! This book will show you how to protect yourself and others from injury while on the job. You will be introduced to stresses and hazards unique to the health care environment, and provided with practical steps you can take to make work safer for you. If you know how to make work safer for yourself, you will be better equipped to provide a safe care environment for your clients.

List Price = $114.95  | CengageBrain Price = $114.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.75

Student Supplements

Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach (Book Only)  (ISBN-10: 1111321167 | ISBN-13: 9781111321161)

List Price = $139.95  | CengageBrain Price = $139.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.50

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1418066095 | ISBN-13: 9781418066093)

This workbook presents numerous activities and review questions to help reinforce your understanding of each unit of Nursing Assistant: a Nursing Process Approach. You start by reviewing the unit summary and then complete the activities to strengthen your recall of the information. Lastly, finish by reading the discussion questions to synthesize your knowledge.

List Price = $133.95  | CengageBrain Price = $133.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $101.00

Bndl Hardcover Book with Workbook  (ISBN-10: 142839320X | ISBN-13: 9781428393202)

List Price = $246.95  | CengageBrain Price = $246.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $185.50

Advanced Skills for Health Care Providers  (ISBN-10: 1418001333 | ISBN-13: 9781418001339)

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 = $109.95  | CengageBrain Price = $109.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $82.50

Nursing Assistant Skills Checklist  (ISBN-10: 1401871933 | ISBN-13: 9781401871932)

Nursing Assistant Skills Checklist is a compilation of checklists detailing the steps required to perform over 160 procedures. This product can be used as a tool for those who are studying to be Nursing Assistants; by instructors who want a tool to check student competency; or within an in-service training environment at the workplace.

List Price = $72.95  | CengageBrain Price = $72.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $55.00

Working Safely in Health Care: A Practical Guide  (ISBN-10: 1418006238 | ISBN-13: 9781418006235)

Finally, a comprehensive resource on workplace safety designed with the health care worker in mind! This book will show you how to protect yourself and others from injury while on the job. You will be introduced to stresses and hazards unique to the health care environment, and provided with practical steps you can take to make work safer for you. If you know how to make work safer for yourself, you will be better equipped to provide a safe care environment for your clients.

List Price = $114.95  | CengageBrain Price = $114.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Barbara Hegner

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

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.

Esther Caldwell

Esther Caldwell, MA, PhD, is a Consultant in Vocational Education.