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Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach 11th Edition

Barbara Acello, Barbara Hegner

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2008, 2004, 1999
  • 1024 Pages
Starting At 80.00 See pricing and ISBN options

Overview

The favorite in nursing assistant education, NURSING ASSISTING: A NURSING PROCESS APPROACH, 11E prepares more nursing assistants for meaningful careers in acute care, long-term care, and home health than any other book of its kind! The step-by-step format walks readers through more than 150 procedures, including key skills in patient handling and transfers, wound care, communication, safety, and record keeping, as well as special care procedures for patients with medical devices, catheters, and physical or mental impairments. Easy-to-understand chapters also explore essential background information, such as basic human anatomy, career planning, and the latest health care trends. Updated throughout, this edition has numerous carefully chosen new full color photos and illustrations to bring the content to life. The comprehensive supplement package includes a traditional print workbook as well as Cengage Learning’s innovative digital solution MindTap for a complete online learning experience. Respected, trusted, and designed for every learner NURSING ASSISTING: A NURSING PROCESS APPROACH, 11E is the perfect solution for your nursing assisting program.

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.
  • Industry Advances: Keeping pace with the ever-changing health care field, this text explores and explains the Affordable Care Act (ACA), trends due to an aging population, drug-resistant organisms, new organisms such as Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), and the latest patient lifts, belts, and transfer aids.
  • Career Moves: Readers get a leg up on their profession with new advice on projecting a positive image and professionalism, relationship building, time management, organizing and managing assignments, roles and responsibilities within the health care team, and career growth and advancement.
  • Essential Record Keeping: All-new material on patient records helps readers understand and distinguish between electronic medical records (EMR), electronic patient records (EPR), electronic health records (EHR), and personal health records (PHR) in use today.
  • Clinical Know-How: New information covers evidence-based practice, Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS), Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST), transitional care, biofilms, basic sterile technique, wound care, patients with special medical devices, catheter care, and much more.
  • Engaging Visuals: New full color photos and updated illustrations bring concepts to life and help the reader envision contemporary, real-world settings, updated equipment, and high quality standards of patient care.
  • Robust Interactive Learning: MindTap provides a one-stop solution for the nursing assistant curriculum that elevates learning by providing interactive activites that allow students to actively review core concepts and apply knowledge learned to real-world scenarios using dynamic quizzing, skills videos, and critical thinking simulations. Instructors can easily track student progress and automatically grade homework and assignments.
  • Safety Features: A “Guidelines” feature in the readings point out considerations for specific care situations, and special “Alerts” highlight urgent information on Infection Control, Safety, Culture, Working with Difficult Patients, OSHA, Communication, Age-Appropriate Care, and Legal Implications.
  • Flexible Coverage: Offering more skills and procedures than any competing text, NURSING ASSISTING: A NURSING PROCESS APPROACH, 11E prepares readers for careers in any area of nursing assisting, from acute and long-term care to home health and beyond.
  • Ergonomic Procedures: A key focus on ergonomics includes OSHA algorithms for proper patient handling and movement, which helps readers avoid injuries to themselves and patients in their care.
  • Easy Reading: Clear and easy-to-understand chapters rely on thoughtful explanations and colorful graphics to help readers process material quickly—and ace their certification exams!
SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION TO NURSING ASSISTING.
1. Community Health Care.
2. On the Job: Being a Nursing Assistant.
3. Consumer Rights and Responsibilities in Health Care.
4. Ethical and Legal Issues Affecting the Nursing Assistant.
SECTION 2: SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES.
5. Medical Terminology and Body Organization.
6. Classification of Disease.
SECTION 3: BASIC HUMAN NEEDS AND COMMUNICATION.
7. Communication Skills.
8. Observation, Reporting, and Documentation.
9. Meeting Basic Human Needs.
10. Comfort, Pain, Rest, and Sleep.
11. Developing Cultural Sensitivity.
SECTION 4: INFECTION AND INFECTION CONTROL.
12. Infection.
13. Infection Control.
SECTION 5: SAFETY AND MOBILITY.
14. Environmental and Nursing Assistant Safety.
15. Patient Safety and Positioning.
16. The Patient’s Mobility: Transfer Skills.
17. The Patient’s Mobility: Ambulation.
SECTION 6: MEASURING AND RECORDING VITAL SIGNS, HEIGHT, AND WEIGHT.
18. Body Temperature.
19. Pulse and Respiration.
20. Blood Pressure.
21. Measuring Height and Weight.
SECTION 7: PATIENT CARE AND COMFORT MEASURES.
22. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge.
23. Bedmaking.
24. Patient Bathing.
25. General Comfort Measures.
SECTION 8: PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION AND FLUID BALANCE.
26. Nutritional Needs and Diet Modifications.
SECTION 9: SPECIAL CARE PROCEDURES.
27. Warm and Cold Applications.
28. Assisting with the Physical Examination.
29. The Surgical Patient.
30. Caring for the Emotionally Stressed Patient.
31. Caring for the Bariatric Patient.
32. Death and Dying.
SECTION 10: OTHER HEALTH CARE SETTINGS.
33. Care of the Elderly and Chronically Ill.
34. The Organization of Home Care: Trends in Health Care.
35. The Nursing Assistant in Home Care.
36. Subacute Care.
37. Alternative, Complementary, and Integrative Approaches to Patient Care.
SECTION 11: BODY SYSTEMS, COMMON DISORDERS, AND RELATED CARE PROCEDURES.
38. Integumentary System.
39. Respiratory System.
40. Circulatory (Cardiovascular) System.
41. Musculoskeletal System.
42. Endocrine System.
43. Nervous System.
44. Gastrointestinal System.
45. Urinary System.
46. Reproductive System.
47. Care of the Patient with Cancer.
SECTION 12: EXPANDED ROLE OF THE NURSING ASSISTANT.
48. Rehabilitation and Restorative Services.
49. Obstetrical Patient and Neonate.
50. Pediatric Patients.
SECTION 13: MOVING FORWARD.
51. Response to Basic Emergencies
52. Employement Opportunities and Career Growth.
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Instructor's Web Site

ISBN: 9781305504127
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Workbook

ISBN: 9781133691525
This workbook offers numerous exercises designed to review concepts presented in the book. STUDENT DESCRIPTION: This workbook offers numerous exercises designed to review concepts presented in the book, and help you become a valuable member of the home care team as a home health aide.

FOR STUDENTS

Workbook

ISBN: 9781133691525
This workbook offers numerous exercises designed to review concepts presented in the book. STUDENT DESCRIPTION: This workbook offers numerous exercises designed to review concepts presented in the book, and help you become a valuable member of the home care team as a home health aide.