The Long-Term Care Licensed Practical Nurse Field Guide, 1st Edition

  • Barbara Acello Self-Employed Consultant
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  • ISBN-10: 1615692657
  • ISBN-13: 9781615692651
  • DDC: 610.730693
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 504 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released November 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Authors Laura Grey More, MSW, LCSW, and Barbara Acello, MS, RN, point out common medical conditions and high-risk signs and symptoms to guide clinical practice and provide practical strategies for resident care in line with long-term care facility regulations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Role of the Long-Term Care LPN.
2: The Integumentary System.
3: The Respiratory System.
4: The Cardiovascular System.
5: The Neurological System.
6: The Gastrointestinal System.
7: The Musculoskeletal System.
8: The Genitourinary System.
9: The Endocrine System.
10: Legal Issues in Long-Term Care.
11: Regulatory Issues in Long-Term Care.
12: Admission.
13: Resident Rights.
14: Incidents and Accidents.
15: Restraints.
16: Infections.
17: Death and Dying.
18: Medication Management.
19: Restorative Nursing Programs.
20: Physician Orders.
Become a Certified LPN in Long-Term Care.
Glossary of Terms.
Common Abbreviations and Acronyms.
Chapter Quiz Answer Keys.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Barbara Acello

Barbara Acello is an independent nurse consultant and educator in Denton, Texas. She is an active, contributing member of the Texas Nurses Association and the American College of Healthcare Administrators, where she was honored with the national Educator of the Year Award in 2007, the Journalism Award in 2009 and the Chair's Award -- the organization's highest honor -- in 2016 for her years of extraordinary service. Stretching across four decades, her nursing career includes work in hospitals, long-term care facilities and home health, with geriatrics as her preferred area of clinical practice. Presently, she is involved with freelance consulting, lecturing and writing. She has written and contributed to many textbooks, journal articles, instructor guides, computerized test banks, quick reference guides, nursing and managerial reference books, online inservices and supplemental instructional materials for health care personnel. Believing that the nursing assistant is the most important caregiver in the health care facility, Acello is committed to improving working conditions, education and professionalism for these vital professionals. She may be contacted at