Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach - Basics 1st Edition
Barbara Hegner | Barbara Acello | Esther Caldwell
ISBN-13: 9781428317468 | ISBN-10: 1428317465
© 2010 | Published |  704  Pages

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Learn to become a certified nursing assistant qualified for the acute care, home care, and long-term care settings with the leading textbook in nursing assistant education. This basics edition of NURSING ASSISTANT: A NURSING PROCESS APPROACH is your competency-based resource, with over 100 procedures presented in an easy to read, step-by-step format with over 1,000 photos and drawings to illustrate key skills.



  • 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, HYDRATION, AND ELIMINATION.
    Unit 26. Urinary Elimination.
    Unit 27. Gastrointestinal Elimination.
    Unit 28. Nutritional Needs and Diet Modifications.
    SECTION 9 : Special Care Procedures.
    Unit 29. Caring for the Perioperative Patient.
    Unit 30. Caring for the Emotionally Stressed Patient.
    Unit 31. Caring for Persons with Cognitive Impairment and Related Conditions.
    Unit 32. Caring for the Bariatric Patient.
    Unit 33. Caring for the Person who is Dying.
    Section 10 : OTHER HEALTH CARE SETTINGS.
    Unit 34. The Nursing Assistant in Home Care.
    Section 11 : BODY SYSTEMS, COMMON DISORDERS, AND RELATED CARE PROCEDURES.
    Unit 35. Caring for Persons with Disorders of the Integumentary System.
    Unit 36. Caring for Persons with Cardiopulmonary Disorders.
    Unit 37. Caring for Persons with Disorders of the Musculoskeletal and Nervous Systems.
    Unit 38. Caring for Persons with Disorders of the Sensory Organs.
    Unit 39. Caring for Persons with Disorders of the Endocrine and Reproductive Systems.
    Section 12 : EXPANDED ROLE OF THE NURSING ASSISTANT.
    Unit 40. Caring for Obstetrical Patients and Neonates.
    Unit 41. Rehabilitation and Restorative Services.
    Section 13 : RESPONSE TO BASIC EMERGENCIES.
    Unit 42. Response to Basic Emergencies.

    • 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 skills.
    • Free Online Companion™ website with additional procedures, Internet links, and industry updates.
    • Unit 5 covers medical terminology and body organization.
    • Unit 32 on care of bariatric clients promotes client and worker safety.
    • Student CD-ROM features StudyWARE™ with quizzes and games and video clips of procedures.
    • I believe that one of the greatest strengths of this textbook is the reflection of wellness… and caring (displayed by personal case studies). Throughout the text, reinforcement of the students' responsibility level is very dominant (as it should be), Skills are a major component with each body system and caring can be seen with positive behaviors.

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    • Workbook for Hegner/Acello/Caldwell's Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach - Basics
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      This competency-based supplement includes critical thinking questions, multiple choice questions similar to those seen in the state certification examination, and challenging items such as word games, puzzles, and exercises to help students understand essential content and master defining and spelling key terms.
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    • Barbara Hegner, MS, RN Former Professor Emeritus Nursing and Life Science Long Beach City College, CA.

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