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Assisting in Long-Term Care,
7th Edition

Leann Miller, Mary Jo Mirlenbrink Gerlach

ISBN-13: 9781337625074 | ISBN-10: 1337625078

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 732 pages

List Price USD $184.95

Overview

ASSISTING IN LONG-TERM CARE, 7th Edition is the perennial choice among top Certified Nursing Assistant programs. This user-friendly, all-in-one resource delivers skills and confidence to help students compete for top jobs in long-term care and sub-acute hospital settings. Helpful discussions include professional communication, roles and responsibilities, job search, and an overview of care settings. And, to prepare students for CNA certification exams, this resource addresses daily clinical processes, residents' rights, nutrition and hydration, restorative care, resident mobility, and patient safety—all according to federal OBRA standards for nursing home care. ASSISTING IN LONG-TERM CARE is available in hardcopy and eBook formats, includes supportive study features, and offers a full suite of online learning and course preparation tools.

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Meet the Authors

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Leann Miller is a consultant with more than two decades of teaching experience in health care settings. Her consulting practice with long-term and sub-acute facilities focuses on helping clients meet regulatory and clinical compliance requirements. Formerly a health sciences instructor at Kirkwood Community College, she has served as a Clinical Instructor in the Nurse Aide Program and nurse educator in the 75-hour Certified Nursing Assistant Program.

Mary Jo Mirlenbrink Gerlach, RN, MSN Ed is a retired nurse educator from the Medical College of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, where she received the Outstanding Faculty Award for three years. Her experience also includes serving as Nurse Consultant and Program Director of the Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA) Program at Family Life Enrichment Centers, Inc. in High Shoals, Georgia. A graduate of the College of St. Joseph, where she was named a Distinguished Alumni Nurse Leader, Ms. Mirlenbrink Gerlach is also a member of the American Nurses Association and Georgia Nurses Association.

  • *NEW* NEW Legislative Details: The latest information about the Rules of Participation gives CNAs a boost in confidence and awareness -- and drives success on the job.
  • *NEW* NEW Mandate Update: Added discussions on federal mandates that partner with previous OBRA legislation add depth to The Rules of Participation and give future Nursing Assistants the insights they need to navigate them
  • Clinical Features: “Clinical Focus” boxed features and “Clinical Focus Statements” in the readings deliver learning objectives, critical thinking questions, and case studies that push students to the next level of understanding in CNA training.
  • Graphic Icons: Helpful icons throughout the readings connect readers to essential content for certification exam prep, key safety precautions, and protective equipment.
  • Big Perspectives: Learning features at the end of each chapter offer matching, multiple choice, true/false, and critical thinking questions to fuel student performance and broaden horizons.
  • "On the Job" Topics: Short-form readings on health care, long-term care environments, and careers show students how today’s CNAs get the job done in the real world. 
  • Procedure Mastery: Clinical instructions for more than 100 clinical procedures accelerate student skills in patient transfers, vital signs, infection control, and much more. 

Table of Contents

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Section I: THE LONG-TERM CARE SETTING.
1. The Long-Term Care Facility.
2. The Caregivers.
3. The Nursing Assistant in Long-Term Care.
Section II: COMMUNICATION SKILLS.
4. Communication and Interpersonal Skills.
5. The Language of Health Care.
6. Observation, Documentation, and Reporting.
Section III: PROTECTING RESIDENTS' RIGHTS AND SAFETY.
7. Residents' Rights.
8. Safety.
9. Emergencies.
10. Infection.
11. Infection Control.
Section IV: CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LONG-TERM CARE RESIDENT.
12. The Long-Term Care Resident.
13. The Psychosocial Aspects of Aging.
14. Alternative and Culturally-Based Behaviors.
Section V: MEETING THE RESIDENTS' BASIC NEEDS.
15. Care of the Residents' Environment.
16. Caring for the Residents' Personal Hygiene.
17. Meeting the Residents' Nutritional Needs.
18. Meeting the Residents' Elimination Needs.
Section VI: SPECIAL NURSING ASSISTANT ACTIVITIES.
19. Measuring and Recording Residents' Data.
20. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge.
21. Warm and Cold Applications.
Section VII: INTRODUCTION TO RESTORATIVE CARE.
22. Restorative Care of the Resident.
23. Restoring Residents' Mobility.
Section VIII: RESIDENTS WITH SPECIFIC DISORDERS.
24. Caring for Residents with Cardiovascular System Disorders.
25. Caring for Residents with Respiratory System Disorders.
26. Caring for Residents with Endocrine System Disorders.
27. Caring for Residents with Reproductive System Disorders.
28. Caring for Residents with Musculoskeletal System Disorders.
29. Caring for Residents with Nervous System Disorders.
Section IX: RESIDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.
30. Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders.
31. Caring for Residents with Developmental Disabilities.
32. Caring for the Dying Resident.
33. Caring for the Person in Sub-Acute Care.
Section X: EMPLOYMENT.
34. Caring for the Person in the Home Setting.
35. Seeking Employment.
Glossary.
Index.

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