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The Nursing Assistant
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The Nursing Assistant, Fifth Edition is a concise, practical, affordable, and up-to-date guide to the skills today's nursing assistants need to master. It is designed both to serve as the basis of any nursing assistant training program, and to prepare students for careers in acute, subacute, or long-term care. It addresses the needs of the whole patient or resident, while promoting independence and self-care. Carefully organized to follow nursing process models, state curricula, and OBRA mandates, it walks through 75 step-by-step procedures reflecting the most common nursing assistant tasks. This edition is fully updated for the newest CDC and OSHA guidance for hand cleaning and infection control, and to reflect other relevant federal laws, including HIPAA.
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Glossary PART ONE: THE ROLE OF THE NURSING ASSISTANT 1. Introduction to Health Care 2. The Nursing Assistant 3. Communication and Interpersonal Skills 4. Relating to Your Patients PART TWO: SAFETY FOR THE PATIENT AND THE NURSING ASSISTANT 5. Infection Control6. Environmental Safety, Accident Prevention, and Disaster Plans 7. Emergency Situations PART THREE: BASIC NURSING SKILLS 8. Body Systems and Common Diseases 9. Vital Signs 10. Positioning, Moving, and Ambulation 11. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge 12. The Patient's Environment 13. Hygiene and Grooming 14. Special Skin Care 15. Nutrition 16. Elimination Needs 17. Specimen Collection and Testing 18. AM and PM Care 19. Restorative Care and Rehabilitation PART FIVE: SPECIALIZED CARE PROCEDURES 20. Additional Patient Care Procedures21. Preoperative and Postoperative Care 22. Subacute Care 23. Special Skills in Long-Term Care 24. Death and Dying Procedures

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