ISBN: 9780323024969
Page Count: 880
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $75.95

Assisting with Patient Care, 2nd Edition

by Sheila A. Sorrentino, PhD, RN
ISBN: 9780323024969
Page Count: 880
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $75.95
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Assisting with Patient Care addresses the expanded role of the Patient Care Technician (PCT) or Multi-Skilled Worker (MSW), covering all of the basic concepts and skills needed by nursing assistants, as well as the more advanced skills required by PCTs or MSWs. This comprehensive text is visually appealing, with its full-color design and abundance of photos and drawings. Its engaging writing style and 7th-grade reading level make it a favorite of students at all levels. Five new chapters and eight new procedures provide more comprehensive information on the nursing process, restraints, specimens, hearing and vision problems, and developmental disabilities.
    • Covers both basic nursing assistant roles and advanced skills for the patient care technician/multi-skilled worker.
    • Clear, 7th-grade reading level.
    • Step-by-step procedures detail skills and are divided into pre-, procedure, and post-procedure sections for easier learning.
    • Quality of Life sections in the procedures remind students to show respect for the person by performing simple courtesies such as knocking before entering the room, calling the person by name, and introducing self by name and title.
    • Caring about Culture boxes provide information to help students learn how to address various practices of specific cultures.
    • Delegation is discussed regarding the assistive personnel's responsibilities in accepting and performing assigned tasks.
    • Hundreds of large, full-color photos and drawings provide visual reinforcement of concepts and skills.
    • Learning Objectives for each chapter help students focus on information presented.
    • Key Terms with definitions help students understand chapter content.
    • Boxes and tables present material in concise, easy-to-locate format
    • Chapter Review Questions are a useful study guide found at the end of each chapter.
    • UNIQUE! Mosby's Nursing Assistant CD-ROM, bound in the text, includes 25 procedures with corresponding video clips & exercises, an audio glossary, and Body Spectrum - an electronic anatomy coloring book.
    • New Safety Alerts provide cautions and proper techniques for protecting both staff and patients.
    • New Delegation Guidelines detail the assistive personnel's (AP) responsibilities when accepting specific delegated tasks.
    • Focus On... boxes address the special needs of children, older persons, long-term care residents, and home care patients.
    • Icons in section headings alert students to associated procedure.
    • Five new chapters on Assisting With the Nursing Process, Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use, Collecting and Testing Specimens, Hearing and Vision Problems, and Developmental Disabilities provide expanded content grouped in logical, concise chapters.
    • Eight new procedures include Double Bagging, Transferring the Person from the Chair or Wheelchair to Bed, Transferring a Person to and from the Toilet, Changing a Leg Bag to a Drainage Bag, Preparing the Person for Meals, Measuring Height: The Person in Bed, Applying a Hot Pack, and Caring for Eyeglasses.
    • Highlights skills to alert students to skills that are part of the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAPTM).
  • Unit I: Assistive Personnel in Health Care
    1. Health Care Today
    2. Roles and Functions of Assistive Personnel
    3. Work Ethics
    4. Communicating With the Health Team
    5. New! Assisting With the Nursing Process

    Unit II: Focusing on the Person
    6. The Whole Person and Basic Needs
    7. Communicating With the Person
    8. Body Structure and Function
    9. Growth and Development
    10. Sexuality

    Unit III: Assisting With Protection Needs
    11. Safety
    12. New! Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use
    13. Preventing Infection
    14. Body Mechanics

    Unit IV: Assisting With Comfort Needs
    15. Bedmaking
    16. Personal Hygiene
    17. Grooming
    18. Comfort, Rest, and Sleep

    Unit V: Assisting With Physical Needs
    19. Urinary Elimination
    20. Bowel Elimination
    21. Nutrition
    22. Fluids and Blood
    23. Oxygen Needs
    24. Exercise and Activity

    Unit VI: Assisting With Assessment
    25. Measuring Vital Signs
    26. Obtaining an Electrocardiogram
    27. New! Collecting and Testing Specimens
    28. Assisting With the Physical Examination

    Unit VII: Assisting With The Healing Process
    29. The Surgical Patient
    30. Wound Care
    31. Heat and Cold Applications

    Unit VIII: Assisting With Clinical Situations
    32. New! Hearing and Vision Problems
    33. Common Health Problems
    34. Mental Health Problems
    35. Confusion and Dementia
    36. New! Developmental Disabilities
    37. Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
    38. Caring for Mothers and Newborns
    39. Basic Emergency Care
    40. The Dying Person
  • Sheila A. Sorrentino, PhD, RN, Curriculum and Health Care Consultant, Anthem, AZ
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