cover image - Basic Nurse Assisting
ISBN: 9780721691466
Page Count: 784
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $67.95

Basic Nurse Assisting,

by Mary E. Stassi, RNC
cover image - Basic Nurse Assisting
ISBN: 9780721691466
Page Count: 784
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $67.95
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This exciting text covers all of the essential content and skills required for basic nurse assisting courses in a unique and innovative style. All the information is divided neatly into columns, which prioritizes concepts for readers in the main column so they can concentrate on the most important topics. And with over 1,000 photographs and drawings, students find this text visually stimulating. Students will also uncover all the tips and techniques, safety topics, and federal guidelines they need to be able to work in any setting.
    • Prioritizes information in a unique and visually stimulating layout. Everything the reader needs to know is covered in the main column, while a narrower column covers nice-to-know information.
    • Highlights all OBRA federal guidelines and safety topics.
    • Provides practical tips and rationales on certain techniques and actions with How and Why boxes.
    • Ensures reading comprehension for all levels of learners including English as a Second Language (ESL) students.
    • Contains an appendix with Spanish translations to help communicate with Spanish-speaking patients.
    • Explains important vocabulary with a list of key terms with definitions at the beginning of each chapter.
    • Includes What You Will Learn objectives at the beginning of each chapter.
    • Presents streamlined procedures in a 2-column format with clear, concise steps in one column and illustrations next to the steps.
    • Contains special considerations for older adults, children, and diverse cultures that prepare students to provide safe and effective care to these patients.
    • Highlights skills that are part of the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) test plan to help users study for this certification exam.
  • Section 1 The Role of the Nursing Assistant

    1. Working in Health Care

    2. Your Role as a Nursing Assistant

    3. Communication

    Section 2 Caring for Others

    4. Understanding Basic Human Needs

    5. Understanding Human Growth and Development

    6. Caring for Older Adults

    7. Body Structure and Function

    8. Common Health Problems

    Section 3 Basic Nursing Skills

    9. Infection Control

    10. Safety

    11. Body Mechanics

    12. Rest, Exercise, Ambulation

    13. Vital Signs

    Section 4 Activities of Daily Living

    14. Bedmaking

    15. Bathing

    16. Mouth Care

    17. Personal Care and Comfort Measures

    18. Dressing

    19. Nutrition and Fluids

    20. Urinary Elimination

    21. Bowel Elimination

    22. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge

    Section 5 Therapeutic and Technical Skills

    23. Skin and Wound Care

    24. Heat and Cold Applications

    25. Specimen Collection and Testing

    26. Assisting with a Physical Examination

    27. Caring for the Person on Oxygen Therapy

    Section 6 Special Care Needs

    28. Surgical Care

    29. Rehabilitation and Restorative Care

    30. Confusion, Dementia, and Other Mental Health Disorders

    31. Care of the Dying Person

    32. Care of Mothers and Infants

    33. Care of Children

    34. Emergency Care Measures

    Section 7 Professional Skills

    35. Professional Skills
  • Mary E. Stassi, RNC, Coordinator, Health Occupations, St. Charles Community College, St. Peters, MO
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