Assisting in Long-Term Care

  • AUTHOR: Mary Jo Mirlenbrink Gerlach
  • ISBN-13: 9781111539924 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 768 Pages  Paperback 
  • 6th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2007, 2002, 1998
  • ©2014     Published
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Overview

About The Product

Now in its 6th Edition, ASSISTING IN LONG-TERM CARE is the complete learning solution for Certified Nursing Assistant programs! The user-friendly book delivers all required content to prepare students for the certification exam, along with features that develop critical skills for working in long-term care and sub-acute hospital settings. Topics include professional communication and daily CNA responsibilities, as well as residents' rights, nutrition and hydration, restorative care, resident mobility, and maintaining a safe environment—all according to federal OBRA standards for nursing home care. ASSISTING IN LONG-TERM CARE, 6th Edition also walks students through more than one hundred clinical procedures, detailing the nursing assistant's role in each. Available in hard copy and e-book formats, ASSISTING IN LONG-TERM CARE, 6th Edition's helpful study features include review questions and self-tests, icons to point out key material, and a robust package of interactive, supplemental learning and teaching tools.

Features

  • Clinical Instruction: ASSISTING IN LONG-TERM CARE, 6th Edition details over 100 clinical procedures to help students master everyday nursing assistant skills, such as patient transfers, proper use of ramps and inclines, utilizing restraints, and more.
  • Noteworthy Icons: Graphic icons throughout the text point readers to essential information for the certification exam, and standard safety precautions and protective equipment.
  • Focus Features: Each chapter begins with a Clinical Focus Statement to set learning expectations for each chapter, while Clinical Focus boxes weave cases studies and critical thinking questions into the readings for deeper comprehension.
  • "On the Job" Boxes: These short topics deliver insights and realities from today's health care industry, actual long-term care environments, and working Certified Nurses Assistants.
  • Lesson Synthesis: This chapter-ending feature poses matching, multiple choice, true/false, and critical thinking questions, bringing together all key information to help students see the "big picture."

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • Mary Jo Mirlenbrink Gerlach

    Mary Jo Mirlenbrink Gerlach, RN, MSNEd Outstanding Faculty Award, Medical College of Georgia (3 years) Distinguished Alumni Nurse Leader, College of Mount St. Joseph Member, American Nurses Association, Georgia Nurses Assoc., District 11 Nurse Consultant and Program Director, CNA Program, Family Life Enrichment Centers, Inc., High Shoals, GA

Table of Contents

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.

New to this Edition

  • Critical Updates: Thoughtfully revised, the 6th Edition of ASSISTING IN LONG-TERM CARE addresses current issues in infection control, American dietary guidelines, Ombudsman activities, Medicare reporting regulations, bioterrorism, the latest equipment, and much more.
  • Colorful Coverage: With hundreds of brand-new, clear, bright photos of procedures, environments, equipment, residents, and professionals the 6th Edition is a visually engaging introduction to today's exciting long-term care careers!
  • Robust CourseMate Supplement: This all-new, online book companion includes an interactive E-book with note-taking capabilities, glossary review games, practice quizzes, audio glossary, Web links to OBRA and health care organizations, and more. View a demo at: www.cengage.com/coursemate
  • New WebTutor™ Advantage Plus: Developed with proven health care content, this robust learning supplement delivers quizzing, Web links, extra study topics, games, and an audio glossary of health care terms to lead students to success in any CNA program.