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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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.
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.
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.