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Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach

Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach 11th Edition

By: Barbara Acello Barbara Hegner
ISBN-10: 1305178009
/ ISBN-13: 9781305178007
Edition: 11th Edition
Language: English
				
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Section 1: Introduction to Nursing Assisting

    • Unit 1: Community Health Care
    • Introduction
    • Overview of Health Care
    • Needs of the Community
    • Community Health Care Services
    • Transitions
    • Hospital Organization
    • Financing Health Care
    • Regulatory Agencies
    • Accreditation
    • Quality Assurance
    • Unit 2: On the Job: Being a Nursing Assistant
    • The Interdisciplinary Health Care Team
    • The Nursing Team
    • Regulation of Nursing Assistant Practice
    • The Role and Responsibilities of the Nursing Assistant
    • Nurse Practice Act
    • Expanded Scope of Practice
    • Professionalism
    • Dress Code and Appearance
    • Evidence-Based Practice
    • Organization of Nursing Care
    • Lines of Authority
    • Delegation
    • Assessment
    • Organizing Your Time
    • Handoff Communication
    • Guidelines for the Nursing Assistant
    • Personal Health and Hygiene
    • Unit 3: Consumer Rights and Responsibilities in Health Care
    • Consumer Rights
    • Patient Care Partnership
    • The Affordable Care Act Patient’s Bill of Rights
    • Responsibilities of Health Care Consumers
    • Unit 4: Ethical and Legal Issues Affecting the Nursing Assistant
    • Legal and Ethical Standards
    • Ethics Questions
    • Legal Issues
    • Professional Boundaries
    • Working in a Virtual World
    • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
    • Social Media

Section 2: Scientific Principles

    • Unit 5: Medical Terminology and Body Organization
    • Medical Terminology
    • Medical Word Parts
    • Body Organization
    • Anatomic Terms
    • Organization of the Body
    • Unit 6: Classification of Disease
    • Introduction
    • Disease
    • Major Conditions
    • Diagnosis
    • Therapy
    • Alternatives to Mainstream Health Care
    • Neoplasms
    • Body Defenses

Section 3: Basic Human Needs and Communication

    • Unit 7: Communication Skills
    • Introduction
    • Communication in Health Care
    • Other Methods of Communication
    • Communicating with Patients
    • Working with Interpreters
    • Unit 8: Observation, Reporting, and Documentation
    • Introduction
    • Nursing Process
    • Making Observations
    • Pain
    • Reporting
    • Documentation
    • Electronic Recordkeeping
    • Unit 9: Meeting Basic Human Needs
    • Introduction
    • Intergenerational Care
    • Human Growth and Development
    • Basic Human Needs
    • Unit 10: Comfort, Pain, Rest, and Sleep
    • Comfort
    • Noise Control
    • Pain
    • Rest
    • Sleep
    • Unit 11: Developing Cultural Sensitivity
    • Introduction
    • Race, Ethnicity, and Culture
    • Traditions

Section 4: Infection and Infection Control

    • Unit 12: Infection
    • Introduction
    • Microbes
    • The Chain of Infection
    • Types of Infections
    • Body Flora
    • How Pathogens Affect the Body
    • Body Defenses
    • Immunity
    • Immunizations
    • Immunosuppression
    • Serious Infections in Health Care Facilities
    • Bacterial Infections
    • Infectious Diarrhea
    • Environmental Cleanliness
    • Viral Infections
    • Bioterrorism
    • Parasites
    • Outbreak of Infectious Disease in a Health Care Facility
    • Unit 13: Infection Control
    • Disease Prevention
    • Medical Asepsis
    • Handwashing
    • Protecting Yourself
    • Transmission-Based Precautions
    • Isolation Technique
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Disinfection and Sterilization
    • Sterile Procedures

Section 5: Safety and Mobility

    • Unit 14: Environmental and Nursing Assistant Safety
    • Introduction
    • The Patient Environment
    • Safety Measures
    • Fire Safety
    • Other Emergencies
    • Nursing Assistant Safety
    • Unit 15: Patient Safety and Positioning
    • Patient Safety
    • Use of Physical Restraints
    • Side Rails as Restraints
    • Alternatives to Restraints
    • Prevention of Other Incidents
    • Introduction to Procedures
    • Common Steps in All Procedures
    • Body Mechanics for the Patient
    • Moving and Lifting Patients
    • Assistive Moving Devices
    • Unit 16: The Patient’s Mobility: Transfer Skills
    • Introduction
    • Nursing Assistant Safety
    • Types of Transfers
    • Transfer Belts
    • Assistive Devices
    • Stretcher Transfers
    • Moving the Patient with a Mechanical Lift
    • Toilet Transfers
    • Tub Transfers
    • Car Transfers
    • Unit 17: The Patient’s Mobility: Ambulation
    • Ambulation
    • Assistive Devices
    • The Falling Patient
    • Wheelchair Mobility
    • Positioning the Dependent Patient in a Wheelchair
    • Wheelchair Activity
    • Transporting a Patient by Stretcher

Section 6: Measuring and Recording Vital Signs, Height, and Weight

    • Unit 18: Body Temperature
    • Introduction
    • Temperature Values
    • Definition of Body Temperature
    • Temperature Control
    • Measuring Body Temperature
    • Clinical Thermometers
    • Unit 19: Pulse and Respiration
    • Introduction
    • The Pulse
    • Respiration
    • Unit 20: Blood Pressure
    • Introduction
    • Equipment
    • Measuring the Blood Pressure
    • How to Read the Gauge
    • Unit 21: Measuring Height and Weight
    • Weight and Height Measurements
    • Weight Loss

Section 7: Patient Care and Comfort Measures

    • Unit 22: Admission, Transfer, and Discharge
    • Introduction
    • Admission
    • Family Dynamics
    • Transfer
    • Discharge
    • Unit 23: Bedmaking
    • Introduction
    • Operation and Uses of Beds in Health Care Facilities
    • Bedmaking
    • Unit 24: Patient Bathing
    • Introduction
    • Patient Bathing
    • Dressing a Patient
    • Unit 25: General Comfort Measures
    • Introduction
    • AM Care and PM Care
    • Oral Hygiene
    • Dentures
    • Backrubs
    • Daily Shaving
    • Daily Hair Care
    • Comfort Devices
    • Elimination Needs

Section 8: Principles of Nutrition and Fluid Balance

    • Unit 26: Nutritional Needs and Diet Modifications
    • Introduction
    • Normal Nutrition
    • The Five Food Groups
    • Basic Facility Diets
    • Special Diets
    • Supplements and Nourishments
    • Calorie Counts and Food Intake Studies
    • Dysphagia
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
    • Fluid Balance
    • Changing Water
    • Food Acceptance
    • Prevention of Foodborne Illness
    • Feeding the Patient
    • Documenting Meal Intake
    • Alternative Nutrition

Section 9: Special Care Procedures

    • Unit 27: Warm and Cold Applications
    • Introduction
    • Therapy with Heat and Cold
    • Use of Cold Applications
    • Use of Warm Applications
    • Abnormalities in Temperature Regulation
    • Temperature Control Measures
    • Unit 28: Assisting with the Physical Examination
    • Introduction
    • Positioning the Patient
    • Unit 29: The Surgical Patient
    • Introduction
    • Pain Perception
    • Anesthesia
    • Surgical Care
    • Preoperative Care
    • During the Operative Period
    • Postoperative Care
    • Surgical Wounds with Drains
    • Postoperative Exercises
    • Unit 30: Caring for the Emotionally Stressed Patient
    • Introduction
    • Mental Health
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Affective Disorders
    • Eating Disorders
    • Substance Abuse
    • Defense Mechanisms
    • Assisting Patients to Cope
    • The Demanding Patient
    • Maladaptive Behaviors
    • Violence in the Workplace
    • Bullying
    • Unit 31: Caring for the Bariatric Patient
    • Introduction
    • Weight and Body Mass Index
    • Effects of Obesity on the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
    • Stereotyping and Discrimination
    • Interdisciplinary Team Approach to Care
    • Environmental Modifications
    • Anticipating Patient Care Needs
    • Assisting with ADLs
    • Moving the Bariatric Patient
    • Complications of Immobility
    • Bariatric Surgery
    • Ongoing Care and Support
    • Unit 32: Death and Dying
    • Introduction
    • Five Stages of Grief
    • Preparation for Death
    • The Patient Self-Determination Act
    • Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment
    • The Role of the Nursing Assistant
    • Hospice Care
    • Physical Changes as Death Approaches
    • Postmortem Care
    • Organ Donations
    • Postmortem Examination (Autopsy)

Section 10: Other Health Care Settings

    • Unit 33: Providing Care for Special Populations: Elderly, Chronically Ill, Alzheimer’s Disease, Inte
    • Introduction
    • Types of Long-Term Care Facilities
    • Culture Change
    • Paying for Long-Term Care Services
    • Legislation Affecting Long-Term Care
    • Role of the Nursing Assistant in a Long-Term Care Facility
    • Effects of Aging
    • Spiritual Needs
    • Nutritional Needs
    • Preventing Infections in Residents
    • General Hygiene
    • Mental Changes Associated with Aging and Disease
    • Caring for Persons with Dementia
    • Special Problems
    • Unit 34: The Organization of Home Care: Trends in Health Care
    • Introduction
    • Providers of Home Health Care
    • Types of Home Health Care
    • Benefits of Working in Home Health Care
    • Qualifications for Working as a Nursing Assistant in Home Care
    • Payment for Home Health Care
    • The Home Health Care Team
    • The Case Manager
    • Outcome and Assessment Information Set (Oasis)
    • Liability and the Nursing Assistant
    • Time Management
    • Working with Families
    • Unit 35: The Nursing Assistant in Home Care
    • The Home Health Caregiver
    • Hospice Care
    • The Home Health Assistant and the Nursing Process
    • Core Values
    • Characteristics of the Home Care Nursing Assistant and Homemaker Assistant
    • The Nursing Bag
    • Personal Safety
    • Home Health Care Duties
    • Assisting Clients with Medications
    • The Home Environment
    • Food Management
    • Infection Control
    • Housekeeping Tasks
    • Communication via Documentation
    • Unit 36: Subacute Care
    • Description of Subacute Care
    • Special Procedures Provided in the Subacute Care Unit
    • Sterile Technique
    • Skilled Nursing Procedures
    • Pain Management Procedures
    • Caring for Subacute Patients with Skilled Nursing Needs
    • Wound Management
    • Removing Sutures and Staples
    • Documentation of Care in the Subacute Unit
    • Unit 37: Alternative, Complementary, and Integrative Approaches to Patient Care
    • Alternatives to Mainstream Health Care
    • Integrative (Integrated) Health Care Practices
    • Common Cam Therapies
    • Spirituality

Section 11: Body Systems, Common Disorders, and Related Care Procedures

    • Unit 38: Integumentary System
    • Integumentary System Structures
    • Skin Functions
    • Aging Changes
    • Skin Lesions
    • Skin Injuries
    • Skin Tears
    • Pressure Ulcers (Dermal Ulcers)
    • Preventing Pressure Ulcers
    • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Systems
    • Pulsatile Lavage
    • Burns
    • Importance of Nutrition in Healing Wounds and Burns
    • Dressings and Bandages
    • Unit 39: Respiratory System
    • Introduction
    • Structure and Function
    • Patients at Risk of Poor Oxygenation
    • Respiratory Care
    • Upper Respiratory Infections
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    • Surgical Conditions
    • Diagnostic Techniques
    • Special Therapies Related to Respiratory Illness
    • Introduction to Advanced Airway Management
    • Maintaining the Patient’s Breathing
    • Respiratory Positions
    • Other Techniques
    • Collecting a Sputum Specimen
    • Unit 40: Circulatory (Cardiovascular) System
    • Introduction
    • Structure and Function
    • Common Circulatory System Disorders
    • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
    • Cardiovascular Disorders
    • Heart Conditions
    • Blood Abnormalities
    • Diagnostic Tests
    • Performing an ECG
    • Unit 41: Musculoskeletal System
    • The Musculoskeletal System
    • Common Conditions
    • Range of Motion
    • Diagnostic Techniques
    • Unit 42: Endocrine System
    • Structure and Function
    • Aging Changes to the Endocrine System
    • Common Conditions of the Thyroid Gland
    • Common Conditions of the Parathyroid Glands
    • Common Conditions of the Adrenal Glands
    • Diabetes Mellitus
    • Diagnostic Techniques
    • Blood Glucose Monitoring
    • Unit 43: Nervous System
    • Structure and Function
    • Aging Changes to the Nervous System
    • Aging Changes Affecting the Eyes and Ears
    • Common Conditions Involving the Nervous System
    • Diagnostic Techniques
    • Unit 44: Gastrointestinal System
    • Introduction
    • Structure and Function
    • Common Conditions
    • Common Problems Related to the Lower Bowel
    • Special Diagnostic Tests
    • Enemas
    • Ostomies
    • Unit 45: Urinary System
    • Introduction
    • Structure and Function
    • Aging Changes of the Urinary System
    • Common Conditions
    • Renal Failure
    • Renal Dialysis
    • Other Medical Conditions
    • Responsibilities of the Nursing Assistant
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Diagnostic Tests
    • Urinary Drainage
    • Suprapubic Catheters
    • Unit 46: Reproductive System
    • Structure and Function
    • Aging Changes to the Reproductive System
    • Conditions of the Male Reproductive Organs
    • Conditions of the Female Reproductive Organs
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
    • Diagnostic Tests
    • Vaginal Douche

Section 12: Expanded Role of the Nursing Assistant

    • Unit 47: Caring for the Patient with Cancer
    • Introduction
    • Cancer Prevention and Detection
    • Treatment
    • Pain
    • Mental and Emotional Needs
    • Palliative Care
    • Unit 48: Rehabilitation and Restorative Services
    • Introduction to Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
    • Reasons for Rehabilitation/Restorative Care
    • The Interdisciplinary Health Care Team
    • The Role of the Nursing Assistant
    • Principles of Rehabilitation
    • Complications from Inactivity
    • Restorative Programs
    • Bowel and Bladder Retraining
    • Safety Concerns
    • Monitoring the Patient’s Response to Care
    • Unit 49: Obstetrical Patients and Neonates
    • Introduction to Obstetrics
    • Postpartum Care
    • Breast Care
    • Neonatal Care
    • Security
    • Feeding
    • Summary of Nursing Assistant Responsibilities When Caring for Infants
    • Discharge
    • Unit 50: Pediatric Patients
    • Introduction
    • Pediatric Units
    • Developmental Tasks
    • Caring for Infants (Birth -2 Years)
    • Caring for Toddlers (2-3 Years)
    • Caring for Preschool-Age Children (4-6 Years)
    • Caring for School-Age Children (6-12 Years)
    • Caring for the Adolescent (12-20 Years)
    • Childhood Obesity
    • Child Abuse

Section 13: Response to Basic Emergencies

    • Unit 51: Response to Basic Emergencies
    • Dealing with Emergencies
    • Being Prepared
    • First Aid
    • Code Emergencies
    • Emergency Care
    • Maintaining the Patient’s Breathing
    • Cardiac Arrest
    • The Recovery Position
    • Early Defibrillation
    • Choking
    • CPR and Obstructed Airway Procedures for Infants and Children
    • Other Emergencies
    • Bleeding
    • Shock
    • Fainting
    • Heart Attack
    • Stroke
    • Seizures
    • Vomiting and Aspiration
    • Electric Shock
    • Burns
    • Orthopedic Injuries
    • Head Injury
    • Accidental Poisoning

Section 14: Moving Forward

    • Unit 52: Employment Opportunities and Career Growth
    • Introduction
    • Objective 1: Self-Appraisal
    • Objective 2: Search for All Employment Opportunities
    • Objective 3: Assemble a Proper Resume
    • Objective 4: Validate References
    • Objective 5: Make Specific Applications for Work
    • Objective 6: Participate in a Successful Interview
    • Objective 7: Accept a Job
    • Objective 8: Keep the Job
    • Objective 9: Continue to Grow throughout Your Career
    • Objective 10: Resign Properly from Employment

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