Pearson's Nursing Assistant Today : 9780135064429

Pearson's Nursing Assistant Today

 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780135064429
ISBN 10
 
0135064422
Published
 
07/11/2011
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
1040
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$141.99
 
 
 
Description

For nursing assistant courses in any venue or institution, including high schools, community colleges, technical schools, nursing centers, and hospitals.

 

PEARSON'S NURSING ASSISTANT TODAY brings together all the skills, knowledge, and practical insights today’s nursing assistants need to succeed in any care environment. Written for students with widely diverse learning needs and reading proficiencies, it is designed for easy understanding and quick reference. It presents 152 step-by-step procedures, ranging from the absolute basics to advanced procedures for use at the instructor’s discretion. All procedures reflect 2010 AHA guidelines for CPR and ECC, modern care technologies, and Medicare OBRA requirements. Each procedure is explained with rationales, preparation, steps, follow-up, a charting example, and in many cases, full-color illustrations. This text’s pedagogical features include chapter learning objectives, “On the Job” scenarios, “Nursing Assistant in Action” critical thinking features, exercises, sample exams, and more.

Table of contents

Chapter 1: The Health Care System

Chapter 2: The Role of the Nursing Assistant, Workplace Ethics, and Legal Aspects of Patient Care

Chapter 3: Communication Skills

Chapter 4: Medical Terminology, Abbreviations, and Specialties

Chapter 5: Patients, Residents, and Clients

Chapter 6: Infection Control

Chapter 7: Safety

Chapter 8: Body Mechanics: Positioning, Moving, and Transporting Patients

Chapter 9: Personal Care of the Patient

Chapter 10:  The Patient’s Room

Chapter 11: Bedmaking

Chapter 12: Admitting, Transferring, and Discharging a Patient

Chapter 13: The Human Body

Chapter 14: Growth and Development

Chapter 15: The Musculoskeletal System and Related Care

Chapter 16: The Integumentary System and Related Care

Chapter 17: The Circulatory System and Related Care

Chapter 18: Measuring Vital Signs

Chapter 19: The Gastrointestinal System and Related Care

Chapter 20: Nutrition for the Patient

Chapter 21: The Urinary System and Related Care

Chapter 22: Specimen Collection

Chapter 23: The Endocrine System and Related Care of Diabetics

Chapter 24: The Reproductive System and Related Care

Chapter 25: The Nervous System and Related Care

Chapter 26: Emergency Care

Chapter 27: Warm and Cold Applications

Chapter 28: Care of the Surgical Patient

Chapter 29: Special Procedures

Chapter 30: Patients with Special Needs

Chapter 31: Neonatal and Pediatric Care

Chapter 32: Home Health Care

Chapter 33: The Older Adult Patient and Long Term Care

Chapter 34: Rehabilitation and Return to Self-Care

Chapter 35: The Terminally Ill Patient and Postmortem Care

Chapter 36: Beginning Your Career as a Nursing Assistant

 

Appendix A: Commonly Used Spanish Words 

Appendix B: Sample CNA Tests

Features & benefits

For nursing assistant courses in any venue or institution, including high schools, community colleges, technical schools, nursing centers, and hospitals.

 

PEARSON'S NURSING ASSISTANT TODAY brings together all the skills, knowledge, and practical insights today’s nursing assistants need to succeed in any care environment. Written for students with widely diverse learning needs and reading proficiencies, it is designed for easy understanding and quick reference. It presents 152 step-by-step procedures, ranging from the absolute basics to advanced procedures for use at the instructor’s discretion. All procedures reflect 2010 AHA guidelines for CPR and ECC, modern care technologies, and Medicare OBRA requirements. Each procedure is explained with rationales, preparation, steps, follow-up, a charting example, and in many cases, full-color illustrations. This text’s pedagogical features include chapter learning objectives, “On the Job” scenarios, “Nursing Assistant in Action” critical thinking features, exercises, sample exams, and more.

 

Hallmark Features

 

152 step-by-step procedures appearing throughout–reflecting 2010 AHA guidelines for CPR and ECC, and continuing developments in care technology, including electronic medical records; each procedure contains rationale, preparation, steps, follow-up, and a charting example.

  • Prepares students for the full spectrum of current nursing assistant practice across the healthcare curriculum
  • Walks students step-by-step through each procedure, explaining everything they need to know 

Advanced procedures–included for use by programs in states that permit NAs to perform these skills, with additional advanced procedures included in the Instructor’s guide for use at faculty discretion

  • Prepares students to perform all the techniques the law in their jurisdictions allows 

Coverage of today’s most important and emerging medical issues–including care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, ostomies, total hip or knee replacements, cancer, AIDS, mental illness, depression, substance abuse, and dysphagia

  • Helps students care for virtually any patient they may encounter 

Detailed coverage of hygiene and infection prevention–including hand hygiene, Hepatitis C, chains of infection, and health care acquired infections

  • Helps students provide safer care and avoid infection in their patients and themselves 

Core caregiving skills–including communicating effectively, providing compassionate care that reflects the patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, and protecting patient privacy

  • Thoroughly covers the “human” as well as medical and technical aspects of care 

Detailed coverage of home health care and rehabilitation–reflecting the latest standards of care

  • Prepares students to succeed in a wider range of care environments 

Clear learning objectives–stating what students will achieve upon successfully completing each chapter

  • Gives students measurable, achievable goals they can work towards and test themselves against 

Key terminology and abbreviations–presenting vocabulary at the beginning of each chapter, throughout the narrative, and in a comprehensive glossary

  • Ensures that students always get the definitions they need to understand specialized terminology and the procedures related to it

“On the Job” scenarios – highlight issues of safety, customer service, cultural care, team cooperation, and time management

  • Prepares students for the realities of working as a nursing assistant 

Age-specific considerations integrated throughout the text–illuminating care issues specific to pediatric, adolescent, and geriatric patients

  • Guides students in working more successfully with diverse patient populations

Color Figures, Tables, and Illustrations– appearing throughout the text to summarize, clarify, and reinforce key topics, and guide students step-by-step through key tasks

  • Makes it easier for students to understand complex concepts and procedures 

Key Ideas highlights–emphasizing the most important concepts that have just been introduced

  • Reinforces important information while it is fresh in students’ minds 

Guidelines describe key principles of care–including techniques to try, appreciation of  cultural diversity, and dealing with disruptive individuals

  • Gives students real-world insights they would otherwise have to learn through trial-and-error experience 

“Nursing Assistant in Action” feature–presenting real-life scenarios and challenges, and providing critical thinking opportunities

  • Promotes critical thinking while illuminating the challenges faced by working nursing assistants 

OBRA content included and identified–supporting U.S. Medicare minimum training and competency evaluation training requirements

  • Ensures that students have the skills required to provide care subject to Medicare OBRA requirements 

Bulleted Summary Points–simplifying end-of-chapter review, and linking to the learning objectives provided at the beginning of each chapter

  • Makes it easier for students to review chapter content and assess their understanding 

Notes section at the end of each chapter–providing space for students to record notes on chapter content

  • Helps students annotate key points and study more effectively

Sample Tests and End-of-Chapter Exercises–including fill-in-the-blank and multiple choice questions

  • Help students systematically prepare for their certification exams 

MediaLink–presenting links to online, video, and CD-based multimedia activities

  • Gives students more immersive, intuitive, and engaging learning options