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Assisting in long-term care /
Barbara R. Hegner ; contributing author, Joan F. Needham.
edition
4th ed.
imprint
Albany, NY : Delmar, Thomson Learning, c2002.
description
xxv, 678 p. : ill.
ISBN
0766834794
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Albany, NY : Delmar, Thomson Learning, c2002.
isbn
0766834794
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
5658200
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Barbara Robinson Hegner, RN, MSN, was a graduate of a three-year diploma nursing program where direct and total care was the focus. She earned a BSN at Boston College and an MS in nursing from Boston University, with a minor in biologic sciences. She was Professor Emeritus of Nursing and Life Sciences at Long Beach City College, Long Beach (CA). Throughout her professional career, she had a deep interest in both hospital-based and long-term care nursing. Ms. Hegner believed that to ensure the rights and well-being of residents in long-term care requires the care of competent, caring nursing assistants under the supervision of professional nurses. The nursing assistants who provide this care should be thoroughly trained and consistently encouraged, evaluated, and given the opportunity for continued learning. Providing the tools to prepare these health care providers in the most effective and efficient way is the goal of Assisting in Long-Term Care, fourth edition. Other texts by Barbara R. Hegner, also from Delmar Publishers are: Geriatrics, A Study of Maturity, fifth edition, and Nursing Assistant, A Nursing Process Approach, eighth edition. Joan Fritsch Needham, MSEd, RNC, is a contributing author to the fourth edition of Assisting in Long-Term Care. She also graduated from a three-year diploma nursing program. She received her BS from the College of Saint Francis and her MS from Northern Illinois University. She is certified by the American Nurses Association in Gerontological Nursing. Ms. Needham was Director of Education at a long-term care facility where she was responsible for staff development, curriculum development and instruction for basic and advanced nursing assistant training, and development and instruction in continuing education courses for licensed nurses. In addition, she is a consultant on nursing assistant education and nursing continuing education. She contributed to Nursing Assistant, A Nursing Process Approach, sixth, seventh, and eighth editions and is the author of Gerontological Nursing -- A Restorative Approach (Delmar) and Plans of Care for Specialty Practice, Gerontological Nursing (Delmar).
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Summaries
Long Description
This best-selling resource provides the theoretical and skills content nursing assistants require for the successful completion of the certification test. A major goal of the content is to help nursing assistants develop an understanding of the principles on safe and effective care of residents in long-term care. Core values stressed include empathy, caring, communication skills, and respect for residents and their families. Special emphasis is placed on ensuring resident's rights, adequate nutrition and hydration, maintenance of mobility, psychosocial interactions, and a safe environment. Liberal illustrations aid in visual learning.
Main Description
This best-selling text provides the theoretical and skills content nursing assistants require for the successful completion of the certification test. A major goal of the content is to help nursing assistants develop an understanding of the principles on safe and effective care of residents in long-term care. Core values stressed include empathy, caring, communication skills, and respect for residents and their families. Special emphasis is placed on ensuring resident's rights, adequate nutrition and hydration, maintenance of mobility, psychosocial interactions, and a safe environment. Liberal illustrations aid in visual learning.
Table of Contents
About the Authorsp. xix
Prefacep. xxi
Acknowledgmentsp. xxiii
About This Bookp. xxiv
The Long-Term Care Settingp. 1
The Long Term Care Facilityp. 3
The Caregiversp. 21
The Nursing Assistant in Long-Term Carep. 33
Communication Skillsp. 49
Communication and Interpersonal Skillsp. 51
The Language of Health Carep. 67
Observation, Documentation, and Reportingp. 85
Protecting Residents' Rights and Safetyp. 99
Residents' Rightsp. 101
Safetyp. 123
Emergenciesp. 139
Infectionp. 155
Infection Controlp. 169
Characteristics of the Long-Term Care Residentp. 197
The Long-Term Care Residentp. 199
The Psychosocial Aspects of Agingp. 213
Alternative Health Practicesp. 227
Meeting the Residents' Basic Needsp. 235
Care of the Residents' Environmentp. 237
Caring for the Residents' Personal Hygienep. 255
Meeting the Residents' Nutritional Needsp. 291
Meeting the Residents' Elimination Needsp. 319
Special Nursing Assistant Activitiesp. 367
Measuring and Recording Residents' Datap. 369
Admission, Transfer, and Dischargep. 401
Warm and Cold Applicationsp. 417
Introduction to Restorative Carep. 427
Restorative/Rehabilitative Care of the Residentp. 429
Restoring Residents' Mobilityp. 483
Residents with Specific Disordersp. 517
Caring for Residents with Cardiovascular System Disordersp. 519
Caring for Residents with Respiratory System Disordersp. 539
Caring for Residents with Endocrine System Disordersp. 551
Caring for Residents with Reproductive System Disordersp. 563
Caring for Residents with Musculoskeletal System Disordersp. 577
Caring for Residents with Nervous System Disordersp. 591
Residents with Special Needsp. 615
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (Caring for the Cognitively Impaired Resident)p. 617
Caring for Residents with Developmental Disabilitiesp. 633
Caring for the Dying Residentp. 643
Caring for the Person in Subacute Carep. 653
Employmentp. 665
Seeking Employmentp. 667
Glossaryp. 685
Indexp. 705
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