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- Full title: Assisting in Long-Term Care, 7th Edition
- Edition: 7th
- Copyright year: 2020
- Publisher: Cengage Learning
- Author: Leann Miller; Mary Jo Mirlenbrink Gerlach
- ISBN: 9780357390405, 9780357390405
- Format: PDF
Description of Assisting in Long-Term Care, 7th Edition:
A career in health care is within your reach with ASSISTING IN LONG-TERM CARE, 7th Edition! Designed to accelerate your success as a Certified Nursing Assistant, this user-friendly resource walks you through all the essentials, including more than one hundred clinical processes, patient rights, infection control, patient care and safety, long-term care and sub-acute hospital care settings, job searches, and so much more. Multiple study features also give you a healthy dose of practice and skills, and keep you in the know about the latest legislative changes in the industry. And, because all content aligns with current federal OBRA standards, this reader-favorite training book also prepares you to take the Certified Nursing Assistant exam – moving you even closer to your goals.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Table of Contents of Assisting in Long-Term Care, 7th Edition PDF ebook:
Half Title PageTitle PageCopyright PageDedication PageContentsList of ProceduresPrefaceAbout the AuthorsReviewersHow to Use This BookSECTION 1 The Long-Term Care SettingLESSON 1 The Long-Term Care FacilityCommunity Health Care FacilitiesTypes of Long-Term Care FacilitiesFunctional Areas in a Long-Term Care FacilityHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability ActObra LegislationFinancing in Long-Term CareThe Complaint Survey, Annual and ExtendedLESSON 2 The CaregiversThe Interdisciplinary Team MembersAdministrative OrganizationLESSON 3 The Nursing Assistant in Long-Term CareProfessionalismPersonal CharacteristicsAttitudePersonal HygieneUniformsDuties and Responsibilities: The Job DescriptionStaff Relations (Teamwork)AssignmentsSpecific DutiesOrganization of TimeWorkplace EnvironmentSelf-CareSexual HarassmentContinue to GrowSECTION 2 Communication SkillsLESSON 4 Communication and Interpersonal SkillsThe Communication ProcessCommunicating with Staff MembersOral CommunicationsWritten CommunicationsCommunicating with ResidentsCommunicating Through the Use of TouchCommunicating With Residents who have Special NeedsCommunicating With the Potentially Violent ResidentLESSON 5 The Language of Health CareThe Language of Health CareWord PartsExpanding your VocabularyAbbreviationsUnderstanding the BodyAnatomic TermsOrganization of the BodyCellsTissuesOrgansSystemsMembranesCavitiesLESSON 6 Observation, Documentation, and ReportingObservationReportingDocumentationThe Interdisciplinary Health Care Team ProcessSECTION 3 Protecting Residents’ Rights and SafetyLESSON 7 Residents’ RightsPurpose of the Residents’ Rights DocumentResidents’ RightsEthics and the Health Care ProviderLESSON 8 SafetySafety in Health Care FacilitiesEmployee SafetyHazards in the Work EnvironmentResident SafetyWheelchair SafetyFire SafetySafety Issues for Disasters/ThreatsLESSON 9 EmergenciesGeneral Measures to Follow for EmergenciesCardiac ArrestForeign Body Airway Obstruction (Choking)The Recovery PositionEarly DefibrillationHemorrhageShockStrokeResident FallsSeizuresBurnsOrthopedic InjuriesAccidental PoisoningFaintingLESSON 10 InfectionInfectious DiseaseMicrobesThe Chain of InfectionNormal Body FloraNatural Body Defenses Against DiseaseImmunitySerious Infections in Health Care FacilitiesBacterial InfectionsViral InfectionsOther Important InfectionsWhy Older Residents in Long-Term Care are at Risk for InfectionsGeneral Measures to Prevent InfectionsOutbreak of Infectious Disease in a Long-Term Care FacilityLESSON 11 Infection ControlMedical AsepsisHand CareProtecting YourselfStandard PrecautionsTransmission-Based PrecautionsDisinfection and SterilizationSterile ProceduresSECTION 4 Characteristics of the Long-Term Care ResidentLESSON 12 The Long-Term Care ResidentAbout AgingThe Process of Normal AgingChanges Caused by AgingIllness and DisabilityStereotypes and MythsThe Younger Resident in the Long-Term Care FacilityComfort, Rest, and SleepLESSON 13 The Psychosocial Aspects of AgingBasic Human NeedsCultural InfluencesSpiritualityReligionSexuality and IntimacyMajor Challenges to AdjustmentsUsing Defense (Coping) MechanismsMeeting Residents’ Psychosocial NeedsStress ReactionsReactive BehaviorsLESSON 14 Alternative and Culturally Based Health BehaviorsScientific (Western) Approach to Health CareAlternative and Adjunctive TherapiesCultural CompetenceImportance for the Nursing AssistantSECTION 5 Meeting the Residents’Basic NeedsLESSON 15 Care of the Residents’ EnvironmentResident EnvironmentPersonal SpaceResident UnitExtended Resident EnvironmentCritical Procedure ActionsBedmakingLESSON 16 Caring for the Residents’ Personal HygieneEpidermisDermisSkin FunctionsSkin Changes Caused by AgingSkin LesionsBackrubBathing ResidentsHair CareFacial HairHand and Fingernail CareFoot and Toenail CareOral HygieneDressing ResidentLESSON 17 Meeting the Residents’ Nutritional NeedsThe Digestive SystemThe Digestive ProcessAging ChangesNutrientsElectrolyte BalanceThe 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for AmericansNutritional StatusDehydrationIntake and Output (I&O)DietsNursing Assistant ResponsibilitiesNourishments and SupplementsAlternate Methods of FeedingDisorders of the Digestive SystemLESSON 18 Meeting the Residents’ Elimination NeedsIntroductionThe Continent ResidentEquipment to Assist EliminationElimination from the Lower Digestive TractAge-Related Changes of the Lower Digestive TractBowel AidsOstomiesFecal IncontinenceCollecting a Stool SpecimenUrinary SystemUrine EliminationChanges in the Urinary System Caused by AgingUrinary Retention and IncontinenceInternal Urinary Catheter DrainageIntake and Output (I&O)Leg Bag DrainageExternal Urinary Drainage (Male)Common ConditionsSECTION 6 SpecialNursingAssistantActivitiesLESSON 19 Measuring and Recording Residents’ DataMeasuring Vital SignsTemperaturePulse and RespirationBlood PressureWeighing and Measuring the ResidentRecording Vital SignsLESSON 20 Admission, Transfer, and DischargeAdmitting the ResidentTransferring the ResidentDischarging the ResidentLESSON 21 Warm and Cold ApplicationsSafetyCommercial PreparationsUse of Warm ApplicationsUse of Cold ApplicationsSECTION 7 Introduction to Restorative CareLESSON 22 Restorative and Rehabilitative Care of the ResidentRestorative Care and the Interdisciplinary Health Care TeamPurposes of Restorative and Rehabilitative CarePreventing Complications from InactivityActivities of Daily LivingInstrumental Activities of Daily LivingSetting Up Restorative ProgramsThe Restorative EnvironmentProgressive MobilizationRange of MotionSelf Range-of-Motion ExercisesActive Range-of-Motion ExercisesPositioning the ResidentTurning the Dependent Resident with a Turning SheetPositioning the Dependent ResidentIndependent Bed MovementContinuing with Progressive MobilizationBowel and Bladder ProgramsLESSON 23 Restoring Residents’ MobilityTransfersUsing Mechanical LiftsSliding Board TransferAmbulationUsing a WheelchairSpecial Maneuvers with WheelchairsPositioning the Dependent Resident in the WheelchairWheelchair ActivitySECTION 8 Residents with Specific DisordersLESSON 24 Caring for Residents with Cardiovascular System DisordersIntroductionThe HeartBlood VesselsThe BloodDisorders of the BloodDisorders of the Blood Vessels and CirculationLymphatic SystemHeart DiseaseLESSON 25 Caring for Residents with Respiratory System DisordersIntroductionThe Respiratory StructuresVoice ProductionChanges Caused by AgingIntroduction to PathologyChronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseTreatment and Care of Residents with CopdLESSON 26 Caring for Residents with Endocrine System DisordersIntroductionEndocrine GlandsAging ChangesGlucose MetabolismDiabetes MellitusLESSON 27 Caring for Residents with Reproductive System DisordersIntroductionThe Male Reproductive SystemThe Female Reproductive SystemMenstrual CycleMenopauseChanges in the Reproductive System as a Result of AgingRelated ConditionsSexually Transmitted InfectionsLESSON 28 Caring for Residents with Musculoskeletal System DisordersThe Musculoskeletal SystemChanges in the Musculoskeletal System Caused by AgingConditions Affecting the Musculoskeletal SystemOsteoporosisLESSON 29 Caring for Residents with Nervous System DisordersComponents of the Nervous SystemCentral Nervous SystemAutonomic Nervous SystemSense OrgansChanges in the Nervous System Caused by AgingCauses of Severe Vision ImpairmentHearing LossNervous System DisordersSECTION 9 Residents with Special NeedsLESSON 30 Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (Caring for the Cognitively Impaired Resident)Definition of Alzheimer’s DiseaseStages and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s DiseaseCaring for Residents with DementiaSpecial ProblemsSpecial Management TechniquesLESSON 31 Caring for Residents with Developmental DisabilitiesCharacteristics of a Developmental DisabilityIntellectual Disability (Mental Retardation)Other Forms of Developmental DisabilitiesCaring for Residents with Developmental DisabilitiesLESSON 32 Caring for the Dying ResidentIntroductionHospice CareThe Dying ProcessSigns of Approaching DeathPostmortem CareLESSON 33 Caring for the Person in Subacute CareDescription of Subacute CareSpecial Procedures Provided in the Subacute Care UnitCare of the Surgical PatientPulse OximetryIntravenous TherapyPain Management ProceduresCaring for Residents with TracheostomiesCaring for the Resident with Sleep ApneaCaring for the Resident Receiving Dialysis TreatmentsIncentive SpirometryOncology TreatmentsLESSON 34 Caring for the Person in the Home SettingIntroductionBenefits of Home Health CareThe Home Health Care TeamCharacteristics of the Home Health Nursing AssistantHome Health Nursing Assistant DutiesAdaptations for the Home SettingTime ManagementSafety in the HomeHome ManagementCommunication and DocumentationSECTION 10 EmploymentLESSON 35 Seeking EmploymentCongratulations are in OrderStep ISelf-AppraisalStep IIJob SearchStep IIIThe RésuméStep IVReferencesStep VTaking the StepStep VIThe Interview (Putting Your Best Foot Forward)After the InterviewKeeping the JobGrowingResigningGlossaryIndex