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Lippincott's textbook for nursing assistants : a humanistic approach to caregiving

Author: Pamela J Carter
Publisher: Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Prepares students to work as nursing assistants in long-term care, acute care, and home health care settings, and provides a foundation for advancement to an LPN and ultimately an RN role. This book  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela J Carter
ISBN: 9780781766852 0781766850 9780781785952 0781785952
OCLC Number: 85885386
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxxiv, 909 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Ch. 1. health care system --
Ch. 2. nursing assistant --
Ch. 3. Professionalism and job-seeking skills --
Ch. 4. Legal and ethical issues --
Ch. 5. Communication skills --
Ch. 6. Those we care for --
Ch. 7. Communicable disease and infection control --
Ch. 8. Bloodborne and airborne pathogens --
Ch. 9. Workplace safety --
Ch. 10. Patient and resident safety and restraints --
Ch. 11. Positioning, lifting, and transferring patients and residents --
Ch. 12. Basic first aid and emergency care --
Ch. 13. patient or resident environment --
Ch. 14. Admissions, transfers, and discharges --
Ch. 15. Bedmaking --
Ch. 16. Vital signs, height, and weight --
Ch. 17. Cleanliness and hygiene --
Ch. 18. Grooming --
Ch. 19. Basic nutrition --
Ch. 20. Assisting with urinary and bowel elimination --
Ch. 21. Caring for people who are terminally ill --
Ch. 22. Caring for people who are dying --
Ch. 23. Basic body structure and function --
Ch. 24. integumentary system --
Ch. 25. musculoskeletal system --
Ch. 26. respiratory system --
Ch. 27. cardiovascular system --
Ch. 28. nervous system --
Ch. 29. sensory system --
Ch. 30. endocrine system --
Ch. 31. digestive system --
Ch. 32. urinary system --
Ch. 33. reproductive system --
Ch. 34. Caring for people with developmental disabilities --
Ch. 35. Caring for people with mental illness --
Ch. 36. Caring for people with dementia --
Ch. 37. Caring for people with cancer --
Ch. 38. Caring for people with HIV/AIDS --
Ch. 39. Caring for surgical patients --
Ch. 40. Caring for mothers and newborns --
Ch. 41. Caring for pediatric patients --
Ch. 42. Introduction to home health care --
Ch. 43. Safety and infection control in the home health care setting --
App. A. Answers to the What did you learn? exercises --
App. B. Introduction to the language of health care.
Other Titles: Textbook for nursing assistants
Responsibility: Pamela J. Carter.
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