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Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach,
12th Edition

Barbara Acello, Barbara Hegner

ISBN-13: 9780357372029 | ISBN-10: 0357372026

Copyright 2022

| Published 2021

| 1088 pages

List Price USD $79.95

Overview

Acello/Hegner's NURSING ASSISTANT: A NURSING PROCESS APPROACH has prepared more nursing assistants for meaningful careers in acute care, long-term care and home health than any other text. Its signature step-by-step format walks readers through more than 150 procedures, including key skills in patient handling, wound care, communication, safety and record keeping, as well as special care procedures for patients with medical devices, catheters and physical or mental impairments. It explores essential background information, such as basic human anatomy, career planning and emerging trends. Reflecting the expanded scope of real-world practice, the 12th Edition includes skills such as checking finger stick blood glucose, managing drainage, sterile technique and more. New color photos and illustrations bring concepts to life, while study tools include a print workbook and MindTap digital learning solution.

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Meet the Authors

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Barbara Acello is an independent nurse consultant and educator in Denton, Texas. She is an active, contributing member of the Texas Nurses Association and the American College of Healthcare Administrators, where she was honored with the national Educator of the Year Award in 2007, the Journalism Award in 2009 and the Chair's Award -- the organization's highest honor -- in 2016 for her years of extraordinary service. Stretching across four decades, her nursing career includes work in hospitals, long-term care facilities and home health, with geriatrics as her preferred area of clinical practice. Presently, she is involved with freelance consulting, lecturing and writing. She has written and contributed to many textbooks, journal articles, instructor guides, computerized test banks, quick reference guides, nursing and managerial reference books, online inservices and supplemental instructional materials for health care personnel. Believing that the nursing assistant is the most important caregiver in the health care facility, Acello is committed to improving working conditions, education and professionalism for these vital professionals. She may be contacted at bacello@aol.com.

Barbara Hegner, MS, RN, Former Professor Emeritus Nursing and Life Science at Long Beach City College in California.

  • Up-to-Date Study Tools: The workbook has been thoroughly revised and includes updated multiple-choice questions.
  • Student Answer Keys: An all-new appendix provides answer keys to end of chapter questions so that students can study content on their own.
  • New Procedure: The 12th edition adds a new procedure for stopping and restarting tube feedings for an hour each day to allow for patient mobility, such as transfers, routine ADL care and showers.
  • Current Coverage: Information about common conditions and instructions for appropriate care have been updated throughout the text.
  • Reader-Friendly: Clear and easy-to-understand language, thoughtful explanations and colorful graphics help readers process material quickly -- and maximize their success on certification exams.
  • Safety Emphasis: A "Guidelines" feature in the readings point out considerations for specific care situations, while special "Alerts" spotlight urgent information on infection control, safety, culture, working with difficult patients, OSHA, communication, age-appropriate care and legal implications. In addition, Clinical Information boxes highlight special focus information for instructors and students to consider. These boxed features identify important information to review with students.
  • Flexible Coverage: Offering more skills and procedures than any competing text, the 12th edition prepares readers for careers in any area of nursing assisting, from acute and long-term care to home health and beyond. It also provides preparatory information for Patient Care Technicians (PCT), for exposing students to more advanced caregiver work in hospitals.
  • Ergonomic Procedures: A key focus on ergonomics includes OSHA algorithms for proper patient handling and movement to help readers avoid injuries to themselves and patients in their care.

Table of Contents

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SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION TO NURSING ASSISTING.
1. Community Health Care.
2. On the Job: Being a Nursing Assistant.
3. Consumer Rights and Responsibilities in Health Care.
4. Ethical and Legal Issues Affecting the Nursing Assistant.
SECTION 2: SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES.
5. Medical Terminology and Body Organization.
6. Classification of Disease.
SECTION 3: BASIC HUMAN NEEDS AND COMMUNICATION.
7. Communication Skills.
8. Observation, Reporting, and Documentation.
9. Meeting Basic Human Needs.
10. Comfort, Pain, Rest, and Sleep.
11. Developing Cultural Sensitivity.
SECTION 4: INFECTION AND INFECTION CONTROL.
12. Infection.
13. Infection Control.
SECTION 5: SAFETY AND MOBILITY.
14. Environmental and Nursing Assistant Safety.
15. Patient Safety and Positioning.
16. The Patient’s Mobility: Transfer Skills.
17. The Patient’s Mobility: Ambulation.
SECTION 6: MEASURING AND RECORDING VITAL SIGNS, HEIGHT, AND WEIGHT.
18. Body Temperature.
19. Pulse and Respiration.
20. Blood Pressure.
21. Measuring Height and Weight.
SECTION 7: PATIENT CARE AND COMFORT MEASURES.
22. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge.
23. Bedmaking.
24. Patient Bathing.
25. General Comfort Measures.
SECTION 8: PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION AND FLUID BALANCE.
26. Nutritional Needs and Diet Modifications.
SECTION 9: SPECIAL CARE PROCEDURES.
27. Warm and Cold Applications.
28. Assisting with the Physical Examination.
29. The Surgical Patient.
30. Caring for the Emotionally Stressed Patient.
31. Caring for the Bariatric Patient.
32. Death and Dying.
SECTION 10: OTHER HEALTH CARE SETTINGS.
33. Care of the Elderly and Chronically Ill.
34. The Organization of Home Care: Trends in Health Care.
35. The Nursing Assistant in Home Care.
36. Subacute Care.
37. Alternative, Complementary, and Integrative Approaches to Patient Care.
SECTION 11: BODY SYSTEMS, COMMON DISORDERS, AND RELATED CARE PROCEDURES.
38. Integumentary System.
39. Respiratory System.
40. Circulatory (Cardiovascular) System.
41. Musculoskeletal System.
42. Endocrine System.
43. Nervous System.
44. Gastrointestinal System.
45. Urinary System.
46. Reproductive System.
47. Care of the Patient with Cancer.
SECTION 12: EXPANDED ROLE OF THE NURSING ASSISTANT.
48. Rehabilitation and Restorative Services.
49. Obstetrical Patient and Neonate.
50. Pediatric Patients.
SECTION 13: MOVING FORWARD.
51. Response to Basic Emergencies
52. Employment Opportunities and Career Growth.

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Updated to reflect the ever-expanding scope of nursing assistants, this long-running, comprehensive title prepares students for their future professions, with quality narrative focused on real-world world application and support of state-level training and certifications.

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