Workbook to Accompany Essentials of Certified Nursing Assisting

Nursing assistants must be prepared to provide person-centered, individualized care. The Workbook to Accompany Essentials of Certified Nursing Assisting provides a foundation for the new nursing assistant to promote caregiver excellence and consumer satisfaction; it is designed to empower the nursing assistant so that she may offer quality care and increase quality of life while acknowledging new health care trends.

The Workbook to Accompany Essentials of Certified Nursing Assisting details care for not just the elderly population, but populations that are gender specific, age based, and setting specific to address the changing face of our health care delivery. Consumers of health care want to look at alternative health care options, they want their care to be individualized to meet their specific demands and needs, and they want quality in the product they are purchasing. This book addresses these themes in relation to the changing caregiving standards of the nursing assistant.

The Workbook to Accompany Essentials of Certified Nursing Assisting focuses on person-centered care while also including up-to-date information on skin care and pressure ulcer prevention from the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, infection control practices from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), dementia care techniques from the Alzheimer’s Association, and person-centered bathing interventions to reduce anxiety in clients with dementia from the authors of Bathing without a Battle®. Comprehensive step-by-step skills will assist your students throughout their coursework. A chapter devoted to medications as applied to the role and scope of practice of the nursing assistant, fulfilling the Wisconsin Department of Health Services nurse aide training requirement, is included within the textbook. An accompanying workbook helps the nursing assistant student synthesize the new knowledge with various application level exercises. Instructor resources including classroom activities, PowerPoints and a 380 question test bank are available upon request.

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1: The History of Healthcare in the United States 1
  2. Chapter 2: Responding to Emerging Trends in Healthcare 9
  3. Chapter 3: Healthcare Settings and Governance 17
  4. Chapter 4: The Nursing Assistant Role and Scope of Practice 25
  5. Chapter 5: Communication 34
  6. Chapter 6: Professionalism in Healthcare 45
  7. Chapter 7: Legal and Ethical Issues 53
  8. Chapter 8: Body Structures and Functioning Processes 63
  9. Chapter 9: Common Diseases and Disorders 71
  10. Chapter 10: Infection Control Practices 79
  11. Chapter 11: Body Mechanics and Workplace Safety 90
  12. Chapter 12: Reducing Client Injury and Falls 100
  13. Chapter 13: Restraints and Restraint Alternatives 109
  14. Chapter 14: Basic First Aid Measures 118
  15. Chapter 15: Stress Reduction and Management Techniques 129
  16. Chapter 16: Holistic Care of Clients 137
  17. Chapter 17: Client Room Environment 145
  18. Chapter 18: Preventing Skin Breakdown 154
  19. Chapter 19: Bedmaking 162
  20. Chapter 20: Positioning Clients 170
  21. Chapter 21: Moving, Transferring, and Transporting Clients 176
  22. Chapter 22: Ambulation and Exercises for Clients 186
  23. Chapter 23: Rehabilitation and Restorative Care 194
  24. Chapter 24: Adaptive Equipment and Supportive Devices 201
  25. Chapter 25: Vital Signs 207
  26. Chapter 26: Bathing 214
  27. Chapter 27: Grooming 223
  28. Chapter 28: Nutrition 232
  29. Chapter 29: Elimination 243
  30. Chapter 30: Specimen Collection 255
  31. Chapter 31: Oxygen Therapy and Respiratory Interventions 262
  32. Chapter 32: Care for the Medical and Surgical Client 271
  33. Chapter 33: Care for the Client With Communication Disorders 281
  34. Chapter 34: Care for the Client With Cancer 287
  35. Chapter 35: Care for the Client With a Positive HIV Status 297
  36. Chapter 36: Care for the Client With Dementia 306
  37. Chapter 37: End-of-Life Care 316
  38. Chapter 38: Common Medications 325