Lippincott's Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants

A Humanistic Approach to Caregiving
Lippincotts Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing 9780781780681
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Publication Date: Nov 11, 2009
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Lippincott's Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants is an adaptation of Carter: Lippincott's Textbook for Nursing Assistants, Second Edition. Whereas Lippincott's Textbook for Nursing Assistants was written to prepare nursing assistants to work in any health care setting (hospitals, nursing homes, or home health), Lippincott's Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants focuses exclusively on preparing nursing assistants to work in the long-term care setting (that is, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities). Because most of the people a nursing assistant is caring for in the long-term care setting will be elderly, this adaptation has a strong gerontology component. The book also strives to help the student to understand the long-term care environment, which is heavily regulated by the government.

In addition to all of the features found in Carter: Lippincott's Textbook for Nursing Assistants, Lippincott's Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants includes a "Be Smart About Surveys!" feature (to demystify the survey process for the student by raising the student's awareness of what the surveyor is looking for during a survey) and "Dementia Care Tips", which highlight special care considerations for residents with dementia.

A bound-in CD-ROM and a companion Website include a Spanish-English audio glossary, learning objectives, Listen and Learn, and 29 Watch and Learn video clips.


--NEW! Caring For Those With Dementia boxes. Dementia is a leading cause for admission to a long-term care facility. This feature helps students understand the unique challenges a resident with dementia may face, and provides suggestions for helping to meet these challenges.
--NEW! Be Smart About Surveys! Boxes. Nursing homes that receive government funding are subject to routine government inspections: "surveys". The purpose of the Be Smart About Surveys feature is to raise the student's awareness of what the surveyors are looking for during a survey and help students identify specifically what they need to do as nursing assistants to help prevent potential survey problems.
--NEW! OBRA Highlights. Nursing assistants who work in nursing homes work in a highly regulated environment. An icon highlights government standards for the quality of services provided by nursing homes, as established by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA).
--"Helping Hands And A Caring Heart: Focus On Humanistic Health Care". These boxes, found throughout the text, encourage students to empathize with those in their care, and emphasize the importance of meeting residents' emotional, social, and spiritual needs, as well as their physical needs.
--"Watch and Learn!" banners. These banners, applied to art, boxes, tables, or headings as appropriate, let the student know that he or she can view a related video clip on the free CD included with the book. I would really prefer to use the "Watch and Learn!" banner that was used in Carter 2e (i.e., the little red flag), instead of the newer "Watch and Learn" icon because then we would be consistent within the Carter franchise.
--"Listen and Learn!" banners. These banners, applied to the vocabulary list at the beginning of each chapter, let the student know that he or she can hear the words pronounced, defined, and used in a sentence on the free CD included with the book. Again, I would like to use the orange flag icon for this to be consistent with the rest of the Carter books.
--"Tell the Nurse" notes. "Tell the Nurse" boxes are designed to highlight signs and symptoms that a nursing assistant might observe that are significant and should be reported to a superior immediately. They consist of a title ("Tell the Nurs.."), a brief intro, and a bulleted list. These unnumbered boxes are not called out in the text; rather, they appear within the flow of the text.
--Guidelines Boxes. These boxes, set up in a two-column format ("What You Do" and "Why You Do It"), summarize general guidelines for certain aspects of resident care and explain why things are done a certain way.
--Procedures. Procedures explain key procedures step-by-step. The procedure boxes have five parts: "Why You Do It", "Getting Ready", "Supplies", "Procedure", and "Finishing Up." An icon identifies procedures that are demonstrated on Lippincott's Video Series for Nursing Assistants.
--Chapter Summary. Each chapter concludes with a chapter summary, written in a narrative outline format. This summary restates the key concepts of the chapter.
--"Nursing Assistants Make A Difference!"pages. Each unit concludes with a first-person account of how a nursing assistant made a difference in someone else's life. Photos for this feature will be supplied by Development. With the other Carter books we have provided this feature in its final form to the compositor. Most of these are being picked up as is from Carter 2e but we will have to create new ones for Units 3 and 9, because they are new units.
--What Did You Learn? Exercises designed to test the student's comprehension of the key concepts in the chapter are given for each chapter. These exercises may take the form of multiple choice or matching.
--Stop and Think! Scenarios. Part of the "What Did You Learn?" section, these short answer questions stimulate student thought and classroom discussion.

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  • Product Format: Softbound
  • ISBN: 9780781780681
  • Trim Size: 8.375 x 10.875
  • Pages: 960
  • Pub Date: Nov 11, 2009
  • Weight: 4.0

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Table of contents

Unit 1 Introduction to Health Care and the Long-Term Care Setting

  • Chapter 1 The Health Care System
  • Chapter 2 Overview of Long-Term Care
  • Chapter 3 The Nursing Assistant and the Nursing Team
  • Chapter 4 Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Chapter 5 Communication Skills
  • Chapter 6 The Survey Process
  • Unit 2 Those We Care For

  • Chapter 7 Understanding Human Needs
  • Chapter 8 The Long-Term Care Resident
  • Chapter 9 The Resident With Dementia
  • Chapter 10 The Resident in Need of Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
  • Unit 3 Individualizing Care

  • Chapter 11 Assisting with Admissions, Transfers, and Discharges
  • Chapter 12 Assisting with Assessments and Care Planning
  • Chapter 13 Serving the Customer
  • Unit 4 Maintaining a Safe and Comfortable Environment

  • Chapter 14 The Resident's Environment
  • Chapter 15 Communicable Disease and Infection Control
  • Chapter 16 Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens
  • Chapter 17 Workplace Safety
  • Chapter 18 Resident Safety
  • Chapter 19 Basic First Aid and Emergency Care
  • Unit 5 Basic Resident Care

  • Chapter 20 Positioning, Lifting, and Transferring Residents
  • Chapter 21 Bedmaking
  • Chapter 22 Vital Signs, Height, and Weight
  • Chapter 23 Cleanliness and Hygiene
  • Chapter 24 Grooming
  • Chapter 25 Basic Nutrition
  • Chapter 26 Urinary and Bowel Elimination
  • Chapter 27 Comfort, Rest, and Sleep
  • Unit 6 Death and Dying

  • Chapter 28 Caring for People During the End-of-Life Period
  • Chapter 29 Caring for People Who Are Dying
  • Unit 7 Structure and Function of the Human Body

  • Chapter 30 Basic Body Structure and Function
  • Chapter 31 The Integumentary System
  • Chapter 32 The Musculoskeletal System
  • Chapter 33 The Respiratory System
  • Chapter 34 The Cardiovascular System
  • Chapter 35 The Nervous System
  • Chapter 36 The Sensory System
  • Chapter 37 The Endocrine System
  • Chapter 38 The Digestive System
  • Chapter 39 The Urinary System
  • Chapter 40 The Reproductive System
  • Unit 8 Special Care Concerns

  • Chapter 41 Caring for People with Developmental Disabilities
  • Chapter 42 Caring for People with Mental Illness
  • Chapter 43 Caring for People with Cancer
  • Chapter 44 Caring for People With HIV/AIDS
  • Unit 9 Entering the Workforce

  • Chapter 45 Job-Seeking Skills
  • Appendix A: Answers to the What Did You Learn? Exercises

    Appendix B: Introduction to the Language of Health Care

    Appendix C: Minimum Data Set (MDS) Report