Assisting with Patient Care, 2nd Edition

Assisting with Patient Care

2nd Edition

By Sheila A. Sorrentino, RN, MSN, PhD, Curriculum and Health Care Consultant, Normal, Illinois


Unit I: Assistive Personnel in Health Care
1. Health Care Today
2. Roles and Functions of Assistive Personnel
3. Work Ethics
4. Communicating With the Health Team
5. New! Assisting With the Nursing Process

Unit II: Focusing on the Person
6. The Whole Person and Basic Needs
7. Communicating With the Person
8. Body Structure and Function
9. Growth and Development
10. Sexuality

Unit III: Assisting With Protection Needs
11. Safety
12. New! Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use
13. Preventing Infection
14. Body Mechanics

Unit IV: Assisting With Comfort Needs
15. Bedmaking
16. Personal Hygiene
17. Grooming
18. Comfort, Rest, and Sleep

Unit V: Assisting With Physical Needs
19. Urinary Elimination
20. Bowel Elimination
21. Nutrition
22. Fluids and Blood
23. Oxygen Needs
24. Exercise and Activity

Unit VI: Assisting With Assessment
25. Measuring Vital Signs
26. Obtaining an Electrocardiogram
27. New! Collecting and Testing Specimens
28. Assisting With the Physical Examination

Unit VII: Assisting With The Healing Process
29. The Surgical Patient
30. Wound Care
31. Heat and Cold Applications

Unit VIII: Assisting With Clinical Situations
32. New! Hearing and Vision Problems
33. Common Health Problems
34. Mental Health Problems
35. Confusion and Dementia
36. New! Developmental Disabilities
37. Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
38. Caring for Mothers and Newborns
39. Basic Emergency Care
40. The Dying Person