Aide-Tested Techniques to Improve Long-Term Resident Care

Author: Antoville, Anthony
Year:2001
Pages:96
ISBN:0-7734-7443-9
978-0-7734-7443-7
Price:139.95
This handbook focuses on the major and most common problems the author has witnessed as a health care provider. The book conveys in a concise, easy-to-read format workable solutions to the real problems CNAs face each day on every shift, as compared to the classroom approach given in most current training textbooks. It presents practical solutions for the issues of time management, quality control and public relations while maintaining a focus on best nursing practices.

“This is a practical guidebook for certified nursing assistants presented with compassionate personal insights and a sense of purpose. What makes this book so special is that all tasks and issues are presented with an underlying ethic of care. Antoville’s book presents the CNA as a responsive and responsible professional. Each concise chapter offers practical suggestions from how to prevent pressure sores to keeping the peas and carrots off the bed covers. Antoville is always mindful that the CNA is part of an interdisciplinary team, appropriately referring the CNA to the charge nurse.” – Maria Bartlett, PhD

“Mr. Antoville brings to his manuscript practical experience, sound theory and, most refreshingly, a way in which to combine the two. . . This volume does not forget that the patient’s family is an integral part of the health care team. He models respect, not only for the patient, but for the family as well. Mr. Antoville’s work bridges the chasm between the ivory tower and the real world. He provides both new and experienced nursing assistants with tips and tools to improve their practice.” – Jan Windz, PhD, RN

Table of Contents

Table of contents (main headings):
Preface by Jan Windz, PhD, RN
Foreword; Introduction
1. Your Resident (Difficulties when Assisting with Everyday Tasks, Poor Assumptions by Staff Members, Agitation and Anxiety among Residents)
2. Guidance for the Resident (Asking Residents to Attempt Tasks; Setting a Positive Mood; Approaching Residents with Impaired Vision & Hearing; Beginning the Day with a Resistant Resident; One-Step Commands for a Resident with Limited Cognition; Quick Guide and Tips for Directing the Resident)
3. Family Members, the Resident and You
4. Keep Your Hands Clean (Benefits of Proper Handwashing, Correct Procedure, Glove Use)
5. Mealtime (Challenges; Silent Aspiration; Weight Loss Prevention; Guide & Tips for Meals/Snacks in Bed; Guide & Tips for Assisting the Resident with CVA/Impaired Swallow at Meals)
6. Oral Care (Providing Overall Oral Care; for the Resident with Limited Range of Motion; for the Resident with CVA/Dementia)
7. Resident Bathing
8. The Bed (Personal Space; Pressure Ulcers; How to Stop a Resident from Sliding Down; Positioning for Meals; Guide & Tips for Occupied Bed Changes)
9. Lifting Safely to Protect Yourself and the Resident
10. Preventing Contractures (Regular Ambulation; How to Ambulate a Resident Safely; Range of Motion; Use of Splints)
11. Shift Changes (Responsibility, Health and Safety, Communication)
12. Being There in Death (Effect on the Entire Facility; Advance Directives – Resident’s Decision; Preventing Needless Pain; The Dying Resident; Consoling Survivors
13. More than a Job (Service from Beginning to End; The Quiet Duties of the CNA; A Priceless Role)
References; Index