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This comprehensive text provides the content necessary for training nursing assistants to provide restorative care in long-term care facilities, as required by OBRA law. The content includes measurable objectives and interventions to optimize resident care and to enable facilities to gain maximum reimbursement. This text provides all the information necessary to train nursing assistants in restorative care, as well as, the information required to implement a restorative care training program. It enables the necessary training to advance the certified nursing assistant to the restorative nursing assistant level. Thus, facilities to attain the goal of maintaining or improving residents' conditions. The text focuses on techniques to promote resident involvement, thereby improving resident independence and self-esteem. ALSO AVAILABLE - INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Instructor's Manual ISBN: 0-8273-8142-5 Computerized Testbank ISBN: 0-7668-1433-5
Barbara Acello has worked in long-term care for more than four decades. Currently a nurse consultant and educator, she owns a school for nursing assistants, where she helped to write and develop mandatory state curricula for nurse aides and EMTs. She has also written and contributed to dozens of textbooks, instructor guides, quick reference guides, and supplemental instructional materials for health care personnel. Formerly a practicing nurse, Ms. Acello was also a director of nursing and a long-term care facility consultant. Her interests and expertise include clinical geriatrics, resident safety, pain assessment and management, restraints, pressure ulcers, and infection control. She is particularly committed to improving working conditions, education, and professionalism for personnel in the long-term care industry.