American Nurses Association (ANA), 10-11, 122, 123, 124, 309, 381

Ancillary personnel, see Nurse assistants (NA) and ancillary nursing personnel

Antipsychotic drugs, 131, 135, 139, 363, 381

Asian and Pacific Islander population, 34, 35, 374

Assault, 178, 513-514

Assisted living services, 39, 40, 65, 131, 365-366, 368, 378

Assistive lifting devices, 18, 174, 175, 177, 506, 507

Associate degree (AD) programs, 74, 75, 76, 83, 300-301, 302, 335-342 passim, 350

Autonomy and control, 88, 91, 117, 120, 315-316

B

Baccalaureate programs, 74-75, 76, 87, 300-301, 302, 334-342 passim, 349, 351

Background checks, 18, 181, 182

Back injuries and pain, 173-175, 505-509

Barriers to practice, 7, 100, 325, 348, 353

Black population, 34, 35, 38

in nursing homes, 78, 373

Blood and body fluids handling, 511-512

Board and care facilities, 63, 364-365

Boren Amendment, 61, 479

Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Nursing, 106, 122

Burnout, 183, 184, 185-186, 347, 388-389, 519-521, 523, 524

C

Career development and mobility, 106, 340, 345, 354

Care planning, 96, 316

in nursing homes, 131, 134, 146

Care teams, 1-2, 89, 95, 96, 101, 322-323, 352, 363-364

Case management, 6, 89, 95, 96-97, 321, 434

Case-mix acuity, 261

hospitals, 54-55, 79, 84-85, 93

nursing homes, 58, 129, 131-132, 147, 363, 366, 378-379, 434-435

Case-mix reimbursement, 61-62, 368, 400-401

under Medicaid, 163-165, 479-480, 482-484

Certificate of Need (CON) program, 43, 61, 476

Certification, see Licensing and certification

Chronic conditions, 38-39, 40, 58

Clinical nurse specialists, 97-99, 249, 342

Closures, of hospitals, 52, 53

Collaboration, see Care teams

Community college programs, 77, 87-88, 335, 340, 350

Community-oriented care, 89-90, 261, 345, 351-352, 354

Competencies

in graduate programs, 342, 351-352

of nurse assistants (NA), 17, 70, 102-103

Complication rates, 318-319

Computer skills, 345, 352

Conditions of Participation, 11, 125

Conflict resolution, 183

Continuing education (CE), 342-343, 353, 434

Continuous quality improvement (CQI), 94-95, 104, 384

Continuum of care, 51, 55-58, 66, 96-97, 343

Cost containment and cost reduction, 19, 27-28, 43-44, 343

through cuts in nursing staff, 85-86, 90, 94, 103, 261-262, 347, 409



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