ISBN: 9780323075831
Page Count: 816
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $69.95

Mosby's Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants, 6th Edition

by Sheila A. Sorrentino, PhD, RN
ISBN: 9780323075831
Page Count: 816
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $69.95
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Provide safe and effective care in any type of long-term care setting! Mosby's Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants provides a complete guide to the skills you need as a nursing assistant. More than 100 key procedures are described with clear, easy-to-learn instructions. Written by noted educator and author Sheila Sorrentino, this edition adds coverage that will help you care for residents with acute or chronic medical conditions.

    • Content on OBRA and Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) is highlighted, emphasizing national regulations and rules Ñ this knowledge is required for certification.
    • Clear, readable writing style makes the material easy to understand.
    • More than 100 procedures include step-by-step instructions for completing skills, divided into pre-, procedure, and post-procedure sections.
    • Over 800 full-color photos and drawings provide clear, visual explanations of concepts and actions.
    • Companion CD helps you learn and review with 25 interactive procedures, along with learning exercises, an audio glossary, and the Body Spectrum A&P review.
    • Promoting Safety and Comfort boxes offer guidelines to enhance safe and effective care and covers reimbursement restrictions for institution-caused conditions.
    • Delegation Guidelines detail what you should know before accepting specific delegated tasks.
    • Quality of Life focus reminds you to show respect for the resident with simple courtesies.
    • Quality of Life boxes reinforce the importance of the resident's rights and well-being as mandated by OBRA.
    • Teamwork and Time Management boxes provide specific guidelines to help you work most efficiently, whether independently or as part of the nursing team.
    • Focus on Communication boxes help you communicate clearly to residents and avoid making them feel uncomfortable. 
    • Skills covered on the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) certification exam are marked with a special flag.
    • Caring about Culture boxes help you be sensitive to the various practices of other cultures.
    • Residents with Dementia boxes help you meet the special needs of residents with dementia.
    • Charting examples demonstrate correct recording methods to ensure accuracy in practice.
    • Spanish health care terminology in the appendix helps you communicate with Spanish-speaking residents and family members.
    • Student resources on the Evolve website include skills video clips, audio glossary, useful Spanish vocabulary and phrases, skills evaluation, and checklists.
    • New chapters and expanded content help you care for residents with acute and chronic conditions that previously may have required hospitalization.
    • Unique! Key abbreviations are listed at the beginning of each chapter.
    • Unique! Multi-language vocabulary list helps you communicate with patients who speak a foreign language.
    • Skills video clips on the free companion Evolve website provide visual instructions for performing key procedures.
  • Unit I: Working in Long-Term Care Settings

    1. Introduction to Long-Term Care

    2. Resident Rights  NEW!

    3. The Nursing Assistant in Long-Term Care

    4. Ethics and Laws

    5. Work Ethics

    6. Communicating With the Health Team

    7. Assisting With the Nursing Process

    Unit II: Focusing on the Person

    8. Understanding the Resident

    9. Body Structure and Function

    10. The Older Person

    11. Sexuality

    Unit III: Protecting the Person

    12. Safety

    13. Preventing Falls

    14. Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use

    15. Preventing Infection

    16. Body Mechanics

    17. Safe Resident Handling, Moving, and Transfers

    Unit IV: Assisting With Activities of Daily Living

    18. The Resident's Unit

    19. Bedmaking

    20. Hygiene

    21. Grooming

    22. Urinary Elimination

    23. Bowel Elimination

    24. Nutrition and Fluids

    25. Nutritional Support and IV Therapy

    26. Exercise and Activity

    27. Comfort, Rest, and Sleep

    28. Oxygen Needs

    29. Respiratory Support and Therapies  NEW!

    30. Assisted Living

    Unit V: Assisting With Assessment

    31. Measuring Vital Signs

    32. Assisting With the Physical Examination

    33. Collecting and Testing Specimens

    Unit VI: Assisting With Care Needs

    34. Admitting, Transferring, and Discharging Residents

    35. Wound Care

    36. Heat and Cold Applications

    37. Hearing, Speech, and Vision Problems

    38. Cancer and Immune System Disorders  NEW!

    39. Nervous System and Musculoskeletal Disorders  NEW!

    40. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders  NEW!

    41. Digestive and Endocrine Disorders  NEW!

    42. Urinary and Reproductive Disorders  NEW!

    43. Mental Health Problems

    44. Confusion and Dementia

    45. Developmental Disabilities

    46. Rehabilitation and Restorative Care

    47. Basic Emergency Care

    48. The Dying Person

  • Sheila A. Sorrentino, PhD, RN, Curriculum and Health Care Consultant, Anthem, AZ
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