With step-by-step instructions for over 100 nursing assistant procedures, Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants, 8th Edition makes it easy to master the skills you need to succeed as a nursing assistant. Known for its visual approach and comprehensive, easy-to-read coverage, this market-leading text emphasizes the importance of the patient or resident as a person, communication, safety, comfort, effective delegation, and teamwork and time management. This edition provides expanded content on the person’s rights and pressure ulcers. The updated companion CD includes three new procedures, an updated audio glossary, and more. Written by respected educator Sheila Sorrentino and expert co-author Leighann Remmert, Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants makes nurse assisting easy to learn.
1. Introduction to Health Care Agencies 2. The Person’s Rights NEW! 3. The Nursing Assistant 4. Ethics and Laws 5. Work Ethics 6. Communicating With the Health Team 7. Assisting With the Nursing Process 8. Understanding the Person 9. Body Structure and Function 10. Growth and Development 11. Care of the Older Person 12. Safety 13. Preventing Falls 14. Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use 15. Preventing Infection 16. Body Mechanics 17. Safely Moving and Transferring the Person 18. The Person’s Unit 19. Bedmaking 20. Personal Hygiene 21. Grooming 22. Urinary Elimination 23. Bowel Elimination 24. Nutrition and Fluids 25. Nutritional Support and IV Therapy 26. Measuring Vital Signs 27. Exercise and Activity 28. Comfort, Rest, and Sleep 29. Admissions, Transfers, and Discharges 30. Assisting With the Physical Examination 31. Collecting and Testing Specimens 32. The Person Having Surgery 33. Wound Care 34. Pressure Ulcers NEW! 35. Heat and Cold Applications 36. Oxygen Needs 37. Respiratory Support and Therapies 38. Rehabilitation and Restorative Nursing Care 39. Hearing, Speech, and Vision Problems 40. Cancer, Immune System, and Skin Disorders 41. Nervous System and Musculoskeletal Disorders 42. Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Lymphatic Disorders 43. Digestive and Endocrine Disorders 44. Urinary and Reproductive Disorders 45. Mental Health Problems 46. Confusion and Dementia 47. Developmental Disabilities 48. Sexuality 49. Caring for Mothers and Newborns 50. Assisted Living 51. Basic Emergency Care 52. End-of-Life Care Appendices:
A. National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP®) Written Examination Content Outline and Skills Evaluation
B. Key Recommendations from Dietary Guidelines 2010
C. Minimum Data Set: Selected Pages
Answers to Review Questions