Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 8th Edition

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Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 8th Edition


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.

  • A comprehensive approach to nurse assisting provides complete coverage of all skills needed in a single resource.
  • The clear, engaging, 7th grade writing style enhances comprehension.
  • Nearly 1,000 full-color photographs and illustrations visually reinforce concepts and make content easier to understand.
  • Over 100 procedures guide you step-by-step through essential skills, with complicated tasks presented in manageable segments for easier learning.
  • Caring About Culture boxes help you provide care in a manner sensitive to the beliefs and customs of a variety of diverse cultures.
  • Delegation guidelines identify your specific responsibilities in accepting commonly delegated tasks.
  • Promoting Safety and Comfort boxes detail measures and cautions for ensuring safe, effective patient care.
  • Focus On... boxes address the special needs of children, older persons, long-term care residents, and home care patients.
  • Charting examples demonstrate the proper methods for accurately recording patient information and data.
  • An appendix on Spanish health care terminology provides information needed to communicate effectively with Spanish-speaking patients and broadens the scope of your caring abilities.
  • Chapter Review Questions assess your understanding and identify subjects requiring further study.
  • The Workbook and Competency Evaluation Review, sold separately, enhances your learning with engaging activities, procedure checklists, and a competency review with questions, two practice exams plus a skills review that prepare you for certification.
  • Teamwork and Time Management boxes provide specific guidelines to help you work most efficiently.
  • Focus on Communication boxes present practical tips for communicating clearly and effectively with residents and patients.
  • Key Abbreviations in each chapter familiarize you with abbreviations common to your daily communication.
  • Focus on Ethics and Laws boxes include real-life examples that help you understand the ethical and legal considerations of practice.
  • Boxes at the beginning of each chapter list procedures in the chapter
  • 10 new chapters expand coverage of important techniques and disorders so you can provide effective care for the widest range of patients/residents.
1. Introduction to Health Care Agencies

2. The Nursing Assistant

3. Ethics and Laws NEW

4. Work Ethics

5. Communicating With the Health Team

6. Assisting With the Nursing Process

7. Understanding the Person

8. Body Structure and Function

9. Growth and Development

10. Care of the Older Person

11. Safety

12. Preventing Falls NEW

13. Promoting a Restraint-Free Environment

14. Preventing Infection

15. Body Mechanics

16. Safely Handling, Moving, and Transferring the Person NEW

17. The Person’s Unit

18. Bedmaking

19. Personal Hygiene

20. Personal Care and Grooming

21. Urinary Elimination

22. Bowel Elimination

23. Nutrition and Fluids

24. Nutritional Support and IV Therapy NEW

25. Measuring Vital Signs

26. Exercise and Activity

27. Comfort, Rest, and Sleep

28. Admissions, Transfers, and Discharges

29. Assisting With the Physical Examination

30. Collecting Specimens

31. The Person Having Surgery

32. Wound Care

33. Heat and Cold Applications

34. Oxygen Needs

35. Respiratory Support and Therapies NEW

36. Rehabilitation and Restorative Care

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. Sexuality

47. Caring for Mothers and Newborns

48. Assisted Living

49. Basic Emergency Care

50. The Dying Person
Sheila A. Sorrentino, PhD, RN, Curriculum and Health Care Consultant, Anthem, AZ and Leighann Remmert, MS, RN, Clinical Instructor, Capital Area School of Practical Nursing, Springfield, IL
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