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cover image - Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,5th Edition
ISBN: 9780323171885
Page Count: 552
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $46.95

Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition

by Leighann Remmert, MS, RN and Sheila A. Sorrentino, PhD, RN

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

cover image - Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,5th Edition
ISBN: 9780323171885
Page Count: 552
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $46.95
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Designed for shorter programs of 85 hours or fewer, Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants, 5th Edition provides coverage of the concepts and skills that are essential to becoming a nursing assistant. With focus on quality of life in the patient/person and self-pride in the nursing assistant this concise text emphasizes the importance of treating residents with respect while providing safe, competent, and efficient care.

    • Written at a clear, readable 7th grade reading level.
    • More than 500 full-color illustrations highlight key concepts and procedures providing a clear, visual explanation of concepts and actions.
    • Covers over 75 procedures, divided into pre-procedure, procedure, and post-procedure sections for easier learning.
    • Chapter Review Questions at the end of each chapter help readers reinforce and evaluate what they've learned.
    • Caring About Culture boxes contain information to help readers learn about the practices and beliefs of other cultures.
    • Persons with Dementia boxes outline special factors to consider when caring for persons with dementia.
    • NNAAP in select procedure title bars alerts readers to skills that are part of the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program.
    • UNIQUE! Mosby's Nursing Assistant CD-ROM, bound in the text, includes 25 procedures with corresponding video clips & exercises, an audio glossary, and Body Spectrum - an electronic anatomy coloring book.
    • Focus On the Pride boxes emphasize Personal and professional responsibility, Rights and respect, Independence and social interaction, Delegation and teamwork, and Ethics and Laws providing a convenient overview of key elements of the nursing assistant’s responsibilities in providing competent patient care, and reminds readers that this caregiver role is one they can take pride in performing.
    • Focus on Communication boxes includes guidelines for how to communicate most clearly to residents/patients and how to avoid making them feel uncomfortable emphasizing the importance of good communication while providing practical tips.
    • Key Abbreviations are now listed at the beginning of each chapter to help familiarize readers with commonly used abbreviations.
    • Includes three new chapters on Preventing Falls; Safely Handling, Moving, and Transferring the Person; and Mental Health Problems.
  • 1. Introduction to Hospitals and Nursing Centers

    2. The Person’s Rights NEW

    3. The Nursing Assistant

    4. Work Ethics

    5. Communicating with the Health Team

    6. Understanding the Person

    7. Body Structure and Function

    8. Caring for the Older Person

    9. Assisting with Safety

    10. Assisting with Fall Prevention

    11. Assisting with Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use

    12. Preventing Infection

    13. Body Mechanics

    14. Assisting with Moving and Transferring

    15. Assisting With Comfort

    16. Assisting With Hygiene

    17. Assisting With Grooming

    18. Assisting With Urinary Elimination

    19. Assisting With Bowel Elimination

    20. Assisting With Nutrition and Fluids

    21. Assisting With Assessment

    22. Assisting With Specimens

    23. Assisting With Exercise and Activity

    24. Assisting With Wound Care

    25. Assisting with Pressure Ulcers NEW

    26. Assisting With Oxygen Needs

    27. Assisting With Rehabilitation and Restorative Care

    28. Caring for Persons With Common Health Problems

    29. Caring for Persons With Mental Health Problems

    30. Caring for Persons With Confusion and Dementia

    31. Assisting With Emergency Care

    32. Assisting with End-of-Life Care

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