Mosby’s Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants clearly and comprehensively addresses current responsibilities of the nursing assistant working in a long-term care setting. Written at a 7th grade reading level, in an appealing visual format, this text addresses the needs of learners of all levels. More than 100 procedures provide clear instructions for completing skills in manageable segments for easier learning. The newly updated companion CD contains over 25 animated procedures with exercises and an audio glossary to assist the multi-modal learner.
UNIT I: WORKING IN LONG-TERM CARE SETTINGS 1. The Nursing Assistant Working in Long-Term Care 2. Ethics, Laws, and Resident Rights 3. Work Ethics 4. Communicating With the Health Team 5. Assisting With the Nursing Process
UNIT II: FOCUSING ON THE PERSON 6. Understanding the Resident 7. Body Structure and Function 8. The Older Person 9. Sexuality
UNIT III: PROTECTING THE PERSON 10. Safety 11. Preventing Falls 12. Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use 13. Preventing Infection 14. Body Mechanics and Safe Resident Handling, Positioning, and Transfers
UNIT IV: ASSISTING WITH ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING 15. The Resident’s Unit 16. Bedmaking 17. Hygiene 18. Grooming 19. Nutrition and Fluids 20. Nutritional Support and IV Therapy 21. Urinary Elimination 22. Bowel Elimination 23. Exercise and Activity 24. Comfort, Rest, and Sleep 25. Oxygen Needs and Respiratory Support and Therapies UNIT V: ASSISTING WITH ASSESSMENT 26. Measuring Vital Signs 27. Assisting With the Physical Examination 28. Collecting and Testing Specimens
UNIT VI: ASSISTING WITH CARE NEEDS 29. Admitting, Transferring, and Discharging Residents 30. Wound Care 31. Pressure Ulcers 32. Hearing, Speech, and Vision Problems 33. Cancer, Immune System, and Skin Disorders 34. Nervous System and Musculoskeletal Disorders 35. Cardiovascular and Respiratory System Disorders 36. Digestive and Endocrine System Disorders 37. Urinary and Reproductive System Disorders 38. Mental Health Problems 39. Confusion and Dementia 40. Developmental Disabilities 41. Rehabilitation and Restorative Care 42. Assisted Living 43. Basic Emergency Care 44. End-of-Life Care