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cover image - Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323796316
Page Count: 640
Imprint: Mosby
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Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants, 7th Edition

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

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cover image - Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323796316
Page Count: 640
Imprint: Mosby
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Master the role and responsibilities of today’s nursing assistant! Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants, 7th Edition provides concise, easy-to-understand guidelines for the skills performed by nursing assistants. Step-by-step procedures are included for more than 75 key procedures, and patient scenarios help you apply your knowledge and develop critical thinking skills. A primary focus is the importance of treating residents with respect while providing safe, competent, and efficient care. And with OBRA-mandated coverage of the concepts and skills you need to master, you will prepare for success on state certification exams!

    • Clear, easy-to-read style is supplemented with hundreds of full-color photographs and illustrations.
    • More than 75 step-by-step procedures are divided into pre-procedure, procedure, and post-procedure sections for easier learning.
    • Focus on PRIDE boxes emphasize personal and professional responsibility, rights and respect, independence and social interaction, delegation and teamwork, and ethics and laws, helping you promote dignity and pride in the person being cared for, his or her family, and yourself.
    • Focus on Practice: Problem Solving present patient scenarios to enhance critical thinking skills, and allow you to apply concepts to practice.
    • Promoting Safety and Comfort boxes detail measures and cautions for providing safe, effective patient care.
    • Focus on Older Persons boxes provide guidance on the special needs of older persons, including those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
    • Focus on Communication boxes provide guidelines for communicating clearly with residents, visitors, and the nursing team.
    • Caring About Culture boxes help in providing care that is sensitive to the beliefs and customs of diverse cultures.
    • Delegation Guidelines identify the nursing assistant’s specific responsibilities in accepting commonly delegated tasks.
    • Focus on Surveys feature highlights the nursing assistant’s role during state inspections.
    • NATCEP (Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program) icons shown in the title bar of procedures indicate the skills covered most often on certification exams.
    • Review questions in each chapter cover what you have learned, and are useful in studying for a test or for the competency evaluation.
    • Key terms and abbreviations are included at the beginning of each chapter, with a comprehensive glossary at the back of the book.
    • NEW! Streamlined chapter organization includes shorter, more focused chapters.
    • NEW! Enhanced art program includes updated photos and illustrations.
  • 1. Introduction to Health Care

    2. The Person’s Rights

    3. The Nursing Assistant

    4. Ethics and Laws

    5. Student and Work Ethics

    6. Communicating with the Person

    7. Health Team Communications

    8. (NEW) Medical Terminology

    9. Body Structure and Function

    10. The Older Person

    11. Safety Needs

    12. Preventing Falls

    13. Restraint Alternatives and Restraints

    14. Preventing Infection

    15. (NEW) Isolation Precautions

    16. Body Mechanics

    17. Moving the Person

    18. Transferring the Person

    19. The Person’s Unit

    20. (NEW) Bedmaking

    21. (NEW) Oral Hygiene

    22. Daily Hygiene and Bathing

    23. Grooming

    24. (NEW) Dressing and Undressing

    25. Urinary Needs

    26. Urinary Catheters

    27. Bowel Needs

    28. Nutrition

    29. (NEW) Meeting Nutrition Needs

    30. Fluid Needs

    31. Measurements

    32. Exercise and Activity Needs

    33. (NEW) Comfort and Rest Needs

    34. Collecting Specimens

    35. Wound Care

    36. Pressure Injuries

    37. Oxygen Needs

    38. Rehabilitation Needs

    39. Hearing, Speech, and Vision Problems

    40. Common Health Problems

    41. Mental Health Disorders

    42. Confusion and Dementia

    43. Emergency Care

    44. End-of-Life Care

    45. Getting a Job

    Review Question Answers

    Appendix A The Patient Care Partnership – Understanding Expectations, Rights, and Responsibilities (A Summary)

    Appendix B National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP®) Written Evaluation Content Outline and Skills Evaluation

    Appendix C Minimum Data Set: Selected Pages

    Glossary

  • 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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