Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants / Edition 4

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The content of this textbook centers on the essential procedures/skills related to the effective care for patients in various settings. The way this content is organized is: Principles, Guidelines, Procedures, then Illustrations. The Procedures/Skills are presented in this order to address the importance of their practice in adherence to OBRA regulations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323066211
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 86,236
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to health care agencies 1
2 The nursing assistant 11
3 Work ethics 22
4 Communicating with the health team 33
5 Understanding the person 50
6 Understanding body structure and function 60
7 Caring for the older person 81
8 Promoting safety 90
9 Restraint alternatives and safe restraint use 106
10 Preventing infection 122
11 Using body mechanics 143
12 Assisting with comfort 179
13 Assisting with hygiene 203
14 Assisting with grooming 234
15 Assisting with urinary elimination 256
16 Assisting with bowel elimination 276
17 Assisting with nutrition and fluids 290
18 Assisting with assessment 311
19 Assisting with specimens 336
20 Assisting with exercise and activity 349
21 Assisting with wound care 367
22 Assisting with oxygen needs 388
23 Assisting with rehabilitation and restorative care 396
24 Caring for persons with common health problems 404
25 Caring for persons with confusion and dementia 432
26 Assisting with emergency care 444
27 Caring for the dying person 458
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