Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants - Hard Cover Version / Edition 8

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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.

Complete coverage includes the knowledge and skills needed by the nursing assistant.
A clear, readable writing style is supplemented with hundreds of full-color photographs and illustrations.
Over 100 procedures are divided into pre-procedure, procedure, and post-procedure sections for easier learning.
Skills on the NNAAP® exam are highlighted throughout and have been updated to match the 2012 test plan.
Delegation Guidelines identify your specific responsibilities in accepting commonly delegated tasks.
Teamwork and Time Management boxes indicate ways you can efficiently work with and help nursing team members.
Promoting Safety and Comfort boxes detail measures and cautions for providing safe, effective patient care.
Caring About Culture boxes help you learn about the beliefs and customs of other cultures so you can provide appropriate care.
Focus on Children and Older Persons boxes provide age-specific information about the special needs, considerations, and circumstances of children and older persons.
Focus on Long-Term Care and Home Care boxes highlight information vital to providing competent care in these settings.
Focus on Communication boxes provide guidelines for what to say and ask when communicating with residents, visitors, and the nursing team.
Key abbreviations are included at the beginning of each chapter, with a comprehensive glossary at the back of the book.
Key terms introduce chapter content with the important words and phrases.
Chapter Review Questions are useful in guiding your study, reviewing what you have learned, and studying for a test or the competency evaluation.
CD icons indicate skills included on the companion CD.
Video clip icons indicate skills for which video clips are included on the free Evolve companion website.
Video icons indicate skills included in the Mosby’s Nursing Assistant Video Skills 3.0 DVDs (sold separately).
The Workbook and Competency Evaluation Review corresponds to chapters in the text and encourages learning with a wide variety of exercises and activities that challenge you to remember what you’ve learned. It also includes over 100 checklists, one for each procedure in the textbook. The Competency Evaluation Review includes content review, skills evaluation review, and two practice exams. Sold separately.

NEW! The Person’s Rights and Pressure Ulcers chapters provides expanded information on these key areas.
NEW Focus on PRIDE boxes highlight personal and professional responsibility, rights and respect, independence and social interaction, delegation and teamwork, and ethics and laws to help you promote pride in the person, family, and yourself.
Two laminated, pocket-sized cards include information on normal vital signs, common measurement conversions, positioning, the 24-hour clock, and abdominal and lateral regions.
Updated companion CD contains interactive procedures, including three new procedures, learning exercises, an updated audio glossary, and a new Spanish audio glossary with phrases and terms. An updated A&P review, Body Spectrum, is available on the CD and on the Evolve companion website.

Concerns OBRA requirements for rehabilitation/tuberculosis/risk factors for hypertension.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This book emphasizes the needs of individuals across the life span, from infancy through old age. The responsibilities and limitations of nursing assistants are clearly identified with a focus on legal and ethical aspects of the role. The previous edition was published in 2000.
Purpose: The author places emphasis on the concepts and principles which support treating the patient or resident as a person, ethical and legal aspects, delegation, safety, and work ethics. Organizational strategies values include awareness and understanding of the work setting and the individuals in that setting; respect for the patient or resident as a physical, social psychological, and spiritual being who has basic needs and protected rights; respect for personal choice and dignity of the person; appreciating the role of cultural heritage and religion in health and illness practices; and understanding body structure and function to give safe care and to safely perform psychomotor skills. The book helps students to understand that learning proceeds from the simple to the complex; that certain concepts and functions are foundational and central to other procedures:safety, body mechanics, and preventing infection; that the nursing process is the basis for planning and delivering nursing care and that nursing assistants must follow the person's care plan. These are worthy objectives which the author has met.
Audience: The book is intended to prepare students to function as nursing assistants in hospitals, nursing centers, and home care settings. According to the author, it also serves the needs of students and instructors in community colleges, technical schools, high schools, hospitals, nursing centers, and other agencies. The book could be a valuable resource for students as they study for their competency examinations. The author is a credible authority.
Features: This sixth edition has been updated to include changes made in laws and standards issued by government and accrediting agencies. The book is very readable and user friendly with numerous full color illustrations and icons, key terms with definitions, boxes and tables with useful study guides for students, delegation guidelines, safety alerts and charting samples. A feature that could be very beneficial to students are the procedure boxes which are divided into pre-procedure, procedure, and post-procedure. Quality of life issues are also highlighted in procedure boxes, as well as skills included in the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP).
Assessment: The physical appearance of the book is outstanding. The student preface offers helpful information on how to negotiate the book and a useful study system through the use of survey or previewing, questioning, reading and recording, reciting and reviewing. The sixth edition does justify replacing the previous edition.
From the Publisher
"This publication would be a useful resource for Health Care Assistants, particularly those undertaking study. It would also be extremely useful for nurses or educators who are involved in educating Health Care Assistants, as all components of the package could be utilised in a number of ways." Nurse Education in Practice, 2009

"The text provides an insight into basic clinical skills…Overall, this is an interesting book with some useful content." Nursing Standard, July 2009

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323080682
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/12/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 896
  • Sales rank: 628,565
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Health Care Agencies 2. The Person’s Rights NEW! 3. The Nursing Assistant 4. Ethics and Laws 5. Work Ethics 6. Communicating With the Health Team 7. Assisting With the Nursing Process 8. Understanding the Person 9. Body Structure and Function 10. Growth and Development 11. Care of the Older Person 12. Safety 13. Preventing Falls 14. Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use 15. Preventing Infection 16. Body Mechanics 17. Safely Moving and Transferring the Person 18. The Person’s Unit 19. Bedmaking 20. Personal Hygiene 21. Grooming 22. Urinary Elimination 23. Bowel Elimination 24. Nutrition and Fluids 25. Nutritional Support and IV Therapy 26. Measuring Vital Signs 27. Exercise and Activity 28. Comfort, Rest, and Sleep 29. Admissions, Transfers, and Discharges 30. Assisting With the Physical Examination 31. Collecting and Testing Specimens 32. The Person Having Surgery 33. Wound Care 34. Pressure Ulcers NEW! 35. Heat and Cold Applications 36. Oxygen Needs 37. Respiratory Support and Therapies 38. Rehabilitation and Restorative Nursing Care 39. Hearing, Speech, and Vision Problems 40. Cancer, Immune System, and Skin Disorders 41. Nervous System and Musculoskeletal Disorders 42. Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Lymphatic Disorders 43. Digestive and Endocrine Disorders 44. Urinary and Reproductive Disorders 45. Mental Health Problems 46. Confusion and Dementia 47. Developmental Disabilities 48. Sexuality 49. Caring for Mothers and Newborns 50. Assisted Living 51. Basic Emergency Care 52. End-of-Life Care Appendices:

A. National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP®) Written Examination Content Outline and Skills Evaluation

B. Key Recommendations from Dietary Guidelines 2010

C. Minimum Data Set: Selected Pages

Answers to Review Questions


Key Abbreviations

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