Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants - Hard Cover Version / Edition 6

Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants - Hard Cover Version / Edition 6

by Sheila A. Sorrentino
     
 

ISBN-10: 032302579X

ISBN-13: 9780323025799

Pub. Date: 11/26/2003

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

This textbook is known for its comprehensive coverage, readability, and visual presentation. This revision builds on these strengths, adding new content and features to better address learning needs and practice realities. Increased emphasis on delegation and safety help prepare students to function most effectively in today's practice settings.

Key Features:

Overview

This textbook is known for its comprehensive coverage, readability, and visual presentation. This revision builds on these strengths, adding new content and features to better address learning needs and practice realities. Increased emphasis on delegation and safety help prepare students to function most effectively in today's practice settings.

Key Features:

  • Comprehensive coverage of nursing assistant responsibilities in all settings
  • Nearly 1,000 full-color photos and drawings provide clear, visual explanation of concepts and actions
  • Learning Objectives for each chapter help students focus on information presented
  • Key Terms with definitions help students understand chapter content
  • Step-by-step procedures detail skills and are divided into pre-, procedure, and post-procedure sections for easier learning
  • Icons in section headings alert student to associated procedure
  • Focus On… boxes address the special needs of children, elders, long-term care residents, and home care patients
  • Caring about Culture boxes provide information to help students learn about the practices of other cultures
  • Chapter Review Questions help students evaluate learning
  • Quality of Life sections in the procedures remind students to show respect for the person by performing simple courtesies such as knocking before entering the room, calling the person by name, and more
New to this Edition:
  • Delegation Guidelines detail the nurse assistant's responsibilities when accepting specific delegated tasks
  • Safety Alerts provide cautions and proper techniques for protecting both staff and patients
  • Appendix provides basic Spanish health care terminology to help students communicate effectively
  • Incorporates the new 2002 CDC Hand Hygiene Guidelines so students learn when and how to use both traditional handwashing techniques and the new alcohol-based cleaning agents
  • New chapter on Residents in Assisted Living Settings prepares students to practice in this growing care setting
  • Separate chapter on Assisting with the Nursing Process helps students understand how their role fits in to the nursing team
  • New procedures include Chair or Wheelchair to Bed Transfer, Transferring a Person to and from a Toilet, and Preparing the Person for Meals
  • New chapter on Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use focuses on the proper techniques for applying restraints as well as strategies to protect patient safety without the use of restraints
  • NNAAP highlighted skills alert students to skills that are part of the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP™) exam
  • New content on meeting standards for licensure, certification, and accreditation alerts students to information they must know to practice
  • Safety chapter has been updated and expanded to include content on bed rail entrapment, crib safety for children, household poisons, wheelchair and stretcher safety, and bomb threats.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323025799
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
11/26/2003
Pages:
928
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

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

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