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    Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants - Soft Cover Version

    ISBN-10: 0323080677
    ISBN-13: 9780323080675
    Edition: 8th 2012
    Author(s): Sheila A. Sorrentino, Leighann Remmert
    Description: Comprehensive in scope, yet easy to read, this trusted resource is all you need to prepare for success in nurse assisting. This engaging text highlights the teamwork and communication vital to your role on the nursing team while detailing over 100  More...
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    Edition: 8th
    Copyright Year: 2012
    Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
    Publication Date: 12/29/2011
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 896
    Size: 8.50" wide x 11.50" long x 1.50" tall
    Weight: 4.422
    Language: English

    Comprehensive in scope, yet easy to read, this trusted resource is all you need to prepare for success in nurse assisting. This engaging text highlights the teamwork and communication vital to your role on the nursing team while detailing over 100 skills you need to provide safe, effective care.A comprehensive approach to nurse assisting provides complete coverage of all skills needed in a single resource.The clear, engaging, 7th grade writing style enhances comprehension.Nearly 1,000 full-color photographs and illustrations visually reinforce concepts and make content easier to understand.Over 100 procedures guide you step-by-step through essential skills, with complicated tasks presented in manageable segments for easier learning.Caring About Culture boxes help you provide care in a manner sensitive to the beliefs and customs of a variety of diverse cultures.Delegation guidelines identify your specific responsibilities in accepting commonly delegated tasks.Promoting Safety and Comfort boxes detail measures and cautions for ensuring safe, effective patient care.Focus On... boxes address the special needs of children, older persons, long-term care residents, and home care patients.Charting examples demonstrate the proper methods for accurately recording patient information and data.An appendix on Spanish health care terminology provides information needed to communicate effectively with Spanish-speaking patients and broadens the scope of your caring abilities.Chapter Review Questions assess your understanding and identify subjects requiring further study.The Workbook and Competency Evaluation Review, sold separately, enhances your learning with engaging activities, procedure checklists, and a competency review with questions, two practice exams plus a skills review that prepare you for certification.Teamwork and Time Management boxes provide specific guidelines to help you work most efficiently.Focus on Communication boxes present practical tips for communicating clearly and effectively with residents and patients.Key Abbreviations in each chapter familiarize you with abbreviations common to your daily communication.Focus on Ethics and Laws boxes include real-life examples that help you understand the ethical and legal considerations of practice.Boxes at the beginning of each chapter list procedures in the chapter and indicate which procedures are on the CD companion.CD icons in the procedures indicate that the skill is included on the CD companion for instant reference.10 new chapters expand coverage of important techniques and disorders so you can provide effective care for the widest range of patients/residents.A CD companion makes learning critical procedures exciting with video clips, animations, learning exercises, an audio glossary, and an interactive A&P program.

    Introduction to Health Care Agencies
    The Person's Rights NEW!
    The Nursing Assistant
    Ethics and Laws
    Work Ethics
    Communicating With the Health Team
    Assisting With the Nursing Process
    Understanding the Person
    Body Structure and Function
    Growth and Development
    Care of the Older Person
    Preventing Falls
    Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use
    Preventing Infection
    Body Mechanics
    Safely Moving and Transferring the Person
    The Person's Unit
    Personal Hygiene
    Urinary Elimination
    Bowel Elimination
    Nutrition and Fluids
    Nutritional Support and IV Therapy
    Measuring Vital Signs
    Exercise and Activity
    Comfort, Rest, and Sleep
    Admissions, Transfers, and Discharges
    Assisting With the Physical Examination
    Collecting and Testing Specimens
    The Person Having Surgery
    Wound Care
    Pressure Ulcers NEW!
    Heat and Cold Applications
    Oxygen Needs
    Respiratory Support and Therapies
    Rehabilitation and Restorative Nursing Care
    Hearing, Speech, and Vision Problems
    Cancer, Immune System, and Skin Disorders
    Nervous System and Musculoskeletal Disorders
    Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Lymphatic Disorders
    Digestive and Endocrine Disorders
    Urinary and Reproductive Disorders
    Mental Health Problems
    Confusion and Dementia
    Developmental Disabilities
    Caring for Mothers and Newborns
    Assisted Living
    Basic Emergency Care
    End-of-Life Care Appendices:
    National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP<SUP>&#8220;</SUP>) Written Examination Content Outline and Skills Evaluation
    Key Recommendations from Dietary Guidelines 2010
    Minimum Data Set: Selected Pages
    Answers to Review Questions
    Key Abbreviations

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