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Mosby's Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants

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ISBN-10: 0323075835

ISBN-13: 9780323075831

Edition: 6th 2011

Authors: Sheila A. Sorrentino

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Provide safe and effective care in any type of long-term care setting! Mosby's Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants provides a complete guide to the skills you need as a nursing assistant. More than 100 key procedures are described with clear, easy-to-learn instructions. Written by noted educator and author Sheila Sorrentino, this edition adds coverage that will help you care for residents with acute or chronic medical conditions. Content on OBRA and Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) is highlighted, emphasizing national regulations and rules Ñ this knowledge is required for certification. Clear, readable writing style makes the material easy to understand. More than 100 procedures include step-by-step instructions for completing skills, divided into pre-, procedure, and post-procedure sections. Over 800 full-color photos and drawings provide clear, visual explanations of concepts and actions. Companion CD helps you learn and review with 25 interactive procedures, along with learning exercises, an audio glossary, and the Body Spectrum A&P review. Promoting Safety and Comfort boxes offer guidelines to enhance safe and effective care and covers reimbursement restrictions for institution-caused conditions. Delegation Guidelines detail what you should know before accepting specific delegated tasks. Quality of Life focus reminds you to show respect for the resident with simple courtesies. Quality of Life boxes reinforce the importance of the resident's rights and well-being as mandated by OBRA. Teamwork and Time Management boxes provide specific guidelines to help you work most efficiently, whether independently or as part of the nursing team. Focus on Communication boxes help you communicate clearly to residents and avoid making them feel uncomfortable. Skills covered on the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) certification exam are marked with a special flag. Caring about Culture boxes help you be sensitive to the various practices of other cultures. Residents with Dementia boxes help you meet the special needs of residents with dementia. Charting examples demonstrate correct recording methods to ensure accuracy in practice. Spanish health care terminology in the appendix helps you communicate with Spanish-speaking residents and family members. Student resources on the Evolve website include skills video clips, audio glossary, useful Spanish vocabulary and phrases, skills evaluation, and checklists.New chapters and expanded content help you care for residents with acute and chronic conditions that previously may have required hospitalization. Unique! Key abbreviations are listed at the beginning of each chapter. Unique! Multi-language vocabulary list helps you communicate with patients who speak a foreign language. Skills video clips on the free companion Evolve website provide visual instructions for performing key procedures.
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Book details

List price: $69.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 10/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 816
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.004
Language: English

Working in Long-Term Care Settings
Introduction to Long-Term Care
Resident Rights NEW!
The Nursing Assistant in Long-Term Care
Ethics and Laws
Work Ethics
Communicating With the Health Team
Assisting With the Nursing Process
Focusing on the Person
Understanding the Resident
Body Structure and Function
The Older Person
Protecting the Person
Preventing Falls
Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use
Preventing Infection
Body Mechanics
Safe Resident Handling, Moving, and Transfers
Assisting With Activities of Daily Living
The Resident's Unit
Urinary Elimination
Bowel Elimination
Nutrition and Fluids
Nutritional Support and IV Therapy
Exercise and Activity
Comfort, Rest, and Sleep
Oxygen Needs
Respiratory Support and Therapies NEW!
Assisted Living
Assisting With Assessment
Measuring Vital Signs
Assisting With the Physical Examination
Collecting and Testing Specimens
Assisting With Care Needs
Admitting, Transferring, and Discharging Residents
Wound Care
Heat and Cold Applications
Hearing, Speech, and Vision Problems
Cancer and Immune System Disorders NEW!
Nervous System and Musculoskeletal Disorders NEW!
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders NEW!
Digestive and Endocrine Disorders NEW!
Urinary and Reproductive Disorders NEW!
Mental Health Problems
Confusion and Dementia
Developmental Disabilities
Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
Basic Emergency Care
The Dying Person