Master the essential skills of today's nursing assistant! Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants, 9th Edition prepares you to work in long-term care, acute care, and subacute care settings. Known for its comprehensive coverage and an easy-to-read, visual approach, this book includes step-by-step instructions for over 100 nursing assistant procedures. New to this edition is a practice scenario in each chapter to help you develop problem solving and critical thinking skills, as well as Focus on Math boxes that highlight common calculations done on the job. Written by well-known educator Sheila Sorrentino and expert co-author Leighann Remmert, this market-leading text emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication - two elements critical to being an effective nursing assistant.
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 Care56. NEW! Getting a Job