Mosby's Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants (8th Revised edition)

Mosby's Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants (8th Revised edition)

By: Clare Kostelnick (author)Paperback

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With its highly visual format, topical information, and easy-to-follow guidance, Mosby's Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants, 8th Edition is the perfect resource to help you master the ins and outs of long-term care. One hundred step-by-step procedures - all written at the sixth-grade reading level - provide clear instructions for completing skills. Helpful spotlight boxes and realistic patient scenarios reinforce the nursing assistant's roles and responsibilities that are needed in today's long-term care settings. New features in this edition include an all-new chapter on culture and religion; a new chapter on career management and getting hired; new procedures; and updated content on topical issues like confusion and dementia, hypertension, American Heart Association CPR, cancer, and more. As with previous editions, the focus on OBRA content and patient quality of life will underscore competent and respectful care. 6th grade reading level and concise coverage helps readers of all levels and abilities (particularly ESL individuals) easily understand and master important long-term care concepts and procedures. 100 step-by-step procedures are divided into pre-procedure, procedure, and post-procedure sections for easier learning. Residents with Dementia boxes cover the special needs of older persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Promoting Safety and Comfort boxes emphasize the need to provide safe care while making a patient more comfortable. Delegation Guidelines boxes describe what information the nursing assistant needs from the nurse and the care plan to perform safe care; as well as what information to report and record. Quality-of-Life boxes reinforce the importance of patients' rights and enhancing their quality of life when giving care. Teamwork and Time Management boxes illustrate ways to work efficiently within the health care team. Time to Reflect scenarios present realistic patient situations faced by nursing assistants to build critical thinking skills. Focus on Rehabilitation boxes clarify considerations and insights about rehabilitation and restorative care. Focus on Communication boxes provide guidelines for how to clearly communicate with patients and avoid comments that might make them uncomfortable. NATCEP certification exam icons identify the skills tested on the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program and state certification exams. Review questions at the end of each chapter help evaluate learning. Key abbreviations at the beginning of each chapter highlight commonly used abbreviations. NEW! Culture and Religion chapter covers the wide range of patients in need of long-term care and the role that a patient's religion and culture play in their care. NEW! Getting a Job chapter provides guidance on career management starting with how to obtain work after finishing schooling. NEW! Procedures cover how to apply an incontinence brief and how to care for hearing aid and cochlear implant devices. NEW! Updated content reflects the latest research and care standards in the areas of confusion and dementia, pressure injuries, hypertension, American Heart Association CPR, cancer, immune system dysfunction, and skin disorders. NEW! Multiple-choice format for all review questions also includes math calculation questions to help streamline learning.


1. The Nursing Assistant Working in Long-Term Care 2. Resident Rights, Ethics, and Laws 3. Work Ethics 4. Communicating with the Health Team 5. Assisting with the Nursing Process 6. Understanding the Resident 7. Culture and Religion NEW! 8. Body Structure and Function 9. The Older Person 10. Sexuality 11. Safety 12. Preventing Falls 13. Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use 14. Preventing Infection 15. Body Mechanics and Safe Resident Handling, Moving, and Transfers 16. The Resident's Unit 17. Bedmaking 18. Hygiene 19. Grooming 20. Nutrition and Fluids 21. Nutritional Support and IV Therapy 22. Urinary Elimination 23. Bowel Elimination 24. Exercise and Activity 25. Comfort, Rest, and Sleep 26. Oxygen Needs and Respiratory Therapies 27. Measuring Vital Signs 28. Assisting With the Physical Examination 29. Collecting and Testing Specimens 30. Admissions, Transfers, and Discharges 31. Wound Care 32. Pressure Ulcers 33. Hearing, Speech, and Vision Problems 34. Cancer, Immune System, and Skin Disorders 35. Nervous System and Musculoskeletal Disorders 36. Cardiovascular and Respiratory System Disorders 37. Digestive and Endocrine System Disorders 38. Urinary and Reproductive System Disorders 39. Mental Health Problems 40. Confusion and Dementia 41. Developmental Disabilities 42. Rehabilitation and Restorative Nursing Care 43. Assisted Living 44. Basic Emergency Care 45. End-of-Life Care 46. Getting a Job - Career Management NEW! Review Question Answers Appendixes Glossary Key Abbreviations Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780323530736
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 688
  • ID: 9780323530736
  • ISBN10: 0323530737
  • edition: 8th Revised edition

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