Mosby

Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants

Ideal for shorter, more focused courses, this concise text provides coverage of the concepts and skills that are essential for becoming a nursing assistant. It clearly and logically presents the responsibilities of the nursing assistant in a readable, highly visual format that appeals to learners of all levels.

Paperback, 576 Pages

Published: December 2009

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-06621-1

Contents

    1. Introduction to Health Care Agencies
    2. The Nursing Assistant
    3. Work Ethics
    4. Communicating with the Health Team
    5. Understanding the Person
    6. Understanding Body Structure and Function
    7. Caring for the Older Person
    8. Promoting Safety
    9. NEW! Preventing Falls
    10. Promoting a Restraint-Free Setting
    11. Preventing Infection
    12. Body Mechanics
    13. NEW! Safely Handling, Moving, and Transferring the Person
    14. Assisting With Comfort
    15. Assisting With Hygiene
    16. Assisting With Grooming
    17. Assisting With Urinary Elimination
    18. Assisting With Bowel Elimination
    19. Assisting With Nutrition and Fluids
    20. Assisting With Assessment
    21. Assisting With Specimens
    22. Assisting With Exercise and Activity
    23. Assisting With Wound Care
    24. Assisting With Oxygen Needs
    25. Assisting With Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
    26. Caring for Persons With Common Health Problems
    27. NEW! Caring for Persons With Mental Health Problems
    28. Caring for Persons With Confusion and Dementia
    29. Assisting With Emergency Care
    30. Caring for the Dying Person

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