Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants

Designed for shorter programs of 85 hours or fewer, Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants, 5th Edition provides coverage of the concepts and skills that are essential to becoming a nursing assistant. With focus on quality of life in the patient/person and self-pride in the nursing assistant this concise text emphasizes the importance of treating residents with respect while providing safe, competent, and efficient care.

Paperback, 552 Pages

Published: November 2013

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-11317-5


  • 1. Introduction to Hospitals and Nursing Centers

    2. The Person’s Rights NEW

    3. The Nursing Assistant

    4. Work Ethics

    5. Communicating with the Health Team

    6. Understanding the Person

    7. Body Structure and Function

    8. Caring for the Older Person

    9. Assisting with Safety

    10. Assisting with Fall Prevention

    11. Assisting with Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use

    12. Preventing Infection

    13. Body Mechanics

    14. Assisting with Moving and Transferring

    15. Assisting With Comfort

    16. Assisting With Hygiene

    17. Assisting With Grooming

    18. Assisting With Urinary Elimination

    19. Assisting With Bowel Elimination

    20. Assisting With Nutrition and Fluids

    21. Assisting With Assessment

    22. Assisting With Specimens

    23. Assisting With Exercise and Activity

    24. Assisting With Wound Care

    25. Assisting with Pressure Ulcers NEW

    26. Assisting With Oxygen Needs

    27. Assisting With Rehabilitation and Restorative Care

    28. Caring for Persons With Common Health Problems

    29. Caring for Persons With Mental Health Problems

    30. Caring for Persons With Confusion and Dementia

    31. Assisting With Emergency Care

    32. Assisting with End-of-Life Care


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