Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants


  • Sheila Sorrentino, PhD, RN, Curriculum and Health Care Consultant, Anthem, AZ
  • Leighann Remmert, MS, RN, Clinical Instructor, Capital Area School of Practical Nursing, Springfield, IL

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.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2013
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-11317-5

Table of Contents

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