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This is a Pageburst digital textbook; Provide safe and effective care in any type of long-term care setting! Mosby's Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants provides a complete guide to the skills you need as a nursing assistant. More than 100 key procedures are described with clear, easy-to-learn instructions. Written by noted educator and author Sheila Sorrentino, this edition adds coverage that will help you care for residents with acute or chronic medical conditions.


Published: November 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09563-1


  • Unit I: Working in Long-Term Care Settings

    1. Introduction to Long-Term Care

    2. Resident Rights  NEW!

    3. The Nursing Assistant in Long-Term Care

    4. Ethics and Laws

    5. Work Ethics

    6. Communicating With the Health Team

    7. Assisting With the Nursing Process

    Unit II: Focusing on the Person

    8. Understanding the Resident

    9. Body Structure and Function

    10. The Older Person

    11. Sexuality

    Unit III: Protecting the Person

    12. Safety

    13. Preventing Falls

    14. Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use

    15. Preventing Infection

    16. Body Mechanics

    17. Safe Resident Handling, Moving, and Transfers

    Unit IV: Assisting With Activities of Daily Living

    18. The Resident's Unit

    19. Bedmaking

    20. Hygiene

    21. Grooming

    22. Urinary Elimination

    23. Bowel Elimination

    24. Nutrition and Fluids

    25. Nutritional Support and IV Therapy

    26. Exercise and Activity

    27. Comfort, Rest, and Sleep

    28. Oxygen Needs

    29. Respiratory Support and Therapies  NEW!

    30. Assisted Living

    Unit V: Assisting With Assessment

    31. Measuring Vital Signs

    32. Assisting With the Physical Examination

    33. Collecting and Testing Specimens

    Unit VI: Assisting With Care Needs

    34. Admitting, Transferring, and Discharging Residents

    35. Wound Care

    36. Heat and Cold Applications

    37. Hearing, Speech, and Vision Problems

    38. Cancer and Immune System Disorders  NEW!

    39. Nervous System and Musculoskeletal Disorders  NEW!

    40. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders  NEW!

    41. Digestive and Endocrine Disorders  NEW!

    42. Urinary and Reproductive Disorders  NEW!

    43. Mental Health Problems

    44. Confusion and Dementia

    45. Developmental Disabilities

    46. Rehabilitation and Restorative Care

    47. Basic Emergency Care

    48. The Dying Person


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