Mosby's Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants

By

  • Sheila Sorrentino, PhD, RN, Curriculum and Health Care Consultant, Anthem, AZ

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.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2010
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-07583-1


Table of Contents

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