Mosby

Mosby's Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants

Mosby’s Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants clearly and comprehensively addresses current responsibilities of the nursing assistant working in a long-term care setting. Written at a 7th grade reading level, in an appealing visual format, this text addresses the needs of learners of all levels. More than 100 procedures provide clear instructions for completing skills in manageable segments for easier learning. The newly updated companion CD contains over 25 animated procedures with exercises and an audio glossary to assist the multi-modal learner.

Paperback, 736 Pages

Published: November 2014

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-27941-3

Contents

  • UNIT I: WORKING IN LONG-TERM CARE SETTINGS
    1. The Nursing Assistant Working in Long-Term Care
    2. Ethics, Laws, and Resident Rights
    3. Work Ethics
    4. Communicating With the Health Team
    5. Assisting With the Nursing Process

    UNIT II: FOCUSING ON THE PERSON
    6. Understanding the Resident
    7. Body Structure and Function
    8. The Older Person
    9. Sexuality

    UNIT III: PROTECTING THE PERSON
    10. Safety
    11. Preventing Falls
    12. Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use
    13. Preventing Infection
    14. Body Mechanics and Safe Resident Handling, Positioning, and Transfers

    UNIT I: WORKING IN LONG-TERM CARE SETTINGS
    1. The Nursing Assistant Working in Long-Term Care
    2. Ethics, Laws, and Resident Rights
    3. Work Ethics
    4. Communicating With the Health Team
    5. Assisting With the Nursing Process

    UNIT II: FOCUSING ON THE PERSON
    6. Understanding the Resident
    7. Body Structure and Function
    8. The Older Person
    9. Sexuality

    UNIT III: PROTECTING THE PERSON
    10. Safety
    11. Preventing Falls
    12. Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use
    13. Preventing Infection
    14. Body Mechanics and Safe Resident Handling, Positioning, and Transfers

    UNIT IV: ASSISTING WITH ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING
    15. The Resident’s Unit
    16. Bedmaking
    17. Hygiene
    18. Grooming
    19. Nutrition and Fluids
    20. Nutritional Support and IV Therapy
    21. Urinary Elimination
    22. Bowel Elimination
    23. Exercise and Activity
    24. Comfort, Rest, and Sleep
    25. Oxygen Needs and Respiratory Support and Therapies
     
    UNIT V: ASSISTING WITH ASSESSMENT
    26. Measuring Vital Signs
    27. Assisting With the Physical Examination
    28. Collecting and Testing Specimens

    UNIT VI: ASSISTING WITH CARE NEEDS
    29. Admitting, Transferring, and Discharging Residents
    30. Wound Care
    31. Pressure Ulcers
    32. Hearing, Speech, and Vision Problems
    33. Cancer, Immune System, and Skin Disorders
    34. Nervous System and Musculoskeletal Disorders
    35. Cardiovascular and Respiratory System Disorders
    36. Digestive and Endocrine System Disorders
    37. Urinary and Reproductive System Disorders
    38. Mental Health Problems
    39. Confusion and Dementia
    40. Developmental Disabilities
    41. Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
    42. Assisted Living
    43. Basic Emergency Care
    44. End-of-Life Care15. The Resident’s Unit
    16. Bedmaking
    17. Hygiene
    18. Grooming
    19. Nutrition and Fluids
    20. Nutritional Support and IV Therapy
    21. Urinary Elimination
    22. Bowel Elimination
    23. Exercise and Activity
    24. Comfort, Rest, and Sleep
    25. Oxygen Needs and Respiratory Support and Therapies
     
    UNIT V: ASSISTING WITH ASSESSMENT
    26. Measuring Vital Signs
    27. Assisting With the Physical Examination
    28. Collecting and Testing Specimens

    UNIT VI: ASSISTING WITH CARE NEEDS
    29. Admitting, Transferring, and Discharging Residents
    30. Wound Care
    31. Pressure Ulcers
    32. Hearing, Speech, and Vision Problems
    33. Cancer, Immune System, and Skin Disorders
    34. Nervous System and Musculoskeletal Disorders
    35. Cardiovascular and Respiratory System Disorders
    36. Digestive and Endocrine System Disorders
    37. Urinary and Reproductive System Disorders
    38. Mental Health Problems
    39. Confusion and Dementia
    40. Developmental Disabilities
    41. Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
    42. Assisted Living
    43. Basic Emergency Care
    44. End-of-Life Care

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