Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants - Hard Cover Version

Comprehensive in scope, yet easy to read, this trusted resource is all you need to prepare for success in nurse assisting. This engaging text highlights the teamwork and communication vital to your role on the nursing team while detailing over 100 skills you need to provide safe, effective care.

Hardbound, 880 Pages

Published: November 2007

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-04998-6


  • 1. Introduction to Health Care Agencies

    2. The Nursing Assistant

    3. Ethics and Laws NEW

    4. Work Ethics

    5. Communicating With the Health Team

    6. Assisting With the Nursing Process

    7. Understanding the Person

    8. Body Structure and Function

    9. Growth and Development

    10. Care of the Older Person

    11. Safety

    12. Preventing Falls NEW

    13. Promoting a Restraint-Free Environment

    14. Preventing Infection

    15. Body Mechanics

    16. Safely Handling, Moving, and Transferring the Person NEW

    17. The Person’s Unit

    18. Bedmaking

    19. Personal Hygiene

    20. Personal Care and Grooming

    21. Urinary Elimination

    22. Bowel Elimination

    23. Nutrition and Fluids

    24. Nutritional Support and IV Therapy NEW

    25. Measuring Vital Signs

    26. Exercise and Activity

    27. Comfort, Rest, and Sleep

    28. Admissions, Transfers, and Discharges

    29. Assisting With the Physical Examination

    30. Collecting Specimens

    31. The Person Having Surgery

    32. Wound Care

    33. Heat and Cold Applications

    34. Oxygen Needs

    35. Respiratory Support and Therapies NEW

    36. Rehabilitation and Restorative Care

    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. Sexuality

    47. Caring for Mothers and Newborns

    48. Assisted Living

    49. Basic Emergency Care

    50. The Dying Person


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