Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants - Soft Cover Version


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

This textbook is known for its comprehensive coverage, readability, and visual presentation. This revision builds on these strengths, adding new content and features to better address learning needs and practice realities. Increased emphasis on delegation and safety help prepare students to function most effectively in today's practice settings.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2003
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-02579-9

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Health Care Agencies
2. The Nursing Assistant
3. Work Ethics
4. Communicating with the Health Team
5. Assisting with the Nursing Process NEW!
6. Understanding the Person
7. Body Structure and Function
8. Growth and Development
9. Care of the Older Person
10. Safety
11. Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint
Use NEW!
12. Preventing Infection
13. Body Mechanics
14. The Person's Unit
15. Bedmaking
16. Personal Hygiene
17. Grooming
18. Urinary Elimination
19. Bowel Elimination
20. Nutrition and Fluids
21. Measuring Vital Signs
22. Exercise and Activity
23. Comfort, Rest, and Sleep
24. Admissions, Transfers, and Discharges
25. Assisting with the Physical Examination
26. Collecting and Testing Specimens NEW!
27. The Person Having Surgery
28. Wound Care
29. Heat and Cold Applications
30. Oxygen Needs
31. Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
32. Vision and Hearing Problems
33. Common Health Problems
34. Mental Health Problems
35. Confusion and Dementia
36. Developmental Disabilities
37. Sexuality
38. Caring for Mothers and Newborns
39. Assisted Living NEW!
40. Basic Emergency Care
41. The Dying Person