Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants - Soft Cover Version

With step-by-step instructions for over 100 nursing assistant procedures, Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants, 8th Edition makes it easy to master the skills you need to succeed as a nursing assistant. Known for its visual approach and comprehensive, easy-to-read coverage, this market-leading text emphasizes the importance of the patient or resident as a person, communication, safety, comfort, effective delegation, and teamwork and time management. This edition provides expanded content on the person’s rights and pressure ulcers. The updated companion CD includes three new procedures, an updated audio glossary, and more. Written by respected educator Sheila Sorrentino and expert co-author Leighann Remmert, Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants makes nurse assisting easy to learn.


Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09650-8




  • 1. Introduction to Health Care Agencies
    2. The Person’s Rights NEW!
    3. The Nursing Assistant
    4. Ethics and Laws
    5. Work Ethics
    6. Communicating With the Health Team
    7. Assisting With the Nursing Process
    8. Understanding the Person
    9. Body Structure and Function
    10. Growth and Development
    11. Care of the Older Person
    12. Safety
    13. Preventing Falls
    14. Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use
    15. Preventing Infection
    16. Body Mechanics
    17. Safely Moving and Transferring the Person
    18. The Person’s Unit
    19. Bedmaking
    20. Personal Hygiene
    21. Grooming
    22. Urinary Elimination
    23. Bowel Elimination
    24. Nutrition and Fluids
    25. Nutritional Support and IV Therapy
    26. Measuring Vital Signs
    27. Exercise and Activity
    28. Comfort, Rest, and Sleep
    29. Admissions, Transfers, and Discharges
    30. Assisting With the Physical Examination
    31. Collecting and Testing Specimens
    32. The Person Having Surgery
    33. Wound Care
    34. Pressure Ulcers NEW!
    35. Heat and Cold Applications
    36. Oxygen Needs
    37. Respiratory Support and Therapies
    38. Rehabilitation and Restorative Nursing Care
    39. Hearing, Speech, and Vision Problems
    40. Cancer, Immune System, and Skin Disorders
    41. Nervous System and Musculoskeletal Disorders
    42. Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Lymphatic Disorders
    43. Digestive and Endocrine Disorders
    44. Urinary and Reproductive Disorders
    45. Mental Health Problems
    46. Confusion and Dementia
    47. Developmental Disabilities
    48. Sexuality
    49. Caring for Mothers and Newborns
    50. Assisted Living
    51. Basic Emergency Care
    52. End-of-Life Care

    A. National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP®) Written Examination Content Outline and Skills Evaluation

    B. Key Recommendations from Dietary Guidelines 2010

    C. Minimum Data Set: Selected Pages

    Answers to Review Questions


    Key Abbreviations


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