Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants - Soft Cover Version


  • Sheila Sorrentino, PhD, RN, Curriculum and Health Care Consultant, Anthem, AZ
  • Leighann Remmert, MS, RN, Clinical Instructor, Capital Area School of Practical Nursing, Springfield, IL

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.
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Book information

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  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09650-8



Table of Contents

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