Mosby's Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants - 8th Edition - ISBN: 9780323530736, 9780323530712

Mosby's Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants

8th Edition

Author: Clare Kostelnick
eBook ISBN: 9780323530712
Paperback ISBN: 9780323530736
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 28th December 2018
Page Count: 688

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With its highly visual format, topical information, and easy-to-follow guidance, Mosby’s Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants, 8th Edition is the perfect resource to help you master the ins and outs of long-term care. One hundred step-by-step procedures — all written at the sixth-grade reading level — provide clear instructions for completing skills. Helpful spotlight boxes and realistic patient scenarios reinforce the nursing assistant’s roles and responsibilities that are needed in today’s long-term care settings. New features in this edition include an all-new chapter on culture and religion; a new chapter on career management and getting hired; new procedures; and updated content on topical issues like confusion and dementia, hypertension, American Heart Association CPR, cancer, and more. As with previous editions, the focus on OBRA content and patient quality of life will underscore competent and respectful care.

Key Features

  • 6th grade reading level and concise coverage helps readers of all levels and abilities (particularly ESL individuals) easily understand and master important long-term care concepts and procedures.
  • 100 step-by-step procedures are divided into pre-procedure, procedure, and post-procedure sections for easier learning.
  • Residents with Dementia boxes cover the special needs of older persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  • Promoting Safety and Comfort boxes emphasize the need to provide safe care while making a patient more comfortable.
  • Delegation Guidelines boxes describe what information the nursing assistant needs from the nurse and the care plan to perform safe care; as well as what information to report and record.
  • Quality-of-Life boxes reinforce the importance of patients’ rights and enhancing their quality of life when giving care.
  • Teamwork and Time Management boxes illustrate ways to work efficiently within the health care team.
  • Time to Reflect scenarios present realistic patient situations faced by nursing assistants to build critical thinking skills.
  • Focus on Rehabilitation boxes clarify considerations and insights about rehabilitation and restorative care.
  • Focus on Communication boxes provide guidelines for how to clearly communicate with patients and avoid comments that might make them uncomfortable.
  • NATCEP certification exam icons identify the skills tested on the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program and state certification exams.
  • Review questions at the end of each chapter help evaluate learning.
  • Key abbreviations at the beginning of each chapter highlight commonly used abbreviations.

Table of Contents

  1. The Nursing Assistant Working in Long-Term Care
    2. Resident Rights, Ethics, and Laws
    3. Work Ethics
    4. Communicating with the Health Team
    5. Assisting with the Nursing Process
    6. Understanding the Resident
    7. Culture and Religion NEW!
    8. Body Structure and Function
    9. The Older Person
    10. Sexuality
    11. Safety
    12. Preventing Falls
    13. Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use
    14. Preventing Infection
    15. Body Mechanics and Safe Resident Handling, Moving, and Transfers
    16. The Resident’s Unit
    17. Bedmaking
    18. Hygiene
    19. Grooming
    20. Nutrition and Fluids
    21. Nutritional Support and IV Therapy
    22. Urinary Elimination
    23. Bowel Elimination
    24. Exercise and Activity
    25. Comfort, Rest, and Sleep
    26. Oxygen Needs and Respiratory Therapies
    27. Measuring Vital Signs
    28. Assisting With the Physical Examination
    29. Collecting and Testing Specimens
    30. Admissions, Transfers, and Discharges
    31. Wound Care
    32. Pressure Ulcers
    33. Hearing, Speech, and Vision Problems
    34. Cancer, Immune System, and Skin Disorders
    35. Nervous System and Musculoskeletal Disorders
    36. Cardiovascular and Respiratory System Disorders
    37. Digestive and Endocrine System Disorders
    38. Urinary and Reproductive System Disorders
    39. Mental Health Problems
    40. Confusion and Dementia
    41. Developmental Disabilities
    42. Rehabilitation and Restorative Nursing Care
    43. Assisted Living
    44. Basic Emergency Care
    45. End-of-Life Care
    46. Getting a Job — Career Management NEW!
    Review Question Answers
    Key Abbreviations


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About the Author

Clare Kostelnick

Clare Kostelnick is professor emeritus at Des Moines Area Community College where she continues to teach nursing assistant courses. She received her BSN from the Brokaw School of Nursing of Illinois Wesleyan University. She began her career as a registered nurse serving in the US Army Nurse Corps. Having achieved the rank of captain, she spent most of her military career working in emergency care. Clare’s 45 years of nursing experience also includes working in critical care as a staff nurse, a home care and hospice staff nurse, a long-term care staff nurse and consultant, and a coordinator of an assisted living facility. She has taught nursing assistant classes for over 20 years. Clare is a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instructor for the American Heart Association and is a member of the Iowa Health Educators Association.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus and Nurse Assistant Instructor, Des Moines Area Community College