Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants,
Edition 7
By Leighann Remmert, MS, RN and Sheila A. Sorrentino, PhD, RN

Publication Date: 11 Apr 2022

Master the role and responsibilities of today’s nursing assistant! Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants, 7th Edition provides concise, easy-to-understand guidelines for the skills performed by nursing assistants. Step-by-step procedures are included for more than 75 key procedures, and patient scenarios help you apply your knowledge and develop critical thinking skills. A primary focus is the importance of treating residents with respect while providing safe, competent, and efficient care. And with OBRA-mandated coverage of the concepts and skills you need to master, you will prepare for success on state certification exams!

Key Features

  • Clear, easy-to-read style is supplemented with hundreds of full-color photographs and illustrations.
  • More than 75 step-by-step procedures are divided into pre-procedure, procedure, and post-procedure sections for easier learning.
  • Focus on PRIDE boxes emphasize personal and professional responsibility, rights and respect, independence and social interaction, delegation and teamwork, and ethics and laws, helping you promote dignity and pride in the person being cared for, his or her family, and yourself.
  • Focus on Practice: Problem Solving present patient scenarios to enhance critical thinking skills, and allow you to apply concepts to practice.
  • Promoting Safety and Comfort boxes detail measures and cautions for providing safe, effective patient care.
  • Focus on Older Persons boxes provide guidance on the special needs of older persons, including those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  • Focus on Communication boxes provide guidelines for communicating clearly with residents, visitors, and the nursing team.
  • Caring About Culture boxes help in providing care that is sensitive to the beliefs and customs of diverse cultures.
  • Delegation Guidelines identify the nursing assistant’s specific responsibilities in accepting commonly delegated tasks.
  • Focus on Surveys feature highlights the nursing assistant’s role during state inspections.
  • NATCEP (Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program) icons shown in the title bar of procedures indicate the skills covered most often on certification exams.
  • Review questions in each chapter cover what you have learned, and are useful in studying for a test or for the competency evaluation.
  • Key terms and abbreviations are included at the beginning of each chapter, with a comprehensive glossary at the back of the book.

New Features

  • NEW! Streamlined chapter organization includes shorter, more focused chapters.
  • NEW! Enhanced art program includes updated photos and illustrations.
About the author
By Leighann Remmert, MS, RN, Certified Nursing Assistant Instructor, and Sheila A. Sorrentino, PhD, RN, Curriculum and Health Care Consultant
Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Health Care

2. The Person’s Rights

3. The Nursing Assistant

4. Ethics and Laws

5. Student and Work Ethics

6. Communicating with the Person

7. Health Team Communications

8. (NEW) Medical Terminology

9. Body Structure and Function

10. The Older Person

11. Safety Needs

12. Preventing Falls

13. Restraint Alternatives and Restraints

14. Preventing Infection

15. (NEW) Isolation Precautions

16. Body Mechanics

17. Moving the Person

18. Transferring the Person

19. The Person’s Unit

20. (NEW) Bedmaking

21. (NEW) Oral Hygiene

22. Daily Hygiene and Bathing

23. Grooming

24. (NEW) Dressing and Undressing

25. Urinary Needs

26. Urinary Catheters

27. Bowel Needs

28. Nutrition

29. (NEW) Meeting Nutrition Needs

30. Fluid Needs

31. Measurements

32. Exercise and Activity Needs

33. (NEW) Comfort and Rest Needs

34. Collecting Specimens

35. Wound Care

36. Pressure Injuries

37. Oxygen Needs

38. Rehabilitation Needs

39. Hearing, Speech, and Vision Problems

40. Common Health Problems

41. Mental Health Disorders

42. Confusion and Dementia

43. Emergency Care

44. End-of-Life Care

45. Getting a Job

Review Question Answers

Appendix A The Patient Care Partnership – Understanding Expectations, Rights, and Responsibilities (A Summary)

Appendix B National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP®) Written Evaluation Content Outline and Skills Evaluation

Appendix C Minimum Data Set: Selected Pages


Book details
ISBN: 9780323796316
Page Count: 640
Illustrations : Approx. 540 illustrations (540 in full color)
Retail Price : £52.99

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