Mosby's Textbook for Long-term Care Nursing Assistants

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-12-05
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
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Mosby's Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants provides complete coverage of the nursing assistant's role in the long-term care setting. These responsibilities are addressed clearly and logically in a visually appealing format. This new edition now includes Mosby's Nursing Assistant CD-ROM packaged free with the text to make learning key procedures interactive and engaging. A clear and readable writing style with a 7th grade reading level makes content easily understandable. Includes over 100 procedures divided into pre-procedure, procedure, and post-procedure sections for easier learning. The text highlights OBRA content throughout. Quality of Life boxes throughout the text address the OBRA mandate to enhance residents' overall well-being. Charting examples demonstrate correct recording methods to ensure accuracy in practice. Delegation Guidelines detail what the nursing assistant should know before accepting specific delegated tasks. Promoting Safety and Comfort boxes provide guidelines for techniques to promote the resident's safety and comfort. Focus on Rehabilitation boxes alert the student to special information and insights regarding rehabilitation care. Caring About Culture boxes help students learn about the various practices and preferences of people from various cultural groups. Residents with Dementia boxes detail special care and safety considerations for the confused resident. Teamwork and Time Management boxes suggest ways for nursing assistants to work more efficiently with the nursing team. Focus on Communication boxes provide suggestions for how to communicate with residents in a professional and caring manner. Safe Resident Handling, Moving, and Transfers follows OSHA's new ergonomic guidelines to prevent musculoskeletal injuries in nursing homes. Includes new procedures such as transferring the person from the chair or wheelchair to bed, and transferring the person to and from the toilet. Six new chapters include Assisting with the Nursing Process, Preventing Falls, Safe Resident Handling, Moving, and Transfers, Nutritional Support and IV Therapy, Collecting and Testing Specimens, and Hearing, Speech, and Vision Problems. UNIQUE! Companion CD includes 25 procedures with video, animation, and interactive exercises, plus an audio glossary and Body Spectrum, an anatomy and physiology review program. UNIQUE! Workbook includes a competency review section that covers content tested in most state's certification exams, along with a series of review questions. Appendix provides basic Spanish health care terminology.

Table of Contents

Working in Long-Term Care Settings
Introduction to Long-Term Care
The Nursing Assistant in Long-Term Care
Work Ethics
Communicating with the Health Team
Assisting with the Nursing ProcessNEW!
Focusing on the Person
Understanding the Resident
Body Structure and Function
The Older Person
Protecting the Person
Preventing FallsNEW!
Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use
Preventing Infection
Body Mechanics
Safe Resident Handling, Moving, and TransfersNEW!
Assisting with Activities of Daily Living
The Residents Unit
Urinary Elimination
Bowel Elimination
Nutrition and Fluids
Nutritional Support and IV TherapyNEW!
Exercise and Activity
Comfort, Rest, and Sleep
Oxygen Needs
Assisted Living
Assisting with Assessment
Measuring Vital Signs
Assisting with the Physical Examination
Collecting and Testing SpecimensNEW!
Assisting with Care Needs
Admitting, Transferring, and Discharging Residents
Wound Care
Heat and Cold Applications
Hearing, Speech, and Vision ProblemsNEW!
Common Health Problems
Mental Health Problems
Confusion and Dementia
Developmental Disabilities
Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
Basic Emergency Care
The Dying Person
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