Mosby’s Essentials for Nursing Assistants, 5e

Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants, 5e Author Sheila A. Sorrentino PhD RN
ISBN-10 0323113176
ISBN-13 9780323113175
Year 2013-12-05
Pages 552
Language English
Publisher Mosby
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Designed for shorter programs of 85 hours or fewer Mosby s Essentials for Nursing Assistants 5th Edition provides coverage of the concepts and skills that are essential to becoming a nursing assistant With focus on quality of life in the patient person and self pride in the nursing assistant this concise text emphasizes the importance of treating residents with respect while providing safe competent and efficient care Delegation Guidelines identify the nursing assistant s specific responsibilities in accepting commonly delegated tasks PromotingSafety and Comfort boxes highlight important considerations for providing safe and effective care while promoting patient comfort Procedures boxes are divided into step by step format with instructions for performing each skill including Quality of Life courtesies Pre procedure Procedure and Post Procedure sections to make learning critical skills easier Focus on PRIDE boxes highlight personal and professional responsibility rights and respect independence and social interaction delegation and teamwork and ethics and laws encouraging you to promote pride in the person family and yourself Quality of Life reminders in the procedure boxes reinforce the simple courtesies that should be afforded to all patients demonstrating how to show respect for the patient as a person NNAAP in the Procedure Title Bar alerts you to skills that are part of the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Concise coverage of nursing assistant content thats ideal and easy to use in classes with shorter hour requirements Detailed illustrations offer step by step visual guidelines for performing key procedures NEW Focus on Surveys boxes with common survey questions emphasize the nursing assistant s role in providing safe and effective care NEW Focus on Practice boxes at the end of each chapter present short case scenarios with questions so you can consider practical applications for providing patient care NEW The Persons Rights chapter highlights the importance of understanding and protecting a patients rights NEW Pressure Ulcers chapter familiarizes you with the risk factors of pressure ulcers and the information to identify individuals at risk NEW Laminated pocket sized reference cards include information on vital signs measurement conversions range of motion abbreviations positioning and the 24 hour clock for easy access to information critical in providing safe and effective care NEW Updated Companion CD has 28 procedures including 3 new procedures containing interactive learning exercises an updated audio glossary a new Spanish audio glossary and Body Spectrum an anatomy and physiology program providing you with additional tools for independent learning that reinforces textbook content

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