Mosby's Textbook for Long-term Care Assistants

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This popular text provides complete coverage of the knowledge and skills nursing assistants need to work in a long-term care facility. The concise, readable, highly visual format appeals to learners of all levels. The clear, logical presentation of procedures, with hundreds of large, full-color photos and drawings, makes it easy for students to learn and understand. This new edition addresses the expanding role of the nursing assistant in long-term care, providing additional coverage of assisted living, restraint alternatives, transfers, wound care, elderly abuse, and restorative nursing.
  • Covers all of the knowledge and skills needed by the nursing assistant in long-term care.
  • An attractive, full-color design engages students' interest.
  • Over 100 procedures stressing the quality of life are divided into pre-, procedure, and post-procedure sections for easier learning.
  • Hundreds of full-color photos and drawings add visual appeal and show students how to perform important tasks.
  • What You Will Learn and Key Terms with definitions help students focus on essential information and better understand chapter content.
  • Caring About Culture boxes provide insight and awareness about the practices of various cultures.
  • NNAAPT Highlighted skills alert students to procedures that are part of the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAPT)
  • Residents with Dementia boxes detail special care considerations for residents with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
  • Quality of Life boxes present actions and considerations that nursing assistants can use to provide care according to the OBRA mandate to enhance/protect residents' rights and improve their overall well-being.
  • OBRA content is highlighted throughout to reinforce the importance of adhering to these federal standards.
  • Focus on Rehabilitation and Subacute Care boxes provide students with information and insights to effectively care for these special residents.
  • Chapter Review Questions help students evaluate learning.
  • UNIQUE! Mosby's Nursing Assistant CD-ROM, bound in the text, includes 25 procedures with corresponding video clips & exercises, an audio glossary, and Body Spectrum - an electronic anatomy coloring book.
  • Lower reading level (6.7) makes comprehension easy for all levels of learners.
  • Delegation Guidelines detail what the student needs to know and understand before accepting delegated tasks.
  • Charting examples demonstrate correct recording methods.
  • Safety Alerts highlight actions that ensure the safety of both residents and staff.
  • New chapter on Restraint Alternatives and Safe Restraint Use.
  • New chapter on Assisted Living discusses caring for residents in these settings.

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