Mosby s Essentials for Nursing Assistants

Author: Sheila A. Sorrentino
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323294030
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Ideal for shorter, more focused courses, this concise text provides coverage of the concepts and skills that are essential for becoming a nursing assistant. It clearly and logically presents the responsibilities of the nursing assistant in a readable, highly visual format that appeals to learners of all levels. - Focus On the Pride boxes emphasize Personal and professional responsibility, Rights and respect, Independence and social interaction, Delegation and teamwork, and Ethics and Laws providing a convenient overview of key elements of the nursing assistant’s responsibilities in providing competent patient care, and reminds readers that this caregiver role is one they can take pride in performing. - Focus on Communication boxes includes guidelines for how to communicate most clearly to residents/patients and how to avoid making them feel uncomfortable emphasizing the importance of good communication while providing practical tips. - Key Abbreviations are now listed at the beginning of each chapter to help familiarize readers with commonly used abbreviations. - Includes three new chapters on Preventing Falls; Safely Handling, Moving, and Transferring the Person; and Mental Health Problems.

Nursing Assistant Review for Competency Evaluation

Author: Sheila A. Sorrentino
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 9780815186250
Format: PDF
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This unique review manual helps readers prepare for the written examination to fulfill OBRA (Omnibus Reconciliation Act) federal government requirements for the Nursing Assistant. More than 350 multiple choice questions simulate the actual examination. Rationales are provided for all answers.

Mosby s Essentials for Nursing Assistants Text Workbook and Mosby s Nursing Assistant Skills DVD Student Version 4 0 Package

Author: Sheila A. Sorrentino
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 9780323326926
Format: PDF, Docs
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Corresponding chapter-by-chapter to Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants, 5th Edition, Elsevier Adaptive Learning combines the power of brain science with sophisticated, patented Cerego algorithms to help you learn faster and remember longer. It's fun; it's engaging; and it's constantly tracking your performance and adapting to deliver content precisely when it's needed to ensure core information is transformed into lasting knowledge.

Mosby s Essentials for Nursing Assistants Text and Elsevier Adaptive Learning Package

Author: Sheila A. Sorrentino
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780323288767
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Corresponding chapter-by-chapter to Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants, 5th Edition, Elsevier Adaptive Learning combines the power of brain science with sophisticated, patented Cerego algorithms to help you learn faster and remember longer. It's fun; it's engaging; and it's constantly tracking your performance and adapting to deliver content precisely when it's needed to ensure core information is transformed into lasting knowledge. An individual study schedule reduces cognitive workload and helps you become a more effective learner by automatically guiding the learning and review process. The mobile app offers a seamless learning experience between your smartphone and the web with your memory profile maintained and managed in the cloud. UNIQUE! Your memory strength is profiled at the course, chapter, and item level to identify personal learning and forgetting patterns. UNIQUE! Material is re-presented just before you would naturally forget it to counteract memory decay. A personalized learning pathway is established based on your learning profile, memory map, and time required to demonstrate information mastery. The comprehensive student dashboard allows you to view your personal learning progress.

Mosby s Textbook for Nursing Assistants

Author: Sheila A. Sorrentino
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 9780323319751
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Master the essential skills of today''s nursing assistant! Mosby''s Textbook for Nursing Assistants, 9th Edition prepares you to work in long-term care, acute care, and subacute care settings. Known for its comprehensive coverage and an easy-to-read, visual approach, this book includes step-by-step instructions for over 100 nursing assistant procedures. New to this edition is a practice scenario in each chapter to help you develop problem solving and critical thinking skills, as well as Focus on Math boxes that highlight common calculations done on the job. Written by well-known educator Sheila Sorrentino and expert co-author Leighann Remmert, this market-leading text emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication - two elements critical to being an effective nursing assistant. Complete coverage includes the knowledge and skills needed by the nursing assistant. Guidelines to over 100 procedures are divided into pre-procedure, procedure, and post-procedure sections for easier learning. A clear, readable writing style is supplemented with more than 1,000 full-color photographs and illustrations. Key terms and abbreviations are included at the beginning of each chapter, with a comprehensive glossary at the back of the book. Review questions in each chapter are useful in guiding your study, reviewing what you have learned, and preparing for a test or the competency evaluation. Video icons indicate skills for which video is provided on the free Evolve companion website or in Mosby''s Nursing Assistant Video Skills 4.0 (sold separately). Summary boxes highlight key aspects of patient care including safety and comfort, long-term care, home care, personal pride, the needs of children and older persons, cultural considerations, communication guidelines, delegated tasks, teamwork, and time management. Focus on PRIDE boxes highlight personal and professional responsibility, rights and respect, delegation and teamwork, and ethics and laws to help you promote pride in the person, the family, and yourself. The Workbook and Competency Evaluation Review corresponds to chapters in the text and encourages learning with a wide variety of exercises. It also includes over 100 checklists, one for every procedure in the textbook. The Competency Evaluation Review includes a content review, skills evaluation review, and two practice exams to prepare students for their certification exam. Sold separately. Promoting Safety and Comfort boxes detail measures and cautions for providing safe, effective patient care. Focus on Long-Term Care and Focus on Home Care boxes highlight information vital to providing competent care in these settings. Focus on Children and Focus on Older Person boxes provide age-specific information about the special needs, considerations, and circumstances of children and older persons. Caring About Culture boxes help you learn about the beliefs and customs of other cultures so you can provide appropriate care. Focus on Communication boxes provide guidelines for what to say and ask when communicating with residents, visitors, and the nursing team. Teamwork and Time Management boxes cite ways you can efficiently work with and help nursing team members. Delegation Guidelines identify your specific responsibilities in accepting commonly delegated tasks. NEW Getting a Job chapter describes the professional skills needed for seeking and landing a new job upon certification. NEW Delegation chapter explains how nursing assistants work within the health care team and receive instructions from the nurse, and includes tips on questions to ask when receiving delegated tasks. NEW! Focus on Math highlights the basic math skills you need as a nursing assistant. NEW! Focus on Practice: Problem Solving includes scenarios that develop your critical thinking skills in common situations encountered during practice. NEW! NATCEP skills are identified as skills most often required for demonstration on state certification exams. NEW! Focus on Surveys feature highlights the nursing assistant''s role during state inspections. NEW! Focus on PRIDE application questions promote pride in the nursing assistant, the person, and the person''s family. UPDATED video clips from the latest Nursing Assistant Video Skills series demonstrate selected skills. UPDATED Body Spectrum interactive anatomy review is available on the Evolve companion website.

Mosby s Essentials for Nursing Assistants

Author: Sheila A. Sorrentino
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323294030
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ideal for shorter, more focused courses, this concise text provides coverage of the concepts and skills that are essential for becoming a nursing assistant. It clearly and logically presents the responsibilities of the nursing assistant in a readable, highly visual format that appeals to learners of all levels. - Focus On the Pride boxes emphasize Personal and professional responsibility, Rights and respect, Independence and social interaction, Delegation and teamwork, and Ethics and Laws providing a convenient overview of key elements of the nursing assistant’s responsibilities in providing competent patient care, and reminds readers that this caregiver role is one they can take pride in performing. - Focus on Communication boxes includes guidelines for how to communicate most clearly to residents/patients and how to avoid making them feel uncomfortable emphasizing the importance of good communication while providing practical tips. - Key Abbreviations are now listed at the beginning of each chapter to help familiarize readers with commonly used abbreviations. - Includes three new chapters on Preventing Falls; Safely Handling, Moving, and Transferring the Person; and Mental Health Problems.

Introduction to Medical Surgical Nursing

Author: Adrianne Dill Linton
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455776416
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The leading medical-surgical text for LPN/LVN students, Linton''s Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, 6th Edition offers just the right level of information to equip today''s students to effectively care for adults and older adults. Covering both medical-surgical and psychiatric mental health conditions and disorders, this comprehensive text addresses the LPN/LVN''s role in a variety of care settings, including acute care and long-term care, with a special emphasis on assignment and supervision responsibilities. It also emphasizes culturally competent care and holistic nursing, while thoroughly covering all relevant NCLEX-PN test plan content No other resource offers the breadth of topics at a level that is so perfectly tailored to the LPN/LVN student. Foundational units on basic concepts related to the health care system, care settings, the nursing process, leadership, nutrition, the older adult, growth and nutrition, legal/ethical considerations, evidence-based nursing care, and many more essential topics, avoid repetition later in the text and create a foundation to build your understanding of disorders by body system. Safety alerts are highlighted throughout the text with a Safety Considerations icon. A separate unit on psychiatric mental health nursing covers psychosocial responses to illness, psychiatric disorders, and substance abuse - eliminating the need for a separate psychiatric mental health nursing text. Content related to the NCLEX-PN test plan is emphasized throughout the text, including health promotion, nutrition, legal/ethical issues, HIPAA, and prevention of medication/medical errors. Separate chapters on common, high-profile disorders (including hypertension, diabetes, and shock), provide an in-depth understanding for patient care. Focus on assignment and supervision helps you assign tasks to nurse assistants, patient care techs, and unlicensed assistive personnel, and makes sure they understand the difference between delegation, management, supervision, and assignment of tasks on the health care team. UNIQUE! In-depth pharmacology coverage includes: the Pharmacology Tutorial covering drug classifications, how drugs work, and nursing responsibilities; Pharmacology Capsules boxes providing medication information, precautions for use, interactions, and side/adverse effects; and Pharmacology and Medications tables including classification, use/action, side/adverse effects, and nursing interventions. A separate unit on gerontologic nursing provides comprehensive coverage of the care of the older adult and related disorders. No other LPN/LVN med-surg text offers as much coverage of this primary patient group. Diagnostic Tests and Procedures tables offer quick reference to MRI, CT, Doppler flow, lumbar puncture tests for neurologic disorders, and much more. Health Promotion Considerations boxes highlight timely wellness and disease prevention topics. Patient Teaching Plans provide bulleted lists of nursing instructions for patients, stressing the role and responsibility of the LPN/LVN to reinforce patient education. Nutrition Considerations boxes are spotlighted at appropriate points throughout the text to emphasize the role that nutrition plays in disease and nursing care. Nursing care plans reinforce the nursing process and focus on critical thinking. Cultural Considerations boxes discuss the importance of providing culturally-competent care related to various clinical situations. Put on Your Thinking Cap boxes allow you to pause and consider the practical implications of what you have just read. Get Ready for the NCLEX-PN Examination! sections at the end of chapters include key points, review questions, and case studies that address the various NCLEX Client Needs categories. NEW! Continued emphasis on evidence-based practice and the most current research findings include specific examples of how scientific evidence can justify and support patient care. NEW! Updated nursing diagnoses all reflect the most current NANDA listings for NCLEX compliance.

Gerontologic Nursing E Book

Author: Sue E. Meiner
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323266274
Format: PDF, ePub
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Covering both disorders and wellness, Gerontologic Nursing provides the essential information you need to provide the best nursing care to older adults. A body-system organization makes information easy to find, and discussions include health promotion, psychologic and sociocultural issues, and the common medical-surgical problems associated with aging adults. Written by expert educator and clinician Sue Meiner, EdD, RN, CS, GNP, this book also emphasizes topics such as nutrition, chronic illness, emergency treatment, patient teaching, home care, and end-of-life care. Comprehensive assessment guidelines identify findings that are normal, deviate from normal, and abnormal. A separate Health Promotion chapter and specialty boxes provide information related to promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing disease. Detailed coverage of pain, infection, cancer, chronic illness, loss, death and dying, and substance abuse explains the complex aspects of aging and related care. Cultural Influences chapter and Cultural Awareness boxes focus on clients' specific customs and how they affect your nursing care. Client/Family Teaching boxes help you communicate effectively on self-care. Home Care Tips boxes promote practical, effective care for the homebound older client. Emergency Treatment boxes highlight critical care in emergency situations. Nutrition boxes discuss the special nutritional needs and concerns of an aging population. Key points help you remember what you've read, and critical thinking activities help expand learned concepts. Up-to-date content includes the latest on hip and knee replacement, Lyme disease, lactose intolerance, upper respiratory infections, current arthritis therapies and treatments, and expanded information on abuse of older adults. Unique! Nursing Care Plans link NANDA-I nursing diagnoses, NIC priority interventions for specific conditions, and NOC suggested outcomes for guidance in providing appropriate care. Unique! Evidence-Based Practice boxes help you apply the research leading to better outcomes of nursing care. Unique! Nursing Process boxes provide quick and easy access to care information.

Mosby s Essentials for Nursing Assistants

Author: Sheila A. Sorrentino
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 9780323523929
Format: PDF, ePub
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Designed for shorter programs of 85 hours or fewer, Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants, 6th Edition provides coverage of the concepts and skills that are essential for becoming a nursing assistant. Known for its reader-friendly approach, and bright visual presentation, the text covers OBRA-mandated content including step-by-step procedures for 76 skills covered on the latest NATSEP certification exams. 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. New features include Focus on Math to help you master the formulas and calculations necessary for safe and effective caregiving and Focus on Pride: Application, which directs you to focus on residents' emotional and mental needs during specific procedures. Over 75 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. Concise coverage of nursing assistant content written at a 7th grade reading level that's ideal and easy to use in classes with shorter hour requirements. Promoting?Safety and Comfort boxes highlight important considerations for providing safe and effective care while promoting patient comfort. 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 themselves. Caring about Culture boxes contain information to help you learn about the various practices of other cultures. Focus on Practice boxes at the end of each chapter present short case scenarios with questions so students can consider practical applications for providing patient care. Focus on Communication boxes suggest what to say and questions to ask when interacting with patients, residents, visitors, and the nursing team to ensure clear communication in practice. Delegation Guidelines identify the nursing assistant's specific responsibilities in accepting commonly delegated tasks. NEW! Getting a Job chapter describes the professional skills you need for seeking and landing a job after certification. NEW! Focus on Math feature increases your critical thinking and calculation skills to assist you in performing a variety of procedures. NEW! Urinary Catheters chapter focuses on safety concerns surrounding perineal care. NEW! Content on electronic communication covers safety rules and wrongful use of electronic communication methods including cell phones and social media. NEW! Focus on Pride: Application examines residents' emotional and mental wellbeing during care for specific issues.

Mosby s Guide to Nursing Diagnosis

Author: Gail B. Ladwig
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323390277
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Updated and easy-to-use, Mosby’s Guide to Nursing Diagnosis, 5th Edition is ideal for use in clinicals, in class, and at the bedside! This pocket-sized reference book is a condensed version Ackley’s Nursing Diagnosis Handbook, 11th Edition that helps you diagnose and formulate care plans with confidence and ease. It includes the 2015-17 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses based on more than 1,300 specific symptoms and a step-by-step guide to creating care plans, featuring desired outcomes, interventions, and patient teaching. Plus, alphabetic thumb tabs allow for quick and easy access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses. UNIQUE! 2015-2017 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses Alphabetical thumb tabs Pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, safety, and client/family teaching and discharge planning interventions Pocketsize portability Nursing Diagnoses Index UNIQUE! Includes the 2015-2017 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses UNIQUE! Includes care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis, with pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, safety, and client/family teaching and discharge planning interventions Alphabetical thumb tabs provide quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses Pocketsize portability makes this book easy to carry and use in clinicals, in class, or at the bedside. Nursing Diagnoses Index on the inside front and back cover