Gain the knowledge and skills you need to provide safe, compassionate long-term care! Mosby’s Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants, 9th Edition prepares you to succeed as a professional caregiver for residents in long-term care settings. More than 100 step-by-step procedures include clear instructions for performing skills such as bedmaking, measuring vital signs, and collecting specimens. Not only does the book cover the functions and limitations of the nursing assistant’s role, but its delegation guidelines outline the information you need to collect from the nurse and care plan before performing and then documenting a procedure. Written by Clare Kostelnick, an experienced nurse and instructor, this text also helps you prepare for success on the Nursing Assistant certification exam.
New to this edition
NEW! Updated photographs and illustrations show the latest equipment and supplies used in caring for long-term care residents.
NEW! Basic Emergency Care chapter has new, vital information on controlling bleeding and the Stop the Bleed program, as well as a description of equipment used in medical emergencies.
NEW! Preventing Infection chapter includes updates on PPE and changes to procedures related to COVID-19.
NEW! Mental Health Problems chapter adds information on dealing with individuals experiencing emotional pain and suicide prevention, as well as expanded information on types of depression.
NEW! Nutrition chapter adds new information on residents experiencing dysphagia, including current guidelines from the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI).
Concise long-term care content is presented at a 6th-grade reading level to make understanding easier for readers of all levels and abilities.
More than 100 procedures are divided into pre-procedure, procedure, and post-procedure sections for easier learning, and a NATCEP® icon indicates skills that are covered in certification exams.
Color illustrations and photographs depict key ideas, concepts, and procedure steps.
Featured boxes highlight principles of care with Teamwork and Time Management, Quality of Life, Residents with Dementia, Time to Reflect, Promoting Safety and Comfort, Focus on Rehabilitation, Focus on Communication, and Delegation Guidelines.
Procedure icons in the headings identify content for which a related procedure is included.
Play icons in the Procedure boxes alert you to related video clips on the Evolve website.
Key Terms and Key Abbreviations at the beginning of each chapter introduce important words and commonly used abbreviations, and a separate glossary for each is included at the end of the book.
Chapter Review Questions help you evaluate your comprehension.
Review Question Answers are included at end of the text to allow for self-evaluation.
By Clare Kostelnick, RN, BSN, Professor Emeritus and Nurse Assistant Instructor, Des Moines Area Community College