Mosby s Essentials for Nursing Assistants

Author: Sheila A. Sorrentino
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323294034
Release Date: 2014-03-12
Genre: Medical

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.

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: 0323326927
Release Date: 2014-04-14
Genre: Medical

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.

Nursing Assistant Review for Competency Evaluation

Author: Sheila A. Sorrentino
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 0815186258
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Medical

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 Textbook for Nursing Assistants

Author: Sheila A. Sorrentino
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 0323319750
Release Date: 2016-03-02
Genre: Care of the sick

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 Text and Elsevier Adaptive Learning Package

Author: Sheila A. Sorrentino
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0323288766
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Genre: Medical

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 Essentials for Nursing Assistants

Author: Sheila A. Sorrentino
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323294034
Release Date: 2014-03-12
Genre: Medical

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.

Lippincott s Textbook for Nursing Assistants

Author: Pamela J. Carter
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781766850
Release Date: 2007-06-01
Genre: Medical

Now in its Second Edition, this textbook prepares students to work as nursing assistants in long-term care, acute care, and home health care settings, and provides a firm foundation for advancement to an LPN and ultimately an RN role. The book is written in a direct, conversational writing style with an emphasis on professionalism and humanism. This edition is significantly updated and has new photographs and illustrations. A front-of-book CD-ROM includes an audio glossary. An audiobook version of the entire text in MP3 format is available as a separate purchase. A student-edition DVD, containing selected procedures from Lippincott's Video Series for Nursing Assistants, is also available as a separate purchase.

Introduction to Medical Surgical Nursing

Author: Adrianne Dill Linton
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455776412
Release Date: 2015-02-06
Genre: Medical

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.

Review Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians

Author: Heather Prendergast
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323394277
Release Date: 2016-02-16
Genre: Medical

Make sure you’re prepared for the VTNE with the completely updated Review Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians! Author Heather Prendergast breathes new life into this edition with 5,000 questions that have been reviewed and revised to reflect the most recent changes to the VTNE. The content begins with a Foundation of Knowledge Review that addresses hospital management, calculations, terminology, and anatomy and physiology. The second part focuses on VTNE review with complete coverage of the nine primary subject areas on the exam, including the newest domains of pain management/analgesia and emergency medicine/critical care. A companion Evolve website helps build your knowledge and confidence with an electronic testing experience. You can create customized practice tests and take timed practice exams that mirror the actual VTNE and provide instant feedback and detailed rationales. Exam results are archived to allow you to keep track of your progress in each domain. Answers with rationales and sources for correct and incorrect answers on the Evolve companion website help you understand the reasoning and knowledge behind each answer and assist with recalling correct answers. Questions are written specifically for veterinary technician students and practicing veterinary technicians to cover the essential information you need to succeed on the VTNE. Multiple-choice question format mirrors the questions on the VTNE. A variety of questions at different difficulty levels increase your VTNE scoring potential by testing factual knowledge, reasoning skills, and clinical judgment related to veterinary technician duties. NEW! A simulated VTNE testing environment on the companion Evolve website features a bank of 5,000 questions, allowing you to create customized practice tests and take timed practice exams that provide instant feedback and extended rationales. NEW! Questions on pain management/analgesia and emergency and critical care prepare you for these two domains on the VTNE. NEW! 5,000 revised and updated multiple-choice questions reflect the latest VTNE test format to ensure you have the most up-to-date exam review and preparation.

Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Author: AWHONN
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323265010
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre: Medical

Perfect as a resource in the field or for exam preparation, this authoritative reference from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) includes in-depth coverage of the most common neonatal disorders and their management. The concise outline format highlights the essentials of each condition including definition, etiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments, and outcomes to help you find important information quickly. This new edition also features an increased focus on evidence-based practice, new CAMTS and AAMS guidelines, new techniques for PICC placement, and changes to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program. All necessary information to prepare for the neonatal intensive care nursing certification examination is included. Concise outline format provides access to important nursing considerations associated with the management of the most common conditions in the neonate. Text provides a collaborative effort between the three most authoritative associations in neonatal intensive care nursing - AWHONN, AACN, and NANN. Information on families, ethics, legal issues, research, case management, and the transition to home acknowledge the full scope of neonatal nursing practice. NEW! CAMTS and AAMS guidelines, techniques for PICC placement, and changes to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program are just a few of the updates that reveal the importance the new edition places on safety practices and procedures. NEW! Updated chapter on Patient Safety includes selected improvement strategies and resources for neonatal nurses to build a patient safety toolkit, discusses TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety), and recognizes human issues, such as shift work and fatigue. NEW! Increased focus on evidence-based practice for preterm infants, medications, and antepartum-intrapartum complications sets the standard for neonatal nursing practice. NEW! Strategies to promote inclusionary care better reflect nursing care today by focusing on family-centered care, comprehensive perinatal records, health care teams in the NICU, and best practices in the care of the late preterm infant. NEW! Comprehensively revised chapter on Immunology identifies risk factors for infection associated with term and preterm infants, distinguishes clinical symptoms and therapies associated with TORCHES CLAP spectrum infections, and includes prevention strategies for hospital-acquired infections. NEW! Thoroughly updated content and references reflect currency and technologic advances. NEW! Refocused chapter on Developmental Care guides the nurse to use assessment within the context of the environment and situation to initiate interventions in the moment or use patterns of responses for developing plans of care and presents core measures on evaluating developmental care practices in the NICU.

2007 Mosby s Nursing Drug Reference

Author: Linda Skidmore-Roth
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 0323045901
Release Date: 2006-06
Genre: Medical

Focusing on safe medication administration, this new edition is redesigned, making it easier to find indications, precautions, and nursing considerations applicable to any patient care setting. Includes a CD-ROM packed with such useful tools as drug information in a printable format, patient teaching guides in English and Spanish, a drug interaction tool, and detailed information on herbal products, and free access to a Web site.

Mosby s Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage

Author: Sandy Fritz
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 0323020275
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Medical

Designed specifically for the massage therapy curriculum, this popular textbook includes information on anatomy & physiology, biomechanics, and pathologic conditions for the entire body. Integrating textbook content with workbook activities, this clinically relevant resource emphasizes critical thinking and problem-based learning, so readers will see how material applies to real practice. Heavily illustrated in full color, it provides clear visual representation of A&P concepts. In addition, it includes sections on pathologic conditions with suggestions for referral protocols and indications and contraindications for therapeutic massage. An ideal companion to Fritz: Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage, it provides a wealth of information readers must know in order to pass the certification exams. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details. The textbook/workbook format encourages critical thinking and interactive learning through activities, short essays, fill-in-the-blank questions, drawing exercises, and more. Sections on pathologic conditions include suggestions for intervention protocols and indications and contraindications for therapeutic massage. EVOLVE website activities, highlighted with an EVOLVE icon, are included in each chapter to direct readers to the Internet for further study. Well referenced coverage discusses the latest research in massage therapy and directs readers to additional literature on the topics in each chapter. More than 600 illustrations enhance the understanding and comprehension of each topic presented. Practical Applications are included in each chapter to support competency-based learning and to enable readers to see the way material applies to real practice. Each chapter contains Chapter Outlines, Objectives, Summaries, Key Terms, Practical Applications, Proficiency Activities, EVOLVE exercises, and Workbook Sections to help improve comprehension. The easy-to-read format engages readers with various learning styles. Content is ideal for National Certification Exam preparation. All chapters have been revised and updated to reflect changes in curriculum standards and to include new educational method research. The entire book features an appealing, full-color design that makes the text easier to use. Content has been expanded significantly in the biomechanics chapter to include muscle testing and assessment. Expanded content has been added in the areas of digestive, circulatory, and lymphatic systems. Quick Reference charts for muscles and pathology give readers at-a-glance references for common muscle and pathology issues encountered by massage therapists. Case studies have been added to promote problem-based learning. Clinical reasoning activities have been re-worked and improved. Illustrations have been improved and expanded throughout the entire book with the addition of approximately 75 new full-color illustrations tailored to the specific needs of massage therapy students.

The Nursing Assistant

Author: JoLynn Pulliam
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0132622556
Release Date: 2011-08
Genre: Medical

The Nursing Assistant, Fifth Edition is a concise, practical, affordable, and up-to-date guide to the skills today's nursing assistants need to master. It is designed both to serve as the basis of any nursing assistant training program, and to prepare students for careers in acute, subacute, or long-term care. It addresses the needs of the whole patient or resident, while promoting independence and self-care. Carefully organized to follow nursing process models, state curricula, and OBRA mandates, it walks through 75 step-by-step procedures reflecting the most common nursing assistant tasks. This edition is fully updated for the newest CDC and OSHA guidance for hand cleaning and infection control, and to reflect other relevant federal laws, including HIPAA.