Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants, 4th Edition

Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants

4th Edition

By Sheila A. Sorrentino, RN, MSN, PhD, Curriculum and Health Care Consultant, Anthem, AZ; Leighann Remmert, BSN, RN, Clinical Instructor, Capital Area School of Practical Nursing, Springfield, IL and Bernie Gorke, BS, MA, Gerontology Consultant, New England, ND


  1. Introduction to Health Care Agencies
  2. The Nursing Assistant
  3. Work Ethics
  4. Communicating with the Health Team
  5. Understanding the Person
  6. Understanding Body Structure and Function
  7. Caring for the Older Person
  8. Promoting Safety
  9. NEW! Preventing Falls
  10. Promoting a Restraint-Free Setting
  11. Preventing Infection
  12. Body Mechanics
  13. NEW! Safely Handling, Moving, and Transferring the Person
  14. Assisting With Comfort
  15. Assisting With Hygiene
  16. Assisting With Grooming
  17. Assisting With Urinary Elimination
  18. Assisting With Bowel Elimination
  19. Assisting With Nutrition and Fluids
  20. Assisting With Assessment
  21. Assisting With Specimens
  22. Assisting With Exercise and Activity
  23. Assisting With Wound Care
  24. Assisting With Oxygen Needs
  25. Assisting With Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
  26. Caring for Persons With Common Health Problems
  27. NEW! Caring for Persons With Mental Health Problems
  28. Caring for Persons With Confusion and Dementia
  29. Assisting With Emergency Care
  30. Caring for the Dying Person