Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants

Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants

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Elsevier Science and Technology
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.

  • Written at a clear, readable 7th grade reading level.
  • More than 500 full-color illustrations highlight key concepts and procedures providing a clear, visual explanation of concepts and actions.
  • Covers over 75 procedures, divided into pre-procedure, procedure, and post-procedure sections for easier learning.
  • Chapter Review Questions at the end of each chapter help readers reinforce and evaluate what they've learned.
  • Caring About Culture boxes contain information to help readers learn about the practices and beliefs of other cultures.
  • Persons with Dementia boxes outline special factors to consider when caring for persons with dementia.
  • NNAAP in select procedure title bars alerts readers to skills that are part of the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program.
  • 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.


  • 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.


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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.

  • Written at a clear, readable 7th grade reading level.
  • More than 500 full-color illustrations highlight key concepts and procedures providing a clear, visual explanation of concepts and actions.
  • Covers over 75 procedures, divided into pre-procedure, procedure, and post-procedure sections for easier learning.
  • Chapter Review Questions at the end of each chapter help readers reinforce and evaluate what they've learned.
  • Caring About Culture boxes contain information to help readers learn about the practices and beliefs of other cultures.
  • Persons with Dementia boxes outline special factors to consider when caring for persons with dementia.
  • NNAAP in select procedure title bars alerts readers to skills that are part of the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program.
  • 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.


  • 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.


Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Mosby/Elsevier, c2010
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9780323066211
Characteristics: xix, 556 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Gorek, Bernie
Remmert, Leighann N.

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