Being a Nursing Assistant (8th Edition)

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9780130840837: Being a Nursing Assistant (8th Edition)

Keeping pace with current developments and improvements in the health care field, this #1-rated resource and reference manual covers the basics of providing care to a variety of patients, and helps users understand and appreciate the scope of the work and duties they will be expected to master and perform within their specific job. Offers 35 detailed chapters on everything from the health care system to communication skills, infection control, safety, the patient's environment, emergency care, measuring vital signs, patient nutrition, specimen collection, care of the surgical patient, neonatal and pediatric care, long-term care, and much more. Adds new material on total hip replacement, hepatitis C, career information regarding how to accept, keep, or properly resign from a job, and expands discussions on Alzheimer's disease, AIDS, the role of today's home health aide, cancer care, and mental health. Integrates challenging, real-life “Nursing Assistant in Action” scenarios throughout, and addresses cultural diversity and its implication on patient care, and the rights of patients and advanced directives. Over 100 color photos support material and add strong visual appeal. For individuals who are considering or learning to become a patient care assistant, certified nursing assistant, nursing assistant, home health aide or other similar title.

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Fully approved by the American Hospital Association, this comprehensive and full-color book covers the skills and procedures essential for meeting OBRA requirements--and has already helped thousands of people prepare themselves to become competent nursing assistants.

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Francie Wolgin, MSN, RN. Francie Wolgin serves as Community Health Development Program Officer for THE HEALTH FOUNDATION OF GREATER CINCINNATI. She maintains a relationship with colleagues currently teaching nursing assistants, patient care technicians and nursing students in several states. She serves on the advisory board of Cross Country University and the Medcom Nursing Advisory Board. She was awarded the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award in 1999.

Ms. Wolgin's previous positions include System Leader for Education and Employee Development, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital (SJMH), Ann Arbor, Michigan. She served four years as Director of Operations Support and Practice Development at SJMH, and as president of the National Nursing Staff Development Organization. In addition, Ms. Wolgin served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. She serves on the advisory board of Cross Country University, and on the editorial board of Nursing Management.

Ms. Wolgin has been Director of Nursing Practice Development and Clinical Associate at the School of Nursing, Duke University Medical Center; she has held several management, staff development, and administrative positions at the University of Cincinnati Hospital; and a faculty appointment at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health. She served on the Journal of Nursing Staff Development editorial board for several years. She is the author of Advanced Skills for Caregivers, Being a Nursing Assistant, 7th and 8th editions, as well as many articles. She regularly contributes to books on staff development, competency, and training of advanced nursing assistants. Extensive experience as a direct caregiver in a variety of positions gives her both perspective and firsthand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities available throughout the health care continuum.

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