Advanced Skills for Nursing Assistants

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This resource specifically addresses the need for nurse assistants to be versatile, flexible, and multi-skilled caregivers. It facilitates the acquisition and development of additional patient care skills that can be performed in a variety of healthcare settings. Includes over 4 dozen advanced skills and procedures including urinary catheterization, staple and suture removal, tracheostomy care, enteral nutrition administration, and neurological function observation. Step-by-step instructions walk learners through each skill with a description of its purpose, objectives, key terms, and necessary supplies and equipment. Emphasizes age-specific considerations throughout. Promotes personal and professional growth and job satisfaction. Nursing Assistant students.

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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 advancednursing 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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