Being a Nursing Assistant (9th Edition)

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Now in its ninth edition, this market-leading book continues to prepare the nation's finest nursing assistants in the deliver safe, effective care in acute, sub-acute, long-term care, and home heath settings by maintaining the time-tested hallmark features students and instructors love while staying current in the dynamic, ever-changing world of healthcare. To enrich learning, enhance critical thinking skills and improve client care, the guidelines and clearly illustrated procedures that illustrate the "how" of what nursing assistants need to do, now include clearly written rationales that help them to understand the "why" behind their patient care actions. NEW - Guidelines and Procedures-including Waterless Hand Hygiene and Applying a Condom Catheter. NEW! Rationales for all procedures that help students to understand the "why" behind their patient care actions. NEW! Topics such as SARS precautions and care of patients with Alzheimer's disease. NEW! Charting examples in each procedure that reinforce the importance of documentation. NEW! Tear-Out English-Spanish Clinical Pocket Reference that provides translations of commonly encountered words and phrases to aide in client care. Expanded coverage of infection control and patient restraints. FREE Companion Website provides chapter-specific online resources for both students and instructors including certification review multiple choice questions, case studies, matching exercises, weblinks, a Syllabus Manager, an audio glossary and more. FREE Student CD-ROM provides certification review multiple choice questions and an audio glossary. Nursing assistants in acute, sub-acute, long-term care, and home heath settings as well as those studying to enter into the field.

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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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The tradition continues—even better than ever!

Now in its ninth edition, this market-leading text continues to aid instructors in preparing the nation's finest nursing assistants to deliver safe, effective care in acute, sub-acute, long-term care, and home health settings by maintaining the time-tested hallmark features students and instructors love while staying current in the dynamic, ever-changing world of healthcare.

To enrich learning, enhance critical thinking skills and improve client care, the guidelines and clearly illustrated procedures that demonstrate the "how" of what nursing assistants need to do, now include clearly written rationales that help them to understand the "why" behind their patient care actions.

Accompanied by a wide range of new media, this resource is unsurpassed in providing a total package of learning tools that promote individual success in the classroom, on the certifying exam, and in the clinical setting.

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  • NEW! Guidelines and Procedures-including Waterless Hand Hygiene and Applying a Condom Catheter
  • NEW! Rationales for all procedures that help students to understand the "why" behind their patient care actions
  • NEW! Topics such as SARS precautions and care of patients with Alzheimer's disease
  • NEW! Charting examples in each procedure that reinforce the importance of documentation
  • NEW! Tear-Out Clinical Pocket Translator that provides Spanish translations of commonly encountered words and phrases to help enhance patient care through improved communication
  • Expanded coverage of infection control and patient restraints
  • FREE Companion Website provides chapter-specific online resources for both students and instructors including certification review multiple choice questions, case studies, matching exercises, weblinks, a Syllabus Manager, an audio glossary and more
  • FREE Student CD-ROM provides certification review multiple choice questions, videos and an audio glossary

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