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Being a Nursing Assistant - With CD - 9th edition

Being a Nursing Assistant - With CD (ISBN10: 0131828738; ISBN13: 9780131828735)
ISBN13: 978-0131828735
ISBN10: 0131828738

Summary: Features

  • NEW--Rationales and Charting Examples.
    • Helps students understand the "why" behind their patient care actions.
  • NEW--Additional Guidelines.
    • Helps students gain easier access to key principles of care.
  • NEW--Expanded chapter on Infec moretion Control (Ch. 5)--Includes coverage of hand hygiene, hepatitis C, and an introduction to sterile and aseptic techniques.
  • NEW--Applying Critical Thinking--In the end-of-chapter material. Focuses on 3 key topics: Customer Service, Cultural Care, Cooperation Within the Team.
    • Helps prepare students to be successful employees, caregivers, and colleagues.
    • Reinforces the importance of recognizing and meeting the needs of individuals for whom care is provided.
    • Encourages students to become culturally competent and sensitive to team issues.
  • NEW--"Nursing Assistant in Action" end of chapter activities--All new scenarios created for this new edition. Presents thought-provoking and challenging situations faced by real-life nursing assistants.
    • Adds a human touch to students' study and helps them learn through the experience of others.
    • Enables students to incorporate critical thinking and be better prepared to problem solve when personal and work-related conflicts arise.
  • NEW--Student CD-ROM with video clips.
    • Nurses model key procedures so that students see the correct techniques to use for client comfort and safety.
  • NEW--EXPLOREMediaLink--At the end of each chapter.
    • Enables students with different learning needs and styles to better understand, review, and retain material via the free CD-Rom that accompanies the book and the free Companion Website found online at
  • NEW--Tear-Out Clinical Pocket Translator--To assist communication on-the-job.
    • Provides Spanish translations of commonly encountered words and phrases.
  • NEW--A wealth of new and updated material--Particular attention is paid to the new regulations on restraints and the impact on facility policies and day-to-day practice for the Nursing Assistant. HIPAA, SARS precautions, noninvasive blood pressure monitoring, restorative care, skin care and pressure sores, care of the patient with a total hip or knee replacement, the confused resident, sun downing syndrome and the depressed resident are all covered in this new edition.
    • Keeps students well-informed and on the cutting-edge of the field.
  • NEW--Advanced Skills for Nursing Assistants (ISBN: 0-13-177985-0)--Over fifty advanced skills procedures are presented step-by-step in a separate student supplement.
    • Enables students to expand their skills sets in keeping with institution and state practices.
    • Increases the book's usefulness as a reference for practicing nursing assistants.
  • Expanded Website found at
    • Provides more opportunities for students to preview and review materials and to prepare for the certification exam.
  • Hallmark Features
  • "Age-Specific Considerations"--Cutting edge topic.
    • Prepares students for age-specific adjustments or modifications in patient care.
  • "Key Idea"--Identifies the most important concepts in each section.
    • Assists students in learning and reviewing the text material.
  • Margin Glossary --Key terms and their definitions are positioned in the margin.
    • Helps students to learn new vocabulary, enhancing reading skills.
    • Students can listen to the correct pronunciation of the terms on the website or on their CD.
  • NEW--Instructor Resource CD-ROM--With test bank, electronic version of the print Instructor's Resource Manual, Skills Videos, and PowerPoint slides. less

Edition/Copyright: 9TH 05
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 07/12/2004
International: No

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