Helps students understand the "why" behind their patient care actions.
Helps students gain easier access to key principles of care.
NEW--Expanded chapter on Infec...show 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 www.prenhall.com.wolgin
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 www.prenhall.com/wolgin
Provides more opportunities for students to preview and review materials and to prepare for the certification exam.
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