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Lippincott's Textbook for Nursing Assistants

Lippincott's Textbook for Nursing Assistants

ISBN 9781451194661
Edition 4
Publication Date
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Overview
Master the technical, communication, and critical thinking skills you need to provide compassionate, competent care in any health care setting with Lippincott's Textbook for Nursing Assistants, 4e. This comprehensive, student-friendly book is written in a conversational, easy-to read style, features a unique and fully integrated art program to help you understand key topics, and provides clear, concise coverage of nursing procedures that conform to the latest state-specific guidelines and 2012 NNAAP skill revisions. - Guidelines ("What You Do/Why You Do It") boxes provide the whys and the how-tos for carrying out key nursing assistant actions. - Tell the Nurse! Notes summarize observations that you need to report to the nurse. - Stop and Think! Scenarios encourage you to solve the types of complex, real world nursing situations you?ll encounter on the job. - Helping Hands and a Caring Heart: Focus on Humanistic Health Care boxes encourage you to empathize with those in your care and meet patients? and residents? emotional and spiritual needs, as well as their physical needs. - Empowering online learning tools that help you master key content, include Watch and Learn/Listen and Learn Audio and Video Clips and an interactive audio glossary that pronounces vocabulary words, defines them, and uses them in a sentence. - Procedure boxes that emphasize the concepts of privacy, safety, infection control, and comfort begin with a "Why You Do It" statement, followed by concise step-by-step instructions (including "Getting Ready" and "Finishing Up" steps) to prepare you for role as a nursing assistant. - Chapter-ending summary sections help you review the key concepts. - What Did You Learn? multiple-choice and matching exercises similar to the questions on state certification exams allow you to evaluate your understanding. Answers are provided at the end of the book. - Nursing Assistants Make A Difference! sections include first-person accounts from patients, residents, clients, or family members that focus on how a nursing assistant has had a positive impact on their lives or the lives of their loved ones, demonstrating how vital nursing assistants are to the health care team. Features: - New Guidelines boxes that focus on care of the elderly patient or resident have been added to various chapters. - All procedures have been updated to reflect current practice and the NNAAP 2012 skill revisions and are accompanied by new photos and art. - Current procedures on pulse oximetry, blood glucose testing, and tub and shower bathing have been integrated throughout. - A new, two-chapter unit covers nursing assistant care with residents in long-term care settings. - Updated statistics, MyPlate nutritional guidelines, and 2010 AHA BLS guidelines have been integrated throughout the text. - An expanded home health care unit now features contributions from experts in the field. - Guidelines ("What You Do/Why You Do It") boxes summarize the whys and hows for carrying out key nursing assistant actions. - Tell the Nurse! Notes summarize observations that the nursing assistant needs to report to the nurse. - Stop and Think! Scenarios encourage students to solve real world problems in the types of complex situations they will encounter in the workplace. - Helping Hands and a Caring Heart: Focus on Humanistic Health Care boxes encourage students to empathize with those in their care so they can effectively meet patients? and residents? emotional and spiritual needs, as well as their physical needs. - Empowering online learning tools that help students master key content include Watch and Learn/Listen and Learn Audio and Video Clips and an interactive audio glossary that pronounces vocabulary words, defines them, and uses them in a sentence. - Procedure boxes emphasizing the concepts of privacy, safety, infection control, and comfort begin with a "Why You Do It?" statement, followed by clear, concise step-by-step instructions (including "Getting Ready" and "Finishing Up" steps). Photographs and illustrations are included to clarify procedural steps as necessary. - Chapter-ending summary sections presented in a unique narrative outline format help students to review the key concepts of the chapter. - What Did You Learn? multiple-choice and matching exercises similar to state certification exam questions allow students to evaluate their understanding. Answers are provided at the end of the book. - Nursing Assistants Make a Difference! sections include first-person accounts from patients, residents, clients, or family members describing how a nursing assistant has had a positive impact on their lives or the lives of their loved ones. These stories help students see that they are vital members of the health care team and inspire them to go the "extra mile" in providing the highest quality of holistic health care.
Overview
Master the technical, communication, and critical thinking skills you need to provide compassionate, competent care in any health care setting with Lippincott's Textbook for Nursing Assistants, 4e. This comprehensive, student-friendly book is written in a conversational, easy-to read style, features a unique and fully integrated art program to help you understand key topics, and provides clear, concise coverage of nursing procedures that conform to the latest state-specific guidelines and 2012 NNAAP skill revisions. - Guidelines ("What You Do/Why You Do It") boxes provide the whys and the how-tos for carrying out key nursing assistant actions. - Tell the Nurse! Notes summarize observations that you need to report to the nurse. - Stop and Think! Scenarios encourage you to solve the types of complex, real world nursing situations you?ll encounter on the job. - Helping Hands and a Caring Heart: Focus on Humanistic Health Care boxes encourage you to empathize with those in your care and meet patients? and residents? emotional and spiritual needs, as well as their physical needs. - Empowering online learning tools that help you master key content, include Watch and Learn/Listen and Learn Audio and Video Clips and an interactive audio glossary that pronounces vocabulary words, defines them, and uses them in a sentence. - Procedure boxes that emphasize the concepts of privacy, safety, infection control, and comfort begin with a "Why You Do It" statement, followed by concise step-by-step instructions (including "Getting Ready" and "Finishing Up" steps) to prepare you for role as a nursing assistant. - Chapter-ending summary sections help you review the key concepts. - What Did You Learn? multiple-choice and matching exercises similar to the questions on state certification exams allow you to evaluate your understanding. Answers are provided at the end of the book. - Nursing Assistants Make A Difference! sections include first-person accounts from patients, residents, clients, or family members that focus on how a nursing assistant has had a positive impact on their lives or the lives of their loved ones, demonstrating how vital nursing assistants are to the health care team. Features: - New Guidelines boxes that focus on care of the elderly patient or resident have been added to various chapters. - All procedures have been updated to reflect current practice and the NNAAP 2012 skill revisions and are accompanied by new photos and art. - Current procedures on pulse oximetry, blood glucose testing, and tub and shower bathing have been integrated throughout. - A new, two-chapter unit covers nursing assistant care with residents in long-term care settings. - Updated statistics, MyPlate nutritional guidelines, and 2010 AHA BLS guidelines have been integrated throughout the text. - An expanded home health care unit now features contributions from experts in the field. - Guidelines ("What You Do/Why You Do It") boxes summarize the whys and hows for carrying out key nursing assistant actions. - Tell the Nurse! Notes summarize observations that the nursing assistant needs to report to the nurse. - Stop and Think! Scenarios encourage students to solve real world problems in the types of complex situations they will encounter in the workplace. - Helping Hands and a Caring Heart: Focus on Humanistic Health Care boxes encourage students to empathize with those in their care so they can effectively meet patients? and residents? emotional and spiritual needs, as well as their physical needs. - Empowering online learning tools that help students master key content include Watch and Learn/Listen and Learn Audio and Video Clips and an interactive audio glossary that pronounces vocabulary words, defines them, and uses them in a sentence. - Procedure boxes emphasizing the concepts of privacy, safety, infection control, and comfort begin with a "Why You Do It?" statement, followed by clear, concise step-by-step instructions (including "Getting Ready" and "Finishing Up" steps). Photographs and illustrations are included to clarify procedural steps as necessary. - Chapter-ending summary sections presented in a unique narrative outline format help students to review the key concepts of the chapter. - What Did You Learn? multiple-choice and matching exercises similar to state certification exam questions allow students to evaluate their understanding. Answers are provided at the end of the book. - Nursing Assistants Make a Difference! sections include first-person accounts from patients, residents, clients, or family members describing how a nursing assistant has had a positive impact on their lives or the lives of their loved ones. These stories help students see that they are vital members of the health care team and inspire them to go the "extra mile" in providing the highest quality of holistic health care.

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