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Lippincott Textbook for Nursing Assistants A Humanistic Approach to Caregiving

ISBN: 9781451194661 | 1451194668
Edition: 4th
Format: Paperback
Publisher: LWW
Pub. Date: 2/19/2015

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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.

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