Lippincott Essentials for Nursing Assistants: A Humanistic Approach to Caregiving

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Streamline the path to a successful nursing assistant career with this concise, approachable text. Lippincott Essentials for Nursing Assistants: A Humanistic Approach to Caregiving, 5th edition, delivers the foundational concepts and facts that a nursing assistant needs to competently and compassionately function in a long-term care facility, acute care facility, or home health agency. Ideal for use in shorter, fast-paced programs, each chapter focuses on only the most essential concepts, breaking down information into segments for easier retention. Author Pamela Carter's conversational, yet professional writing style clarifies complex material to make information more accessible. Helpful Procedures and Guidelines boxes provide step-by-step walkthroughs for common tasks and detail the the rationale behind key procedure actions in order to enhance understanding and strengthen clinical decision-making capabilities. The 5th edition has been revised and updated to reflect today's changing healthcare practices - including the latest NNAAP skill revisions and features callouts to Lippincott Acute Care Skills for Advanced Nursing Assistants, a companion ebook-only text by Pamela Carter that highlights advanced skills and situations that may call for additional training as students advance through their nursing assistant careers. - NEW! Taking It to the Next Level: Advanced Skills call out skills and situations that require additional training and corresponding information in the advanced companion ebook, Lippincott Acute Care Skills for Advanced Nursing Assistants, available on thePoint. - NEW! Updated terminology keeps pace with changes in healthcare. - NEW! Updated nutrition and dietary recommendations reflect the 2015 - 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the related art and descriptions of MyPlate. - NEW! Updated BLS information and obstructed airway procedures comply with the 2015 American Heart Association guidelines. - Procedures provide a step-by-step walkthrough for 73 common procedures in accordance with the latest clinical practices, infection control standards, and National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Skills List. - Guidelines (What You Do/Why You Do It) boxes summarize the why and how of key nursing assistant actions to reinforce retention and understanding. - Tell the Nurse! alert students to signs and symptoms that should be reported to a nurse. - Stop and Think! scenarios encourage critical thinking and present challenges to solve complex problems that might be encountered in the nursing workplace. - Nurse Pam gives reminders to empathize with patients to promote passionate, holistic care. - Concerns for Long-Term Care detail specific information needed to ensure effective care of senior residents in long-term care settings. A companion Workbook reinforces understanding through multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, think about it, and matching questions, as well as crossword puzzles, word jumbles, labeling, sequencing and identification activities.
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