Competency Exam Prep and Review for Nursing Assistants / Edition 4

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Overview

Are you ready for your Nursing Assistant certification exam? You will be poised to excel after using this valuable book. Based upon the latest OBRA standards for training, you will also be ready to tackle the real-world as a nursing assistant. No other resource provides you the variety of tools you will find here. Practice by reviewing over forty nursing procedures covered in the competency evaluation examination. Prepare with smart test-taking techniques. View numerous photographs illustrating core concepts. If you are on the path to becoming a nursing assistant, congratulations on finding the ideal review product.

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From The Critics
Reviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This book is designed to provide an organized review of essential content and skills for persons preparing for or in the nursing assistant role.
Purpose: It is intended as a guide for the review of content and skills for nursing assistants.
Audience: Students who are enrolled in or have completed nursing assistant training are the intended audience.
Features: The book covers the role of the nursing assistant, basic human needs, the rights of the resident, mental health, social needs, effective communication, infection control, safety measures, emergency measures, the balance of rest and activity, personal care needs, nutritional needs, elimination needs, vital signs, and height and weight measurements. Appendixes contain helpful resources and references.
Assessment: This edition serves as a useful competency exam preparation and review for nursing assistants.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD(University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This book is designed to provide an organized review of essential content and skills for persons preparing for or in the nursing assistant role.
Purpose: It is intended as a guide for the review of content and skills for nursing assistants.
Audience: Students who are enrolled in or have completed nursing assistant training are the intended audience.
Features: The book covers the role of the nursing assistant, basic human needs, the rights of the resident, mental health, social needs, effective communication, infection control, safety measures, emergency measures, the balance of rest and activity, personal care needs, nutritional needs, elimination needs, vital signs, and height and weight measurements. Appendixes contain helpful resources and references.
Assessment: This edition serves as a useful competency exam preparation and review for nursing assistants.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401889043
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/10/2006
  • Series: Test Preparation Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 1,021,820
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

As an independent nurse consultant and educator, Barbara Acello, MS, RN, has worked in long-term care for more than thirty-three years. In addition to owning and operating a school for nursing assistants, she helped to write and develop mandatory state curricula for nurse aides and EMTs. She has also written and/or contributed to approximately 60 textbooks, instructor guides, quick reference guides, and supplemental instructional material for healthcare personnel. During her nursing career, Ms. Acello has worked in eight states as a director of nursing, long-term care facility consultant, and educator. With a particular interest and expertise in the clinical geriatrics, Ms. Acello's subspecialties include resident safety, pain assessment and management, restraints, pressure ulcers, and infection control. She is committed to improving working conditions, education, and professionalism for personnel in the long-term care industry.

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Table of Contents

Ch 1: The Role and Responsibilities of the Nursing Assistant Ch 2: Basic Human Needs Ch 3: Rights of the Resident Ch 4: Mental Health and Social Needs Ch 5: Communication Ch 6: Infection Control Ch 7: Safety and Emergency Measures Ch 8: The Residents Unit Ch 9: Body Alignment and Activity Needs Ch 10: Personal Care Needs Ch 11: Nutrition and Fluid Needs Ch 12: Elimination Needs Ch 13: Vital Signs, Height, and Weight App A: Anatomy Diagrams App B: Useful Information App C: Test-Taking Methods and Guidelines App D: Practice Exam App E: Procedure Review App F: Practice Exam Answer Sheets App G: Answer Keys to Chapter Review Quizzes and Crossword Puzzles

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