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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: 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.