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This thoughtfully organized review text is just what the nursing assistant student needs to prepare for the state certification examination. It enable to reader to work at their own pace to review all the basic skills and procedures they must know. Each chapter includes a self-test, and vocabulary crossword puzzles offer a smart approach to mastering medical terminology. An expanded section on cultural diversity prepares students for a variety of real-world and test situations. Also included are anatomy diagrams, a practice exam, as well as tips and techniques that will help boost confidence when taking the actual examination. Key Features: *Vocabulary crosswords puzzles help you master challenging medical terminology *Procedural checklists help you learn resident care skills needed for state testing *Tips and Techniques section provides advice on how to do well on tests *Anatomy diagrams are included for easy reference *Quick reference guidelines for critical concepts/actions (KEYWORDS: nursing assisting, exam preparation, competency evaluation)
Chapter 1: The Role and Responsibilities of the Nursing Assistant. Chapter 2: Basic Human Needs. Chapter 3: Rights of the Resident. Chapter 4: Mental Health and Social needs. Chapter 5: Communication. Chapter 6: Infection Control. Chapter 7: Safety and Emergency Measures. Chapter 8: The Resident's Unit. Chapter 9: Body Alignment and Activity Needs. Chapter 10: Personal Care Needs. Chapter 11: Nutrition and Fluid Needs. Chapter 12: Elimination Needs. Chapter 13: Vital Signs, Height, and Weight. Appendix A: Anatomy Diagrams. Appendix B: Test-Taking Methods and Guidelines. Appendix C: Practice Exam. Appendix D: Procedure Review. Appendix E: Practice Exam Answer Sheets. Appendix F: Vocabulary Puzzles. Appendix G: Answer Keys to Chapter Review Quizzes and Crossword Puzzles. Index.