Competency Exam Preparation and Review for Nursing Assistants / Edition 3

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Overview

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)

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Kast is an instructor of nursing assistants and health occupations at Northeast Metro Technical College, White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Acello is an independent nursing consultant and educator. Their manual includes the content required to successfully complete the written and manual skills components of the competency evaluation exam for nursing assistants. Differences between the second and third editions are not explained. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766814295
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/15/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.80 (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

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.

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