An Introduction to Nursing Assisting: Building Language Skills / Edition 1

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This new book is written for students becoming certified nursing assistants in long-term care institutions, hospitals or clinics, or certified home health aides. Special features make it especially useful for non-native English speakers and native speakers with a low literacy level. The text always takes into account the language and culture differences of the students. Vocabulary clearly distinguishes between English words/phrases that present problems to ESL students and required medical terminology. It includes language instruction aimed at communicative competence in the workplace.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827362338
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/22/1995
  • Series: Home Care Aide Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 8.08 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Rita Frey is an Instructor in the Allied Health Certificate Program at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown, Massachusetts. This program prepares limited English speakers and native English speakers for jobs as nursing assistants in hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. She is also a staff nurse in the Emergency Department at New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham, Massachusetts.

Lisa Anne Shearer-Cooper is an instructor at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Health Care in the United States. Working in a Health Care Institution. Ethics in a Health Care Institution. Safety in a Health Care Institution. Infection Control in the Health Care Institution. Human Growth and Development. Communications in the Health Care Setting. Clerical Communication. Using Medical Terminology to Observe and Describe the Patient. The Respiratory System and Cardiovascular System. The Skeletal System and the Muscular System. The Integumentary System. The Digestive System. The Urinary System. The Endocrine System. The Nervous System. The Reproductive System. The Patient with Special Needs. Home Health Care. Medical Communication. The Internship Experience. The Job Search Appendices.

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