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Nursing Assisting: A Foundation in Caregiving, 5th Edition

by Diana L. Dugan, RN

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The fifth edition of our comprehensive nursing assistant training textbook is organized by body system, which gives students a context for learning. It includes the following:

  • In-depth information on anatomy and physiology, disease processes, and related care
  • Creative ways to teach how to encourage independence, prevent abuse and neglect, reinforce person-centered care, and promote residents’ legal rights
  • Completely updated sections on Alzheimer’s disease, infection prevention, mental health disorders, and nutrition
  • New information about electronic documentation, bariatrics, preoperative and postoperative care, opioids, and trauma-informed care
  • Chapters that are organized around learning objectives
  • Current information on legal issues, such as HIPAA, HITECH, and the Patient Self-Determination Act
  • Chapter-ending material which develops critical thinking, as well as tests the chapter (two exams for every chapter!)
  • 568 pages, including a table of procedures, common abbreviations list, special appendix with a math review, and glossary

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This very affordable workbook is designed to help students review what they have learned from reading the textbook. It is organized around learning objectives, which work like a built-in study guide. Multiple choice, true/false, crosswords, critical thinking scenarios, and other activities test the student’s knowledge of each chapter. It also includes skills checklists and a practice exam for the certification test.


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