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Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 6th Edition

by Hartman Publishing and Jetta Fuzy, MS, RN

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Our briefest nursing assistant training textbook—just 10 chapters—contains essential information for working in long-term care. Information is explained in everyday language, with a focus on helping students pass the certification exam. Many new full-color photographs and illustrations reinforce the content. This textbook contains the following:

  • Material organized by body system—this includes each system’s structure and function, normal changes of aging, how the nursing assistant can help with normal aging changes, observing and reporting, and common diseases and care guidelines
  • Issues relating to Residents’ Rights and person-centered care emphasized throughout in special boxes
  • Up-to-date, comprehensive material about infection prevention, including care guidelines for COVID-19 in the long-term care setting
  • New information about electronic documentation
  • Expanded and reorganized mental health disorder coverage, including new terminology and categories
  • Updated information about hypertension and a new skill for measuring blood pressure electronically
  • Comprehensive nutrition information, including MyPlate material, updated special diets section, feeding techniques, and information from the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) on thickened liquids and texture modified foods
  • Current information about legal issues, such as HIPAA and advance directives
  • Many new website resources throughout and a comprehensive community resources box
  • Significant testing section for instructors, including 10 chapters exams, 2 final exams, a critical thinking exam, a practice exam for the certification test, and a new, general comprehensive exam
  • A table of procedures, common abbreviations list, and a glossary

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for Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics

The sixth edition of Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics is available in audiobook format!

The recording utilized the talents of one of our developmental editors, Kristin Calderon, and was recorded and produced by Mark Hedman, who also produced the Hartman audiobook for the previous edition of this book, as well as the third edition of Nursing Assistant Care: Long-Term Care.

With a running time of over 17 hours, this audiobook will be very beneficial for auditory learners, students with reading challenges, speakers of English as a second language, and students on the go who want to make the most of their time.

The audiobook is currently available on Soundwise. Please click on the following links to purchase your copy or listen to a sample.

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for Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics

The workbook is affordable! Often it’s half the cost of competing workbooks.

Because the 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.


Our skills videos help prepare students for their clinical skills testing. Upon adoption, we provide easy web access for instructors and their students at no extra charge. For more information about Hartman’s new skill videos, please click here.

Instructor’s Guide

for Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics

The instructor’s guide to teaching from our textbook contains the following elements for every chapter: an overview of teaching strategies; page references for both the textbook and student workbook; teaching outlines for every learning objective; a chapter review which may contain case studies, role-playing scenarios, games, discussion questions, and chapter exams, and final exams.

Our Instructor's Website contains everything included in the print version as well as the following:

  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Procedure checklists
  • Key terms lists
  • Customer-requested handouts
  • Additional skills/procedures
  • Activity worksheets
  • Critical thinking exams

PowerPoint presentations for each chapter complement the instructor’s guide content and include abbreviated lecture material, student-directed questions, and critical thinking questions related to the procedures.


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