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Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 5th Edition

by Hartman Publishing and Jetta Fuzy, RN, MS

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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 emphasized throughout in special boxes
  • New information on person-centered care and culture change
  • Up-to-date, comprehensive material about infection prevention
  • New information about electronic documentation
  • More information regarding mental health disorders
  • Updated information about hypertension and new material about obtaining an electronic blood pressure reading
  • New icon to indicate the skills that have a corresponding video
  • Comprehensive nutrition information, including MyPlate material, updated special diets section, and feeding techniques
  • 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, two final exams, and a critical thinking exam, along with a practice exam for students taking the certification test
  • A table of procedures, common abbreviations list, and a glossary

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

The recording utilized the talents of an actual nurse practitioner, Victoria Phelps, and was recorded and produced by Mark Hedman, who also produced the Hartman audiobook for the third edition of Nursing Assistant Care: Long-Term Care.

With a running time of 16 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 audible.com and amazon.com. Please click on the links below to hear a sample and purchase your copy.

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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, word searches, 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, two final exams, and a critical thinking exam that the instructor can modify to suit his or her needs. The instructor’s guide CD also contains PowerPoint slides, which include abbreviated outlines for each learning objective, as well as exams and care skills.


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