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Nursing Assisting: A Foundation in Caregiving, 6th Edition

by Diana L. Dugan, RN

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The 6th 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
  • New information about the following diseases and disorders: COVID-19, migraines and cluster headaches, more types of cancers, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), metabolic syndrome, varicose veins, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD), as well as expanded and reorganized mental health disorder coverage
  • Additional electronic documentation guidelines
  • New information on topics including testing (albumin/protein, CT calcium score, point-of-care testing [POCT], and continuous glucose monitoring [CGM] systems); medical devices (stents, Holter monitors, nebulizers); and patient care/treatments (cochlear implants, targeted therapy, and information from the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Institute (IDDSI) on thickened liquids and texture modified foods)
  • Chapters that are organized around learning objectives
  • Chapter-ending material which develops critical thinking, as well as tests the chapter (two exams for every chapter!)
  • 584 pages, including a table of procedures, common abbreviations list, special appendix with a math review, and glossary

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for Nursing Assisting: A Foundation in Caregiving, 6th Edition

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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Instructor’s Guide

for Nursing Assisting: A Foundation in Caregiving, 6th Edition

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.

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  • Key terms lists
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  • Additional skills/procedures
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  • 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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