A Humanistic Approach to CaregivingPamela J CarterRead MoreThe fourth edition of Lippincott Essentials for Nursing Assistants: A Humanistic Approach to Caregiving provides the foundational concepts and facts that a nursing assistant needs to function competently in a long-term care facility, acute care facility, or home health agency. Students enrolled in shorter, “essentials”-focused programs typically have limited time to read/prepare for class. Therefore, this text includes only the most basic, essential information with the understanding that this foundational knowledge will be supplemented by classroom instruction and on-the-job training.
Pam Carter’s conversational, yet professional, writing style explains complex information in a way students can easily understand. Procedure boxes provide concise, step-by-step instructions incorporating the latest guidelines and NNAAP skill revisions. Guidelines boxes with a unique “What You Do/Why You Do It” format help readers understand why things are done a certain way because understanding the why leads to better memory recollection. Promoting pride in the profession is at the heart of the book, ensuring that students truly know that becoming a nursing assistant can make a difference in the lives of others.
· NEW! Long-term care unit
· Nurse Pam—is getting a makeover in the new edition!
· What Will You Learn?—learning objectives and goals at the beginning of each chapter, including vocabulary words (which can be heard in the Listen and Learn resource on thePoint)
· Procedure boxes—71 core procedures are presented with step-by-step instructions
· Guidelines (What You Do/Why You Do it) boxes—summarize guidelines for carrying out key nursing assistant actions
· Tell the Nurse notes—highlight and summarize signs and symptoms that a nursing assistant may observe
· Stop and Think scenarios—encourage students to critically solve problems
· Putting it All Together?—repeats and summarizes key concepts
· What Did You Learn?—end of chapter quiz (answers in appendix)
A Humanistic Approach to CaregivingPamela CarterRead MoreThis comprehensive, student-friendly text helps students master the technical communication, and critical thinking skills they need to provide compassionate, competent care in any health care setting. The book is acclaimed for its emphasis on reading comprehension over reading level and its unique and engaging art program that is fully integrated with the narrative. To ensure student success, the content was developed in conjunction with a reading specialist to ensure readability for ESL and other students who lack strong reading skills.
The Fourth Edition features updated procedures that incorporate the latest specific state guidelines and 2012 NNAAP skill revisions, new procedural photos, updated and expanded information in the home health care unit, a new unit on providing nursing assistant care in a long-term healthcare environment, and more.
In addition, this edition is accompanied by a full suite of ancillary resources designed to make instructors more efficient and students more successful.
A Humanistic Approach to CaregivingPamela J CarterRead More
The Workbook for Lippincott Essentials for Nursing Assistants follows the same straightforward organization as the parent text. Students will benefit from first reading the assignment in the text and then completing the corresponding workbook assignment. Chapters can be assigned according to the needs of the program’s curriculum. Key learning points, derived from the learning objectives in the textbook, are given for each subtopic within the chapter and help the student easily identify the concepts that are being reviewed and reinforced.
Appealing to all learning types, activities include:
- Multiple-Choice Questions
- Think About It
- Crossword Puzzles
- Word Jumbles