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Practice the CNA: Certified Nurse Assistant Practice Questions by
Over 200 CNA practice questions, prepared by a dedicated team of exam experts, with detailed answer key, exam tips and multiple choice strategies! FULLY Updated December 2013! More questions added with expanded explanations, plus minor errors and typos fixed! Practice the CNA! will help you: Learn faster Practice with 2 complete practice question sets (over 200 questions) Increase your score with multiple choice strategies from exam experts Learn what you MUST do in the exam room Avoid common mistakes on a test Answer multiple choice questions strategically Exam questions written by Ph.D. Nurses and exam experts! Questions include: Basic Nursing Client Rights Daily Living Emotional Needs Mental Health Communication Skills Legal and Ethics Member of the Team Practice tests are a critical self-assessment tool that reveals your strengths and weaknesses, familiarize you with the exam format and types of questions, build your self confidence, and practice your exam time management. All of these can make a huge difference in your score! Practice Tests also reduce Test Anxiety, one of the main reasons for low marks on an exam. Written by a PhD Nurse with over 25 years experience. How to Take a Test - The Complete Guide - Let's face it: test-taking is really not easy! While some people seem to have the natural ability to know what to study, how to absorb and retain information, and how to stay calm enough while actually taking a test to earn a great score, most of us find taking tests to be sheer misery. This is one of the most important chapters! Here you will find out: How to Take a Test - The basics In the Test Room - What you MUST do Common Mistakes on a Test - And how to avoid them Mental Prep - How to psych yourself up for a test Why not do everything you can to get the best score on the CNA?
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015
Nursing Health Assessment by
Quick, easy-to-reference resource Consistent organization in every body system chapter that addresses... Primary function of every system Developmental and cultural considerations Key history questions with specific symptoms Integration with other systems The physical assessment, which includes anatomical landmarks - approach - position for exam - tools needed for exam - assessment procedure - and normal and abnormal findings Helpful hints and alerts that are identified by special icons Subjective and objective data schematics for each system Drug tables for each system
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015-11-13
Essential Knowledge and Skills for Healthcare Assistants and Assistant Practitioners by
This fully updated and revised edition of Essential Knowledge and Skills for Healthcare Assistants and Assistant Practitionersis a practical and comprehensive text designed to equip you with the necessary clinical skills for your profession. This book: 　 * equips you with the knowledge to provide the safest and most effective patient care possible; * provides evidence-based guidelines to ensure best practice that is matched to the National Occupational Standards and the Care Certificate; * includes new chapters on administering injections, ear irrigation and examining the feet of people with diabetes, and an entirely rewritten chapter on protocols; * addresses the evolving role of the healthcare assistant and training opportunities; * supplies comprehensive coverage of both primary and secondary care settings, with an emphasis on primary care; * covers accountability, communication skills, confidentiality and reflection; and * uses a light-hearted and accessible style, with definitions, case studies and activities to aid understanding. 　 This is an indispensable guide for all those training as healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners, and an introductory textbook for students embarking on a nursing and health and social care programmes. ;lt;/P> * covers accountability, communication skills, confidentiality and reflection; and * uses a light-hearted and accessible style, with definitions, case studies and activities to aid understanding. 　 This is an indispensable guide for all those training as healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners, and an introductory textbook for students embarking on a nursing and health and social care programmes.
Call Number: eBooks
Publication Date: 2019-03-27
Clinical Skills for Healthcare Assistants and Assistant Practitioners by
Clinical Skills for Healthcare Assistants and Assistant Practitioners is an accessible, easy-to-read guide, outlining the fundamental and core skills integral to clinical practice. Fully updated in its second edition, this book is divided into three sections; the first looks at fundamental skills applicable to all staff, such as accountability, communication and record keeping. Section two explores core clinical skills such as respiratory care, pulse, blood glucose management and catheter care. Section three outlines complex clinical skills that require more in-depth training, such as medication and intravenous cannulation. An invaluable resource for healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners, this book will also be of use to newly qualified practitioners, and students in health and social care.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016-05-31
Effective Communication in Clinical Handover by
Based on detailed multi-disciplinary analyses of more than 800 recorded handover interactions, audits of written handover documentation, interviews and survey responses, the contributing authors identify features of effective and ineffective clinical handovers in diverse hospital contexts. The authors then translate their descriptive findings into practical protocols, communication strategies and checklists that clinicians, managers and policy makers can apply to improve the safety and quality of clinical handovers. All the contributors are affiliated with the International Research Centre for Communication in Healthcare (IRCCH), an international multidisciplinary organisation of over 90 healthcare professionals from more than 17 countries committed to improving improving communication in healthcare systems around the world. 'The authors have created a new and tightly woven systems safety net that will, if implemented, significantly reduce the occurrence of errors resulting from cumulative communication failures.' -H. Esterbrook Longmaid III, MD, FACR, President of Medical Staff, Beth Israel Deaconess-Milton Hospital, Milton, MA USA 'Uncommonly valuable for the rigorous, original communication research it reports and for the careful translation of the research findings into practical strategies that actually improve clinical handovers in the real world of practice.' -Professor Suzanne Kurtz, Washington State University 'This clear, plain English book is an outstanding resource for the training of all involved in healthcare.' -Elizabeth Trickett, (Former) Director of Safety and Quality, ACT Health, Australia
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016-03-21
Advanced Health Assessment of Women by
This is the only truly comprehensive advanced text for the assessment of women's health, written for such primary care providers as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurses;midwives. It encompasses both foundational and cutting-edge physical and psychosocial information in a clear and concise outline format, and is unique in its presentation of more advanced techniques and procedures not addressed in standard graduate assessment texts. -EBSCO
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2014-10-01
Adult-Gerontology Practice Guidelines by
" AuBecause of the way it is organized, this book meets the needs of both novice and experienced advance practice nurses. Each chapter defines the problem, how often it occurs, and what leads to the problem. To aid in assessment, the book includes the physical examination landmarks as well as diagnostic tests that might be needed. A plan of care is offered with several different alternatives for treatment and then notes what type of follow-up is needed. This would be a great resource for anyone working in the field of geriatrics...Score: 92 - 4 Stars Au" AiCarol Ann Siem, MSN, MU Sinclair School of Nursing, "Doody's Reviews" The first book to encompass adult-gerontology practice guidelines for primary care, this comprehensive resource is designed as a text and reference for health care practitioners specializing as adult-gerontology nurse practitioners (A-GNP). It provides current national practice guidelines for delivering high-quality primary health care to adult, older adult, and pregnant patients in the outpatient setting. The book delivers chapters that focus on the older adult person, including a chapter describing the major effects of aging on each body system. For quick and easy access, practice guidelines are organized primarily by body system, disorders listed alphabetically within each body system, and each disorder presented in a consistent format throughout. With an emphasis on history taking, the physical exam, and key features of the aging population, each of the more than 240 disorder guidelines include definition, incidence, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, common complaints, other signs and symptoms, subjective data, physical exam, diagnostic tests, differential diagnoses, plan of care, health promotion including dietary recommendations, follow-up guidelines, and tips for consultation/referral. Particularly useful features include "Practice Pointers" highlighting crucial information for a disorder and bold-faced "Alerts" from experienced practitioners. The book also describes 19 procedures commonly used within the office or clinic setting. More than 140 Patient Teaching Guides are included (perforated for ease of use) as well as in digital format for customizing and printing. These include important information for patients about safety and medications. Appendices feature normal lab values and dietary guidelines. Key Features: Focuses specifically on the adult, older adult, and pregnant patient populations Delivers consistent presentation of more than 240 disorders by body system for ease of access Step-by-step review of 19 commonly used procedures "Practice Pointers" indicate highly important care points Includes more than 140 extensive Patient Teaching Guides for "take home" information Useful as a review text when preparing to take the A-GNP certification course and exam "
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015-05-01
Dementia Care: a Handbook for Long-Term Care Certified Nursing Assistants by
Dementia Care: A Handbook for Long-Term Care Certified Nursing Assistants Sold in packs of 10! Adhere to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dementia care initiative to reduce the use of antipsychotic medications in treating residents with dementia. This handbook will help certified nursing assistants (CNA) understand and address the challenging care needs of residents with dementia at each stage of the disease's progression. CNAs will benefit from the how-to guidance that breaks down CMS' initiative, and learn how to provide efficient and effective care to residents. This book provides: Guidance on the use of non-pharmacological methods of reducing dementia-related behaviors Tips on caring for residents with dementia Strategies for educating staff to provide assistance and assurance to residents' family members Table of Contents About the Author Foreword Chapter 1: Dementia Care in Long-Term Care Chapter 2: Understanding Dementia and Person-Centered Care Chapter 3: Building an Interdisciplinary Dementia Care Team Chapter 4: Conditions that Impact Cognitive Functioning Chapter 5: Assessment of Behavioral Conditions Chapter 6: Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Managing Dementia Behaviors Chapter 7: Pharmacological Approaches to Managing Dementia Behaviors Chapter 8: Monitoring Outcomes of Approaches Chapter 9: Dementia Care and the Nursing Assistant Dementia Care Resources
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2014-06-27
Nursing Assistant/Nurse Aide by
An aging population, boom in residential care facilities, and increasing home healthcare services have made nursing assistant and nurse aide some of the fastest growing positions in health care. Certification is a requirement for both titles, and this preparation guide provides all the comprehensive information needed to master the official exams. Nursing Assistant/Nurse Aide Flash Review is a handy, portable guide that will be valuable for candidates on the go. Learning the terms that are a part of every current and aspiring nursing assistant or nurse aide s vocabulary is essential for preparing for the both exams. This new title will contain 600 clearly defined terms and concepts commonly tested on the exams. A strong knowledge of these terms is also essential for required refresher courses, as well as general competence in the field."
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2014-03-07
Community/Public Health Nursing by
Covering the nurse's role in promoting community health, Community/Public Health Nursing, 6th Edition provides a unique 'upstream' preventive focus and a strong social justice approach in a concise, easy-to-read text. It shows how you, as a nurse, can take an active role in social action and health policy - especially in caring for diverse and vulnerable population groups. Written by community health nursing experts Mary A. Nies and Melanie McEwen, this book offers clinical examples and photo novellas showing how concepts apply to the real world, and describes the issues and responsibilities of today's community and public health nursing. UNIQUE! 'Upstream' preventive focus addresses factors that are the precursors to poor health in the community, addressing potential health problems before they occur. UNIQUE! Emphasis on community aspects in all steps of the nursing process highlights the community perspective in all health situations.nbsp; UNIQUE! A 'social justice' approach promotes health for all people, including vulnerable populations. UNIQUE! Photo novellas use photographs to tell stories showing real-life clinical scenarios and applications of important community health nursing roles. Research Highlights boxes show the application of research studies to the practice of community nursing. Clinical examples offer snippets of real-life client situations.nbsp; Case Study: Application of the Nursing Process feature presents practical and manageable examples for the theory, concepts, and application of the nursing process. Ethical Insights boxes highlight ethical issues and concerns that the community/public health nurse may encounter. Objectives, key terms, and chapter outlines at the beginning of every chapter introduce important concepts and terminology. NEW and UNIQUE! Veterans' Health boxesnbsp;present situations and considerations related to the care of veterans. UPDATED Economics of Health Care chapter addresses the latest changes related to health care reform. UPDATED Healthy People 2020 boxes include the most current national health care objectives. UPDATED Communicable Disease chapter covers current public health surveillance and outbreaks of emerging health threats, including emerging infections (e.g., H1N1, SARS, West Nile virus).
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2014-10-14
Advanced Pediatric Assessment by
Now in its second edition, "Advanced Pediatric Assessment" is an in-depth, current guide to pediatric-focused assessment, addressing the unique anatomic and physiological differences among infants, children, and adults as they bear upon pediatric assessment. The second edition is updated to reflect recent advances in understanding of pediatric assessment for PNPs, FNPs, and other practitioners, as well as students enrolled in these advance practice educational programs. This includes a new chapter on the integration of pediatric health history and physical assessment, a Notable Clinical Findings section addressing abnormalities and their clinical significance at the end of each assessment chapter, updated clinical practice guidelines for common medical conditions, updated screening and health promotion guidelines, and summaries in each chapter. Based on a body-system framework, which highlights developmental and cultural considerations, the guide emphasizes the physical and psychosocial principles of growth and development, with a focus on health promotion and wellness. Useful features include a detailed chapter on appropriate communication techniques to be used when assessing children of different ages and developmental levels and chapters on assessment of child abuse and neglect and cultural considerations during assessment. The text presents nearly 300 photos and helpful tables and boxes depicting a variety of commonly encountered pediatric physical findings, and sample medical record documentation in each chapter. NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION: A chapter on the integration of pediatric health history and physical assessment Notable Clinical Findings addressing important abnormalities and their clinical significance in each assessment chapter Updated clinical practice guidelines for common medical conditions Updated screening and health promotion guidelines Accompanying student case study workbook (to be purchased separately) KEY FEATURES: Focuses exclusively on the health history and assessment of infants, children, and adolescents Provides the comprehensive and in-depth information needed by APN students and new practitioners to assess children safely and accurately Includes family, developmental, nutritional, and child mistreatment assessment Addresses cultural competency, including specific information about the assessment of immigrant and refugee children Fosters confidence in APNs new to primary care with children Ellen M. Chiocca, MSN, CPNP, APN, RNC-NIC, is a clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing at DePaul University. She received a master of science degree in nursing and a postmaster nurse practitioner certificate from Loyola University, Chicago, and a bachelor of science degree in nursing from St. Xavier University. Prior to joining the faculty at DePaul University, she taught at Loyola University, Chicago, from 1991 to 2013. Ms. Chiocca's clinical specialty is the nursing of children. Her research focuses on how various forms of violence affect children's health. She is certified in neonatal intensive care nursing and as a pediatric nurse practitioner. In addition to teaching at DePaul, Ms. Chiocca also continues clinical practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner at a community clinic in Chicago. Ms. Chiocca has published more than 25 journal articles and book chapters, and is also a peer reviewer for the journal "Neonatal Network." She is currently pursuing a PhD in nursing.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015-01-01