How to Be a Nurse Assistant Textbook, 8th Edition

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The American Health Care Association’s How to Be a Nurse Assistant textbook continues to evolve in its 35th year of curriculum development focused on quality care and quality of life for those in long term care. Eighth edition author, registered nurse, and nurse trainer Julie Gdowski’s straightforward approach and easy-to-read, comprehensive text prepares students with the core competencies they need to deliver compassionate care in a long term care setting. The 8th edition delivers:


  • A newly updated chapter devoted to resident rights
  • New nutrition guidelines, including information on special diets
  • Updated information on intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health, and substance abuse disorders
  • Competency testing and nurse aide registry
  • Updated information about the Long Term Care Survey, Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, and Do Not Resuscitate
  • New and updated procedure guidelines
  • Common terms, abbreviations, weights, and measures, and English-Spanish/Spanish-English glossary.
  • Updated infection prevention and contamination prevention guidelines in a post-COVID-19 environment

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