Introduction to Nursing Assisting: Building Language Skills

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Cengage Learning, 1996 - Medical - 542 pages
This book is written for students becoming certified nursing assistants. Special features make it especially useful for non-native English speakers and native speakers with a low literacy level. The text takes into account the language and culture differences of the students. Vocabulary clearly distinguishes between English words/phrases that present problems to ESL students and required medical terminology. It includes language instruction aimed at communicative competence in the workplace.(nursing assistants, ESL)ALSO AVAILABLE -INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERInstructor‚€™s Guide ISBN: 0-8273-6235-8 Computer Test Bank ISBN: 0-8273-7698-7Audio Tapes ISBN: 0-8273-7595-6Workbook ISBN: 0-8273-6236-6
 

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Contents

Health Care Institutions
2
Working in a Health Care Institution
12
Ethics in a Health Care Institution
27
Safety in a Health Care Institution
44
Infection Control in a Health Care Institution
68
Sterile and Clean
84
Human Growth and Development
92
Communications in the Health Care Setting
115
an Intravenous Tube
291
What is Good Nutrition?
314
The Relationship between Food and Health
320
with Elimination
329
Endocrine SystemPatients With
352
Diabetes Mellitus
358
Other Conditions and Diseases
366
Reproductive SystemHuman Sexuality
397

Clerical Communications
131
Using Medical Terminology to Observe
148
Observing the Patient
157
Skeletal System and Muscular System
196
Supporting a Patient in a Position
227
Treatment of Orthopedic Problems
231
Integumentary SystemCaring
237
Taking Care of the Hair
252
Toileting
260
Digestive SystemProviding Nutrition
278
Patients With Special NeedsCaring
423
Emergency Situations
433
Caring for the Patient at Home
445
Medical Communications
472
Before You Begin Your Internship
490
Writing a Resume
504
The Interview
510
APPENDIXES
518
INDEX
535
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Rita Frey is an Instructor in the Allied Health Certificate Program at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown, Massachusetts. This program prepares limited English speakers and native English speakers for jobs as nursing assistants in hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. She is also a staff nurse in the Emergency Department at New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham, Massachusetts.

Lisa Anne Shearer-Cooper is an instructor at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

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