For all shorter nurse assistant courses, especially those covering acute care (hospital) and nursing home (long-term care) environments. An actionable guide to whole-patient care, for the novice nursing assistant The Nursing Assistant fulfills the need for a brief, practical, and affordable guide to nursing assistance in today's competitive health-care environment. This text is the foundation for any nursing assistant training program and applies equally to acute, subacute, or long-term care settings. Following the models of the nursing process, state curricula, and OBRA mandates, The Nursing Assistant provides 73 step-by-step procedures reflecting the tasks most commonly performed by nursing assistants. Reflecting the latest CDC, OSHA, and HIPAA guidelines, the 6th edition expands the discussion of patient-care goals and cultural awareness, and adds new person-centered case studies throughout.