This easy-to-understand, full-color book consists is known for its practical format, consiceness and economical price. It reflects the most recent practice requirements–including the latest Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, OSHA mandates regarding infection control, OBRA training requirements and updates, and JCAHO age-specific considerations. The book highlights the essence of what it takes to be a nursing assistant in today’s competitive healthcare environment. A five-part organization describes the role of the nursing assistant, covers the essential principle of safety, presents the knowledge and skills of basic nursing care, highlights the main duties and procedures of the nursing assistant, and explores more specialized job skills and abilities. This new edition includes an enhanced student CD complete with animations. For nursing instructors and educators–a tool and text that can form the basis of any nursing assistant training program. For professionals looking for a refresher book.