Health Services Assistance provides complete coverage of core and elective units for nursing work in acute care. Exercises throughout the text provide you with the means to self-assess and extend your skills and knowledge. Foundation skills are developed early, underpinning your understanding of the specialist acute care chapters that follow. You are encouraged to reflect on your learning and to practise techniques in small groups. Learning activities are included throughout the text to help you apply the knowledge you have gained. Self-check, extension activities and discussion questions help you to learn.